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Malware

Kaspersky Shares More Details on NSA Incident

November 17, 2017

Via: Security Week

Kaspersky Lab on Thursday shared more details from its investigation into reports claiming that Russian hackers stole data belonging to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) by exploiting the company’s software. The Wall Street Journal reported last month that hackers […]


Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Samsung, Apple, Huawei Phones Hacked at Mobile Pwn2Own

November 1, 2017

Via: Security Week

Researchers have managed to hack the Samsung Galaxy S8, the iPhone 7 and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro on the first day of the Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 competition taking place alongside the PacSec conference in Tokyo, Japan. The prize pool […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

Kaspersky May Have Found How Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data

October 25, 2017

Via: Security Week

Security firm Kaspersky Lab has shared preliminary results from its investigation following media reports that Russian hackers used its software to steal sensitive NSA data from a contractor’s computer back in 2015. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month […]


Featured

Passwords & Email Accounts: a Gateway for Hackers

October 25, 2017

Via: Sofia Allende

“If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What’s more, you deserve to be hacked.” – Richard Clarke While the former National Coordinator for Security for the United States does make a valid point […]


Malware

Hackers Used Government Servers in DNSMessenger Attacks

October 12, 2017

Via: Security Week

A recently discovered DNSMessenger campaign is abusing compromised U.S. state government servers to host malware, Cisco Talos security researchers say. First uncovered in early March, the DNSMessenger attack involved the use of DNS requests to establish communication between a PowerShell […]


Vulnerabilities

Hacking the Election: Security Flaws Need Fixing, Researchers Say

October 11, 2017

Via: Security Week

Hackers could have easily infiltrated US voting machines in 2016 and are likely to try again in light of vulnerabilities in electronic polling systems, a group of researchers said Tuesday. A report with detailed findings from a July hacker conference […]


Phishing

Equifax Sent Breach Victims to Fake Website

September 21, 2017

Via: Security Week

Equifax has made another blunder following the massive data breach suffered by the company – it advised some customers on Twitter to access a fake support website set up by a security researcher. Equifax staff advised breach victims on Twitter […]


Security, Threats & Malware

Who Is Marcus Hutchins?

September 6, 2017

Via: Krebs on Security

In early August 2017, FBI agents in Las Vegas arrested 23-year-old British security researcher Marcus Hutchins on suspicion of authoring and/or selling “Kronos,” a strain of malware designed to steal online banking credentials. Hutchins was virtually unknown to most in […]


Network security

North Korea Accused of Stealing Bitcoin to Bolster Finances

August 30, 2017

Via: Security Week

North Korea (DPRK) appears to be targeting bitcoin (both users and exchanges) as a means to counter the increasing effect of international sanctions. Earlier this month the UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions targeting the country’s primary exports. Dwindling […]


Mobile security

Decryption Key for Apple’s SEP Firmware Posted Online

August 21, 2017

Via: Security Week

What appears to be the decryption key for Apple’s Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware was posted online by a hacker going by the name of xerub. A coprocessor fabricated in the Apple S2, Apple A7, and later A-series CPUs, SEP […]