Tag "hacking"

Has HBO offered to pay hackers $250K as a ‘bug bounty payment’?

By : CIOL Writers

HBO appears to have agreed to pay hackers $250000 who hacked their account and stole scripts, shows and employee information. The hackers released an email this week from HBO in which a company executive expressed willingness to pay them the

WannaCry security researcher arrested for alleged role in Kronos malware spread

By : CIOL Writers

Marcus Hutchins, the British security researcher who helped in stopping the WannaCry outbreak by discovering a hidden “kill switch” for the malware has been arrested by the FBI for his alleged role in distributing another banking malware known as Kronos. Hutchins,

Reliance Jio data breach- Is it India’s biggest data breach ever?

By : CIOL Writers

In what could be India’s biggest data breach ever, a website named Magicapk.com has surfaced online with personal information details of Reliance Jio customers.While the site has now been suspended, the telco which has over 120 million users in India, said

Open workspaces are vulnerable to Visual Hacking

Anil Chopra  To increase productivity, many organizations are creating open workspaces without walls and cubicles. As a result, it is more likely that sensitive and confidential documents will be visible to prying eyes making Visual hacking a prevalent problem for the organizations

Lynda.com falls prey to hacking, 55,000 user accounts affected

By : CIOL Writers

Adding to the ever-expanding list of cyber-attacks, LinkedIn-owned Lynda.com has also fallen prey to hacking. The online learning company is notifying its 9.5 million users alerting them of a database hack that includes contact information and courses some users viewed.