Microsoft Account Takeover Vulnerability Spotted by Kerala-Based Engineer

A Kerala-based application security engineer has won bug bounty from Microsoft for discovering a series of vulnerabilities that left over 400 million Microsoft users’ accounts – from Office 365 to Outlook emails – open to hacking. Sahad NK, who works as a security researcher with cyber-security portal Safetydetective.com, came across multiple vulnerabilities that, when chained together,Read More

Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo has apologised after hackers stole personal information of over 100 million of its users including their names, email addresses and encrypted passwords. Quora discovered the breach on November 30. It found that the breach happened as a result of unauthorised access to one of our systems by a “malicious third party”. “It is ourRead More

Quora Says 100 Million Users Hit by Security Breach

About 100 million users of Quora were affected by unauthorized access to one of its systems by a “malicious third party,” the knowledge-sharing website said on Monday. Account information, including name, email address, encrypted password, and data imported from linked networks when authorized by users may have been compromised, it said. The company said it isRead More

Google Services Disrupted on Monday by Internet Traffic Hijack

An internet diversion that rerouted data traffic through Russia and China disrupted several Google services on Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services. Service interruptions lasted for nearly two hours and ended about 5:30pm EST (4am IST), network service companies said. In addition to Russian and Chinese telecommunications companies, a Nigerian internet provider was also involved. Google confirmedRead More

Amazon India Brings ‘Faster Than Same Day Delivery’ for Smartphones to Delhi-NCR Customers

Alongside giving attractive deals and offers during the ongoing Great Indian Festival sale, Amazon India on Wednesday launched a “faster than same day delivery” model for smartphones. The new model, which is initially live in select locations of Delhi-NCR, is designed to deliver doorstep delivery of orders within three to five hours. It is applicable to a wide selection ofRead More