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An Army of Thousands of Hacked Servers Found Mining Cryptocurrencies

A new botnet consisting of more than 15,000 compromised servers has been used to mine various cryptocurrencies, earning its master around $25,000 per month. Mining cryptocurrencies can be a costly investment, as it requires an enormous amount of computing power, but cybercriminals have found an easy money-making solution. Dubbed BondNet, the botnet was first spotted in December 2016 by …

Datum: 5. 5. 2017

Unpatched Wordpress Flaw Could Allow Hackers To Reset Admin Password

WordPress, the most popular CMS in the world, is vulnerable to a logical vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to reset targeted users’ password under certain circumstances. The vulnerability (CVE-2017-8295) becomes even more dangerous after knowing that it affects all versions of WordPress — including the latest 4.7.4 version. The WordPress flaw was discovered by Polish security …

Datum: 4. 5. 2017

Real-World SS7 Attack — Hackers Are Stealing Money From Bank Accounts

Security researchers have been warning for years about critical security holes in the Signaling System 7 (SS7) that could allow hackers to listen in private phone calls and read text messages on a potentially vast scale, despite the most advanced encryption used by cellular networks. Cellular networks, on the other hand, have consistently been ignoring this serious issue, saying that it is a …

Datum: 4. 5. 2017

Warning! Don't Click that Google Docs Link You Just Received in Your Email

Did someone just share a random Google Doc with you? First of all — Do not click on that Google Doc link you might have just received in your email and delete it immediately — even if it's from someone you know. I, my colleagues at The Hacker News, and even people all around the Internet, especially journalists, are receiving a very convincing OAuth phishing email, which says that the person …

Datum: 3. 5. 2017

Hundreds of Apps Using Ultrasonic Signals to Silently Track Smartphone Users

Your smartphone may have some apps that are continuously listening inaudible, high-frequency ultrasonic sounds from your surroundings and they know where you go, what you like and dislike — all without your knowledge. Ultrasonic Cross-Device Tracking is a new technology that some marketers and advertising companies are currently using to track users across multiple devices and have access to …

Datum: 3. 5. 2017

Google Patches 6 Critical Android Mediaserver Bugs in May Security Update

In Brief Google has released its monthly security patches for Android this week, addressing 17 critical vulnerabilities, 6 of which affect Android Mediaserver component that could be used to execute malicious code remotely. Besides patches for Mediaserver, Google also fixed 4 critical vulnerabilities related to Qualcomm components discovered in Android handsets, including Google's Nexus 6P …

Datum: 3. 5. 2017

Malware Hunter — Shodan's new tool to find Malware C&C Servers

Rapidly growing, insecure internet-connected devices are becoming albatross around the necks of individuals and organizations with malware authors routinely hacking them to form botnets that can be further used as weapons in DDoS and other cyber attacks. But now finding malicious servers, hosted by attackers, that control botnet of infected machines gets a bit easier. Thanks to Shodan and …

Datum: 2. 5. 2017

PCs With Intel Server Chipsets, Launched In Past 9-Years, Can Be Hacked Remotely

A critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability has been discovered in the remote management features on computers shipped with Intel processors for nearly a decade, which could allow attackers to take control of the computers remotely. The RCE flaw (CVE-2017-5689) resides in the Intel's Management Engine (ME) technologies such as Active Management Technology (AMT), Small Business …

Datum: 2. 5. 2017

Hacker leaks 'Orange is the New Black' Season 5 after Netflix refused to Pay Ransom

After releasing 10 back-to-back episodes of the Season 5 premiere of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black," a hacking group calling itself The Dark Overlord is threatening to leak a trove of other unreleased TV shows and movies. The Dark Overlord (TDO) posted links to the first 10 episodes of the upcoming season of "Orange Is the New Black" show to a piracy website after Larson Studios and …

Datum: 1. 5. 2017

Insecure Apps that Open Ports Leave Millions of Smartphones at Risk of Hacking

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan discovered that hundreds of applications in Google Play Store have a security hole that could potentially allow hackers to steal data from and even implant malware on millions of Android smartphones. The University of Michigan team says that the actual issue lies within apps that create open ports — a known problem with computers — on …

Datum: 29. 4. 2017

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