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[HackerNews] Hackers Can Exploit Samsung Pre-Installed Apps to Spy On Users

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Multiple critical security flaws have been disclosed in Samsung’s pre-installed Android apps, which, if successfully exploited, could have allowed adversaries access to personal data without users’ consent and take control of the devices.  “The impact of these bugs could have allowed an attacker to access and edit the victim’s contacts, calls, SMS/MMS, install arbitrary apps […]

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[TheRecord] Cyber-mercenary group Void Balaur has been hacking companies for years

Cyber-security firm Trend Micro has published today a 46-page report detailing the history and activity of a hacker-for-hire group that has been advertising its services in the cybercrime underworld and conducting on-demand intrusions since the mid-2010s. Named Void Balaur, the group was involved in attacks that targeted victims for both financial and surveillance gains. Past attacks […]

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[TheRecord] Verizon-owned wireless carrier Visible confirms account hacks, denies breach

Visible, an all-digital wireless service provider based in the US and owned by Verizon, confirmed today that hackers gained access to customer accounts, but the company denied any breach of its backend infrastructure. The carrier’s confirmation comes after multiple customers complained about losing access to their Visible accounts in posts made on Reddit and Twitter on Tuesday. Customers said […]

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