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Hacker, Threats & Malware

When it Comes to Securing Your Environment, Think Like an Attacker

December 4, 2019

Via: Security Week

We will soon be entering a new decade of the cybersecurity battle, but many of the same challenges remain. Organizations continue to face threats from all angles, security postures haven’t evolved to be more predictive and proactive, and there are […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Man Suspected of Hacking Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account Arrested

November 26, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Police in California have arrested a man accused of being among a group of hackers who found a way to take over Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account. The hacker was allegedly part of a group called The Chuckling Squad, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Cryptocurrency Monero Website Hacked, Original Binaries Replaced

November 20, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The website of the Monero open-source cryptocurrency was compromised, and some users downloaded a modified binary that contained malware designed to steal funds from people’s wallets. When a Linux user downloaded the latest Monero binary from the website, he did […]


Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

Attackers increasingly embrace small-scale DDoS attacks to evade detection

November 20, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The growth in both large- and small-scale DDoS attacks continues its upward trajectory, according to a report released by Neustar. The report reveals that the total number of DDoS attacks was up 241% in the third quarter of 2019, compared […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Android camera apps could be hijacked to spy on users

November 19, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

A vulnerability in the Google Camera app may have allowed attackers to surreptitiously take pictures and record videos even if the phone is locked or the screen is off, Checkmarx researchers have discovered. In addition to this, attackers would have […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Mueller Documents: Manafort Pushed Ukraine Hack Theory

November 4, 2019

Via: Security Week

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee servers, Manafort’s deputy told investigators during the special counsel’s Russia probe. The unsubstantiated theory, […]


Hacker, Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware

China-Linked Hackers Spy on Texts With MessageTap Malware

October 31, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have discovered a new malware used for cyber-espionage efforts by China-linked threat group APT41. The malware intercepts telecom SMS server traffic and sniffs out certain phone numbers and SMS messages – particularly those with keywords relating to Chinese political […]


Hacker

Two Companies in New Jersey Hacked with Keyloggers

October 30, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

A hacker from New Jersey could spend the next 12 years in prison after he confessed to using keyloggers to steal data from two companies for more than a year. Ankur Agarwal, 45, of Montville, New Jersey, admitted he placed […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

No ‘Silver Bullet’ Fix for Alexa, Google Smart Speaker Hacks

October 23, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers this week disclosed new ways that attackers can exploit Alexa and Google Home smart speakers to spy on users. The hacks, which rely on the abuse of “skills,” or apps for voice assistants, allow bad actors to eavesdrop on […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Chinese Hackers Targeted International Aerospace Firms for Years

October 18, 2019

Via: Security Week

Chinese state-sponsored hackers conducted cyber-espionage operations targeting various aerospace-related firms for years in an effort to help the county’s advancements in this sector, Crowdstrike reports. The identified hacking operation started in January 2010, just after the state-owned enterprise Commercial Aircraft […]