Data Security News Headlines 15th April 2017

  1. Man arrested for ‘hacking’ Facebook and WhatsApp accounts of 15 girls

Pune: Social media is always targeted by hackers. This time total 15 girls are targeted by the hacker from Rajasthan. The cyber cell of Pune city police has arrested a youth from Rajasthan who allegedly hacked the Facebook (FB) and WhatsApp accounts of girls and used them to send obscene messages. The suspect person named as Diptesh Prakshji Salecha (23), a resident of Pachpadara taluka in Barmer district of Rajasthan. According to the cyber cell, a girl from Kondhwa filed a complaint that she received a message on FB from her friend’s FB account messenger after she had uploaded the WhatsApp application on her cell phone number on March 10, 2017. He then started chatting with the girls who accepted his friend request. He further managed to get their WhatsApp numbers and by hacking them, he entered in the WhatsApp groups of these girls according to news published by Indian express.

Cyber Security Tips: Hackers are targeting social media using social engineering and phishing attacks. Users are recommended to be aware of such hacking to protect yourself. You are recommended to keep your application as well as social media account secured with strong passwords, avoid to click on any links received on WhatsApp, never share your details with the unknown person, avoid to install an application from third parties and keep using updated antivirus.

  1. Diya Aur Baati Hum’ actress Sehrish Ali HARRASSED by a HACKER

New Delhi: The trend of hacking TV celebs social media account is spreading very fast. Another victim is TV actress Sehrish Ali, who is known for her in Diya Aur Baati Hum and is currently seen in Dil Bole Oberoi. She has harassed by the person named Ryaan Ali.  The hack began when Sehrish received a call from a man named Ryaan Ali and that person approached her for a few event appearances in India and Dubai. According to the report, the man contacted her on social media asking her email ID to discuss the details of the remuneration and she also shared her verification code with the man. The next thing she knew was that her Snapchat was hacked and the hacker not only began contacting her female friends but also downloaded their ‘skimpily-dressed’ images and blackmailed them according to news published by ABP news.

Cyber Security Tips: To protect from such hacking you are recommended that do not share your details with the unknown person, never share OTP, verification code and keep your account secure with a strong password and enable two-way authentication.

  1. OurMine strikes again, hundreds of popular YouTube accounts hacked

OurMine Security Group is a hacker group. Previously OurMine had targeted various famous peoples as well as organizations. OurMine is back again and this time the target is YouTube. The biggest hack in the history of YouTube. Hundreds of popular YouTube channels were compromised today.  As per reports, OurMine group hacked hundreds of Youtube channels. Videos of the channels which were hacked displayed a hashtag #Ourmine as the title and the description of each video was changed to “Hey, it’s OurMine, don’t worry we are just testing your security, please contact us for more information.” It is still unclear as to why the hacking group OurMine perform these hacks. The group is known for using stolen passwords from previous data breaches, including MySpace and LinkedIn according to news published by HackRead.

Cyber Security Tips: If you have subscribed YouTube channel you are recommended to change your password as well as change your email password.

  1. Hacked Nude Photos of Rosario Dawson, Miley Cyrus, Kate Hudson Leaked

Hackers are targeting celebrities to leak their private photos. The latest victims are Rosario Dawson, Miley Cyrus, and Kate Hudson. The content was leaked and uploaded by the hacker. It is not a first time, previously hackers leaked nude photos of prominent Hollywood celebrities like Amanda Seyfried, Emma Watson, Rhona Mitra, Alyssa Arce, Jillian Murray, Analeigh Tipton, and Iliza Shlesinger. The reason of leaked photos is unknown yet.

Cyber Security Tips: To protect from such hacking you are recommended to keep your data secured, keep locking your smart devices, use strong password from your accounts, be careful while clicking on any links

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