Category: News

  • Hackers Display Their Boldness by Hitting D.C. Police With Ransomware

    Hackers Display Their Boldness by Hitting D.C. Police With Ransomware

    Hackers have hit the police department, which protects the president’s city (Washington D.C.), in a ransomware scheme. Such an attack underscores the new fearlessness that hackers discovered during the pandemic. Cybercriminals are now targeting the people who are supposed to stop them. If President Biden still intends to ‘send a message,’ now is the time.…

  • Macs Are Suddenly Looking More Vulnerable After Hackers Target Apple

    Macs Are Suddenly Looking More Vulnerable After Hackers Target Apple

    The Mac computers by Apple have commonly been seen as immune to viruses. That view is quickly becoming outdated. Hackers have penetrated several Macbook computers with new malware that bypasses Apple’s security. Considering the other recent malware campaign that infected over 30,000 Macs and Apple itself was targeted with ransomware, the tech giant is suddenly…

  • Was Your Information Stolen In the Massive Facebook Hack?

    Was Your Information Stolen In the Massive Facebook Hack?

    As the largest social media platform on Earth, Facebook is familiar with scrutiny. And it’s usually well deserved. Unfortunately, things haven’t gotten much better as hackers have breached the site yet again. This time they made off with the personal information of over half a billion people. Hackers Target Facebook in Massive Breach According to…

  • Russian Hackers Infiltrate the Dept. of Homeland Security

    Russian Hackers Infiltrate the Dept. of Homeland Security

    After realizing that the SolarWinds hack was one of the biggest breaches ever, experts have repeatedly noted that we still don’t know the full fallout of the attack. Today’s news illustrates that point perfectly. Nearly two years after the infiltration, we’re just finding out that the cybercriminals hacked the Trump administration’s head of homeland security…

  • Facebook Exposes Tactics of Chinese Hackers Who Targeted Uyghurs

    Facebook Exposes Tactics of Chinese Hackers Who Targeted Uyghurs

    Uyghurs have had a hard enough time trying to survive in China. And Chinese hackers haven’t made their existence much easier in the digital realm. Luckily, Facebook has launched a campaign to combat some of the cyber criminals who’ve been targeting this group. Facebook Goes After ‘Evil Eye’ Hackers Chinese hacking group ‘Evil Eye,’ also…

  • Billion-Dollar Insurance Firm CNA Falls Victim to ‘Sophisticated’ Hack

    Billion-Dollar Insurance Firm CNA Falls Victim to ‘Sophisticated’ Hack

    If 2020 was the biggest year ever for hackers, 2021 is doing its best to surpass it. CNA is the latest proof. The massive Chicago-based insurance firm has succumbed to what it’s calling a “sophisticated attack.” The company has powered down its website as a result. This is the latest of a multitude of ‘sophisticated’…

  • Hacker Group REvil Holds $100 Million Ransom Over Acer

    Hacker Group REvil Holds $100 Million Ransom Over Acer

    REvil is back at it again. The hacker group responsible for breaching a cosmetic surgery business last December has their eyes on a much bigger prize: Acer. They’ve hit the Taiwanese hardware and electronics manufacturer with the largest ransom known to date, and they warn that it could get much larger if they don’t comply.…

  • Verkada Hacker Who Infiltrated Tesla & Cloudflare Is Indicted

    Verkada Hacker Who Infiltrated Tesla & Cloudflare Is Indicted

    The feds have officially indicted the hacker who breached Verkada. The Silicon Valley-based security company has a multitude of high-profile clients such as Tesla, CloudFlare, and Equinox. Tillie Kottman, also known as “deletescape” and “tillie crimew,” took credit for the hack in which they (their identifying pronoun) exposed footage from more than 150,000 security cameras.…

  • Bitcoin Hacker Who Breached Elon Musk & Bill Gates Gets 3 Years

    Bitcoin Hacker Who Breached Elon Musk & Bill Gates Gets 3 Years

    While it sometimes seems like hackers live somewhere mysteriously above the law, they can get caught. One of the most noteworthy hackers of 2020 was caught for his sprawling Bitcoin hacking scheme on Twitter. And now he’s paying the price. Hacker Breaches Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Other Celebrities’ Twitter Accounts Last summer, we saw…

  • The White House Is Scrambling to Improve Its Cybersecurity

    The White House Is Scrambling to Improve Its Cybersecurity

    We’ve previously talked about how Joe Biden and the White House have made bold proclamations about their stance on cybersecurity. Unfortunately, they’ve been slow to act on their promises. And in the meantime, American companies continue to suffer huge breaches. The Biden administration has recently started paying more lip service to increased cybersecurity. Let’s hope…

  • Deepfake Warning: Remove Bikini Images to Prevent Creation of DeepNudes

    Deepfake Warning: Remove Bikini Images to Prevent Creation of DeepNudes

    At Hacked, we work to combat cybercriminals, hackers, and blackmailers. Unfortunately, with the rise of technology, women and girls are at a higher risk of defamation and blackmail.   If you struggle with revenge porn, deep nudes, or other non-consensual explicit content, sign up for our free yet comprehensive course here. This course will be…

  • The Biggest Hack in History – Operation Shady RAT

    The Biggest Hack in History – Operation Shady RAT

    One of the biggest hacker attacks in history is still on-going and has been since 2006. Despite this, most people aren’t familiar with the name ‘Operation Shady RAT.’ Below you can find out the details of this attack that has been going on for over a decade, who is doing it, and why. What is…

  • More Than 150,000 Cameras Hacked in Verkada Breach

    More Than 150,000 Cameras Hacked in Verkada Breach

    If you’ve ever had the strange sense that someone was watching you, you might’ve been right, especially if you work at Tesla, Cloudflare, Equinox, or a number of other institutions. That’s because Verkada, a security company, was recently hacked–along with their 150,000+ cameras. Hackers Breach Verkada This is just the latest in a run of…

  • Microsoft Exchange Hack Could Be Even Worse Than SolarWinds

    Microsoft Exchange Hack Could Be Even Worse Than SolarWinds

    2021 is picking up right where 2020 left off in terms of cybersecurity. Tech behemoth Microsoft is the latest victim of numerous hacking schemes sponsored by a foreign state. It underscores the urgency needed for individuals, corporations, and governments to start stepping up their cybersecurity game. Microsoft Exchange Server Is Hacked When we thought hackers…

  • What Is a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) and Are They Safe?

    What Is a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) and Are They Safe?

    If you’ve seen the abbreviation NFT floating around the internet in recent days, you’re not alone. That’s because non-fungible tokens have suddenly become all the rage in the digital space. Some have been selling for millions of dollars. Some are being released music albums. But what, exactly, is a non-fungible token? What Is a Non-Fungible…