Botnet operators can be as clueless about security as their victims, according to Ankit Anubhav Principal Researcher at NewSky Security, a cyber-security company specialized in IoT security.
The company behind Ghostery, a privacy-focused browser and an ad-blocking browser extension, has apologized for a technical error that occurred last Friday when its staff was sending out GDPR-themed notification emails.
A software bug in a telecom provider's phone number blacklisting system caused the largest telephony outage in US history, according to a report released by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at the start of the month.
Online scammers have made over $5,000 worth of Ethereum in one night alone, showing how gullible some cryptocurrency users can be.
Taiwanese police have handed out malware-infected USB thumb drives to the winners of a cyber-security quiz at a data security expo hosted in December last year by the country's Presidential Office.
Cobalt, a highly-skilled group of hackers who target banks and financial institutions, may have committed a mistake and accidentally leaked a list of all their current targets, according to Yonathan Klijnsma, a security researcher with RiskIQ.
The Russian Defense Ministry made a fool of itself today when it posted on Twitter and Facebook "irrefutable evidence" that the US aided ISIS, which turned out to be screengrabs from a well-known video game and a video published online by the Iraqi military in 2016.
On Monday, November 6, an unknown user triggered a bug in the source code of the Parity Ethereum wallet that has permanently locked funds inside users' accounts.
A Russian-speaking malware author is currently busy spreading a Monero miner hidden inside gaming mods. The crook is using different usernames to spread the malware on forums for Russian-speaking users.
In a statement posted online today, Yahoo — now rebranded as Oath and part of Verizon — corrected the estimation on a security breach announced last year from the initial assessment of one billion to "all Yahoo user accounts."
Sorenson Communications, a Utah-based telecommunications provider, received a whopping $3 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday for failing to renew a crucial domain name used by a part of the local 911 emergency service.
In one of the most epic fails of epic fails, a malware dev used the same Skype ID to advertise his IoT botnet, but also to apply for jobs on freelancing portals.
On Tuesday, August 8, smart locks manufacturer LockState botched an over-the-air firmware update for its WiFi enabled smart locks, causing the devices to lose connectivity to the vendor's servers and the ability to open doors for its users.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this week that the FBI had arrested a Fresno man for uploading a pirated copy of the Deadpool movie on Facebook.
Daniel Devereux, 30, a British man calling himself "His Royal Gingerness" has been sentenced to 32 weeks in prison for hacking the websites of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and the website of the Norwich International Airport.
The author of a new ransomware strain named Executioner has bungled the tool's encryption routine, which means security researchers will be able to decrypt victims' files. The good news is that this ransomware is not the subject of a massive distribution campaign, so the number of affected victims is low if any even exist.
Mountain View police are looking for a white adult male with white hair that crashed a drone into high-voltage power lines on Thursday night, June 8, knocking out power to over 1,600 people.
Chaos reigned in the Philippines yesterday as one of the country's main banks had to shut down ATM withdrawals and online transactions amid rumors of getting hacked.
The Webroot antivirus went berserk yesterday late afternoon, as it flagged core Windows system files as malicious, and even started moving some of the affected files into quarantine, trashing customer computers.