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Microsoft Issues Security Patches for 25 Critical Vulnerabilities

Here we are again… As part of its August Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has today released a large batch of 48 security updates for all supported versions Windows systems and other products. This month's security updates cover vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft SharePoint, Adobe Flash Player, Windows Hyper-V and Microsoft SQL …

Datum: 8. 8. 2017

Game of Thrones (Season 7) Episode 5 Script Leaked — Hacker Demands Millions in Ransom

The hacking group that recently hacked HBO has just dropped its third trove of documents, including a month emails of one of the company's executives, and a detailed script of the upcoming fifth episode of "Game of Thrones" Season 7, set to be aired on August 13. The latest release is the second leak from the hackers who claimed to have obtained around 1.5 terabytes of information from HBO, …

Datum: 8. 8. 2017

Hotspot Shield VPN Accused of Spying On Its Users' Web Traffic

"Privacy" is a bit of an Internet buzzword nowadays as the business model of the Internet has now shifted towards data collection. Although Virtual Private Network (VPN) is one of the best solutions to protect your privacy and data on the Internet, you should be more vigilant while choosing a VPN service which actually respects your privacy. If you are using popular free virtual private …

Datum: 8. 8. 2017

Critical Flaws Found in Solar Panels Could Shut Down Power Grids

A Dutch security researcher has uncovered a slew of security vulnerabilities in an essential component of solar panels which could be exploited to cause widespread outages in European power grids. Willem Westerhof, a cybersecurity researcher at Dutch security firm ITsec, discovered 21 security vulnerabilities in the Internet-connected inverters – an essential component of solar panel that …

Datum: 8. 8. 2017

Marcus Hutchins (MalwareTech) Gets $30,000 Bail, But Can't Leave United States

Marcus Hutchins, the malware analyst who helped stop global Wannacry menace, has reportedly pleaded not guilty to charges of creating and distributing the infamous Kronos banking malware and is set to release on $30,000 bail on Monday. Hutchins, the 23-year-old who operates under the alias MalwareTech on Twitter, stormed to fame and hailed as a hero over two months ago when he stopped a …

Datum: 5. 8. 2017

Hacker Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Spreading Linux Malware

A Russian man accused of infecting tens of thousands of computer servers worldwide to generate millions in fraudulent payments has been imprisoned for 46 months (nearly four years) in a United States' federal prison. 41-year-old Maxim Senakh, of Velikii Novgorod, was arrested by Finnish police in August 2015 for his role in the development and maintenance of the infamous Linux botnet called …

Datum: 4. 8. 2017

FBI Arrests Researcher Who Found 'Kill-Switch' to Stop Wannacry Ransomware

The 22-year-old British security researcher who gained fame for discovering the "kill switch" that stopped the outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware—has been reportedly arrested in the United States after attending the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas. Marcus Hutchins, operates under the alias MalwareTech on Twitter, was detained by the FBI in the state of Nevada, a friend of Hutchins …

Datum: 3. 8. 2017

Hackers Behind WannaCry Ransomware Withdraw $143,000 From Bitcoin Wallets

The cyber criminals behind the global WannaCry ransomware attack that caused chaos worldwide have finally cashed out their ransom payments. Nearly three months ago, the WannaCry ransomware shut down hospitals, telecom providers, and many businesses worldwide, infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries, encrypting files and then charging victims $300-$600 for the keys …

Datum: 3. 8. 2017

This is How CIA Disables Security Cameras During Hollywood-Style Operations

In last 20 years, we have seen hundreds of caper/heist movies where spies or bank robbers hijack surveillance cameras of secure premises to either stop recording or set up an endless loop for covert operations without leaving any evidence. Whenever I see such scenes in a movie, I wonder and ask myself: Does this happen in real-life? Yes, it does, trust me—at least CIA agents are doing this. …

Datum: 3. 8. 2017

Hackers Hijacked Chrome Extension for Web Developers With Over 1 Million Users

From past few years, spammers and cyber criminals were buying web extensions from their developers and then updating them without informing their users to inject bulk advertisements into every website user visits in order to generate large revenue. But now they have shifted their business model—instead of investing, spammers have started a new wave of phishing attacks aimed at hijacking …

Datum: 3. 8. 2017

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