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Warning! Hackers Started Using "SambaCry Flaw" to Hack Linux Systems

Remember SambaCry? Two weeks ago we reported about a 7-year-old critical remote code execution vulnerability in Samba networking software (re-implementation of SMB networking protocol) that allows a remote hacker to take full control of a vulnerable Linux and Unix machines. To know more about the SambaCry vulnerability (CVE-2017-7494) and how it works, you can read our previous article. At …

Datum: 10. 6. 2017

Hackers Are Using An Effective Way to Spread Fake News From Verified Accounts

Social media networks are no doubt a quick and powerful way to share information and ideas, but not everything shared on Facebook or Twitter is true. Misinformation, or "Fake News," has emerged as a primary issue for social media platforms, seeking to influence millions of people with wrong propaganda and falsehoods. In past years, we have seen how political parties and other groups have …

Datum: 10. 6. 2017

First-Ever Data Stealing Malware Found Using Intel AMT Tool to Bypass Firewall

It's not hard for a well-funded state-sponsored hacking group to break into corporate networks and compromise systems with malware, but what's challenging for them is to keep that backdoor and its communication undetectable from a firewall and other network monitoring applications. However, a cyber-espionage group known as "Platinum," that is actively targeting governmental organisations, …

Datum: 9. 6. 2017

22 Apple Distributors Arrested for Selling Customers’ Data in $7.4 Million

Image Source: South China Morning Post Chinese authorities have announced the arrest of around 22 distributors working as Apple distributors as part of a $7 million operation, who stole customers’ personal information from an internal Apple database and illegally sold it to Chinese black market vendors. According to a report from Chinese media, this underground network reportedly consisted …

Datum: 8. 6. 2017

First Android-Rooting Trojan With Code Injection Ability Found On Google Play Store

A new Android-rooting malware with an ability to disable device’ security settings in an effort to perform malicious tasks in the background has been detected on the official Play Store. What's interesting? The app was smart enough to fool Google security mechanism by first pretending itself to be a clean app and then temporarily replacing it with a malicious version. Security researchers at …

Datum: 8. 6. 2017

Hard-coded Passwords Make Hacking Foscam ‘IP Cameras’ Much Easier

Security researchers have discovered over a dozen of vulnerabilities in tens of thousands of web-connected cameras that can not be protected just by changing their default credentials. Vulnerabilities found in two models of IP cameras from China-based manufacturer Foscam allow attackers to take over the camera, view video feeds, and, in some cases, even gain access to other devices connected …

Datum: 8. 6. 2017

Beware! This Microsoft PowerPoint Hack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros

"Disable macros and always be extra careful when you manually enable it while opening Microsoft Office Word documents." You might have heard of above-mentioned security warning multiple times on the Internet as hackers usually leverage this decade old macros-based hacking technique to hack computers through specially crafted Microsoft Office files, particularly Word, attached to spam emails. …

Datum: 7. 6. 2017

Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling its Antivirus in Windows 10

Russian antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab is so upset with US software giant Microsoft that the security firm has filed more antitrust complaints against the company. The antivirus firm initially filed a lawsuit late last year against Microsoft with Russian Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) over alleged abuse of Microsoft's dominant position in the desktop market to push its own antivirus …

Datum: 7. 6. 2017

Creators of Bitcoin Miners Face $12 Million Fine for 'Ponzi Scheme' Scam

Every time a new topic trends on the Internet, scammers take advantage of it. You must have heard of Bitcoin and how in recent days it has made some early investors millionaire overnight. Yes, the Bitcoin boom is back, and it's real — a digital currency that has just crossed a new milestone today. The current price of 1 BTC or 1 Bitcoin = US$2,850. An American con man took advantage of this …

Datum: 6. 6. 2017

14-Year-Old Japanese Boy Arrested for Creating Ransomware

Japanese authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy in Osaka, a prefecture and large port city, for allegedly creating and distributing a ransomware malware. This is the first such arrest in Japan which involves a Ransomware-related crime. Ransomware is a piece of malware that encrypts files on a victim's computer and makes them inaccessible until the victim pays a ransom, usually in …

Datum: 6. 6. 2017

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