Hacking Grindr Accounts with Copy and Paste

Troy Hunt

The vulnerability allow an attacker to hijack any account. On a surface of it, things looked bad: complete account takeover with a very trivial attack. Full account takeover. Sexuality, relationships and online dating are all rather personal things.

Sendgrid Under Siege from Hacked Accounts

Krebs on Security

Email service provider Sendgrid is grappling with an unusually large number of customer accounts whose passwords have been cracked, sold to spammers, and abused for sending phishing and email malware attacks.


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Planning to Prevent Account Takeover

Security Boulevard

One such area of planning is the issue of password hygiene and account. The post Planning to Prevent Account Takeover appeared first on Enzoic. The post Planning to Prevent Account Takeover appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Gamers in Disguise: Protecting Online Gaming from Account Takeover Fraud

Security Boulevard

The post Gamers in Disguise: Protecting Online Gaming from Account Takeover Fraud appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network account takeover

Account Hijacking Site OGUsers Hacked, Again

Krebs on Security

For at least the third time in its existence, OGUsers — a forum overrun with people looking to buy, sell and trade access to compromised social media accounts — has been hacked.

Twitter Removes Russian Disinformation Accounts

Security Boulevard

23, 2021 Twitter booted a gaggle of accounts from its platform, including those determined to be associated with the Russian government and the well-known disinformation machine Internet Research Agency (IRA). On Feb.

How To Secure Your Snapchat Account


If you want to learn how to secure your Snapchat account, read this post. million accounts were hacked, and their contact information was published online. The post How To Secure Your Snapchat Account appeared first on SecureBlitz Cybersecurity.

Hacked Data Broker Accounts Fueled Phony COVID Loans, Unemployment Claims

Krebs on Security

Reached via phone, IDI Holdings CEO Derek Dubner acknowledged that a review of the consumer records sampled from the fraud group’s shared communications indicates “a handful” of authorized IDI customer accounts had been compromised.

Instagram Launches 'Security Checkup' to Help Users Recover Hacked Accounts

The Hacker News

Instagram earlier this week introduced a new "Security Checkup" feature that aims to keep accounts safe and help users—whose accounts may have been compromised—to recover them.

Intuit Clients Warned of Hacked TurboTax Accounts

Heimadal Security

Intuit has informed TurboTax clients that some of their private and financial information was accessed by threat actors following what seems to be a sequence of account takeover attacks. The post Intuit Clients Warned of Hacked TurboTax Accounts appeared first on Heimdal Security Blog.

Vikings hack Instagram account of SBS News in Australia

Graham Cluley

The Instagram account of SBS Australia - a group of free-to-air TV and radio stations down under - has been hacked by someone who clearly loves "Vikings".

Facebook and Google Account Authentication | Avast

Security Boulevard

Earlier this month, our team wrote about the latest Facebook data breach and offered suggestions on how to improve your account security. Let's now walk through the steps you can take to enable two-factor authentication on your accounts.

Exposed Database Reveals 100K+ Compromised Facebook Accounts


Cybercriminals left an ElasticSearch database exposed, revealing a global attack that compromised Facebook accounts and used them to scam others.

Account Hijacking Forum OGusers Hacked

Krebs on Security

com — a forum popular among people involved in hijacking online accounts and conducting SIM swapping attacks to seize control over victims’ phone numbers — has itself been hacked, exposing the email addresses, hashed passwords, IP addresses and private messages for nearly 113,000 forum users. Some complained they were already receiving phishing emails targeting their OGusers accounts and email addresses. . Ogusers[.]com

GoDaddy Hack Breaches Hosting Account Credentials


Breach Hacks Privacy Web Security Account Credentials cyberattack data breach domain name registrar GoDaddy hack hosting accounts password resetThe domain registrar giant said that the breach started in October 2019.

Nando’s Hackers Feast on Customer Accounts


Multiple chicken diners said their usernames and passwords were stolen and the accounts used to place high-volume orders. Breach Hacks Web Security Account Credentials account takeover compromise Credential stuffing high volume orders nando's peri peri chicken

Threat Actors Target South Korean and Aussie Users with Malicious Emails Disguised as Accounting Ledgers

Hot for Security

The subject line reads “Account Ledger for 2020-2021,” and the email body encourages recipients to verify the attachment. Alerts Industry News Accounting ledger malicious attachment malspam phishing RAT Remote Access Trojan

Nintendo Confirms Breach of 160,000 Accounts


After gamers reported unauthorized logins and purchases, Nintendo confirmed that over 160,000 accounts had been hacked. Breach Web Security data breach Fortnite Nintendo Nintendo account hack nintendo breach NNID wii U

Intuit notifies customers of hacked TurboTax accounts

Bleeping Computer

Financial software company Intuit has notified TurboTax customers that some of their personal and financial information was accessed by attackers following what looks like a series of account takeover attacks. [.].

Stolen Fortnite Accounts Earn Hackers Millions Per Year


More than 2 billion breached Fortnite accounts have gone up for sale in underground forums so far in 2020 alone.

#NoFilter: Exposing the Tactics of Instagram Account Hackers

Trend Micro

What tactics do Instagram account hackers use? What do these cybercriminals do with stolen accounts? How can users protect their accounts?

OSINT: Mapping Threat Actor Social Media Accounts

Security Boulevard

A threatening social media post targeting an executive, employee, brand, or any other asset often has merit to it, and investigating the online accounts associated with the threat actor is imperative in the process of assessing risk.

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The Account Takeover Threat: A By-the-Numbers Breakdown

Security Boulevard

In this blog we will dive into the different characteristics and statistics of real world Account Takeover attacks as recorded and mitigated by Imperva’s Advanced Bot Protection – Account Takeover. What is Account […]. Identity theft has come a long way in the age of technology.

Hackers Hold Instagram Influencers’ Accounts Hostage with Ransomware

Adam Levin

High-profile Instagram accounts are being targeted by ransomware attacks and phishing schemes, with evidence suggesting that many account holders are paying the attackers. According to a Motherboard report, hackers are infiltrating and gaining access to Instagram accounts by posing as representatives from branding giants to purport a proposed partnership with the victim.

Learn How to Manage and Secure Active Directory Service Accounts

The Hacker News

There are many different types of accounts in a typical Active Directory environment. These include user accounts, computer accounts, and a particular type of account called a service account. These special-purpose Active Directory accounts are also the

How to check if someone else accessed your Google account

Tech Republic Security

Review your recent Gmail access, browser sign-in history, and Google account activity to make sure no one other than you has used your account

Ad Network Sizmek Probes Account Breach

Krebs on Security

Online advertising firm Sizmek Inc. [ NASDAQ: SZMK ] says it is investigating a security incident in which a hacker was reselling access to a user account with the ability to modify ads and analytics for a number of big-name advertisers. In a recent posting to a Russian-language cybercrime forum, an individual who’s been known to sell access to hacked online accounts kicked off an auction for “the admin panel of a big American ad platform.”

Collection #1 Mega Breach Leaks 773 Million Email Accounts

Adam Levin

Hunt transferred the compromised emails and passwords to the website haveibeenpwned.com , where users can check to see if their account data was compromised. The good news is that the data in Collection #1 seems to be at least two to three years old and much of the data there is reportedly comprised of information from other breaches, meaning that anyone who regularly updates their passwords to their online accounts has less reason to worry. “If

A Massive Fraud Operation Stole Millions From Online Accounts

WIRED Threat Level

The crooks used emulators to mimic the phones of more than 16,000 customers whose mobile bank accounts had been compromised. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks

Chipotle’s marketing account hacked to send phishing emails

Bleeping Computer

Hackers have compromised an email marketing account belonging to the Chipotle food chain and used it to send out phishing emails luring recipients to malicious links. [.].

Cybercriminals Use Chipotle’s Marketing Account for Phishing Attacks

Heimadal Security

An email marketing account that belongs to the American chain of fast casual restaurants specializing in tacos Chipotle has been compromised by cybercriminals who used it to conduct a phishing campaign.

Received a WhatsApp verification code without requesting it? Beware – you might be about to have your account stolen

Hot for Security

Police in the UK are warning WhatsApp users of a surge they have seen in attempts made by fraudsters to steal accounts. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. Guest blog Mobile Privacy 2SV SMS WhatsApp

Several High-Profile Twitter accounts hacked in a Bitcoin scam

Security Affairs

The social media platform Twitter suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history, multiple high-profile accounts were hacked. All the accounts were compromised simultaneously and threat actors used them to promote a cryptocurrency scam.

Cyberattack on Moldova's Court of Accounts destroyed public audits

Bleeping Computer

?Moldova's "Court of Accounts" has suffered a cyberattack leading to the agency's public databases and audits being destroyed. [.]. Security

MacOS malware steals Telegram accounts, Google Chrome data

Bleeping Computer

Security researchers have published details about the method used by a strain of macOS malware to steal login information from multiple apps, enabling its operators to steal accounts. [.].

WhatsApp flaw lets anyone lock you out of your account

We Live Security

The post WhatsApp flaw lets anyone lock you out of your account appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. An attacker can lock you out of the app using just your phone number and without requiring any action on your part.

Bug bounty hunter awarded $50,000 for a Microsoft account hijack flaw

Security Affairs

A researcher received a $50,000 bug bounty by Microsoft for having reported a vulnerability that could’ve allowed to hijack any account. According to the expert, the vulnerability only impacts consumer accounts. Microsoft Account Takeover!

How ghost accounts could leave your organization vulnerable to ransomware

Tech Republic Security

Active accounts for people who have left your organization are ripe for exploitation, according to Sophos

Microsoft 365 to let SecOps lock hacked Active Directory accounts

Bleeping Computer

Microsoft is updating Microsoft Defender for Identity to allow security operations (SecOps) teams to block attacks by locking a compromised user's Active Directory account. [.].

Moodle flaw exposed users to account takeover

Security Affairs

Wizcase experts discovered a security flaw in the open-source learning platform Moodle that could allow accounts takeover. For these demonstrations, we are going to have 4 different accounts. Every Moodle website has at least one administrator account, as it is created during the setup.

Data from 500 million LinkedIn accounts put up for sale

We Live Security

The post Data from 500 million LinkedIn accounts put up for sale appeared first on WeLiveSecurity. The treasure trove of data reportedly includes users’ LinkedIn IDs, full names, email addresses, phone numbers and workplace information.

FBI Arrests Alleged Owner of Deer.io, a Top Broker of Stolen Accounts

Krebs on Security

FBI officials last week arrested a Russian computer security researcher on suspicion of operating deer.io , a vast marketplace for buying and selling stolen account credentials for thousands of popular online services and stores.

Ransomware can be installed via ghost accounts

Tech Republic Security

Active accounts for people who have left your organization can make exploitation easy, according to Sophos