security

Coincheck users are suing to get their money off the hacked cryptocurrency exchange

The fallout from the year’s biggest cryptocurrency hack to date continues. On Monday, Reuters reported that 10 traders who used the Tokyo-based exchange Coincheck are preparing to file a lawsuit with Tokyo’s District Court on Thursday. The plaintiffs will be represented by Hiromu Mochizuki, who has been tweeting some updates about the case. During the aftermath …

Italian cryptocurrency exchange gets hacked for $170 million in Nano

The obscure Italian coin exchange BitGrail looks to be the latest cryptocurrency cautionary tale. On Friday, the site posted a notice to users informing them that hackers had made off with 17 million units of Nano (XRB), the coin formerly known as RaiBlocks. While Nano was worth as little as 20 cents in late November, …

The Tripping Hazards for National Security Big Data

Every nation in this world is concerned about terrorist attack. After every act of terrorism, lot of attention shifts towards how intelligence is gathered, analyzed, and disseminated to protect the country against such acts. For intelligence to be useful, it must be presented in a meaningful way and must be actionable. Government agencies and intelligence …

250,000 Twitter Accounts Compromised

The official Twitter Blog has reported that approximately 250,000 user account information may have been hacked into. Bob Lord writes on the blog: “This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data. We discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in …

Hackers Attack Apple Through Java Exploit; Apple Releases Update to Remove Java Applet

According to Reuters and the The Verge, some hackers managed to infect “a small number” of Apple’s computers through some Java vulnerability. According to Reuters, “there was no evidence that any data left Apple.” User info was not compromised. An update was released a few hours ago that is meant to uninstall the Java applet …

Cryptocurrency-mining malware put UK and US government machines to work

Over the weekend, a little piece of malware was hard at work mining cryptocurrency on government computers. Security researcher Scott Helme first noticed the malware, which he believes was running on more than 4,000 sites, including the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ico.org.uk) and the website for the American court system (uscourts.gov). The malware leveraged the …

Windows XP Users, Kicked Off The Web after Antivirus Update

This is a guest post by Taylor Miller. Computer malwares and viruses may be something that you can’t avoid. It’s like being sick because you’re human and all you can do is prevent attacks beforehand even before it comes to you. That’s how antiviruses should work right? However, computer users were rattled when the supposedly …