A Startup with $25 million in funding is in crisis mode because an employee deleted the wrong files

GitLab, a startup with $25 million in funding, is having a “very bad day,” as Interim VP of Marketing Tim Anglade put it to Business Insider, after a series of human errors caused the service to go down overnight. Basically, GitLab provides a virtual workspace for programmers to work on their code together, merging individual projects into …

Hackers steal 2.5 million PlayStation and Xbox players’ details in major breach

​layStation and Xbox gamers are at risk of having had their private information stolen following a data breach involving 2.5 million accounts.   Hackers stole the information from two popular gaming forums back in 2015, and managed to take details including email addresses, passwords and IP addresses, it has recently been revealed.  The forums called Xbox360 ISO …

How This Hacker Broke Facebook With ImageMagick Flaw And Won $40k Reward

A widely-reported flaw in ImageMagick, an open source tool, was used by a hacker to crack Facebook’s servers with remote code execution. The bug, possibly, allows the attacker to upload malicious images that help in the compromise. Bug hunger Andrew Leonov claims that Facebook issued him $40,000 bug bounty in last October. We’ve contacted Facebook for …

WTF is a Backdoor?

The last two decades have seen a steady migration from analog to digital means for communication and the storage of information. Following closely behind (sometimes not closely enough, as some have found to their peril) was the drive to keep that information secure. The threat of hacking and the desire to assure users of their …

Hotel Ransomed by Hackers as Guests Locked in Rooms

One of Europe’s top hotels has admitted they had to pay thousands in Bitcoin ransom to cybercriminals who managed to hack their electronic key system, locking hundreds of guests in or out of their rooms until the money was paid. Furious hotel managers at the Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, a luxurious 4-star hotel with a beautiful …

10 Security Vulnerabilities That Broke the World Wide Web in 2016

Information security is a subject in cyber-world which we can’t think away anymore. Data breaches can cost millions when sensitive information is leaked on the Internet. Zero-day exploits pop up for sale every day in deep web forums in return for Bitcoins. However, few exploits are disclosed in public domain once the vulnerability is patched …

McAfee: Hackers Faked Locations In DNC Hack

Cyber Security expert and founder of the anti-virus software McAfee, and MGT Capital Investments CEO John McAfee firmly believes Russia wasn’t involved in the Democratic National Committee, hereinafter DNC, hack. “According to the Joint Analysis Report released by the FBI, the group of cyber criminals that allegedly hacked the DNC used various locations apart from …

How Long A Hacker Would Take To Crack Your Password

Almost every internet user has online accounts. Today more than billions of users are using different online accounts. Whether it is any social networking account or any other banking related account. We always need a password or any type of PIN type authentication to secure it. But many time users set a very simple password …