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SWIFT Hack: Bangladesh Bank Recovers $15 Million from a Philippines Casino

Part of the $81 Million stolen from Bangladesh bank's New York Federal Reserve account earlier this year in the wake of the major malware attack on the SWIFT interbank transfer network has been tracked down to a casino in the Philippines. SWIFT, or Society for Worldwide Interbank Telecommunication, is a global financial messaging system that thousands of banks and organizations around the …

Datum: 10. 11. 2016

Microsoft Patches Windows Zero-Day Flaw Disclosed by Google

Microsoft was very upset with Google last week when its Threat Analysis Group publically disclosed a critical Windows kernel vulnerability (CVE-2016-7255) that had yet to be patched. The company criticized Google's move, claiming that the disclosure of the vulnerability, which was being exploited in the wild, put its customers "at potential risk." The vulnerability affects …

Datum: 9. 11. 2016

DDoS Attack Takes Down Central Heating System Amidst Winter In Finland

Just Imaging — What if, you enter into your home from a chilling weather outside, and the heating system fails to work because of a cyber attack, leaving you in the sense of panic? The same happened late last month when an attack knocks heating system offline in Finland. Last week, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack led to the disruption of the heating systems for at least two …

Datum: 9. 11. 2016

Over 300,000 Android Devices Hacked Using Chrome Browser Vulnerability

A vulnerability in Chrome for Android is actively being exploited in the wild that allows hackers to quietly download banking trojan apps (.apk) onto victim's’ device without their confirmation. You might have encountered a pop-up advertisement that appears out of nowhere and surprise you that your mobile device has been infected with a dangerous virus and instructs you to install a security …

Datum: 9. 11. 2016

Facebook agrees to Stop using UK Users' WhatsApp Data for Targeted Ads

In August, Facebook introduced a hugely controversial data sharing plan to start harvesting data from its WhatsApp messaging app from September 25 for delivering more relevant ads on the social network. Many users were not happy with the move, because there was no real way of opting out from the data sharing – WhatsApp users could only do so within a short period – and even if users did opt …

Datum: 8. 11. 2016

'Web Of Trust' Browser Add-On Caught Selling Users' Data — Uninstall It Now

Browser extensions have become a standard part of the most popular browsers and essential part of our lives for surfing the Internet. But not all extensions can be trusted. One such innocent looking browser add-on has been caught collecting browsing history of millions of users and selling them to third-parties for making money. An investigation by German television channel …

Datum: 8. 11. 2016

Wikileaks Gets DDoSed after Leaking 8,200 DNC Emails One Day before U.S. Election

With just two days before the presidential election, WikiLeaks late Sunday night published a new trove of emails apparently hacked from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The most recent dump of more than 8,000 emails came after the whistleblowing site, on a daily basis over last four weeks, has already leaked over 50,000 emails stolen from the key figure in the DNC – Hillary Clinton's …

Datum: 7. 11. 2016

Tesco Bank Hacked — Cyber Fraudsters Stole Money From 20,000 Accounts

Almost 20,000 Tesco Bank customers have had their money stolen from their accounts after the banking arm of UK's biggest retailer fall victim to a hacking attack this weekend. As a result of the hack, Tesco Bank has frozen online transactions in an attempt to protect its customers from, what it described as, the “online criminal activity.” However, customers can still use their debit and …

Datum: 7. 11. 2016

China Passes Cybersecurity Law to Tighten its Control over the Internet

China has long been known for its strict censorship policies, which has already made it difficult for foreign companies to do business in the world's most populous country of more than 1.35 Billion people. Now, the Chinese government has approved a broad new controversial cybersecurity regulations that would further strengthen the country's censorship regime, making it more difficult for …

Datum: 7. 11. 2016

Websites of Indian Embassy in 7 Countries Hacked; Database Leaked Online

Indian embassy websites in seven different countries have been hacked, and attackers have leaked personal data, including full name, residential address, email address, passport number and phone number, of Indian citizens living abroad. This incident is extremely worrying because it involves diplomatic personnel working in the embassies that have always been a favorite target of …

Datum: 7. 11. 2016

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