Computer hackers

Computer hackers

A computer hacker is an online security expert who exploits weaknesses in a computer system or network. The term 'white hat' refers to hackers who operate for non-malicious reasons, for example, testi

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Hackers target China’s Covid app, stealing thousands of celebrity photos and data
China’s Covid health app has been hacked, and the personal data and photos of celebrities are being sold online for less than a can of Coke.  In a massive data breach, hackers have stolen the information of thousands of actors and singers, including the results of their Covid-19 tests and future health appointments. The hacking has revealed a treasure trove of information. One advertisement offered photos of 70 famous artists for less than US$1. They included the sale of “health code photos” of all seven members of a Chinese pop group named Teens in Times. Hongxing News, a news outlet in China, said on Monday night that, despite having contacted the company responsible for the health app, g
Hackers target Beijing and WHO amid pandemic, reports say
Hackers targeted Chinese agencies and diplomatic missions in a coordinated cyber espionage campaign, according to a report by a leading Chinese internet security provider. Both domestic Chinese agencies and Beijing’s diplomatic missions in countries including Italy, the UK, North Korea and Thailand have been attacked, according to a report by Qihoo 360. It speculated in the report that the East Asia-based DarkHotel hacking group attacked Chinese operations for reasons linked to the pandemic. The group is also suspected to be behind recent cyberattacks against the World Health Organization, according to a Reuters report. Officials and cybersecurity experts warn that hackers of all stripes are
Chinese military personnel charged for massive Equifax hack
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has charged four members of the Chinese military over a 2017 hacking into one of America’s largest credit reporting agencies and stealing the personal data of around half of all US citizens. The alleged hack of Atlanta-headquartered Equifax also allowed the hackers, determined by the DOJ to be members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), to obtain trade secrets related to the company’s database designs. “This was an organized and remarkably brazen criminal heist of sensitive information of nearly half of all Americans,” US General Attorney William Barr, unveiling the nine-count indictment, said on Monday. The four individuals alleged to have committed th