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PlayStation Social Media Accounts Hacked

21st August 2017

A notorious hacking firm, probably best described as greyhats rather than white or blackhats, briefly breached the PlayStation Facebook and Twitter accounts on Sunday. OurMine, a Saudi-based security firm, specializes in breaching high-profile accounts in order to advertise its ‘prowess’ and sell its security services. Yesterday, it got into PlayStation’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, and […]

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Hackers Can Hijack Phones via Replacement Screens

21st August 2017

Touchscreens and other components that are often replaced in smartphones and tablets can hide malicious chips capable of giving attackers complete control over the device, warned researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Researchers conducted their experiments on two Android devices: a Huawei Nexus 6P smartphone which uses a touchscreen controller from Synaptics, and […]

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British Hacker Convicted in Germany of Major Cyber Attack

28th July 2017

A British man was handed a suspended jail sentence by a German court Friday for a massive cyber attack against Deutsche Telekom last year. The regional court in the western city of Cologne said it would suspend the sentence of one year and eight months against the defendant, Daniel Kaye, following pleas to this effect […]

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TrickBot Trojan Gets Worm-Like Infection Powers

28th July 2017

A newly observed version of the TrickBot banking Trojan includes a worm-like malware propagation module that allows it to spread locally via Server Message Block (SMB), Flashpoint security researchers warn. Built by the Dyre gang, TrickBot emerged last summer when it was still under development, but quickly became a fully-operational threat. By the end of […]

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Millions of IoT Devices Possibly Affected by ‘Devil’s Ivy’ Flaw

20th July 2017

A vulnerability dubbed by researchers “Devil’s Ivy,” which exists in an open source library present in the products of many companies, could affect millions of security cameras and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The flaw, a stack-based buffer overflow, was discovered by IoT security startup Senrio in a camera from Axis Communications, one of […]

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Google Warns Users of Potentially Risky Web Apps

20th July 2017

Google is taking another step to better protect users from malicious third-party web applications: it is now warning users of newly created web apps and Apps Scripts that are pending verification. The move follows a series of similar protective measures the Internet giant announced earlier this year, after many of its users were hit by […]

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ExPetr/Petya/NotPetya is a Wiper, Not Ransomware

30th June 2017

After an analysis of the encryption routine of the malware used in the Petya/ExPetr attacks, we have thought that the threat actor cannot decrypt victims’ disk, even if a payment was made. This supports the theory that this malware campaign was not designed as a ransomware attack for financial gain. Instead, it appears it was […]

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Petya Ransomware Epidemic May Be Spillover From Cyberwar

30th June 2017

When a ransomware outbreak exploded from Ukraine across Europe yesterday, disrupting companies, government agencies, and critical infrastructure, it at first appeared to be just another profit-focused cybercriminal scheme—albeit a particularly vicious and damaging one. But its origins in Ukraine raised deeper questions. After all, shadowy hackers have waged a cyberwar there for years, likely at […]

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Industrial Companies Targeted by Nigerian Cybercriminals

16th June 2017

Industrial companies from around the world have been targeted in phishing attacks believed to have been launched by cybercriminals located in Nigeria, Kaspersky Lab reported on Thursday. In October 2016, Kaspersky’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS CERT) noticed a significant increase in malware infection attempts aimed at industrial organizations in the metallurgy, […]

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Thousands of smartphone apps have been found leaking personal data

1st June 2017

Security researchers have discovered a new vulnerability caught leaking vast swathes of personal information from legitimate mobile applications found on both Apple and Google marketplaces, with fears rising the compromised data could be used to fuel future cyberattacks. Experts from Appthority, a security firm, found 43 terabytes-worth of exposed data and more than 1,000 applications […]

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