U.S. Charges Chinese Hacker For 2015 Anthem Data Breach

The United States Justice Department today announced charges against a Chinese hacker and his hacking team member for their alleged role in the 2015 massive data breach at health insurance giant Anthem and three other unnamed American companies.

Fujie Wang (王 福 杰) and another hacker named John Doe with three different aliases—Deniel Jack, Kim Young, and Zhou Zhihong—are charged with four
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Ongoing Attack Stealing Credit Cards From Over A Hundred Shopping Sites

Researchers from Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360’s NetLab have revealed details of an ongoing credit card hacking campaign that is currently stealing payment card information of customers visiting more than 105 e-commerce websites.

While monitoring a malicious domain, www.magento-analytics[.]com, for over last seven months, researchers found that the attackers have been injecting
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Unpatched Flaw in UC Browser Apps Could Let Hackers Launch Phishing Attacks

A bug hunter has discovered and publicly disclosed details of an unpatched browser address bar spoofing vulnerability that affects popular Chinese UC Browser and UC Browser Mini apps for Android.

Developed by Alibaba-owned UCWeb, UC Browser is one of the most popular mobile browsers, specifically in China and India, with a massive user base of more than half a billion users worldwide.
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Google Chrome to Introduce Improved Cookie Controls Against Online Tracking

At the company’s I/O 2019 developer conference, Google has announced its plan to introduce two new privacy and security-oriented features in the upcoming versions of its Chrome web browser.

In an attempt to allow users to block online tracking, Google has announced two new features—Improved SameSite Cookies and Fingerprinting Protection—that will be previewed by Google in the Chrome web
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Baltimore City Shuts Down Most of Its Servers After Ransomware Attack

For the second time in just over a year, the city of Baltimore has been hit by a ransomware attack, affecting its computer network and forcing officials to shut down a majority of its computer servers as a precaution.

Ransomware works by encryption files and locking them up so users can’t access them. The attackers then demand a ransom amount, typically in Bitcoin digital currency, in
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WARNING – New Phishing Attack That Even Most Vigilant Users Could Fall For

How do you check if a website asking for your credentials is fake or legit to log in?

By checking if the URL is correct?

By checking if the website address is not a homograph?

By checking if the site is using HTTPS?

Or using software or browser extensions that detect phishing domains?

Well, if you, like most Internet users, are also relying on above basic security practices to spot if that
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Hacker Breaches Dozens of Sites, Puts 127 Million New Records Up for Sale

A hacker who was selling details of nearly 620 million online accounts stolen from 16 popular websites has now put up a second batch of 127 million records originating from 8 other sites for sale on the dark web.

Last week, The Hacker News received an email from a Pakistani hacker who claims to have hacked dozens of popular websites (listed below) and selling their stolen databases online.
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Ex-US Intelligence Agent Charged With Spying and Helping Iranian Hackers

The United States Department of Justice has announced espionage charges against a former US Air Force intelligence officer with the highest level of top-secret clearance for providing the Iranian government classified defense information after she defected to Iran in 2013.

Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, was a former U.S. Air Force Intelligence Specialist and Special Agent of the Air Force Office
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Snapd Flaw Lets Attackers Gain Root Access On Linux Systems

Ubuntu and some other Linux distributions suffer from a severe privilege escalation vulnerability that could allow a local attacker or a malicious program to obtain root privileges and total control over the targeted system.

Dubbed “Dirty_Sock” and identified as CVE-2019-7304, the vulnerability was discovered by security researcher Chris Moberly, who privately disclosed it to Canonical, the
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Hackers Destroyed VFEmail Service – Deleted Its Entire Data and Backups

What could be more frightening than a service informing you that all your data is gone—every file and every backup servers are entirely wiped out?

The worst nightmare of its kind. Right?

But that’s precisely what just happened this week with VFEmail.net, a US-based secure email provider that lost all data and backup files for its users after unknown hackers destroyed its entire U.S.
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