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Chinese Man Gets 5-Year Prison for Running 'Unauthorized' VPN Service

While continuing its crackdown on services that help Chinese citizens to bypass Great Firewall, Chinese authorities have sentenced a man to five-and-a-half years in prison for selling a VPN service without obtaining a proper license from the government. Earlier this year, the Chinese government announced a ban on "unauthorized" VPN services, making it mandatory for companies to obtain an …

Datum: 22. 12. 2017

Beware of Cryptocurrency Mining Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger

If you receive a video file (packed in zip archive) sent by someone (or your friends) on your Facebook messenger — just don’t click on it. Researchers from security firm Trend Micro are warning users of a new cryptocurrency mining bot which is spreading through Facebook Messenger and targeting Google Chrome desktop users to take advantage of the recent surge in cryptocurrency prices. Dubbed …

Datum: 22. 12. 2017

Nissan Finance Canada Suffers Data Breach — Notifies 1.13 Million Customers

It's the last month of this year, but possibly not the last data breach report. Nissan warns of a possible data breach of personal information on its customers who financed their vehicles through Nissan Canada Finance and INFINITI Financial Services Canada. Although the company says it does not know precisely how many customers were affected by the data breach, Nissan is contacting all of …

Datum: 22. 12. 2017

Apple Admits Deliberately Slowing Older iPhones — Here’s Why

Why is my iPhone slow? Do you also ask this question again and again? Well, the biggest conspiracy theory floating around from years that Apple deliberately slows down performance on your older iPhones whenever the company is about to launch the next version of its flagship to push its sale is TRUE (at least partially). Apple has finally admitted that it does indeed intentionally slow down …

Datum: 21. 12. 2017

Hackers Targeting Servers Running Database Services for Mining Cryptocurrency

Security researchers have discovered multiple attack campaigns conducted by an established Chinese criminal group that operates worldwide, targeting database servers for mining cryptocurrencies, exfiltrating sensitive data and building a DDoS botnet. The researchers from security firm GuardiCore Labs have analyzed thousands of attacks launched in recent months and identified at least three …

Datum: 21. 12. 2017

Romanian Police Arrest 5 People for Spreading CTB Locker and Cerber Ransomware

Romanian police have arrested five individuals suspected of infecting tens of thousands of computers across Europe and the United States in recent years by spreading two infamous ransomware families—Cerber and CTB Locker. Under Operation Bakovia—a major global police operation conducted by Europol, the FBI and law enforcement agencies from Romanian, Dutch, and the UK—raided six houses in East …

Datum: 20. 12. 2017

Greedy North Korean Hackers Targeting Cryptocurrencies and Point-of-Sale Terminals

The North Korean hacking group has turned greedy. Security researchers have uncovered a new widespread malware campaign targeting cryptocurrency users, believed to be originated from Lazarus Group, a state-sponsored hacking group linked to the North Korean government. Active since 2009, Lazarus Group has been attributed to many high profile attacks, including Sony Pictures Hack, $81 million …

Datum: 20. 12. 2017

Hidden Backdoor Found In WordPress Captcha Plugin Affects Over 300,000 Sites

Buying popular plugins with a large user-base and using it for effortless malicious campaigns have become a new trend for bad actors. One such incident happened recently when the renowned developer BestWebSoft sold a popular Captcha WordPress plugin to an undisclosed buyer, who then modified the plugin to download and install a hidden backdoor. In a blog post published on Tuesday, WordFence …

Datum: 20. 12. 2017

This New Android Malware Can Physically Damage Your Phone

Due to the recent surge in cryptocurrency prices, not only hackers but also legitimate website administrators are increasingly using JavaScript-based cryptocurrency miners to monetize by levying the CPU power of your PC to mine Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Just last week, researchers from AdGuard discovered that some popular video streaming and ripper sites including openload, …

Datum: 19. 12. 2017

Kaspersky Lab Sues U.S. Government Over Software Ban

Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab has taken the United States government to a U.S. federal court for its decision to ban the use of Kaspersky products in federal agencies and departments. In September 2017, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Binding Operational Directive (BOD) ordering civilian government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab software …

Datum: 19. 12. 2017

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