Hackers leak stolen Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data online

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) today revealed that some of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine data stolen from its servers in December was leaked online. EMA is a decentralized agency responsible for reviewing and approving COVID-19 vaccines, as well as for evaluating, monitoring, and supervising any new medicines introduced to the EU. "The ongoing investigation of … Continue reading Hackers leak stolen Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data online

Twitter hires veteran hacker Mudge as head of security

Twitter has appointed one of the world’s most respected hackers as its new head of security in the wake of a humiliating mass attack in July. The company has placed Peiter Zatko in charge of protecting its platform from threats of all varieties, poaching him from the payments startup Stripe. Zatko is better known as … Continue reading Twitter hires veteran hacker Mudge as head of security

Recently disclosed CVE-2020-29583 Zyxel flaw already under opportunistic attack

Threat actors are attempting to hack Zyxel devices exploiting the recently disclosed vulnerability CVE-2020-29583, security researchers warn. The Taiwanese vendor Zyxel has recently addressed a critical vulnerability in its firmware, tracked as CVE-2020-29583, related to the presence of a hardcoded undocumented secret account. The vulnerability received a CVSS score of 7.8, it could be exploited … Continue reading Recently disclosed CVE-2020-29583 Zyxel flaw already under opportunistic attack

The Coolest Hacks of 2020

Despite a pandemic and possibly the worst cyberattack campaign ever waged against the US, the year still had some bright spots when it came to "good" and creative hacks. 2020 unsurprisingly went out with a bang, and not in a good way. The massive cyberattack campaign by Russian nation state-actors shattered hopes for a quiet … Continue reading The Coolest Hacks of 2020

iPhones of 36 Journalists Hacked Using iMessage Zero-Click Exploit

Three dozen journalists working for Al Jazeera had their iPhones stealthily compromised via a zero-click exploit to install spyware as part of a Middle East cyberespionage campaign. In a new report published yesterday by University of Toronto's Citizen Lab, researchers said personal phones of 36 journalists, producers, anchors, and executives at Al Jazeera, and a … Continue reading iPhones of 36 Journalists Hacked Using iMessage Zero-Click Exploit