October 6, 2017

Leaving employees to manage their own password security is a mistake

Despite the clear and present danger that weak passwords pose to organizations, many remain focused on implementing technology based on policy, not the user, to address the problem.   How do you manage password security? More than half of IT executives surveyed rely on employees alone to monitor their own […]
October 5, 2017

How a missing smiley foiled a $70,000 email fraud

When hackers broke into the email account of a New Zealand grape-grower with the intent of stealing NZD $90,000 (approximately US $70,000) their plan came so very close to fruition. As Stuff New Zealand reports, it was only because of the careful eye of Kathryn Walker, the general manager of […]
September 27, 2017

Internet Explorer Bug Leaks What Users Type in the URL Address Bar

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser is affected by a serious bug that allows rogue sites to detect what the user is typing in his URL address bar. This includes new URLs where the user might be navigating to, but also search terms that IE automatically handles via a Bing search. Users […]
September 26, 2017

An Elaborate ATM Threat Crops Up: Network-based ATM Malware Attacks

Infecting automated teller machines (ATMs) with malware is nothing new. It’s concerning, yes. But new? Not really. We’ve been seeing physical attacks against ATMs since 2009. By physical, we mean opening the target machine’s casing, accessing the motherboard and connecting USB drives or CD-ROMs in order to infect the operating […]
September 26, 2017

CBS Showtime website was spotted mining cryptocurrency in viewers’ web browsers

Over the weekend, the websites of the CBS’s Showtime were found containing a JavaScript code that allowed someone to secretly mine cryptocurrency in viewers’ web browsers. The websites Showtime.com and iShowtimeAnytime.com silently injected in the visitors’ browser the code to abuse processor capabilities to mine Monero coins. The hidden code […]
September 26, 2017

Dirty Cow vulnerability discovered in Android malware campaign for the first time

For the first time, threat actors have added the Dirty Cow Android exploit to malware designed to compromise devices running on the mobile platform. On Monday, researchers from Trend Micro said the vulnerability, traced as CVE-2016-5195, has been discovered in a malware sample of ZNIU — detected as AndroidOS_ZNIU — […]
September 21, 2017

Passwords to Over a Half Million Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online

We’ve seen a lot of data breaches this year: some big, some small, some that are dangerous, and some that are just embarrassing. But if we were to name one as the creepiest data breach of 2017, this leak of logins for car tracking devices might take the cake. The […]
September 21, 2017

CoinDash ICO Hacker Returns 10,000 Ether Without Any Demands

The CoinDash project attracted a lot of attention during its ICO. Establishing a new type of trading platform will not be easy, but the team feels they can pull it off. Unfortunately, their ICO was hit by a major theft of coins, which saw an unknown assailant steal 44,000 ETH. […]
September 19, 2017

New Android Banking Trojan Red Alert 2.0 available for sale on crime forums

Researchers with security firm SfyLabs have discovered a new Android banking Trojan, dubbed Red Alert 2.0, that is being offered for rent on many dark websites for $500 per month. “The last several months a new actor has been very busy developing and distributing a new Android trojan dubbed ‘Red […]
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