Hey Siri! Read this locked iPhone’s hidden messages to me…

Messages sent to your iPhone may not be as private as you think. Apple has confirmed media reports that your iPhone may not be keeping your messages as private as you think. With iOS 11, Apple introduced a privacy feature that allows you to hide message content on your lock screen. The idea if that … More Hey Siri! Read this locked iPhone’s hidden messages to me…

City of Atlanta computers held hostage in ransomware attack

City officials confirm that Atlanta is dealing with a cyberattack that has locked down internal systems and is holding them hostage using ransomware The City of Atlanta’s computer network has fallen victim to a ransomware attack that has encrypted some of the city’s data, mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced at a press briefing on Thursday. While the … More City of Atlanta computers held hostage in ransomware attack

Pirate websites expose users to more malware, study finds

The study found that the more time users spent on pirate sites the higher the likelihood that some type of malware would compromise their computers. It is hardly a surprise to learn that navigating to pirate websites entails a higher risk of running into malware. But a researcher from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, US, … More Pirate websites expose users to more malware, study finds

Cryptocurrency Twitter scam

Scammers impersonating tech billionaire, Elon Musk, and inventor of ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, have stolen thousands in cryptocurrency from Twitter users. Scammers are using similar names and profile pictures to official Twitter accounts to trick unwitting Twitter users into sending small amounts of cryptocurrency, supposedly in return for larger amounts. The Twitter messages prompt users to … More Cryptocurrency Twitter scam

UK’s National Lottery urges millions of players to change their passwords

The lottery’s operator has found that attackers probably used an automated method known as ‘credential stuffing’ to access up to 150 customer accounts. The United Kingdom’s National Lottery is advising all of its 10.5 million registered online users to change their passwords as a safety precaution following a security incident. The recommendation comes after the … More UK’s National Lottery urges millions of players to change their passwords

Tricks that cybercriminals use, to hide in your phone

While analysts figure out new methodologies for analyzing malware and users begin to understand how all this works, cybercriminals are seeking new ways to hide in phones and compromise devices. The convoluted tricks used to increase the effectiveness of their attacks can be grouped into two distinct categories: First, Social Engineering strategies that seek to … More Tricks that cybercriminals use, to hide in your phone