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Cybersecurity Researchers Spotted First-Ever UEFI Rootkit in the Wild

Cybersecurity researchers at ESET have unveiled what they claim to be the first-ever UEFI rootkit being used in the wild, allowing hackers to implant persistent malware on the targeted computers that could survive a complete wipe of a target computer's hard drive. Dubbed LoJax, the UEFI rootkit is part of a malware campaign conducted by the infamous Sednit group, also known as APT28, Fancy Bear, …

Datum: 27. 9. 2018

VPNFilter Router Malware Adds 7 New Network Exploitation Modules

Security researchers have discovered even more dangerous capabilities in VPNFilter—the highly sophisticated multi-stage malware that infected 500,000 routers worldwide in May this year, making it much more widespread and sophisticated than earlier. Attributed to Russia's APT 28, also known as 'Fancy Bear,' VPNFilter is a malware platform designed to infect routers and network-attached storage …

Datum: 27. 9. 2018

ex-NSA Hacker Discloses macOS Mojave 10.14 Zero-Day Vulnerability

The same day Apple released its latest macOS Mojave operating system, a security researcher demonstrated a potential way to bypass new privacy implementations in macOS using just a few lines of code and access sensitive user data. On Monday, Apple started rolling out its new macOS Mojave 10.14 operating system update to its users, which includes a number of new privacy and security controls, …

Datum: 27. 9. 2018

New Linux Kernel Bug Affects Red Hat, CentOS, and Debian Distributions

Security researchers have published the details and proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits of an integer overflow vulnerability in the Linux kernel that could allow an unprivileged user to gain superuser access to the targeted system. The vulnerability, discovered by cloud-based security and compliance solutions provider Qualys, which has been dubbed "Mutagen Astronomy," affects the kernel versions …

Datum: 26. 9. 2018

Ex-NSA Developer Gets 5.5 Years in Prison for Taking Top Secret Documents Home

A former NSA employee has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for illegally taking a copy of highly classified documents and hacking tools to his home computer between 2010 and 2015, which were later stolen by Russian hackers. Nghia Hoang Pho, 68, of Ellicott City, Maryland—who worked as a developer with Tailored Access Operations (TAO) hacking group at the NSA since April 2006— …

Datum: 26. 9. 2018

SHEIN-Fashion Shopping Site Suffers Data Breach Affecting 6.5 Million Users

U.S. online fashion retailer SHEIN has admitted that the company has suffered a significant data breach after unknown hackers stole personally identifiable information (PII) of almost 6.5 million customers. Based in North Brunswick and founded in 2008, SHEIN has become one of the largest online fashion retailers that ships to more than 80 countries worldwide. The site has been initially …

Datum: 25. 9. 2018

ZDResearch Advanced Web Hacking Training 2018 – Learn Online

Are you looking to master web hacking? Interested in a bug-hunting career? Do you want to land a job in cybersecurity? Are you already working as a security engineer, but want to further advance or refine your skills? If yes, read on. ZDResearch Advanced Web Hacking (AWH) course, including optional certification upon completion—is the answer. Last week, we sat with the ZDResearch training …

Datum: 25. 9. 2018

Bitcoin Core Software Patches a Critical DDoS Attack Vulnerability

The Bitcoin Core development team has released an important update to patch a major DDoS vulnerability in its underlying software that could have been fatal to the Bitcoin Network, which is usually known as the most hack-proof and secure blockchain. The DDoS vulnerability, identified as CVE-2018-17144, has been found in the Bitcoin Core wallet software, which could potentially be exploited by …

Datum: 25. 9. 2018

Operator of VirusTotal Like Malware-Scanning Service Jailed for 14 Years

A Latvian hacker behind the development and operation of counter antivirus service "Scan4You" has finally been sentenced to 14 years in prison. 37-year-old Ruslans Bondars, described as a Latvian "non-citizen" or "citizen of the former USSR who had been residing in Riga, Latvia," was found guilty on May 16 in federal court in Alexandria, during which a co-conspirator revealed he had worked …

Datum: 22. 9. 2018

Twitter API Flaw Exposed Users Messages to Wrong Developers For Over a Year

The security and privacy issues with APIs and third-party app developers are something that's not just Facebook is dealing with. A bug in Twitter's API inadvertently exposed some users' direct messages (DMs) and protected tweets to unauthorized third-party app developers who weren't supposed to get them, Twitter disclosed in its Developer Blog on Friday. What Happened? Twitter found a bug …

Datum: 22. 9. 2018

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