A Swiss hacking group has reportedly claimed credit for using a hijacked email domain to bombard schools around the US with fake threats of violence.
The hijacking of Tesla's Amazon Web Server cloud system by rogue cryptominers is proof that no one is immune to a misconfigured AWS server nor cryptomining attacks.
Malicious Chrome and Firefox extensions that block their removal in order to hijack a user's browser to drive clicks up on YouTube videos and hijack searchers are automatically infecting user devices.
Malware can steal passwords, take screenshots and access files. Security researchers have discovered new Mac malware that can hijack DNS settings.
Trend Micro researchers spotted two ATM malware families one of which, Prilex, uses highly targeted attacks to hijack banking applications and another, Cutlet Maker, which is a flexible standalone application for emptying the ATM's safe.
Last night, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick became the latest public target of the OurMine hacking group, which posted an unauthorized message on his Twitter page, likely after hijacking his linked Quora account.
The Instagram account of Australian fashion blogger Rozalia Russian was hijacked by an American hacker, who extorted $5,000 (£3,500) from her before handing back her credentials, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Having your iCloud account hijacked may be as bad, if not worse, than a ransomware attack because hackers can use Apple's Find My Mac security feature to remotely lock out a device's owner and demand payment to unlock it.