Data relating to more than 100 million Capital One Financial Corp. customers has been stolen in yet another case of misconfigured cloud storage.

The data breach, one of the largest of a big bank, took place between March 12 and July 17 but only came to light after the alleged hacker, 33-year-old Paige A. Thompson from Seattle, posted information about the theft online. Thompson, who has since been arrested by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, allegedly posted some of the stolen data on GitHub using her own name April 21…

https://siliconangle.com/2019/07/29/100m-customer-records-stolen-capital-one-via-misconfigured-aws-instance/

Just because you don’t give an application access to your microphone doesn’t mean that it can’t listen to you. Researchers have created an attack called Spearphone that uses the motion sensors in Android phones to listen to phone calls, interactions with your voice assistant, and more…

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/07/23/spearphone-researchers-eavesdrop-on-phone-loudspeakers/

There would hardly be anyone of you reading this article right now who hasn’t heard of the FaceApp yet. This Russian photo-editing application took the internet by storm, particularly after introducing age-filter. The idea of how one would look in their 60’s or 70’s fascinated many. Hackers jumped on the bandwagon and grabbed the opportunity […]

https://latesthackingnews.com/2019/07/23/beware-of-free-faceapp-pro-version-scams/

A newly discovered piece of Android malware that replaces portions of apps with its own code has infected more than 25 million devices, according to security firm Check Point. Check Point’s researchers named the malware “Agent Smith” because of the methods it uses to attack a device and avoid detection...

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/10/20688885/agent-smith-android-malware-25-million-infections