Amazon Quietly Patches 'High Severity' Vulnerability in Android Photos App

2022-07-01 - Amazon, in December 2021, patched a high severity vulnerability affecting its Photos app for Android that could have been exploited to steal a user's access tokens. "The Amazon access token is used to authenticate the user across multiple Amazon APIs, some of which contain personal data such as full name, email, and address," Checkmarx researchers João Morais and Pedro Umbelino said. "Others,

Source: Tweakers.net, Ravie Lakshmanan

North Korean Hackers Suspected to be Behind $100M Horizon Bridge Hack

2022-07-01 - The notorious North Korea-backed hacking collective Lazarus Group is suspected to be behind the recent $100 million altcoin theft from Harmony Horizon Bridge, citing similarities to the Ronin bridge attack in March 2022. The finding comes as Harmony confirmed that its Horizon Bridge, a platform that allows users to move cryptocurrency across different blockchains, had been breached last week.

Source: Tweakers.net, Ravie Lakshmanan

Ex-Canadian Government Employee Pleads Guilty Over NetWalker Ransomware Attacks

2022-07-01 - A former Canadian government employee this week agreed to plead guilty in the U.S. to charges related to his involvement with the NetWalker ransomware syndicate. Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, who was extradited to the U.S. on March 10, 2022, is accused of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and wire fraud, intentional damage to a protected computer, and transmitting a demand in relation to

Source: Tweakers.net, Ravie Lakshmanan

U.S. FCC Commissioner Asks Apple and Google to Remove TikTok from App Stores

2022-07-01 - One of the commissioners of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has renewed calls asking for Apple and Google to boot the popular video-sharing platform TikTok from their app stores citing "its pattern of surreptitious data practices." "It is clear that TikTok poses an unacceptable national security risk due to its extensive data harvesting being combined with Beijing's apparently

Source: Tweakers.net, Ravie Lakshmanan

Google Blocks Dozens of Malicious Domains Operated by Hack-for-Hire Groups

2022-07-01 - Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) on Thursday disclosed it had acted to block as many as 36 malicious domains operated by hack-for-hire groups from India, Russia, and the U.A.E. In a manner analogous to the surveillanceware ecosystem, hack-for-hire firms equip their clients with capabilities to enable targeted attacks aimed at corporates as well as activists, journalists, politicians, and

Source: Tweakers.net, Ravie Lakshmanan

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