WinPot Malware could force infected ATMs to automatically dispense cash

Kaspersky Labs cybersecurity researchers have found an oddly amusing sample of ATM malware which turns financial theft into a slot machine-style game. On Tuesdaythe team explored the emergence of WinPot, an ATM hijacking malware family which first appeared in underground forums in March 2018. While simple in its core functionality, WinPot — named internally by …

617 million stolen accounts from 16 hacked websites including MyFitnessPal data found in the Dark Web

Stolen user information from 16 popular apps and services including Dubsmash and MyFitnessPal is now being sold on the dark web, according to a report from The Register. A seller on the dark web marketplace Dream Market has come forward offering login details for more than 617 million accounts for just under $20,000, to be …

How dating sites spy on you

Data: Ghostery; Note: Pre-registration includes homepage and registration pages. Post-registration includes onboarding and profile/search pages. Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios Handing over your personal data is now often the cost of romance, as online dating services and apps vacuum up information about their users’ lifestyle and preferences. Why it matters: Dating app users provide sensitive …

ICO probe on GDPR violation claims may land Google a fine worth 4% of its $136.8 billion 2018 global turnover

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is to investigate claims that internet giant Google has violated the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It follows a series of complaints filed with the ICO over the company’s data collection practices. The company has faced similar complaints and investigations in jurisdictions across the European Union, many of them …

Remember ONAVO VPN? Facebook secretly pays teens to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that spies on them

According to a TechCrunch Report, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed in August. Facebook sidesteps the App Store and rewards …

Facetime glitch Lets iPhone Users Eavesdrop, Apple disables group call feature

Apple has annnounced a patch to fix an embarrasing facetime snafu after news site 9to5Mac reported on a strange glitch in the company’s iPhones. The issue: It turns out that an iPhone user can call another iPhone user and listen in on that person’s conversations through the device’s microphone. Apple appears to have disabled the …

Internet shutdowns aren’t limited to Africa, it’s a global problem

After protests broke out over a sharp fuel price hike this week, Zimbabwe’s government ordered a three-day internet shutdown — with police also firing tear gas at demonstrators from a helicopter and arresting dozens. According to NetBlocks, which estimates the cost of internet shutdowns worldwide, the three-day outage could cost the country’s already shaky economy …

West African Banks & financial firms hit by four different hacking campaigns in 2018

According to a report published today by US cyber-security giant Symantec. Organizations in Cameroon, Congo (DR), Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast have been hit, Symantec said today. The attacks, which haven’t yet been attributed to any hacking group, in particular, have used low-end malware strains and applications natively found on Windows systems (a …

$1 million may have been stolen from the Ethereum Classic blockchain in a “51%” hack attack

An attack on the Ethereum Classic blockchain may have helped hackers steal around $1.1 million worth of the currency from other users, according to popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. Ethereum what? Ethereum Classic is the original Ethereum blockchain. In 2016, to counter another, different kind of attack, Ethereum’s developers created a new version of the transaction history that returned …