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Major Instagram App Bug Could've Given Hackers Remote Access to Your Phone

Check Point researchers disclosed details about a critical vulnerability in Instagram's Android app that could have allowed remote attackers to take control over a targeted device just by sending victims a specially crafted image.

Critical Instagram Bug Could Allow Changing Reel Thumbnails

Meta promptly patched the bug affecting Instagram reel thumbnails, while awarding the researcher with a $49500 bounty.

ExpressVPN refuses to comply with the Indian government, removes VPN servers from country

ExpressVPN has published a post criticizing the Indian government's rule that require companies to log and share user data with authorities. As such, the firm will remove all its servers from India.

Microsoft Blocks Iran-linked Lebanese Hackers Targeting Israeli Companies

Microsoft Blocks Iran-linked Lebanese Hackers Targeting Israeli Companies

Three Suspected Nigerian Global Scammers Were Arrested by INTERPOL

Through the extradition of three suspects reckoned of being global cyber scammers to Nigeria, INTERPOL's cyber fraud role has shown that it can capture global cybercriminals operating globally.

Americans report losing over $1 billion to cryptocurrency scams

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says over 46,000 people Americans have reported losing more than $1 billion worth of cryptocurrency to scams between January 2021 and March 2022.

Factory reset iOS devices without a password using this app deal

Restore access to locked iOS devices. Get MobiUnlock: Unleash Your Apple Device (Lifetime Subscription) for $39.95 (Reg. $69). 

Zoom Patches ‘Zero-Click’ RCE Bug

The Google Project Zero researcher found a bug in XML parsing on the Zoom client and server.

Multiple Vulnerabilities In Facebook Could Allow Account Takeover

Facebook rewarded the researcher with a $44K bounty for reporting the account takeover vulnerabilities that risked multiple users.

U.S. Warns Against North Korean Hackers Posing as IT Freelancers

U.S. warns that highly skilled North Korean software and mobile app developers are posing as "non-DPRK nationals" in a bid to land freelancing.

BLE vulnerability may be exploited to unlock cars, smart locks, building doors, smartphones

A Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) vulnerability may be exploited to unlock Teslas, other cars, smart locks, building access systems, smartphones.

iPhones Vulnerable to Attack Even When Turned Off

Wireless features Bluetooth, NFC and UWB stay on even when the device is powered down, which could allow attackers to execute pre-loaded malware.

Threat Actors Use Telegram to Spread ‘Eternity’ Malware-as-a-Service

An account promoting the project—which offers a range of threat activity from info-stealing to crypto-mining to ransomware as individual modules—has more than 500 subscribers.

Microsoft Plan To Launch Built-In VPN With Edge Browser

Microsoft rolls out "Edge Secure Network" built-in VPN as Preview with Edge browser. It will encrypt traffic, change IP, and 1GB free data.

Crypto thief threatened to cut man's fingers 'one by one,' stole £34K

Online crypto scams and ponzi schemes leveraging social media platforms are hardly anything new. But, this gruesome case of a London-based crypto robber transcends the virtual realm and tells a shocking tale of real-life victims from whom the perpetrator successfully stole £34,000.

Angry IT admin wipes employer’s databases, gets 7 years in prison

Han Bing, a former database administrator for Lianjia, a Chinese real-estate brokerage giant, has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for logging into corporate systems and deleting the company's data.

Ukraine war: Don’t underestimate Russia cyber-threat, warns US

A senior intelligence official says a cyber-war raging over Ukraine could escalate further.

Ukraine’s IT Army is disrupting Russia's alcohol distribution

Hacktivists operating on the side of Ukraine have focused their DDoS attacks on a portal that is considered crucial for the distribution of alcoholic beverages in Russia.

USB-based Wormable Malware Targets Windows Installer

Activity dubbed ‘Raspberry Robin’ uses Microsoft Standard Installer and other legitimate processes to communicate with threat actors and execute nefarious commands.

Screen-sharing scams on the rise, watchdog warns

New report claims fraudsters are using screen-sharing tools to gain victims' trust and then steal money.

Google Releases Android Update to Patch Actively Exploited Vulnerability

Google releases monthly security patches for Android with fixes for 37 vulnerabilities in various components.

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