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First Android Malware Found Exploiting Dirty COW Linux Flaw to Gain Root Privileges

Nearly a year after the disclosure of the Dirty COW vulnerability that affected the Linux kernel, cybercriminals have started exploiting the vulnerability against Android users, researchers have warned. Publicly disclosed last year in October, Dirty COW was present in a section of the Linux kernel—a part of virtually every Linux distribution, including Red Hat, Debian, and Ubuntu—for years …

Datum: 26. 9. 2017

Apple macOS High Sierra Exploit Lets Hackers Steal Keychain Passwords in Plaintext

Apple yesterday rolled out a new version of its macOS operating system, dubbed High Sierra 10.13—a few hours before an ex-NSA hacker publicly disclosed the details of a critical vulnerability that affects High Sierra as well as all earlier versions of macOS. Patrick Wardle, an ex-NSA hacker and now head of research at security firm Synack, found a critical zero-day vulnerability in macOS that …

Datum: 26. 9. 2017

Deloitte Hacked — Cyber Attack Exposes Clients' Emails

Another day, another data breach. This time one of the world's "big four" accountancy firms has fallen victim to a sophisticated cyber attack. Global tax and auditing firm Deloitte has confirmed the company had suffered a cyber attack that resulted in the theft of confidential information, including the private emails and documents of some of its clients. Deloitte is one of the largest …

Datum: 25. 9. 2017

Passwords For 500,000 Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online

Another day, another news about a data breach, though this is something disconcerting. Login credentials of more than half a million records belonging to vehicle tracking device company SVR Tracking have leaked online, potentially exposing the personal data and vehicle details of drivers and businesses using its service. Just two days ago, Viacom was found exposing the keys to its kingdom on …

Datum: 22. 9. 2017

Linux Trojan Using Hacked IoT Devices to Send Spam Emails

Botnets, like Mirai, that are capable of infecting Linux-based internet-of-things (IoT) devices are constantly increasing and are mainly designed to conduct Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, but researchers have discovered that cybercriminals are using botnets for mass spam mailings. New research conducted by Russian security firm Doctor Web has revealed that a Linux Trojan, …

Datum: 22. 9. 2017

ISPs May Be Helping Hackers to Infect you with FinFisher Spyware

Are you sure the version of WhatsApp, or Skype, or VLC Player installed on your system is legitimate? Security researchers have discovered that legitimate downloads of several popular applications including WhatsApp, Skype, VLC Player and WinRAR have reportedly been compromised at the ISP level to distribute the infamous FinFisher spyware also known as FinSpy. FinSpy is a highly secret …

Datum: 21. 9. 2017

SEC Discloses Hackers Broke Into Edgar Corporate Filing System Last Year

This month has been full of breaches. Now, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the top U.S. markets regulator, has disclosed that hackers managed to hack into its financial document filing system and may have illegally profited from the stolen information. On Wednesday, the SEC announced that its officials learnt last month that a previously detected 2016 cyber attack, which …

Datum: 21. 9. 2017

CCleaner Malware Infects Big Tech Companies With Second Backdoor

The group of unknown hackers who hijacked CCleaner's download server to distribute a malicious version of the popular system optimization software targeted at least 20 major international technology companies with a second-stage payload. Earlier this week, when the CCleaner hack was reported, researchers assured users that there's no second stage malware used in the massive attack and …

Datum: 21. 9. 2017

APT33: Researchers Expose Iranian Hacking Group Linked to Destructive Malware

Security researchers have recently uncovered a cyber espionage group targeting aerospace, defence and energy organisations in the United States, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. According to the latest research published Wednesday by US security firm FireEye, an Iranian hacking group that it calls Advanced Persistent Threat 33 (or APT33) has been targeting critical infrastructure, energy and …

Datum: 20. 9. 2017

Hacker Can Steal Data from Air-Gapped Computers Using IR CCTV Cameras

Air-gapped computers that are isolated from the Internet and physically separated from local networks are believed to be the most secure computers which are difficult to infiltrate. However, these networks have been a regular target in recent years for researchers, who have been trying to demonstrate every possible attack scenarios that could compromise the security of such isolated networks. …

Datum: 20. 9. 2017

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