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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

Viacom Left Sensitive Data And Secret Access Key On Unsecured Amazon Server

Viacom—the popular entertainment and media company that owns Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV, and hundreds of other properties—has exposed the keys to its kingdom on an unsecured Amazon S3 server. A security researcher working for California-based cyber resiliency firm UpGuard has recently discovered a wide-open, public-facing misconfigured Amazon Web Server S3 cloud storage bucket …

Datum: 20. 9. 2017

Here’s How Hackers Can Hijack Your Online Bitcoin Wallets

Researchers have been warning for years about critical issues with the Signaling System 7 (SS7) that could allow hackers to listen in private phone calls and read text messages on a potentially vast scale, despite the most advanced encryption used by cellular networks. Despite fixes being available for years, the global cellular networks have consistently been ignoring this serious issue, saying …

Datum: 19. 9. 2017

Red Alert 2.0: New Android Banking Trojan for Sale on Hacking Forums

The Recent discoveries of dangerous variants of the Android banking Trojan families, including Faketoken, Svpeng, and BankBot, present a significant threat to online users who may have their login credentials and valuable personal data stolen. Security researchers from SfyLabs have now discovered a new Android banking Trojan that is being rented on many dark websites for $500 per month, …

Datum: 19. 9. 2017

The Pirate Bay Caught Running Browser-Based Cryptocurrency Miner

The world's popular torrent download website, The Pirate Bay, has again been in a new controversy—this time over secretly planting an in-browser cryptocurrency miner on its website that utilizes its visitors' CPU processing power in order to mine digital currencies. The Pirate Bay is the most popular and most visited file-sharing website predominantly used to share copyrighted material free of …

Datum: 19. 9. 2017

Warning: CCleaner Hacked to Distribute Malware; Over 2.3 Million Users Infected

If you have downloaded or updated CCleaner application on your computer between 15 August and September 12 of this year from its official website, then pay attention—your computer has been compromised. CCleaner is a popular application with over 2 billion downloads, created by Piriform and recently acquired by Avast, that allows users to clean up their system to optimize and enhance performance. …

Datum: 18. 9. 2017

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