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New Android Spyware Created by Russian Defense Contractor Found in the Wild

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a new piece of mobile surveillance malware believed to be developed by a Russian defense contractor that has been sanctioned for interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Dubbed Monokle, the mobile remote-access trojan has been actively targeting Android phones since at least March 2016 and is primarily being used in highly targeted attacks on…

Datum: 25. 7. 2019

Facebook Agrees to Pay $5 Billion Fine and Setup New Privacy Program for 20 Years

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today officially confirmed that Facebook has agreed to pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine over privacy violations surrounding the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Besides the multibillion-dollar penalty, the company has also accepted a 20-year-long agreement that enforces it to implement a new organizational framework designed to strengthen its data privacy…

Datum: 24. 7. 2019

Siemens Contractor Pleads Guilty to Planting 'Logic Bomb' in Spreadsheets

A former Siemens contractor has pledged guilty in federal court Friday to secretly planting code in automated spreadsheets he had created for the company over a decade ago that deliberately crashes the program every few years. David Tinley, a 62-year-old resident of Harrison City, Pennsylvania, was hired by Siemens as a contract employee for Monroeville, Pennsylvania location, in 2002 to…

Datum: 24. 7. 2019

RCE Flaw Found in ProFTPD (FTP Server) — Affecting Over 1 Million Servers

A German security researcher has publicly disclosed details of a severe vulnerability in one of the most popular FTP server applications, which potentially could affect over one million servers. The vulnerable software in question is ProFTPD, an open source FTP server that is being used by a large number of popular businesses and websites including SourceForge, Samba and Slackware, and comes…

Datum: 23. 7. 2019

Equifax to Pay up to $700 Million in 2017 Data Breach Settlement

Equifax, one of the three largest credit-reporting firms in the United States, has to pay up to $700 million in fines to settle a series of state and federal investigations into the massive 2017 data breach that exposed the personal and financial data of nearly 150 million Americans—that's almost half the country. According to an official announcement by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC…

Datum: 23. 7. 2019

Kazakhstan Begins Intercepting HTTPS Internet Traffic Of All Citizens Forcefully

If you are in Kazakhstan and unable to access the Internet service without installing a certificate, you're not alone. The Kazakhstan government has once again issued an advisory to all major local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) asking them to make it mandatory for all their customers to install government-issued root certificates on their devices in order to regain access to the Internet…

Datum: 19. 7. 2019

Slack Resets Passwords For Lazy Users Who Hadn't Changed It Since 2015 Breach

If you use Slack, a popular cloud-based team collaboration server, and recently received an email from the company about a security incident, don't panic and read this article before taking any action. Slack has been sending a "password reset" notification email to all those users who had not yet changed passwords for their Slack accounts since 2015 when the company suffered a massive data…

Datum: 18. 7. 2019

Breach at Bulgaria's Tax Agency Exposed Data of Over 70% Citizens

Eastern European country Bulgaria has suffered the biggest data breach in its history that compromised personal and financial information of 5 million adult citizens out of its total population of 7 million people. According to multiple sources in local Bulgarian media, an unknown hacker earlier this week emailed them download links to 11GB of stolen data which included taxpayer's personal…

Datum: 17. 7. 2019

EvilGnome: A New Backdoor Implant Spies On Linux Desktop Users

Security researchers have discovered a rare piece of Linux spyware that's currently fully undetected across all major antivirus security software products, and includes rarely seen functionalities with regards to most Linux malware, The Hacker News learned. It's a known fact that there are a very few strains of Linux malware exist in the wild as compared to Windows viruses because of its core…

Datum: 17. 7. 2019

New Attack Lets Android Apps Capture Loudspeaker Data Without Any Permission

Earlier this month, The Hacker News covered a story on research revealing how over 1300 Android apps are collecting sensitive data even when users have explicitly denied the required permissions. The research was primarily focused on how app developers abuse multiple ways around to collect location data, phone identifiers, and MAC addresses of their users by exploiting both covert and side…

Datum: 17. 7. 2019

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