Espionage Campaign Targeting Hong Kong A...

Hi everybody, An espionage campaign targeting Hong Kong democracy activists has been discovered. This espionage campaign appears to be connected to a broader set of targets, and operations. The researchers named the two new malware families used in this campaign as UP007 and SLServer. The Arbor Security Emergency Response Team (ASERT) was the first to discuss the UP007 malware family in “Uncovering the Seven Pointed Dagger,” this analyses a set of samples that were hosted on the national level electoral commission of Myanmar (Burma): the Myanmar Union Election...

49mil Data Breach involving Turkish Citi...

Hi everybody, Private data of 49,611,709 Turkish citizens have been breached, offering download links to anyone interested. A Romanian IP address 185.100.87.84 hosted, the 1.5GB compressed (6.6GB uncompressed) database and was offered via P2P, and was streamed by over 650 users at one point. The hacker who set up the download server said the data contained the following information: first and last names, national identifier numbers (TC Kimlik No), the user’s mother and father’s first names, gender, city of birth, date of birth, full address, and ID...

Your Tinder profile details available to...

Hey folks? Have a profile on Tinder? Don’t bother telling me, I’ll find out. Do you want to know if someone  is using the Tinder Dating app- it’s easy! All you got to do is to enter the first name and the approximate location to the Swipebuster website where you will find out if they are on Tinder, when they used the app last, whether they are searching for women or men, their profile photo and bio — just for $4.99 per three searches. The API (application programming interface) used by Tinder is used by Swipebuster to get the profile...

Cyber ring suspect arrested in Germany...

Hey guys, A 22-year old suspect in Germany attached to a ring of global cyber criminals was arrested recently. Raids were carried out across several countries, prosecutors in the west German city of Koblenz said. About 700 police officers raided around 175 apartments and office buildings in all sixteen states in Germany as well as properties in the Netherlands, France and Canada. A second individual was also arrested. Also,  over 300 computers and data storage devices were seized along with drugs and weapons. The cybercrime is accused of selling software that can conceal...

CISCO’s Firepower is flawed  ...

Hi folks! Happen to use Firepower devices? Keep reading… Cisco is sending out security updates to patch a critical vulnerability in its FirePower firewall products that were recently introduced. According to Cisco, the vulnerability allows attackers to slip malware onto critical systems without being detected. Snort, an open source network-based intrusion detection system is also affected by this. Last week, the Cisco customers were alerted of the “high severity” vulnerability (CVE-2016-1345) and software updates has been released that address the...

What’s unveiled in the Panama Papers...

Hello everybody! So the Panama Papers…. 11.5M files expose offshore schemes in biggest data leak in history A complex tax evasion system was exposed in the breach, involving some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. Well the company announced the breach on the 1st of April and that an astonishing amount of data – 2.6T was exposed. The disclosed files belong to Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm and corporate service provider that helps companies hide money in offshore jurisdictions. This is a rather reticent industry leader in offshore...

Credit Card Thieves Hit Trump Hotels...

Hi guys, Banking industry sources have got to know that  Trump Hotel Collection that includes over a dozen properties worldwide — a string of luxury properties tied to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is experiencing a breach in its credit card systems– again. The company said in a written statement “We are in the midst of a thorough investigation on this matter…We are committed to safeguarding all guests’ personal information and will continue to do so vigilantly.” Three sources in the financial sector have said that they’ve...

Hospitals caught up in ransomware...

Hey guys, Crypto-ransomware attacks are out to get hospitals and healthcare networks as a result, the victims have suffered a great deal of disruption.  In hospitals, disruptions can have a much more dire impact than other organisations. Many hospitals in the US have been infested by crypto-ransomware causing them to bring down systems.  Researchers at Cisco Talos Research discovered a new strain of crypo-ransomware that primarily focused on targets in the healthcare industry. Recently the Columbian based MedStar Health reported that some systems at its hospitals in...