Robert Abel

Recent articles by Robert Abel

Hackers claim FireEye data leak

Hackers claim FireEye data leak

Same group that targeted FireEye subsidiary Mandiant.
Robert Abel Aug 16 2017, 3:41PM Security
HBO hackers may have nabbed 1.5TB of data

HBO hackers may have nabbed 1.5TB of data

Leaked episodes of Ballers and Room 104 plus Game of Thrones written material.
Robert Abel Aug 6 2017, 12:40PM Security
Counting the cost of a global cyber attack on public cloud

Counting the cost of a global cyber attack on public cloud

The impact would be in the billions and insurance companies not ready to cover costs.
Robert Abel Jul 19 2017, 6:23AM Cloud
Millions of Verizon customer details exposed on misconfigured server

Millions of Verizon customer details exposed on misconfigured server

Threat to two-factor authentication.
Robert Abel Jul 13 2017, 7:48AM Security
Apple accused of playing cheap with bug bounty

Apple accused of playing cheap with bug bounty

Is the iPhone maker low-balling the value of zero-day exploits?
Robert Abel Jul 9 2017, 11:39AM Security
DocuSign phishing attacks caused by stolen emails

DocuSign phishing attacks caused by stolen emails

Customer emails used in malicious campaign.
Robert Abel May 17 2017, 6:48AM Security
Malware disguised as flashlight app steals passwords

Malware disguised as flashlight app steals passwords

Hit nearly 5000 installs before it was taken down.
Robert Abel Apr 20 2017, 4:13PM Security
Android.Lockerscreen uses pseudorandom passcodes to ensure payouts

Android.Lockerscreen uses pseudorandom passcodes to ensure payouts

Preventing users from bypassing the trojan.
Robert Abel Sep 29 2016, 10:02AM Mobility
Researcher infects scammer with ransomware for conning his mother

Researcher infects scammer with ransomware for conning his mother

Takes internet justice into his own hands.
Robert Abel Aug 18 2016, 11:55AM Security
100 million Volkswagen cars can be unlocked with hack

100 million Volkswagen cars can be unlocked with hack

Nearly every vehicle sold since 1995 vulnerable.
Robert Abel Aug 14 2016, 10:15PM Security
'Video jacking' allows attacker to see mobile usage

'Video jacking' allows attacker to see mobile usage

Be wary of unfamiliar chargers.
Robert Abel Aug 14 2016, 9:34PM Security
Acer stored customer data in unsecured form

Acer stored customer data in unsecured form

Vendor self-reported breach to US authorities.
Robert Abel Jun 21 2016, 12:55PM Security
65 million Tumblr accounts for sale after 2013 breach

65 million Tumblr accounts for sale after 2013 breach

Spotted on the dark web.
Robert Abel Jun 2 2016, 5:42AM Security
Ransomware activity surges

Ransomware activity surges

March was a bad month.
Robert Abel May 22 2016, 4:59PM Security
10-year-old boy wins $13,000 for hacking Instagram

10-year-old boy wins $13,000 for hacking Instagram

Receives bug bounty from Facebook.
Robert Abel May 4 2016, 3:30PM Security
Researchers remotely pick locks of smart homes

Researchers remotely pick locks of smart homes

Samsung SmartThings open to exploit.
Robert Abel May 4 2016, 7:36AM Security
Mobile malware competition spotted on the black market

Mobile malware competition spotted on the black market

Uptick in pricing, features and quality.
Robert Abel May 1 2016, 11:49PM Security
Uber logs 'phantom trips' a year after credentials were stolen

Uber logs 'phantom trips' a year after credentials were stolen

Dark web scammers taking joy rides.
Robert Abel Apr 26 2016, 12:52PM Security
Malware found in surveillance cameras sold on Amazon

Malware found in surveillance cameras sold on Amazon

Alleged infection on USG's Sony cameras.
Robert Abel Apr 14 2016, 3:57PM Security
Researcher discovers Apple iPhone passcode bypass

Researcher discovers Apple iPhone passcode bypass

Vulnerability allegedly found in iOS 9.3.1.
Robert Abel Apr 6 2016, 10:41AM Security

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