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Unpatched Microsoft Word Flaw is Being Used to Spread Dridex Banking Trojan

If you are a regular reader of The Hacker News, you might be aware of an ongoing cyber attack — detected in the wild by McAfee and FireEye — that silently installs malware on fully-patched computers by exploiting an unpatched Microsoft Word vulnerability in all current versions of Microsoft Office. Now, according to security firm Proofpoint, the operators of the Dridex malware started …

Datum: 11. 4. 2017

U.S. Takes Down Kelihos Botnet After Its Russian Operator Arrested in Spain

A Russian computer hacker arrested over the weekend in Barcelona was apparently detained for his role in a massive computer botnet, and not for last year's US presidential election hack as reported by the Russian media. Peter Yuryevich Levashov, 32-years-old Russian computer programmer, suspected of operating the Kelihos botnet — a global network of over 100,000 infected computers that was …

Datum: 11. 4. 2017

Symantec Connects 40 Cyber Attacks to CIA Hacking Tools Exposed by Wikileaks

Security researchers have confirmed that the alleged CIA hacking tools recently exposed by WikiLeaks have been used against at least 40 governments and private organizations across 16 countries. Since March, as part of its "Vault 7" series, Wikileaks has published over 8,761 documents and other confidential information that the whistleblower group claims came from the US Central Intelligence …

Datum: 10. 4. 2017

Hacker Caused Panic in Dallas by Turning ON Every Emergency Siren at Once

We have seen hackers flooding 911 emergency service with rogue requests to knock the service offline for an entire state, but some hacking incidents are worse than others. One such incident took place in Dallas on Friday night when hacker triggered a network of 156 emergency warning sirens for about two hours, waking up residents and sparking fears of a disaster. The emergency warning sirens …

Datum: 10. 4. 2017

Another Russian Hacker Arrested In Spain Reportedly Over U.S. Election Hacking

A Russian computer hacker and alleged spam kingpin was arrested in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday reportedly over suspicion of being involved in hacking attacks linked to alleged interference in last year's United States presidential election process. 36-year-old Pyotr Levashov from St. Petersburg was detained by police in Barcelona after US authorities issued an international arrest warrant for …

Datum: 10. 4. 2017

Beware of an Unpatched Microsoft Word 0-Day Flaw being Exploited in the Wild

It's 2017, and opening a simple MS Word file could compromise your system. Security researchers are warning of a new in-the-wild attack that silently installs malware on fully-patched computers by exploiting a serious — and yet unpatched — zero-day vulnerability in all current versions of Microsoft Office on fully-patched PCs. The Microsoft Office zero-day attack, uncovered by researchers …

Datum: 9. 4. 2017

Shadow Brokers Group Releases More Stolen NSA Hacking Tools & Exploits

Remember The Shadow Brokers? They are back. A hackers group that previously claimed to have stolen a bunch of hacking tools (malware, zero-day exploits, and implants) created by the NSA and gained popularity last year for leaking a portion of those tools is back. Today, The Shadow Brokers group released more alleged hacking tools and exploits that, the group claims, belonged to "Equation …

Datum: 8. 4. 2017

WikiLeaks Reveals CIA's Grasshopper Windows Hacking Framework

As part of its Vault 7 series of leaked documents, whistleblowing website WikiLeaks today released a new cache of 27 documents allegedly belonged to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Named Grasshopper, the latest batch reveals a CLI-based framework developed by the CIA to build "customised malware" payloads for breaking into Microsoft's Windows operating systems and bypassing …

Datum: 7. 4. 2017

U.S. Trade Group Hacked by Chinese Hackers ahead of Trump-Xi Trade Summit

Researchers have uncovered a Chinese cyber-espionage against the United States ahead of the trade summit on Thursday between US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping. According to a new report published today by Fidelis Cybersecurity firm, the Chinese APT10 hacking group implanted a piece of malware on the "Events" page of the US National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) website …

Datum: 6. 4. 2017

Microsoft Finally Reveals What Data Windows 10 Collects From Your PC

Since the launch of Windows 10, there has been widespread concern about its data collection practices, mostly because Microsoft has been very secretive about the telemetry data it collects. Now, this is going to be changed, as Microsoft wants to be more transparent on its diagnostics data collection practices. Till now there are three options (Basic, Enhanced, Full) for Windows 10 users to …

Datum: 6. 4. 2017

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