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Android malware exposes 1 million Google accounts, see if you're affected

Android malware exposes 1 million Google accounts, see if you're affected

Todd Haselton

If you needed yet another reminder not to install untrusted applications without fully knowing where they come from, here it is: researchers with Check Point Software Technologies recently published details on new Android malware named “Gooligan” that has compromised more than 1 million Google Accounts. Check Point said that figure is increasing by an additional 13,000 accounts as users...

U.S. and British spies hacked SIM database in major privacy breach, Snowden says

U.S. and British spies hacked SIM database in major privacy breach, Snowden says

Todd Haselton

New information provided to The Intercept by Edward Snowden suggests that SIM cards used on carriers around the globe were compromised during a hack by the spies working for the NSA in the U.S. and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the U.K. Snowden told the news outlet that spies working on behalf of both agencies hacked into a database owned by Gemalto, a major SIM...

NSA spyware hiding hard drives made by WD, Seagate and others report says

NSA spyware hiding hard drives made by WD, Seagate and others report says

Brandon Russell

Russian security researchers from Kaspersky Lab claim the NSA has found a way to hide spying software deep inside hard drives, giving the agency free reign to eavesdrop on your computer activity. Kaspersky alleges the “closely guarded” ability is part of a larger spying conspiracy originating from Western cyberespionage operations—dubbed “the Equation group”—which is targeting...