Google Twice Misses Android App with Open-Source Spyware Code

Security - Posted On:2019-08-22 10:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

One Android app with spyware capabilities based on an open-source remote access tool (RAT) has twice thwarted the security of Google Play over a period of two weeks. [...]

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Bitdefender Fixes Privilege Escalation Bug in Free Antivirus 2020

Security - Posted On:2019-08-22 08:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A vulnerability in the free version of Bitdefender Antivirus could be exploited by an attacker to get SYSTEM-level permissions, reserved for the most privileged account on a Windows machine. [...]

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Portland Public Schools Recovers $2.9 Million Lost in BEC Scam

Security - Posted On:2019-08-22 08:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

Oregon urban school district Portland Public Schools is on track to recover roughly $2.9 million wired by district employees to a BEC scammer, after discovering the fraudulent transactions before the money left the fraudster's accounts. [...]

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GitHub Experienced Widespread Major Services Outage

Security - Posted On:2019-08-22 08:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

The GitHub Git repository hosting platform experienced a widespread and major services outage impacting the Issues, PRs, Dashboard, Projects, and Notifications features. [...]

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npm Pulls Malicious Package that Stole Login Passwords

Security - Posted On:2019-08-21 19:45:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A malicious package was removed today from the npm repository after it was discovered that stole login information from the computers it was installed on. [...]

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Second Steam Zero-Day Impacts Over 96 Million Windows Users

Security - Posted On:2019-08-21 15:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A second Steam Windows client zero-day privilege escalation vulnerability affecting over 96 million users has been publicly disclosed today by Russian researcher Vasily Kravets. [...]

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Windows 10 Insider Build 18965 Adds Restart Apps Sign-In Option

Security - Posted On:2019-08-21 14:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft is rolling out Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18965 (20H1) to Insiders in the Fast ring, a build that now makes it possible to enable restarting apps at Windows sign-in. [...]

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Phishing Attacks Scrape Branded Microsoft 365 Login Pages

Security - Posted On:2019-08-21 13:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

An unusual new phishing campaign is probing email inboxes via attacks using the targets' company-branded Microsoft 365 tenant login pages to add more legitimacy to the scam. [...]

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Hackers Want $2.5 Million Ransom for Texas Ransomware Attacks

Security - Posted On:2019-08-21 10:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

The threat actor that hit multiple Texas local governments with file-encrypting malwarelast week may have done it by compromising a managed service provider. The attacker demanded a collective ransom of $2.5 million, the mayor of a municipality says. [...]

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PokerTracker.com Hacked to Inject Payment Card Stealing Script

Security - Posted On:2019-08-21 08:44:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A curious case of web-based card skimming activity revealed that the Poker Tracker website had been compromised and loaded JavaScript that stole payment information from customers. [...]

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Silence Advanced Hackers Attack Banks All Over the World

Security - Posted On:2019-08-21 00:29:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

The activity of the advanced hacker group the researchers call Silence has increased significantly over the past year. Victims in the financial sector are scattered across more than 30 countries and financial losses have quintupled. [...]

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Visa Adds New Threat Detection to Prevent Payment Fraud

Security - Posted On:2019-08-20 17:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Visa announced the addition of new fraud threat detection and blocking tech designed to boost transaction security and, implicitly, the integrity of its payments ecosystem. [...]

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Microsoft Fixes Corrupted Windows Defender Files When Using SFC

Security - Posted On:2019-08-20 16:44:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft has released a new Windows Defender update that fixes an issues with SFC /scannow detecting corrupted Windows Defender PowerShell files. [...]

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Microsoft Releases First Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge Beta

Security - Posted On:2019-08-20 14:15:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

The first Beta release of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser is now available for Windows and macOS users after having already been downloaded over one million times while distributed through the Dev and Canary preview channels. [...]

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Microsoft Patches Vulnerable Android Remote Desktop App

Security - Posted On:2019-08-20 13:00:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Microsoft updated the security advisory for an information disclosure vulnerability that previously impacted only Windows Remote Desktop Protocol clients to also include the Microsoft Remote Desktop for Android app. [...]

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Exposed Sphinx Servers Are No Challenge for Hackers

Security - Posted On:2019-08-20 12:15:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Attackers can take advantage of Sphinx web servers exposed on the internet to access, alter, or remove data in the database, warns CERT-Bund, Germany's computer emergency response team. [...]

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Severe Flaws in Kubernetes Expose All Servers to DoS Attacks

Security - Posted On:2019-08-20 11:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Two high severity security flaws impacting the Kubernetes open-source system for handling containerized apps can allow an unauthorized attacker to trigger a denial of services state remotely, without user interaction. [...]

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Scammer Tricks City Into $1 Million Wire Transfer

Security - Posted On:2019-08-20 09:29:57 Source: bleepingcomputer

A scammer was able to successfully fooled the City of Saskatoon into transferring them a little over $1 million. They may not enjoy the wealth, though. [...]

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Adwind Remote Access Trojan Hits Utilities Sector

Security - Posted On:2019-08-19 18:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Attackers are targeting entities from the utility industry with the Adwind Remote Access Trojan (RAT) malware via a malspam campaign that uses URL redirection to malicious payloads. [...]

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Gmail Is Down, Displays "Something Went Wrong" Errors

Security - Posted On:2019-08-19 15:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Google's free Gmail email service is currently experiencing a worldwide outage which prevents users from logging in and displays "Something went wrong" errors when they're trying to sign in to their accounts. [...]

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