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Network security

FCC Settles with InfoTrax Systems for Failure to Secure Data of 1 Million Clients

November 14, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Utah-based InfoTrax Systems, L.C. has settled with the FCC (Federal Trade Commission) for its failure to protect its data following a hack that exposed the data for 1 million clients. Hackers breached the InfoTrax Systems infrastructure and remained undetected until […]


Phishing

Lateral phishing makes for dangerous waters, here’s how you can avoid getting caught in the net

November 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

As companies and consumers have become more aware of phishing, hackers have refined their techniques and are now launching a more advanced form of attack known as lateral phishing. This technique is highly convincing and, consequently, highly effective. Hackers are […]


Editorial

The New Cold Boot Attack Leaves Most Systems Vulnerable

November 1, 2019

Via: William Palmer

Security researchers have recently found that almost “all modern computers” are vulnerable to a modified version of the old cold boot attacks.  This new version, discovered by a Finnish company last year, can interfere with a machine’s firmware in order […]


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 […]


Mobile security

Facebook Sues NSO Group Over Alleged WhatsApp Hack

October 30, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Facebook has filed a lawsuit against Israeli company NSO Group, creator of the Pegasus spyware, alleging that it was behind the massive WhatsApp hack earlier this year. In May 2019, a zero-day vulnerability was found in WhatsApp’s messaging platform, exploited […]


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 […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Russian Hackers Silently Hit Government Targets for Years

October 17, 2019

Via: Security Week

Also known as the Dukes, CozyDuke, and Cozy Bear, the state-sponsored group has been active for over a decade and is believed to have been involved in the 2016 attacks against the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the formal governing body […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Developer Hacks Back Against Ransomware Attackers and Steals Decryption Keys

October 9, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

A victim of Muhstik ransomware paid the attackers to decrypt his data, and then undertook a different kind of payback – he took revenge by hacking into the server and stealing the decryption keys, only to release them for free […]


Network security

10 Cybersecurity Myths That Criminals Love

October 3, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Amid the complexity of cybersecurity and the secrecy of criminal hackers, security threats have acquired an aura of mysticism, giving rise to enduring legends, rumors, misperceptions and outright myths. In the cybersecurity space, these myths are almost always damaging. Watching […]


Network security

Former Yahoo Programmer Pleads Guilty to Hacking User Accounts

October 1, 2019

Via: Security Week

A former Yahoo software engineer has admitted in court to hacking into the accounts of thousands of the platform’s users. The man, Reyes Daniel Ruiz, 34, of Tracy, California, pleaded guilty to accessing about 6,000 Yahoo accounts, in search of […]