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Category: Attacks & Breaches


Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

500,000 Devices Infected With Malware That Could Cut Users Off From The Internet

May 23, 2018

Via: Fortune

Cisco’s cyber intelligence unit is warning that at least half a million routers and storage devices in 54 countries have been infected with a sophisticated malware program that it believes the Russian government plants to launch a cyber attack on […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security, Uncategorized

North Korea-tied hackers used Google Play and Facebook to infect defectors

May 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Researchers said a team of hackers tied to North Korea recently managed to get the Google Play market to host at least three Android apps designed to surreptitiously steal personal information from defectors of the isolated nation. The three apps […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Malicious Chrome extensions infect 100,000-plus users, again

May 11, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Criminals infected more than 100,000 computers with browser extensions that stole login credentials, surreptitiously mined cryptocurrencies, and engaged in click fraud. The malicious extensions were hosted in Google’s official Chrome Web Store. The scam was active since at least March […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Windows warning: Tech-support scammers are ramping up attacks, says Microsoft

April 23, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft says it received 153,000 reports in 2017 from customers who’d come in contact with tech-support scammers via a cold call, spam, or the web. The reports from customers last year were up 24 percent on 2016, with filings coming […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Thousands of hacked websites are infecting visitors with malware

April 11, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Thousands of hacked websites have become unwitting participants in an advanced scheme that uses fake update notifications to install banking malware and remote access trojans on visitors’ computers, a computer researcher said Tuesday. The campaign, which has been running for […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

DNC “lone hacker” Guccifer 2.0 pegged as Russian spy after opsec fail

March 23, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Soon after the June 2016 announcement by CrowdStrike that the Democratic National Committee’s network had been the victim of a long-running breach perpetrated by Russian intelligence agencies, someone going by the name “Guccifer 2.0” suddenly materialized to take credit for […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Senate Intel committee releases election security recommendations

March 21, 2018

Via: FCW

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a set of recommendations to combat efforts by hostile states to interfere with U.S. elections. The move comes a day ahead of a panel hearing on election security. “We’re now at a point […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

US slaps new sanctions on Russia over NotPetya cyberattack, election meddling

March 15, 2018

Via: ZDnet

The White House has introduced a new round of sanctions on Russia, accusing the government of launching “the most destructive and costly cyberattack in history.” In a statement, the US Treasury said it has targeted 19 individuals and five entities […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Warner: U.S. is unprepared for cyber threats

March 14, 2018

Via: FCW

When it comes to cyberattacks against critical infrastructure, election systems and businesses, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) believes the United States is “woefully unprepared” to handle threats from nation-states and others. “We don’t have our act together at all,” Warner said […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Windows security: Microsoft fights massive cryptocoin miner malware outbreak

March 8, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has blocked a rapidly spreading malware outbreak that could have infected nearly 500,000 Windows PCs within hours on March 6. The trojan, known as Dofoil or Smoke Loader, was designed to deliver a range of payload. However, in this […]