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Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hackers Access Sprint Accounts via Samsung Website

July 17, 2019

Via: Security Week

US telecoms company Sprint has informed some customers that their Sprint accounts have been accessed by hackers via a Samsung website. In a letter sent out to impacted customers, Sprint said it learned of unauthorized access to accounts on June […]


Malware

Russia-linked Hackers Use New Trojans in Recent Attacks

July 16, 2019

Via: Security Week

Russia-linked threat group Turla has released new variants of the KopiLuwak Trojan in attacks detected since the beginning of this year, Kaspersky’s security researchers reveal. Also known as Venomous Bear, Waterbug, and Uroboros, the threat actor was discovered in 2014, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

How can attackers abuse artificial intelligence?

July 16, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly finding applications in nearly every walk of life. Self-driving cars, social media networks, cybersecurity companies, and everything in between uses it. But a new report published by the SHERPA consortium – an EU project studying […]


Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

To pay or not pay a hacker’s ransomware demand? It comes down to cyber hygiene

July 15, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young announced last week that the U.S. Conference of Mayors (UCSM) passed a resolution calling on mayors to oppose the payment of ransomware attackers. The resolution states that “at least 170 county, city or state government systems […]


Application security, Email security, Hacker, Security, Threats & Malware

US Cyber Command warns nation-state hackers are exploiting old Microsoft Outlook bug. Make sure you’re patched!

July 3, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

US Cyber Command has issued a warning about an unnamed foreign country’s attempt to spread malware through the exploitation of a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook. The alert, posted on Twitter, refers to CVE-2017-11774, a vulnerability in Outlook that if exploited […]


Hacker, Malware

Thousands of IoT Devices Bricked By Silex Malware

June 28, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A 14-year-old hacker used a new strain of malware this week to brick up to 4,000 insecure Internet of Things devices – before abruptly shutting down his command and control server. The malware, dubbed Silex, was first discovered by Larry […]


Cloud security, Security

US-based Cloud Solution Provider PCM Inc. hacked

June 28, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Hackers breached the infrastructure of PCM Inc., one of the major U.S.-based cloud solution provider. According to the popular investigator Brian Krebs, the attackers gained access to email and file sharing systems for some of the company clients. In 2018 […]


Malware

Second Florida City Pays Hackers $500k Post-Ransomware Attack

June 26, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A city in Florida has paid hackers almost $500,000 after suffering a ransomware attack that locked down its email systems and servers – only the latest municipality to be hit by ransomware and pay the ransom. The Florida municipality, Lake […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability in WordPress Live Chat Plugin allows to steal and hijack sessions

June 12, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Experts at Alert Logic have discovered a vulnerability in the popular WordPress Live Chat plugin that could be exploited by an unauthorized remote attacker to steal chat logs or manipulate chat sessions. The critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-12498, is a […]


Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

US border agency contractor breached, license plate and travelers’ photos stolen

June 11, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that a hacker may have stolen sensitive data collected by the agency from a subcontractor’s network. “On May 31, 2019, CBP learned that a subcontractor, in violation of CBP policies and without CBP’s […]