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Microsoft enables users to remove passwords completely from account

Microsoft users can now completely remove passwords from their account, and log in with alternative methods instead. The decision comes days after Microsoft announced intentions to get rid of passwords as authentication methods, for more reliable newer ways. As passwords are highly susceptible to hacking, newer methods like security keys, verification codes, or the Microsoft Authenticator app will be adopted from now.

Source: Live Mint

Hackers stole 7.8 mn postpaid customers’ data says T-Mobile

Regarding the ongoing investigation of a cyberattack on its systems, T-Mobile said personal data of 7.8mn postpaid customers was accessed by Hackers. Data includes names, DOB, social security numbers, etc. but findings did not show any financial data being compromised. Data of about 850,000 customers and 40mn former and prospective customers was compromised. T-Mobile confirmed that the vulnerability has been secured.

Source : CBS News

Chinese Huawei spying on Pak nationals to steal sensitive data: Report

A South Asia Press report said that Huawei stole Pakistan’s trade secrets and has been spying on citizens through Business Efficiency Solutions LLC. The data, collected for use by the Pakistani govt was sent to China for research by Huawei. It has since not been returned, and Huawei now has access to sensitive info, the report claimed. China last week hacked Israeli servers along with cyberattacks on Iran, Saudi Arabia for sensitive business information.

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Rs 3,600 malware helps to steal data of mac, windows users

A malware worth just Rs 3,600 on the dark web is being sold which helps to steal data of mac and windows users. The malware is known as ‘Xloader’ as reported by Check Point Research. Using this malware the hackers can get access to log-in credentials, collect screenshots, log keystrokes, and execute malicious files. Over 50% of victims are from the US, while hackers in 69 countries have requested the evolved malware.

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NSO Group’s Cloud infrastructure shut down by Amazon

AWS has closed off accounts and infrastructure linked to Israeli software company NSO Group. NSO group’s spyware Pegasus was used to hack the phones of journalists, government officials, and human rights activists around the world. 17 newspaper publications conducted investigations and reported the incident. The Israeli company denied the reports while Amazon has not clarified if the accounts were directly linked to the NSO Group.

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Microsoft discovers new breach during probe of SolarWinds hackers

Microsoft released a statement describing how an attacker got access to one of its customer-service agents during the second half of May and tried to launch an attack. The suspects are the same ones involved in the SolarWinds attack, the group called Nobelium. Microsoft also revealed another breach, where billing data and services bought by customers were compromised. Three entities were compromised but no details have been revealed.

1.7 mn users data of top Japan top dating app exposed in a hack

The personal data, including passport, driving license details, of 1.7 mn users of Japan’s most popular dating apps Omiai may have been exposed to cybercriminals in a possible hack. Net Marketing Co, the owner of the serious relationship dating app, said that it had come to know of unauthorized access between April 20-26 to the server having member information. Omiai, the Japanese word meaning matchmaking, had 6.89 mn users.

Signal creator reveals flaws in Cellebrite spy software

Signal creator Moxie Marlinspike in a blog post said “surprised to find that very little care seems to have been given to Cellebrite’s own software security,” He went on and said that it will take a specially crafted file to install in a phone to derail Cellebrite. Cellebrite specializes in assisting law enforcement agencies to copy data off of smartphones. Signal, a privacy-focused app, clashed with Cellebrite when it claimed to upgrade itself to scoop up Signal messages.

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Chinese hackers exploited Pulse Secure flaw to hack into US defence industry

Two groups of hackers, having links to the Chinese govt, used a vulnerability in American networking devices to spy on the USA defence industry, researchers and the devices’ manufacturer claimed. IT firm Ivanti said that the hackers exploited the flaw in Pulse Connect Secure suite of VPN networking devices to spy on “a very limited number of customers.” Ivanti said a fix for the issue will be in early May.