Glibc Vulnerability causing Trouble for ...

Glibc, the GNU C library which was the core of  GHOST vulnerability turns out to have another critical flaw affecting nearly all Linux machines, and it has API web services and major web frameworks where the code runs. This vulnerability was dicovered by  researchers at Google and Red Hat and now has been patched. Hi all, Glibc, the GNU C library which was the core of  GHOST vulnerability turns out to have another critical flaw affecting nearly all Linux machines, and it has API web services and major web frameworks where the code runs. This vulnerability was...

Check out this Talk on Cross-platform Ad...

Kaspersky Lab researcher Vitaly Kamluk gave a talk about the latest version of the cross-platform Adwind RAT.  Hey all, Kaspersky Lab researcher Vitaly Kamluk gave a talk about the latest version of the cross-platform Adwind RAT. The remote access Trojan is unique in that it’s written in JavaScript, giving this version — which is also known as Frutas, AlienSpy and JSocket — the flexibility to be used liberally in cybercrime operations as well as in targeted attacks. From Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit 2016 on Tenerife, Spain. Check it out:...

Backdoor Found in MVPower DVR Firmware...

Security researchers from Pen Test Partners regualrly test random IoT devices, this time they  decided to test DVRs (Digital Video Recorders), which are also part of standard CCTV setups. MVPower DVR was selected for the experiment.  A few tests discovered a large number of security and privacy issues. Hi guys, Make sure your CCTV isn’t one of these. Security researchers from Pen Test Partners regualrly test random IoT devices, this time they  decided to test DVRs (Digital Video Recorders), which are also part of standard CCTV setups. MVPower DVR was selected...

Russian Banks Using Hackers to Withdraw ...

There’s a suspicion that certain national banks in Russia have been withdrawing client funds using hackers. This has come to light after an investigation carried out by experts at the Russian Central Bank. According to a statement made by the representative of  Georgy Luntovsky, first deputy chairman of the Central Bank, many Russian banks and financial institutions have begun using fake cyberattacks to help them cover up their previous crimes or violations, and to withdraw money from the accounts of their clients. Moreover, three domestic banks that were...

Hacker Against the Turkish Police...

Hi folks ! The hacker going by the name ROR[RG] has dumped data from the Turkish National Police (EMG) servers and the data can now be downloaded as Bittorrent links. He was the same hacker behind the Adult Friend Finder data breach where highly-sensitive personal details of over 3.8 million users were released. The data was released through the same website where the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) data breach was made public. The torrent file is about 2GB, but when unzipped it amasses for 17.8GB of information. All the data is in the form of .myd and .myi files,...

Who is Behind “Crackas with Attitude...

Hello everybody ! Turns out the case of the “Crackas with Attitude” has been solved by the FBI and British police. British police has arrested a teenager who allegedly was behind a series of audacious hacks targeting personal accounts or top brass at the CIA, FBI, Homeland Security Department, the White House and other federal agencies, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation. The underage hacker whose hacks became known four months ago was not named by law enforcement. At first the U.S. officials thought the arrests were hastily made  and...

Attack the Florists on Valentine’s...

Hello florists and everybody else, About a dozen of websites of florists have been targeted with DDoS attacks on the run up to Valentine’s day, in an attempt to extort money. According to the Security researchers Ofer Gayer and Tim Matthews, during the week leading up to 14 February, there was an increase in bottraffic to online florists. “Ninety-one percent of the sites showed attack traffic during that period…Of those sites, 23 percent showed a sharp increase in attack traffic. There does not appear to be a trend in attacks against all online florists,...

Financial Institutions Got to Watch Out ...

Hi guys, The latest ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report suggests that a major financial institute might get hit by cyber criminals this year. ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network revealed a 40% increase of cybercriminal activities targeting the financial sector by analyzing more than 15 billion transactions in the past 12 months. During the last three months alone, 21 million fraud attacks and 45 million bot attacks were detected. bot attacks is the biggest emerging threat for financial institutions. A worst case scenario would be to see a major bank or financial...

What is this Fysbis Malware?...

Hi all, The Sofacy group, aka APT28 and Sednit, is  cyber espionage group believed to have ties to Russia. They focus on targetting government, defense organizations and various Eastern European governments. This group seems to use an abundance of tools and tactics. These include zero-day exploits targeting common applications such as Java or Microsoft Office, spear-phishing attacks, compromising legitimate websites to stage watering-hole attacks, and targeting over a variety of operating systems – Windows, OSX, Linux, even mobile iOS. The Linux malware Fysbis is a...

Russian Cyber-crime Group Discovered...

Hi all, The Russian Interior Ministry’s department of cyber-crimes has announced that they have unveiled a criminal group which had planned a series of massive cyber-attacks on the Russian banking system and international payment systems. This criminal group has more than 50 members and  is headed by a 30-year IT expert from Moscow, stated Alexei Moshkov, head of the department. According to Moshkov, members of the group have planned to launch cyber-attacks against processing centres of Russian and foreign banks, as well as some world financial networks and...

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