Tag : Cyber security
On Christmas day, several people were surprised after they were logged into the accounts of other Steam users. According to the online digital distribution platform, the problem was caused by a caching issue. In a startling report by Steam, the online digital distribution platform admitted that about 77,000 accounts get hacked every month. As a precaution, Valve, the developer of Steam, has implemented a new security measure to protect its users. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently on a manhunt to apprehend a single hacker who has managed to steal about 1.2 billion online login credentials. According to investigations, the suspect, known as "mr.grey" is linked to a Russian cyber crime organization known as CyberVor. According to a security firm, the patches released by various major tech firms against the Stagefright exploit may not be as effective as the public had hoped for. The researchers said that there are still ways to get around these patches and hack into devices. The FBI is currently investigating a cybersecurity consultant who admitted to the agency that he was able to hack into computer systems of airplanes via the in-flight entertainment systems during flights. The recent hacking on the U.S. Central Command's Twitter account has pressed US President Obama to call for more secure measures on cybersecurity laws.