#Hackers

.Chicago, IL, USA
EA is the maker of popular gaming titles such as "Battlefield". (Representative Image: Unsplash)

  • Electronic Arts said Thursday hackers managed to steal source code
  • The attack was unlikely to have an impact on gamers or business operations
  • "We are investigating a recent incident of intrusion," said an EA spokesperson

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden asked for some "responsibility" from Russia. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • President Joe Biden said Monday that a Russia-based group was behind the ransomware attack
  • The FBI identified the group behind the hack of Colonial Pipeline as DarkSide
  • "No evidence from our intelligence people that Russia is involved," Biden said

.Jakarta, Indonesia
Twenty million Americans were directed to more than a dozen fake US government websites. (Photo credit: Representative image: Unsplash)

  • Americans were given hopes of securing $2,000 offered under a real assistance programme
  • The accused could face up to nine years in prison 
  • The police has not confirmed how long the scam had been running

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Data breaches have become an increasingly common occurrence. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Private information from around 533 million Facebook accounts was leaked online by hackers last week
  • The leak included data from over 32 million accounts in the US, 11 million in the UK and 6 million in India
  • Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone told a US media website that it was an old breach, from August 2019

French white hacker and security researcher Elliot Anderson took to Twitter to allege that the sensitive data of MobiKwik users has surfaced on the dark web. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • 2 cybersecurity researchers alleged that MobiKwik's user data has been hacked
  • One of them called it "largest KYC data leak in the history"
  • MobiKwik denied the allegations saying the "company data is completely safe and secure"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Images captured from hacked surveillance video were posted on Twitter. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • This is the tip of the tip of the tip of the iceberg, the hackers said in a statement
  • The hackers claimed to have ferreted out credentials of an high level administrator account at Silicon Valley
  • A Silicon valley firm official said he expected the breach to trigger investigations by privacy regulators

.Paris, France
The hackers have taken advantage of a software flaw. (Picture Credits: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • The agency said the hackers had taken advantage of a flaw in monitoring software sold by French group Centreon
  • The French ministry of justice and city authorities such as Bordeaux are also named as Centreon customers
  • ANSSI had discovered "a backdoor" on several Centreon servers

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Vice President Kamala Harris, right, ceremonially swears in Alejandro Mayorkas. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The horrific acts of January 6 ... created in me a commitment to redouble our efforts to fight hate," Alejandro Mayorkas said
  • Mayorkas said Biden's office was working to end the Migrant Protection Protocols
  • The new administration will be focusing on enhancing cybersecurity

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Instagram will keep deleted posts for a period of 30 days after which they will be permanently deleted. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • Instagram now lets users to restore their deleted photos, videos, reels, IGTV videos and stories
  • It will first ask a user to verify if it's indeed his/her account
  • The feature was launched as hackers often delete content when they gain access to an account

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
IndiGo said their servers were hacked in early days of December. (Photo credit: Twitter/@IndiGo6E)

  • Some of our servers were subject to a hacking incident, IndiGo said in a statement
  • Indigo was able to restore systems in a very short span of time
  • There were some segments of data servers that were breached, an airline statement said