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Snapchat Warns Users of Malicious Third-Party Apps

Snapchat will ask customers to stop using unauthorized third-party apps built on Snapchat services as they may compromise their accounts, the company announced in a blog post. “Starting today, we will notify Snapchatters when we have detected that they may be using third-party apps and we’ll ask those Snapchatters to change their password and stop using unauthorized apps,” the post reads. The decision comes...

Kmart hacked – payment systems compromised by malware

It's not proving to be a good year for US retailers, and it's just got worse. Kmart announced on Friday that it had detected a serious security breach involving its store payment data system, and that since at least early September debit and credit card numbers used at the retailer's bricks-and-mortar stores had been stolen. Kmart's president Alasdair James summarised the situation in the advisory posted in...

Linkin Park’s Facebook page suffers hack attack

The official Facebook page of rock band Linkin Park has been hacked, and its 62 million fans bombarded with spam messages containing coarse images and out-of-character links to third-party sites. As Hackread reports, at one point the hackers even hijacked Linkin Park's social media platform to promote a new album by Jay Z. To be honest, this doesn't appear to be the most malicious attack ever undertaken aga...

Spotify warns of unauthorized access to its systems, after Android user hacked

Whenever a company publishes a blog post called something like "Important notice to our users" you should know to sit up and listen. Chances are, it's serious and might involve the site's security and your privacy. That's exactly the kind of article which has been published on Spotify's blog today by the music streaming service's CTO Oskar Stål: Part of the message read: We’ve become aware of some unauthori...

Casino Websites under Cyber-Attack

The FBI and Secret Services are investigating cyber-attacks that brought down the websites of Sand’s Hotels and Casinos in US and Asia, including the famous Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas. "While we have been able to confirm that certain core operating systems were not impacted by the hacking, the company remains focused on working through a step-by-step process to ascertain what, if any, additional syst...

Fake Social Empires Cheat Exposes over 135,000 Facebook Users to Fraud

More than 135,000 Facebook users were exposed to fraud and identity theft, after they clicked the 'like' button on a fake Social Empires cheat website. The application is one of the most popular strategy games on Facebook, with more than 6 million monthly active users who are now vulnerable to the scam. The page recently created on a Blogspot domain spreads massively on the social network from one user to a...

New York Times Website Down; Syrian Electric Army Claims Responsibility

The New York Times website was knocked down for the second time this month. Evidence puts the pro-Assad Syrian hacktivist group SEA behind the attack on Tuesday on the reputable newspaper, Twitter and the Huffington Post. The New York Times used its social media account on Facebook to inform its readers about the situation with their website and assure them that they were looking for a timely solution.  Ima...

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks White House Employees

The Syrian Electronic Army allegedly hacked at least three White House employees in a campaign against the team responsible for the Obama administration's social media outreach, according to NextGov. The hacking movement breached Gmail accounts by sending the staff targeted e-mails containing links to fraudulent websites. Scammy e-mails looked like legitimate BBC or CNN newsletters, but redirected users to...

Hacked Instagram Accounts Show Nutri-Spam

A round of attacks against Facebook-owned Instagram has ended badly for a number of users. According to multiple user reports, the hacked accounts have been used by an unknown group to spam other followers with pictures of smoothies. More than that, a number of users have found that they had been locked out of their accounts, making it impossible for their legit owners to take down the messages. According t...

Turkish Atatürk International Airport Possibly Hit by Malware, Local News Agency Reports

The passport control system of the Turkish Atatürk International Airport fell victim to an alleged cyber-attack that froze the airport’s departure terminal for a few hours last Friday, causing panic among passengers. The incident caused significant delay in plane departures, and passengers were stuck in the airport hours longer than they initially expected, Security Affairs reported. The case is currently u...

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