Category: Security

OpenAI breach is a reminder that AI companies are treasure troves for hackers

There’s no need to worry that your secret ChatGPT conversations were obtained in a recently reported breach of OpenAI’s systems. The hack itself, while troubling, appears to have been superficial — but it’s reminder that AI companies have in short order made themselves into one of the juiciest targets out there for hackers. The New […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Meet Brex, Google Cloud, Aerospace and more at Disrupt 2024

We’re about four months away from TechCrunch Disrupt 2024, taking place October 28 to 30 in San Francisco! We could not bring you this world-class event without our world-class partners — some of the startup ecosystem’s leading tech companies. Why? They show up armed with their expertise, educational resources and connections. They present sessions on […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

US charges Russian civilian for allegedly helping GRU spies target Ukrainian government systems with data-destroying malware

U.S. prosecutors say the WhisperGate cyberattack was designed to “sow concern” among Ukrainian civil society ahead of Russia’s invasion. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only. Go to Source

Hacker claims to have 30 million customer records from Australian ticket seller giant TEG

A hacker is advertising customer data allegedly stolen from the Australia-based live events and ticketing company TEG on a well-known hacking forum. On Thursday, a hacker put up for sale the alleged stolen data from TEG, claiming to have information of 30 million users, including the full name, gender, date of birth, username, hashed passwords […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Semperis, a specialist in Active Directory security now worth more than $1B, raises $125M

Active Directory – the Microsoft directory service for connecting users with network resources – is used by more than 90% of all Fortune 1000 companies and many more besides. So it’s no surprise that it’s a giant target for malicious hackers.  That also means a lot of attention for security companies that are building tools […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

PQShield secures $37M more for ‘quantum resistant’ cryptography

Malicious hacking is getting increasingly sophisticated, and that’s leading to a very clear trend in security technology. To keep people and organizations safe, security also has  to continue advancing its own complexity.  Security startup PQShield has gotten an early start on that concept with a focus on “post-quantum” cryptography: software and hardware solutions that, in […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Security bug allows anyone to spoof Microsoft employee emails

A researcher has found a bug that allows anyone to impersonate Microsoft corporate email accounts, making phishing attempts look credible and more likely to trick their targets.  As of this writing, the bug has not been patched. To demonstrate the bug, the researcher sent an email to TechCrunch that looked like it was sent from […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Chinese EV makers, and their connected vehicles, targeted by new House bill

Chinese EV manufacturers face a new challenge in their pursuit of U.S. customers: a new House bill that would limit or ban the introduction of their connected vehicles. The bill, introduced by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, comes as the trade war between the U.S. and China heightens in the aftermath of the Biden administration’s decision […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Rock band’s hidden hacking-themed website gets hacked

On Friday, Pal Kovacs was listening to the long-awaited new album from rock and metal giants Bring Me The Horizon when he noticed a strange sound at the end of the record’s last track.  Being a fan of solving riddles and breaking encrypted codes, Kovacs wondered: does this sound contain a hidden message?  His hunch […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

FBI seizes hacking forum BreachForums — again

The FBI along with a coalition of international law enforcement agencies seized the notorious cybercrime forum BreachForums on Wednesday.  For years, BreachForums has been a popular English-language forum for hackers and cybercriminals who wanted to advertise, sell and trade stolen data. Just recently, a threat actor advertised Dell customers’ personal information and data stolen from […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Google’s call-scanning AI could dial up censorship by default, privacy experts warn

A feature Google demoed at its I/O confab yesterday, using its generative AI technology to scan voice calls in real time for conversational patterns associated with financial scams, has sent a collective shiver down the spines of privacy and security experts who are warning the feature represents the thin end of the wedge. They warn […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Scammers found planting online betting ads on Indian government websites

Some Indian government websites have allowed scammers to plant advertisements capable of redirecting visitors to online betting platforms. TechCrunch discovered around four dozen “gov.in” website links associated with Indian states, including Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Mizoram and Telangana that were redirecting to online betting platforms. Some of those websites belong to state police and property […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

EU plan to force messaging apps to scan for CSAM risks millions of false positives, experts warn

A controversial push by European Union lawmakers to legally require messaging platforms to scan citizens’ private communications for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) could lead to millions of false positives per day, hundreds of security and privacy experts warned in an open letter Thursday. Concern over the EU proposal has been building since the Commission […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Citigroup’s VC arm invests in API security startup Traceable

In 2017, Jyoti Bansal co-founded San Francisco-based security company Traceable alongside Sanjay Nagaraj, a former investor. With Traceable, Bansal — who previously co-launched app performance management startup AppDynamics, acquired by Cisco in 2017 — sought to build a platform to protect customers’ APIs from cyberattacks. Attacks on APIs — the sets of protocols that establish […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…