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IOTA cryptocurrency shuts down entire network after a coordinated attack on its Trinity wallet

IOTA Foundation behind the IOTA cryptocurrency was forced to shut down its entire network following a cyber attack that resulted in the theft of funds. Hackers have exploited a vulnerability in the official IOTA wallet to steal funds from the users. In response to the incident, the IOTA Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind the IOTA cryptocurrenc
Publish At:2020-02-16 08:00 | Read:216 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID Hacking crypocurrency C

Helix Bitcoin Mixer operator charged for laundering over $300M worth of Bitcoin

An American was charged with money laundering while operating the dark web Helix Bitcoin mixer service between 2014 and 2017. Larry Dean Harmon (36), from Akron, Ohio, was charged with laundering more than $310 million worth of Bitcoin while he was operating a Darknet-based cryptocurrency laundering service between 2014 and 2017. According to three-co
Publish At:2020-02-15 17:31 | Read:100 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID Cybercrime Darkweb Deep

Crypto AG was spied for US, German intelligence agencies for decades

Swiss authorities are investigating into allegations the company Crypto AG, a Switzerland-based maker of encryption devices, was a front company for the CIA and German intelligence. According to a joint report published by Germany’s ZDF public broadcaster and The Washington Post the Swiss-based firm Crypto AG was operating for CIA and the German Intellige
Publish At:2020-02-12 10:53 | Read:214 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Digital ID Intelligence Crypto A

South Korean Woori Bank is accused of unauthorized use of customer data

Unauthorized use of customer information by Woori Bank, ‘crime act’ for customers. The bank changed 23,000 passwords in 2018 without consent. It is controversial that Woori Bank changed the passwords of 23,000 customer dormant accounts without consent in July 2018. The accounts are deactivated if there is no transaction for one year after t
Publish At:2020-02-11 08:35 | Read:207 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID banking hacking news it

The Altsbit exchange will exit in May following a hack

The Italy-based cryptocurrency exchange Altsbit announced that it has suffered a security breach that led to the theft of its customer’s funds. Crypto-currency exchange Altsbit recently disclosed a security breach, the company claimed that hackers have stolen almost all its customers’ deposits.  Dear users,Unfortunately we have to notify
Publish At:2020-02-11 05:23 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Digital ID Hacking Altsbit exchang

Estonia suspends security digital certificates for up to 760,000 state-issued electronic ID-cards over Identity-Theft ri

It has happened, one of the most cyber-savvy states, Estonia decided to block Electronic ID Cards over identity theft risk. On Thursday, Estonia announced that it would suspend security digital certificates for up to 760,000 state-issued electronic ID-cards that are using the buggy chips to mitigate the risk of identity theft. The decision comes after IT sec
Publish At:2017-11-05 16:20 | Read:4998 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Security

New Dutch legal framework could cause Mozilla to take off the Dutch CA from its trust list.

Mozilla would remove the Dutch CA, the CA of the Staat de Nederlanden, from its trust list due to the new national legal framework. The Dutch Information and Security Services Act will come into force in January 2018 and one of the main effects of the new legal framework is that country’s certificate authority, CA of the Staat de Nederlanden, could be
Publish At:2017-10-31 06:55 | Read:3498 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Intelligence Certification

iPhone Apps you granted camera access can secretly take photos and record video

A serious privacy issue in iPhone that could be exploited by iOS app developers to silently take your photos and record your live video by enabling cameras. Do you use an iPhone? If yes, there is probably something that you need to know about it! The Austrian developer and Google engineer, Felix Krause, has discovered a serious privacy issue in Apple iPhone
Publish At:2017-10-31 06:55 | Read:2586 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking iPhone mobile apps provacy

Watch out! European Consumer Organisation warns of some kid GPS smartwatches have security flaws

Some kid smartwatches available for sale in Europe pose security and privacy risks, including potentially allowing hackers to take control over them. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) warns that most children’s GPS-tracking smartwatches represent a threat for them. Many devices are affected by security vulnerabilities that could be exploited by
Publish At:2017-10-22 06:05 | Read:4745 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Internet of Things IoT kids

iOS apps can access metadata revealing users’ locations and much more

Developer discovered that iOS apps can read metadata revealing users’ locations and much more, a serious threat to our privacy. The developer Felix Krause, founder of Fastlane.Tools, has discovered that iOS apps can access image metadata revealing users’ location history. Krause published a detailed analysis on the Open Radar community, he explai
Publish At:2017-09-28 18:26 | Read:4565 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Mobile DetectLocations Exif

Signal announces private contact discovery to improve users’privacy

Open Whisper Systems announced that it’s working on a new private contact discovery service for its popular communications app Signal. Signal is considered the most secure instant messaging app, searching for it on the Internet it is possible to read the Edward Snowden’ testimony: “Use anything by Open Whisper Systems” Snowden says. The Cryptographer and Pr
Publish At:2017-09-28 18:25 | Read:5586 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Mobile mobile privacy private conta

China widely disrupted WhatsApp in the country, broadening online censorship

The popular instant messaging application WhatsApp has been widely blocked in mainland China by the Government broadening online censorship. Bad news for the Chinese users of the popular instant messaging app WhatsApp because the application has been widely blocked in mainland China by the Government. Users are not able to send text messages, photo and video
Publish At:2017-09-27 05:25 | Read:4031 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations ban Censorship

Adobe accidentally leaked online its Private PGP Key

The Adobe product security incident response team (PSIRT) accidentally published a private PGP key on its blog, once discovered the issue it quickly revoked it. On Friday, the Adobe PSIRT updated its Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) key and published the new public key on the blog post. The new key should have been valid until September 2018, but something strange
Publish At:2017-09-25 16:35 | Read:3967 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Adobe data leak PGP PGP key

Wikileaks Spy File Russia – the surveillance apparatus implemented by firm Peter-Service

Wikileaks releases a new batch of documents that claim to detail the Russia mass surveillance apparatus implemented with the help of firm Peter-Service. Wikileaks has released a batch of documents, dubbed Spy File Russia, that detail the surveillance infrastructure implemented by Russia. The Kremlin’s surveillance apparatus allows the Russian agencies
Publish At:2017-09-20 07:30 | Read:3486 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Intelligence Peter-Service Russia S

Popular Sarahah App secretly uploads your phone contacts to the company’s servers

According to a report published by The Intercept, the popular Sarahah app silently uploads users’ phone contacts to the company’s servers. This summer, Sarahah became one of the most popular iPhone apps in the world for both iOS and Android. Sarahah has been created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, it implements a social network
Publish At:2017-08-28 14:00 | Read:4733 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Digital ID Mobile app permissions mobile privacy Sarahah

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