Cyber Security News (8th February 2018)

  1. Abhishek Bachchan’s Twitter Account Hacked

Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan’s Twitter account was on Wednesday hacked by pro-Pakistani Turkish cyber army Ayyildiz Tim, which had earlier hacked veteran actor Anupam Kher’s Twitter account. As a result of the hacking, the verification tick on Abhishek’s Twitter account vanished, and his cover photograph featured a missile that read “Ayyildiz Tim” in chalk. After hacked, Abhishek’s profile also had several tweets in Turkish. After hack tweeter said that, our teams are working to resolve an issue affecting a small number of Indian users.

Cyber Security Tips:  Users are strongly recommended that do not click on links in DMs coming from unknown accounts and keep your password strong.

  1. Chandrakant Patil twitter account ‘hacked’

Mumbai: The minister Mr. Chandrakant Patil’s official twitter account was hacked, but was restored after some time. After hack Mr. patil said that, my account was hacked and kindly ignore any tweets or retweets made from it during the time. A police complaint will be filed soon in this regard,” Patil said in a tweet posted late last night. Now the account has been restored. It is not cleared yet who is the person behind this hack further investigation is going on.

Cyber Security Tips:  Users are strongly recommended that do not click on links in DMs coming from unknown accounts and keep your password strong.

  1. Researcher Claims Hotspot Shield VPN Service Exposes You on the Internet

Virtual Private Network (VPN) is one of the best solutions to protect your privacy and data on the Internet. Today there are thousands of VPN’s are available today. Hotspot Shield’s free VPN provides privacy, security, and access to blocked content. Download our free VPN, available for Windows, Mac,iPhone, and Android. If you are using this VPN, you may inadvertently be leaking your real IP address and other sensitive information. The vulnerability, assigned CVE-2018-6460, has been discovered and reported to the company by an independent security researcher, Paulos Yibelo, The information disclosure vulnerability discovered in Hotspot Shield results in the exposure of users data, like the name of Wi-Fi network name (if connected), their real IP addresses, which could reveal their location, and other sensitive information.

Cyber Security Tips:  Users are recommended to avoid using this VPN until the flaw fixed by company and clear your browser history and reset all passwords.

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