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Someone is Using Mirai Botnet to Shut Down Internet for an Entire Country

Someone is trying to take down the whole Internet of a country by launching massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks using a botnet of insecure IoT devices infected by the Mirai malware. It all started early October when a cybercriminal publically released the source code of Mirai – a piece of nasty IoT malware designed to scan for insecure IoT devices and enslaves them into a botnet …

Datum: 3. 11. 2016

Hundreds Of Operations Canceled After Malware Hacks Hospitals Systems

Computer viruses do not discriminate. They are not just hacking your email and online banking accounts anymore. Computer viruses do not distinguish between a personal computer or a hospital machine delivering therapy to patients — and the results could prove deadly. Cyber attacks on hospitals have emerged as a significant cyber security risk in 2016, which not only threaten highly sensitive …

Datum: 3. 11. 2016

Critical Flaws in MySQL Give Hackers Root Access to Server (Exploits Released)

Over a month ago we reported about two critical zero-day vulnerabilities in the world's 2nd most popular database management software MySQL: MySQL Remote Root Code Execution (CVE-2016-6662) Privilege Escalation (CVE-2016-6663) At that time, Polish security researcher Dawid Golunski of Legal Hackers who discovered these vulnerabilities published technical details and proof-of-concept exploit …

Datum: 3. 11. 2016

19-Year-Old Teenage Hacker Behind DDoS-for-Hire Service Pleads Guilty

Due to the worldwide promotion of Mirai botnet that knocked down half of the Internet last Friday, hackers and even script kiddies have started creating their own botnet networks by hacking millions of IoT devices and selling them as DDoS-for-hire service to overwhelm targets with data. A 19-year-old student from Hertford has pled guilty to running one such DDoS-for-hire service that shortly …

Datum: 2. 11. 2016

Multiple Critical Remotely Exploitable Flaws Discovered in Memcached Caching System

Hey Webmasters, are you using Memcached to boost the performance of your website? Beware! It might be vulnerable to remote hackers. Three critical Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities have been reported in Memcached by security researcher Aleksandar Nikolich at Cisco Talos Group that expose major websites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, to hackers. Memcached is a fabulous …

Datum: 2. 11. 2016

Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Using Unpatched Windows Bug Disclosed by Google

Google's Threat Analysis Group publically disclosed on Monday a critical zero-day vulnerability in most versions of Windows just 10 days after privately disclosed both zero days to Microsoft and Adobe. While Adobe rushed an emergency patch for its Flash Player software on October 26, Microsoft had yet to release a fix. Microsoft criticized Google's move, saying that the public disclosure of …

Datum: 2. 11. 2016

Simplifying SSH keys and SSL Certs Management across the Enterprise using Key Manager Plus

With rapidly growing web-based services and widely expanding locations, organizations are using more and more SSL certificates as well as SSH keys than ever. From authentication, confidentiality, and integrity to preventing the organization from industrial espionage, SSL certificates play an important role. Managing SSL certificates across networks to ensure protection and prevent …

Datum: 2. 11. 2016

The Hacker News (THN) Celebrates 6th Anniversary Today

Can you believe that it's been 6 years since we first launched The Hacker News? Yes, The Hacker News is celebrating its sixth anniversary today on 1st November. We started this site on this same day back in 2010 with the purpose of providing a dedicated platform to deliver latest infosec news and threat updates for Hackers, Security researchers, technologists, and nerds. Times flies when …

Datum: 1. 11. 2016

New IoT Botnet Malware Discovered; Infecting More Devices Worldwide

The whole world is still dealing with the Mirai IoT Botnet that caused vast internet outage last Friday by launching massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the DNS provider Dyn, and researchers have found another nasty IoT botnet. Security researchers at MalwareMustDie have discovered a new malware family designed to turn Linux-based insecure Internet of Things (IoT) …

Datum: 1. 11. 2016

Google discloses Critical Windows Zero-Day that makes all Windows Users Vulnerable

Google has once again publicly disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in current versions of Windows operating system before Microsoft has a patch ready. Yes, the critical zero-day is unpatched and is being used by attackers in the wild. Google made the public disclosure of the vulnerability just 10 days after privately reporting the issue to Microsoft, giving the chocolate factory little time …

Datum: 1. 11. 2016

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