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FBI Most Wanted Fugitive JPMorgan Hacker Arrested in New York

One of the FBI's most wanted hackers who was behind the largest theft of financial data has finally been arrested at the JFK airport in New York. Joshua Samuel Aaron is accused of being part of a hacking group that attacked several major financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase, and according to the officials, which was "the largest theft of user data from a U.S. financial institution …

Datum: 15. 12. 2016

After Failed Auction, Shadow Brokers Opens NSA Hacking Tools for Direct Sales

Remember The Shadow Brokers? The hacker group that's believed to be behind the high-profile cyber theft of NSA hacking tools and exploits that sparked a larger debate on the Internet concerning abilities of US intelligence agencies and their own security The group put the stolen cyber weapons on auction but received not much response and gone quiet for some time. However, …

Datum: 15. 12. 2016

Ashley Madison Dating Site Agrees to Pay $1.6 Million Fine Over Massive Breach

Ashley Madison, an American most prominent dating website that helps married people cheat on their spouses has been hacked, has agreed to pay a hefty fine of $1.6 Million for failing to protect account information of 36 Million users, after a massive data breach last year. Yes, the parent company of Ashley Madison, Ruby Corp. will pay $1.6 Million to settle charges from both Federal Trade …

Datum: 15. 12. 2016

Yahoo Admits 1 Billion Accounts Compromised in Newly Discovered Data Breach

In what believe to be the largest data breach in history, Yahoo is reporting a massive data breach that disclosed personal details associated with more than 1 Billion user accounts in August 2013. …And it's separate from the one disclosed by Yahoo! in September, in which hackers compromised as many as 500 Million user accounts in late 2014. What's troubling is that the company has not been …

Datum: 15. 12. 2016

Bug allows Hackers to Read all your Private Facebook Messenger Chats

A security researcher has discovered a critical vulnerability in Facebook Messenger that could allow an attacker to read all your private conversation, affecting the privacy of around 1 Billion Messenger users. Ysrael Gurt, the security researcher at BugSec and Cynet, reported a cross-origin bypass-attack against Facebook Messenger which allows an attacker to access your private messages, photos …

Datum: 14. 12. 2016

5-year-old Skype Backdoor Discovered — Mac OS X Users Urged to Update

Those innocent-looking apps in your smartphone can secretly spy on your communications or could allow hackers to do so. Hard to believe, but it's true. Recently, Trustwave's SpiderLabs analysts discovered a hidden backdoor in Skype for Apple's macOS and Mac OS X operating systems that could be used to spy on users' communications without their knowledge. The backdoor …

Datum: 14. 12. 2016

Microsoft releases 12 Security Updates; Including 6 Critical Patches

For the last Patch Tuesday for this year, Microsoft has released 12 security bulletins, half of which are rated 'critical' as they give attackers remote code execution capabilities on the affected computers. The security bulletins address vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Windows, Office, Internet Explorer and Edge. The first critical security bulletin, MS16-144, patches a total of 8 security …

Datum: 14. 12. 2016

More Firmware Backdoor Found In Cheap Android Phones

Here's some bad news for Android users again. Certain low-cost Android smartphones and tablets are shipped with malicious firmware, which covertly gathers data about the infected devices, displays advertisements on top of running applications and downloads unwanted APK files on the victim's devices. Security researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Dr.Web have discovered two types of …

Datum: 13. 12. 2016

Malicious Cryptocurrency Mining tool turns Computers into Zcash Mining Machines

Since its launch over a month ago, new virtual currency Zcash (ZEC) has become a significant way for cybercrooks to make money by infecting computers with software mining program. Launched in late October, Zcash (ZEC) is a new cryptocurrency currency that claims to be more anonymous than Bitcoin, as the sender, recipient and value of transactions can be hidden. With this premise, Zcash …

Datum: 13. 12. 2016

Europol arrests 34 Teenagers for using DDoS Attack Tools

Europol has announced that the law enforcement agencies from 13 countries around the globe have arrested 34 users of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack tools and interviewed and warned 101 suspects in a global crackdown. According to the report published on the official website of Europol, law enforcement authorities worldwide have made the arrest between 5 December and 9 December …

Datum: 12. 12. 2016

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