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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  
Netflix Incident and Cyber Extortion Campaigns
Recently Netflix is focused among information security topics. Some attackers declared to expose its data or disrupt its web site by DDoS unless the organization pays ransoms. 10 unaired episodes from Season 5 of Netflix’ hit series "Orange Is The New Black" have been leaked. It shows that ransomware is not the only form ...
By Jai Vijayan  View Source  
How CIA Hackers Rate Anti Virus Software
If you are using or planning to use any computer security software, like anti-virus products, you may ask this question again, again, and again to either yourself or some others: which is the right choice to keep your privacy and secret from hackers' attack. You may get recommends from separate channels, and feel it's not a easy tradeoff. Now you hear the comments from CIA hackers, more or less you will get ideas from guys who aren't in view of business...
By Anthony Cuthbertson  View Source  
Outdated XML Library in ESET Leads Mac Vulnerable
Antivirus itself became threat of information security. This happened again on famous ESET Endpoint Antivirus 6 for Mac OS. A outdated XML library with a parser of 2007 included in a recent update to the product is subject to a buffer overflow bug, according to Google researchers. The parser is vulnerable to attack, allowing root-level code execution...
By Mike Wuerthele  View Source  
1 Million Wordpress Pages Are Attacked
Security flaw is in almost every systems. WordPress blogging software is reported that a small flaw has let hackers attack and deface tens of thousands of web sites that trust the open source blog, and more than 1.5 million pages have been ruined. Hackers not only spoil the pages, what they really did are to take over these websites...
By Dave Lee  View Source  
POPULAR IOS APPS VULNERABLE TO TLS INTERCEPTION ATTACKS
Apps are main risk of your iPhone data leak. By Sudo Security Group, 19 of 76 apps are high-risk. Your financial or medical credentials, authentication tokens, or any else could be siphoned off by hackers. Local network, namely Wi-Fi, is the core of these risks. You cannot always keep your iPhone from Wi-Fi, a few seconds are enough for attackers to transfer credentials through unsafe apps...
By Thomas Fox-Brewster  View Source  
Cyber Security Experts Share Horror Stories
Recent DDoS attack across USA causes many topics, it's not only billions of dollars in lost but potentially harm individuals. From daily mobile malware to vulnerabilities with the electric grid, some cyber security experts share stories here. Hopefully, the unknown stories can help to defend the worst-case scenarios...
By Dan Patterson  View Source  
Cameras IoT Brings New Hacker Risk
IoT, Internet of Things, is officially part of modern Internet. Cameras, DVRs, and things attached on Internet are objects of hackers too. The recent massive Internet Outage are suggested to be a DDOS attack from millions of CCTV video cameras, these online cameras are really independent computers so they can be as source to such attack as long as their password leaded...
By Brian Krebs  View Source  
DDOS Attacks Slowed Down Many Major Websites
On Oct 21 many usual DDOS attacks target major websites from the east coast to the west coast, and finally resulted in massive internet outages. Why do the hackers launch these attacks? Internet security experts don't want to give a clear answer, or don't get the answer yet. Some even believe this isn't a real attack, but just a test...
By William A. Jacobson  View Source  
Hackers use websites you visit daily to attack you
It's generally accepted that hackers are smart and sneaky, but we got another big reminder last weekend when several major sites, including the New York Times, BBC, MSN, Answers.com, AOL.com and thousands of other sites were used to serve malicious ads. Tens of thousands of users clicking on the ads ended up on sites that launched automated...
By The Kim Komando Show  View Source  
Flaw in iMessage encryption revealed by researchers
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have cracked the encryption on Apple’s iMessage service, proving that a skilled attacker is capable of reading messages sent between iPads, iPhones and Macs despite the security measures protecting the devices. The attack relies on a flaw in iMessage which will be fixed in iOS 9.3, released today. But until...
By Alex Hern  View Source  
Trend Micro flaw may leak all your passwords
A discovery by a well-known Google security researcher provides further proof how antivirus programs designed to shield computers from attacks can sometimes provide a doorway for hackers. Tavis Ormandy, an information security engineer with Google, wrote he found bugs in Trend Micro's antivirus product that could allow remote code execution by...
By Jeremy Kirk  View Source  
Password Manager LastPass Hacked, Exposing Encrypted Master Passwords
Password manager LastPass said Monday that email addresses and encrypted master passwords were compromised in a breach. LastPass CEO Joe Siegrist wrote in a blog post that the company does not believe user accounts were accessed in the attack, but the company recommended that users change the master password they use to access their account. ...
By Kate Vinton  View Source  
Millions of websites hit by Drupal hack attack
Up to 12 million websites may have been compromised by attackers who took advantage of a bug in the widely used Drupal software. The sites use Drupal to manage web content and images, text and video. Drupal has issued a security warning saying users who did not apply a patch for a recently discovered bug should "assume" they have been hacked. ...
By www.bbc.com  View Source  
On heels of city of Mobile hacked, here's some tips to prevent a cyber attack from infecting your life
If there is one thing certain about 2014, cyber attacks are on the rise and no one business or government sector is immune from its effect. The latest victim is the city of Mobile, which reported Monday that hackers were to blame for a nearly week-long interruption of the city's email system. Every department was affected, from police to public...
By John Sharp  View Source  
Check to see if you've been hacked
To find out if your details were stolen in the massive Adobe hacking attack click on the link to https://lastpass.com/adobe . Once there, enter your email address, click on 'test my email' and you'll get a message telling you whether you were hit. It also gives you tips on what you need to do. The hack was last year but it has just been...
By ONE News  View Source  
Health network reports 4.5 million patients had information hacked
rural health company with hospitals across the nation on Monday said hackers, possibly from China, had gotten the names,addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers and Social Security numbers of about 4.5 million patients. Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn., said the attack occurred in April and June. In a filing with the U.S....
By Elizabeth Weise  View Source  
Cybersecurity firm says large hedge fund attacked
In an audacious and sophisticated attack, cybercriminals acting in late 2013 installed a malicious computer program on the servers of a large hedge fund, crippling its high-speed trading strategy and sending information about its trades to unknown offsite computers, CNBC has learned. The attack, which was thwarted this year by technicians at BAE...
By Eamon Javers  View Source  
AT&T Hacked, Customer Data Exposed In Effort To Unlock Used Cellphones
Security breaches that expose sensitive customer data are becoming uncomfortably common these days. The newest firm to fess up to falling prey to a hacker attack is AT&T, which has begun sending letters out to customers letting them know about a breach that occurred between April 9 and April 21 of this year. According to a report in Dallas News,...
By Paul Lilly  View Source  
Ransomware On Apple's iCloud: How the Attack Worked
Be honest, have you ever really been worried about your Apple device getting hacked? I never truly considered the possibility. That is, until I heard about the ransomware attack which affected iCloud users in Australia and the U.S. recently. Victims were locked out of their iPhones by an "Oleg Pliss" and told to pay $100 to unlock their device. In...
By Abigail Wang  View Source