The Australian Red Cross data breach created a ripe opportunity for hackers by sending text messages containing phishing links.
Security researchers at Invincea Labs discovered two vulnerabilities in Belkin’s WeMo home automation devices, one of which is an SQL injection vulnerability present in its’ firmware that could allow hackers with local access to a network to gain root access to Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Android Phones
Jesse LaBrocca, the administrator of the hobbyist hacking site HackForums, announced Friday that he was banning the sale of DDoS-for-Hire services from his site. As one of the Internet’s biggest forums for hacking-related activity, HackForums was previously one of the most readily accessible places to buy DDoS-for-Hire services online.
Cyber Security firm Bishop Fox released a 53-page report last week validating the claims made by short-selling firm Muddy Waters and cyber security firm MedSec that cardiac devices made by St. Jude Medical, Inc. could be infiltrated by hackers in life-threatening attacks.
A group of Ukrainian hackers calling itself CyberHunta has released more than a gigabyte of emails (approx. 2,337) belonging to one of Vladimir Putin’s top advisors, Vladislav Surkov, who was formerly deputy prime minister of Russia. The authenticity of the leaked cache of emails was verified by the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRL).
WikiLeaks has released an email thread revealing that John Podesta’s personal Gmail account and emails were compromised by a simple phishing attack, the same hacking tactic used to access actresses’ iOS accounts in the 2014 Celebgate scandal.
Researchers from Google’s Threat Analysis Group have alerted Microsoft of a critical zero-day vulnerability in Windows, an active exploit that is currently being used by hackers at large.
Security researchers at MalwareMustDie have discovered a brand new malware strain designed to turn poorly encrypted, Linux-based Internet of Things (IoT) devices into a botnet to deploy DDoS attacks.
In an effort to increase certificate transparency, Google announced in a blog post yesterday that they will distrust certificates issued by Chinese certificate authorities WoSign and StartCom once Chrome 56 becomes available in January 2017.
Another massive voter database leak was discovered last week by the Austin-based security company MacKeeper. According to their blog, the 350,000-file public database contained information about voters from California, Montana, New Jersey, and Virginia, including voters’ names, addresses, phone numbers, gender, birth date, marital status, voter ID number, date of registration, political affiliation, and elections they have voted in.
Cylance researchers have discovered a malvertising campaign on Google AdWords, where unsuspecting Apple Mac users were being tricked into downloading a malicious installer.
911 services in three states were recently threatened by an attack believed be instigated by eighteen-year-old Meetkumar Desai. According to a release published last week, the alleged emergency services hacker has been taken into custody and charged with a Class 2 Felony on three counts of computer tampering.
The hacker group dubbed ‘The Shadow Brokers’, who have previously released NSA hacking tools for anyone to download, published more files on Monday on the blogging site Medium. NSA
The EU data protection watchdog group is urging WhatsApp to clarify that user information shared between the company and Facebook is compliant with data protection laws in Europe. EU Data
Yahoo has released its semi-annual transparency report, the first issued by the company since Reuters revealed earlier this month that Yahoo scanned its users’ email accounts at the behest of U.S. government agencies.
With the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cybersecurity experts has repeatedly warned that any of them could be subject to an unprecedented wave of major DDoS attacks. Already seen with KrebsonSecurity, the 1 Tbps DDoS attack on French-based OVH hosting company, and the Dyn server attacks, the availability of the malware source codes made millions of devices vulnerable to attackers.
Invincea researcher Scott Tenaglia discovered three vulnerabilities in Mirai Botnet, one of which is the most critical to the success of disarming one of the botnet’s main capabilities: HTTP floods.
Security researcher and owner of haveibeenpwned.com Troy Hunt has unveiled that the Australian Red Cross Service data log of blood donors’ personal information has been exposed in what appears to be the largest leak ever exposed in Australia to date. The data comprises of a 1.74GB MySQL database backup containing 1.3 million rows and 647 different tables (or 413k unique email addresses and 550k blood donors) has been compromised due to a poor security encryption by a third-party provider.
Researchers at Vectra Networks has been monitoring a threat group in Palestine believed to have been targeting entities in Palestine and across the Middle Eastern region. Dubbed ‘Moonlight’ malware, chosen based by the name the attackers chose for one of their command-and-control (C&C) domains, the researchers have analyzed 200 samples of malware used by the threat group over the last two years.
Trend Micro TrendLabs Security researchers have identified a threat group called BLACKGEAR behind a cyber espionage campaign that has been known to target users in Taiwan and are now setting sights to adding Japan to their list.
enSilo researchers have discovered a code injection to the underlying Windows operating system in order to inject malicious code and infect user PCs. Dubbed ‘AtomBombing’, the security firm that found the vulnerability and posted technical details of the exploit in their blog post. The code injection has the ability to bypass every Window versions’ current security solutions that could protect the system from potential malware attacks.
A team of Rapid7 researchers have disclosed that there are numerous mobile vulnerabilities discovered in Bluetooth tracking technologies, leading to possible security breaches as IoT device use continues to rise.
Dyn has confirmed that the Mirai botnet was the main culprit behind the major DDoS attacks that occurred last Friday which knocked out their managed DNS infrastructure and subsequently, web service across the East Coast.
Cisco’s Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group published an observation of three separate malware campaigns related to the Locky ransomware.
Netskope Threat Research Labs today published a report that the CloudFanta malware campaign began operations since July 2016 and is suspected to have stolen more than 26,000 email credentials and also monitoring online banking activities. Cloudfanta leverages the effective use of cloud services for hosting malware by malicious threat adversaries by uses a popular online storage app to complete the infection cycle.
Leading security company Forescout today released their annual “IoT Enterprise Risk Report,” led by ethical hacker Samy Kamkar. The research findings offer new insight into how common enterprise IoT devices pose an inherent risk to the overall security of organizations and vendors.