Recent Security News

  • Man behind deepfake Biden robocall indicted on felony charges, faces $6M fine

    May 24, 2024 at 07:28PM Steven Kramer, a political consultant from New Orleans, was indicted on charges of felony voter suppression and misdemeanor impersonation of a candidate for creating a deepfake anti-Biden robocall, facing a $6 million FCC fine. Kramer used AI-generated voice cloning and caller ID spoofing technology to influence the New Hampshire Democratic…

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  • ICQ messenger shuts down after almost 28 years

    May 24, 2024 at 06:49PM The ICQ messaging app, cherished by over 100 million users for its real-time free communication, is shutting down on June 26th. Acquired by Mail.ru in 2010, it declined in use, and now recommends switching to VK Messenger and Workspace. The reason for the shutdown remains unknown, marking the end of…

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  • Hacker defaces spyware app’s site, dumps database and source code

    May 24, 2024 at 06:35PM The pcTattletale spyware website was hacked, and databases and source code data were leaked, exposing a serious security flaw. Despite attempts to contact the developers, the vulnerability remains unresolved. A security researcher discovered the flaw and exposed it, prompting a hacker to deface the website and leak data. Meanwhile, the…

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  • Best Buy and Geek Squad were most impersonated orgs by scammers in 2023

    May 24, 2024 at 06:29PM The Federal Trade Commission shared data on the most impersonated companies in 2023, with Best Buy, Amazon, and PayPal topping the list. Scammers made varying amounts depending on the impersonation, with Microsoft impersonators leading at $60 million and Comcast plus Xfinity scammers at the lowest with $2 million. Scammers use…

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  • Suspected supply chain attack backdoors courtroom recording software

    May 24, 2024 at 04:31PM Researchers at security firm Rapid7 discovered a backdoor in Justice AV Solutions (JAVS) audio-visual software used in over 10,000 courtrooms. The backdoor, suspected to be part of a supply chain attack, enabled attackers full system access. Rapid7 urges affected users to reinstall, reset credentials, and upgrade to a secure version…

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