Some $32 million worth of ether cryptocurrency has been stolen by hackers. Ether, a digital currency, resides on the ethereum network and is now a rival to Bitcoin. The monumental theft was carried out due to a bug on a wallet software program.
The hacking into Parity wallet started Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday, July 19. Parity wallet allows users to access to a large number of cryptocurrencies within the ethereum network. The tool had a vulnerability that hackers took advantage of in order to steal 153,000 units of the currency. Three separate accounts in particular were attacked.Read more
Lenovo has urged users to uninstall bloatware bundled on Windows 10 devices by the company after critical security holes were discovered.
The Chinese PC maker said in a security advisory a vulnerability within the company's Lenovo Accelerator Application software is a "high severity" problem which could give attackers the avenue to launch man-in-the-middle attacks against users. MITM attacks occur when a vulnerable machine has been infected with malware which contains surveillance capabilities or a vulnerable web browser is communicating with an insecure server. This type of attack may not show visible signs.Read more
More and more, governments are using powerful spying software to target human rights activists and journalists, often the forgotten victims of cyberwar. Now, these victims have a new tool to protect themselves. It scans a person's computer for traces of surveillance software, or spyware.
A coalition of human rights organizations launched it, with the goal of equipping activists and journalists with a free tool to discover if they've been hacked. The open-source tool was developed by security researcher who has been investigating government abuse of spyware for years. The tool designed to discover malware developed both by commercial firms, as well as popular spyware used by cybercriminals.Read more