Banking Trojans Set Their Sights on Taxi and Ride-Hailing Apps

Security - Posted On:2017-08-17 09:59:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

It was to be expected that Android banking trojan operators would eventually set their sights on ride-hailing applications, considering that these apps work with a user's financial data on a daily basis. [...]

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Auto-Clicking Android Adware Found in 340 Apps on the Google Play Store

Security - Posted On:2017-08-17 07:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

The developer(s) of an Android adware family named GhostClicker has managed to sneak his malware on the official Google Play Store on several occasions, hiding it in as much as 340 mundane Android apps. [...]

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RCE Vulnerability Affecting Older Versions of Chrome Will Remain Unpatched

Security - Posted On:2017-08-17 05:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A remote code execution vulnerability affects older versions of the Google Chrome browser, all except the current version — Chrome 60. [...]

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Unpatchable Flaw Affects Most of Today's Modern Cars

Security - Posted On:2017-08-16 20:15:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

A flaw buried deep in the hearts of all modern cars allows an attacker with local or even remote access to a vehicle to shut down various components, including safety systems such as airbags, brakes, parking sensors, and others. [...]

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North Korean Cyberspies Target US Defense Contractors Following Nuclear Threats

Security - Posted On:2017-08-16 18:00:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

The North Korean cyber-espionage group known as the Lazarus Group has been busy hacking US defense contractors, according to a report published on Monday by security research firm Palo Alto Networks. [...]

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North Korean Cyberpies Target US Defense Contractors Following Nuclear Threats

Security - Posted On:2017-08-16 17:00:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

The North Korean cyber-espionage group known as the Lazarus Group has been busy hacking US defense contractors, according to a report published on Monday by security research firm Palo Alto Networks. [...]

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Locky Ransomware switches to the Lukitus extension for Encrypted Files

Security - Posted On:2017-08-16 15:00:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Today a new Locky Ransomware variant was discovered that switches to the .lukitus extension for encrypted files. It is not currently known how this variant is being distributed, but as the ransomware is being downloaded from a remote site it is most likely malspam. [...]

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SyncCrypt Ransomware Hides Inside JPG Files, Appends .KK Extension

Security - Posted On:2017-08-16 14:00:04 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new ransomware called SyncCrypt was discovered that is being distributed by spam attachments pretending to be court orders. This ransomware uses a interesting approach of embedding a zip file in a jpg image in order to avoid detection. [...]

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New Episode of Game of Thrones Leaks on Torrent Sites After Colossal HBO Blunder

Security - Posted On:2017-08-16 13:00:01 Source: bleepingcomputer

Episode 6 of Game of Thrones season 7 has leaked online on streaming, torrent, and file-sharing portals after HBO accidentally broadcast the episode via its on-demand streaming platform. [...]

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Pulse Wave - New DDoS Assault Pattern Discovered

Security - Posted On:2017-08-16 10:44:58 Source: bleepingcomputer

A new method of carrying out DDoS attacks named Pulse Wave is causing problems to certain DDoS mitigation solutions, allowing attackers to down servers previously thought to be secured. [...]

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Lone Nigerian Hacker Behind Attempted Hacks at 4,000 Organizations

Security - Posted On:2017-08-16 07:14:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

One lone hacker operating out of Lagos, Nigeria was able to hack into over 4,000 organizations across the globe using basic techniques and antiquated tools, according to an investigation by researchers at Check Point. [...]

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Backdoor Found in Enterprise Software Used by Banks, Tech, and Energy Companies

Security - Posted On:2017-08-16 06:59:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

A group with possible links to Chinese hackers has managed to break into the servers of NetSarang — a South Korean software maker — and has hidden a backdoor in the company's software packages. [...]

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Lone Nigerian Hacker Behind Hacks at 4,000 Organizations

Security - Posted On:2017-08-16 04:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

One lone hacker operating out of Lagos, Nigeria was able to hack into over 4,000 organizations across the globe using basic techniques and antiquated tools, according to an investigation by researchers at Check Point. [...]

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Eight Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Deliver Malicious Code to 4.8 Million Users

Security - Posted On:2017-08-16 00:30:00 Source: bleepingcomputer

Six more developers have had their Chrome extensions hijacked in the past four months, according to new evidence surfaced yesterday by Proofpoint researcher Kafeine. [...]

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2016 Open-Source Repo Continues to Fuel the PHP Server Ransomware Scene

Security - Posted On:2017-08-15 19:15:02 Source: bleepingcomputer

A PHP ransomware project open-sourced on GitHub is still spawning active threats, more than a year after it was released in early 2016. [...]

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White Supremacy Site Moves to the Dark Web After Being Spurned by GoDaddy, Google, and Zoho

Security - Posted On:2017-08-15 13:00:02 Source: bleepingcomputer

The Daily Stormer, the most well known of all white supremacy online portals, was forced to move today to the Dark Web after various service providers dropped the site from their infrastructure. [...]

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Millions of RDP Endpoints Exposed Online and Ready for Bad Things

Security - Posted On:2017-08-15 09:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

An Internet-wide scan carried out by security researchers from Rapid7 has discovered over 11 million devices with 3389/TCP ports left open online, of which over 4.1 million are specifically speaking the RDP protocol. [...]

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Hacker Helps Family Recover Minivan After Losing One-Of-A-Kind Car Key

Security - Posted On:2017-08-15 06:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

After getting locked out of their Toyota Estima minivan for almost two months, a Canadian family has regained access to their car after a hacker agreed to help them. [...]

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Office Exploit Gets New Life With PowerPoint Variation

Security - Posted On:2017-08-15 04:29:59 Source: bleepingcomputer

Over the past few months, an Office vulnerability has become one of the most popular and efficient ways of delivering malware to vulnerable computers. [...]

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DOJ Asks DreamHost to Reveal IP Addresses of All Who Visited Anti-Trump Website

Security - Posted On:2017-08-14 20:15:02 Source: bleepingcomputer

DreamHost — a US-based web hosting provider — revealed today that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had issued a search warrant in an attempt to obtain details about one of its customers, and the people who visited its website. [...]

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