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Reveals Easy Way to Hack Facebook Account
When you play with big guys, never give up protecting own privacy. Yahoo once offered some infamous examples. So did other information giants. Facebook is a target of hackers for a long time. It lets you add phone numbers or other contact ways - WhatsApp or Messenger or Snapchat or Hangouts or whatever - for social networks, but can it keep them safe? Unfortunately hackers indeed get them someway...
By James Martindale  View Source  
Android Malware Leak Private Photos To Friends
Do you mind private photos to be sent to friends? An new Android ransomware possibly asks you similar questions. If you do mind that happens, read this paper carefully. Some clues indicates the threat is distributed by Google Play. Thousands of Android users may be at risk to a malware which attempts to extort victims by threatening to leak personal information, including photos, unless a 'ransom' is paid to the hackers...
By Jason Murdock  View Source  
Kaspersky Lab Open Source Code To Prove Malicious-less
After you install a security software or app, are you safer than before? The answer is possible, depending on if you get a right security product. The new argument is on Kaspersky, a very famous and successful information security vendor. The US Senate is considering to ban the use of Kaspersky Lab software by government agencies. The company offered to source code and testify in front of Congress "to prove that we don't behave maliciously." However, if a security software really opens all its code, who will trust it's strong enough to protect us ...
By Mathew J. Schwartz  View Source  
Cyber Attack Sweeps Globe Seems WannaCry Linked
A new global computer virus attacked from Tuesday; many Russian and Ukrainian targets, like oil companies and banks, are attacked by a virus similar to the ransomware WannaCry. The virus copied codes from earlier ransomware campaigns known as "Petya" and "GoldenEye." Technically, it's not a new one; but it's more aggressive in spreading and attacking. The good news is update patch for WannaCry may protect some machines from the new virus...
By Jack Stubbs  View Source  
The World Is Not Ready For Cyber Attack
Cyber attack is a high frequent word in information industry as well as in social news. When people talk about it, it seems at least some of us knew the threat and can deal with whatever. The truth isn't so optimistic. The NSA is supposed to run as a info security agency, however, its by-products - cyber weapons or say back doors - are stolen ...
By NICOLE PERLROTH  View Source  
Reinforce Small and Medium Enterprise Against Cyber Threats
For small or medium size enterprise (SME) cyber security is a special challenge. Its cash or budget isn't as much as big guys, but its cyber risk is as same as latter. SME, many of them are in private sector, usually cannot afford a solid team or service to protect from cyber threats. They have to compromise some information security requirement in view of pure business pursuit. However, there are still some effective ways for them to drive cyber threats away...
By Sneha Paul  View Source  
Facebook Moderators Information Leaked
You work for a top IT company but your identity has been exposed because of a security lapse. The terrorist groups are review more than 1000 moderators of Facebook. One moderator lives in constant fear for his safety because he believe his job's detail - to stop terrorist users - is uncovered...
By Olivia Solon  View Source  
What have we learned from WannaCry
WannaCry demos a sample of ransomware, which has been a growing threat in recent years. Cyber security is a key area of FBI. It said more than 4,000 ransomware attacks every day since 2016. In cyber space ransom seems easier , lower cost, and much higher frequent. The WannaCry ransomware attack gives computer owners a surprise as well as a lesson: how to defend from cyber ransom is becoming a question widespread ...
By Michelle Drolet  View Source  
WannaCry Driving Scareware and Bogus Anti-Virus Downloads
WannaCry let's know that we may meet not only fake ransomware but also fake anti-virus app. WannaCry pushed people into install anti-virus app in panic, but some of them are tricked by bogus software. Fake anti-virus apps account for 12.2% in the Google Play store. It said one in ten are infected by real malware just because of the threat of WannaCry...
By Dark Reading  View Source  
New Malware as a Service Offerings Target Mac
Some people do think Mac is much safer than PC. It's probably true. However, MacSpy and MacRansom is targeting the broader population of Mac users. The new malware style malware-as-a-service (MaaS) is hot topic in Mac OS X security. MacSpy and MacRansom are just two early variants of MaaS created to take advantage of the growing Mac user base...
By Kelly Sheridan  View Source  
Russian Hackers Linked To Instagram of Britney Spears
Russian Hackers hided a malware operation in Britney Spears' Instagram account, according to Slovakian cyber-security firm ESET. The research found the hackers are connected to Turla, which once attack internet systems of the embassies and governments of a number of Eastern European nations in 2014...
By Mary Papenfuss  View Source  
Information Security Experts Suggest after WannaCry
The WannaCry attacked more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries. It makes ransomware, a rarely known malware type became infamous over a night. How to protect yourself from ransomware is a hot topic in information security circle. In general, we believe backup files should be an old school trick. However, experts have more to share...
By Neil Ainger  View Source  
Car Companies Are Hiring Computer Security Experts
When cars are connected with Internet, hacking a car is as similar as hacking a computer. However, the consequence is totally different. Can you imagine a car runs by remote hacker? Careering off a bridge, colliding with a bus, or rushing to a heavy traffic.Now you know why car companies are desperately hiring computer security experts...
By NICOLE PERLROTH  View Source  
FBI Suspects Russian Hackers Behind Qatar Crisis
Qatar is a hot word in last week. It actually leads a new round of Middle East crisis. When the story is developing unpredictably, its trigger has been disappeared. At very beginning the crisis starts from a news of Qatar government's website. However, Qatar deleted the news quickly and said it's fake and posted by hackers. Hacker is becoming a part of politics...
By From Spiegel  View Source  
Guess Who is the Owner of WannaCry
WannaCry's threat seems passed, but its author and owner is still a riddle. Researchers are interested why such a worldwide ransomware is made with so low skills. More and more evidences point that WannaCry is connected with China or North Korea. There are two opinions that are derived from separate views and analysing.
By Chris G.  View Full Paper  
Evidence of North Korea in Ransomware Attack
More evidence shows that North Korean hackers are behind the global ransomware attack. Ransomware's nature is crime not technology or definitely not high technology. If you want money and don't fear police, ransom is a quick way to create fortunate. None doubts North Korean needs money, and as for police ...
By NICOLE PERLROTH  View Source  
Link Between WannaCry and Southern China
Flashpoint outlined some results based on linguistic analysis of Wannacry. They got some sample codes from victims' computers. The ransomware said that the victim should pay a certain amount of bitcoins, or the data will be permanently lost. This message is translated into 28 languages; and Chinese is one of them. It has any speciality?
By Rhett Jones  View Source  
China Government Use its Own Encryption in Windows 10
MS announced a news that hardly impacts global OS market but may change some people's fates in future. It will allow China's government to use own encryption in Window 10. This is a horrible start. Right now there is no detail to disclose, for example, how China replaces the original encryption with own version and if the rule will apply to all computers sold in China. The deal may solve some security concerns of China government, but is raising privacy threat on other side. Where to buy computer possibly will become a new question...
By Brad Sams  View Source  
WannaCry with Fatal Errors
WannaCry isn't smart as it seems. It got $55,000 from 200,000 computer. It has some fatal errors to low its profit so little that experts doubt the creators possibly are amateurs. However it will inspire more imitators, especially those who are better technology, more professional. If this tool is used by them, the consequences will be disastrous. It indeed rises a new form of cybersecurity threat...
By Chris McHans  View Full Paper  
WannaCry and Ransomware is Active on May
Ransomware is to demand money after launching security attack. This May large scale ransomware attacks are reports in many countries. WannaCry is one the them; its name is telling the world not to touch me, or your bad day is coming. The NHS once suffered a major cyber attack and had to cancel some operations countrywide. In China, the thing even became worse. Thousands of gas stations' computer systems had been down to follow a ransomware warning....
By Cara McGoogan  View Source