The 22-year-old British security researcher who gained fame for discovering the "kill switch" that stopped the outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware has been reportedly arrested in the US after attending the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas.
Marcus Hutchins, operates under the alias MalwareTech on Twitter, was detained by the FBI in the state of Nevada, a friend of Hutchins confirmed Motherboard.
Hutchins became famous over two months ago when the WannaCry ransomware began hitting businesses, organisations and individuals across the world, and he accidentally halted its global spread by registering a domain name hidden in the malware.
If you are a die heart fan of 'Game of Thrones' series, there's good news for you, but obviously bad for HBO. Hackers claim to have stolen 1.5Tb of data from HBO, including episodes of HBO shows yet to release online & information on the current season of Game of Thrones.
The hackers have already leaked upcoming episodes of the shows "Ballers" and "Room 104" on the Internet. Additionally, the hackers have also released a script that is reportedly for the upcoming fourth episode of "Game of Thrones" Season 7.
Though HBO has confirmed the cyber attack on its network and released a statement, the company did not confirm what the hackers have stolen more information, and whether or not upcoming episodes of the widely watched Game Of Thrones have been stolen.
Rios, founder of Whitescope, and researcher Jonathan Butts, founder of QED Secure Solutions, have managed to finally prove that the vulnerabilities can be exploited in a live setting (in their case, a car wash facility in Washington), and that they could lead to car damage and, more importantly, injury or loss of life of customers.
The unearthed vulnerabilities could allow attackers to access the system's built-in web server by simply using an authentication bypass exploit or via sniffing.
Microsoft has extended its bug bounty program for Windows Insider to include the whole of the OS, extended its operation indefinitely and added Windows Server Insider to the eligibility list.
Now you can score sweet Seattle-sourced dollars for finding a problem with any aspect of Windows. Rewards of up to US$15k are yours for the reaping. Hyper-V is currently top priority, as a bad bug in that code can earn you up to US$250k.
A breach of a Kansas Department of Commerce system exposed more than 5M Social Security numbers to hackers, according to a report from a local news outlet. The Kansas News Service obtained information through a public records request that revealed that roughly 5.5M Social Security numbers from individuals in 10 states were accessed in the data breach in March.
Reports about 210 government websites were recently found to be displaying personal information. Minister of State for Electronics and IT P.P. Chaudhary in a written reply to Lok Sabha said the following
“…It was found that around 210 websites of Central Government, State Government Departments, including educational institutes.They were displaying the list of beneficiaries along with their name, address, other details and Aadhaar numbers for information of general public.”