Category: Attacks & Breaches

Attacks & Breaches, Security

32 class-action suits filed against Intel over Spectre and Meltdown flaws

February 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

In its annual SEC filing, Intel has revealed that it’s facing 32 lawsuits over the Spectre and Meltdown attacks on its processors. While the Spectre problem is a near-universal issue faced by modern processors, the Meltdown attack is specific to […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Tech-support scammers have a new trick to send Chrome users into a panic

February 7, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Con artists pushing tech-support scams have an arsenal of ways to lock up the browsers of potential marks. On Tuesday, a researcher disclosed a new weapon that freezes Google Chrome, which, by most measures, is the Internet’s most widely used […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Utah government now blocking up to 900 million cyberattacks daily

February 1, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Utah state government experiences more than 300 million cyberattacks daily. That’s on a good day. Some days they see 900 million cyberattacks. Two years ago, though, there were only 150 million daily attempts to hack into their system. This new […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

How to Steal $500 Million in Cryptocurrency

January 31, 2018

Via: Fortune

Early Friday morning in Tokyo, hackers broke into a cryptocurrency exchange called Coincheck Inc. and made off with nearly $500 million in digital tokens. It’s one of the biggest heists in history, with the exchange losing more than 500 million […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Dutch spies tipped off NSA that Russia was hacking the Democrats, new reports claim

January 26, 2018

Via: ZDnet

When hackers operating next to Moscow’s Red Square launched an attack against the Democratic Party in 2015, someone was watching. And that someone, according to new reports, was the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD). Netherlands newspaper de Volkskrant […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Hackers Are Using PDF Versions of ‘Fire and Fury’ to Spread Malware

January 22, 2018

Via: Fortune

A security researcher with Kaspersky Labs has found pirated digital copies of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury containing malware that could help hackers gain access to other people’s computers. The exploit was highlighted by researcher Michael Molsner and reported by […]

Attacks & Breaches, Mobile Security, Security

Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users

January 5, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Smartphone users download security applications to help protect their device and data from cyber attacks and hackers. But attackers can also exploit for their own ends, as demonstrated by a total of 36 phoney security tools discovered in the Google […]

Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Why you need to worry about the security of open source software in 2018 and beyond

December 22, 2017

Via: CIO

It’s important to say this up front. Mark Curphey loves open source software. “I’m a big fan, and always have been,” the founder and CEO of the security startup SourceClear says. After all, what’s not to like about people pulling […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

FBI Cybersecurity Expert Abagnale: Passwords Are ‘The Root Of All Evil’

December 19, 2017

Via: CRN

Frank Abagnale, an FBI cybersecurity specialist and identity fraud expert, wants to get rid of passwords. “This is a 1970s technology, and passwords are the root of all evil. They’re stagnant, they need to be gone and everybody wants to […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

1998 attack that messes with sites’ secret crypto keys is back in a big way

December 13, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

A surprisingly big number of top-name websites—Facebook and PayPal among them—recently tested positive for a critical, 19-year-old vulnerability that allowed attackers to decrypt encrypted data and sign communications using the sites’ secret encryption key. The vulnerability in the transport layer […]