Security News

Israeli spyware maker NSO channels Hollywood spy thrillers in appeal for legal immunity in WhatsApp battle
2020-11-17 23:22

Israeli spyware maker NSO Group has taken a leaf out of Hollywood in an attempt to avoid any legal repercussions from making and selling tools that hack WhatsApp users' phones. When NSO failed to turn up in court in the US state, Facebook claimed victory; and NSO accused it of lying and having failed to serve the legal documents.

Hollywood hack job: How cybersecurity consultant for hit TV show "Mr. Robot" brought authenticity to actor Rami Malek's character
2019-10-15 15:52

James Plouffe, cybersecurity consultant for "Mr. Robot" reveals how he helped make hacking a reality on the USA-Network drama series starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater.

Man posing as Hollywood superstar scams woman out of a ‘fortune’
2019-04-30 09:50

She must have been star-struck, she said, after the fraudster hid behind the Fast & Furious star's photo and reached out from a fan page.

Buca di Beppo, Planet Hollywood Restaurants Hit by Card Breach
2019-04-01 06:28

Earl Enterprises on Friday admitted that cybercriminals had stolen payment card data from tens of the restaurants it owns over a period of 10 months. read more

VMware emits security alerts, Planet Hollywood chain hacked, SWAT death caller gets 20 years in clink, and more
2019-04-01 06:03

A quick summary of infosec news to start your week Roundup Last week we saw someone admit hoarding NSA documents, a Huawei patch bungle, and an axe looming for DXC security employees.…

Hollywood accuses itself of piracy
2018-09-04 11:00

As the EFF puts it, the makers of buggy bots (there are two so far) are poster children for the failure of automated takedown processes.

This is How CIA Disables Security Cameras During Hollywood-Style Operations (The Hackers News)
2017-08-03 03:58

In last 20 years, we have seen hundreds of caper/heist movies where spies or bank robbers hijack surveillance cameras of secure premises to either stop recording or set up an endless loop for...

Hollywood Studio Hit By Cyber Extortion Says: 'Don't Trust Hackers' (InfoRiskToday)
2017-06-23 13:18

Larson Studios Paid a $50,000 Ransom. They Were Burned Anyway.The back story behind the ransom attack that led to the unauthorized early release of the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" is...