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'Kill Switch' to Mitigate Memcached DDoS Attacks — Flush 'Em All

Security researchers have discovered a "kill switch" that could help companies protect their websites under massive DDoS attack launched using vulnerable Memcached servers. Massive Memcached reflection DDoS attacks with an unprecedented amplification factor of 50,000 recently resulted in some of the largest DDoS attacks in history. To make matter even worse, someone released proof-of-concept …

Datum: 8. 3. 2018

Memcached DDoS Exploit Code and List of 17,000 Vulnerable Servers Released

Someone has just released proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code for amplification attack and a pre-compiled list of nearly 17,000 potential vulnerable Memcached servers on the Internet that could even allow script-kiddies to launch massive DDoS attacks using UDP reflections easily. Last week we saw two record-breaking DDoS attacks—1.35 Tbps hit Github and 1.7 Tbps attack against an unnamed …

Datum: 7. 3. 2018

Leaked NSA Dump Also Contains Tools Agency Used to Track Other Hackers

A years ago when the mysterious hacking group 'The Shadow Brokers' dumped a massive trove of sensitive data stolen from the US intelligence agency NSA, everyone started looking for secret hacking tools and zero-day exploits. A group of Hungarian security researchers from CrySyS Lab and Ukatemi has now revealed that the NSA dump doesn't just contain zero-day exploits used to take control of …

Datum: 7. 3. 2018

Run 'Kali Linux' Natively On Windows 10 — Just Like That!

Great news for hackers. Now you can download and install Kali Linux directly from the Microsoft App Store on Windows 10 just like any other application. I know it sounds crazy, but it's true! Kali Linux, a very popular, free, and open-source Linux-based operating system widely used for hacking and penetration testing, is now natively available on Windows 10, without requiring dual boot or …

Datum: 6. 3. 2018

1.7 Tbps DDoS Attack — Memcached UDP Reflections Set New Record

The bar has been raised. As more amplified attacks were expected following the record-breaking 1.35 Tbps Github DDoS attack, someone has just set a new record after only four days — 1.7 Tbps DDoS attack. Network security and monitoring company Arbor Networks claims that its ATLAS global traffic and DDoS threat data system have recorded a 1.7Tbps reflection/amplification attack against one of …

Datum: 6. 3. 2018

New 4G LTE Network Attacks Let Hackers Spy, Track, Spoof and Spam

Security researchers have discovered a set of severe vulnerabilities in 4G LTE protocol that could be exploited to spy on user phone calls and text messages, send fake emergency alerts, spoof location of the device and even knock devices entirely offline. A new research paper [PDF] recently published by researchers at Purdue University and the University of Iowa details 10 new cyber attacks …

Datum: 5. 3. 2018

600 Powerful Bitcoin-Mining Computers Worth $2 Million Stolen In Iceland

Around 600 powerful devices specifically designed for mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been stolen from Icelandic data centers in what has been dubbed the "Big Bitcoin Heist." To make a profit, so far criminals have hacked cryptocurrency exchanges, spread mining malware, and ransomware—and even kidnapped cryptocurrency investors for ransom and tried to rob a bitcoin exchange, …

Datum: 5. 3. 2018

Biggest-Ever DDoS Attack (1.35 Tbs) Hits Github Website

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, GitHub's code hosting website hit with the largest-ever distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that peaked at record 1.35 Tbps. Interestingly, attackers did not use any botnet network, instead weaponized misconfigured Memcached servers to amplify the DDoS attack. Earlier this week we published a report detailing how attackers could abuse Memcached, …

Datum: 2. 3. 2018

Apple Moves iCloud Data and Encryption Keys for Chinese Users to China

Apple has finally agreed to open a new Chinese data center next month to comply with the country's latest controversial data protection law. Apple will now move the cryptographic keys of its Chinese iCloud users in data centers run by a state-owned company called Cloud Big Data Industrial Development Co, despite concerns from human rights activists. In 2017, China passed a Cybersecurity Law …

Datum: 28. 2. 2018

A Simple Bug Revealed Admins of Facebook Pages — Find Out How

Facebook Page admins are publicly displayed only if admins have chosen to feature their profiles. However, there are some situations where you might want to contact a Facebook page admin or want to find out who is the owner of a Facebook page. Egyptian security researcher Mohamed A. Baset has discovered a severe information disclosure vulnerability in Facebook that could have …

Datum: 28. 2. 2018

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