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New Group of Hackers Targeting Businesses with Financially Motivated Cyber Attacks

New Group of Hackers Targeting Businesses with Financially Motivated Cyber Attacks
November 14, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have tracked down activities of a new group of financially-motivated hackers that are targeting several businesses and ...

Targeted Ransomware Attacks Hit Several Spanish Companies

Targeted Ransomware Attacks Hit Several Spanish Companies
November 04, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Everis , one of the largest IT consulting companies in Spain, suffered a targeted ransomware attack on Monday, forcing the company to shu...

First Cyber Attack 'Mass Exploiting' BlueKeep RDP Flaw Spotted in the Wild

First Cyber Attack 'Mass Exploiting' BlueKeep RDP Flaw Spotted in the Wild
November 03, 2019Mohit Kumar
Cybersecurity researchers have spotted a new cyberattack that is believed to be the very first but an amateur attempt to weaponize the infam...

Facebook Sues Israeli NSO Spyware Firm For Hacking WhatsApp Users

Facebook Sues Israeli NSO Spyware Firm For Hacking WhatsApp Users
October 29, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Finally, for the very first time, an encrypted messaging service provider is taking legal action against a private entity that has carri...

Russian Hackers Targeting Anti-Doping Agencies Ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Russian Hackers Targeting Anti-Doping Agencies Ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics
October 29, 2019Swati Khandelwal
As Japan gears up for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo for the next year, the country needs to brace itself for sophisticated c...

Phorpiex Botnet Sending Out Millions of Sextortion Emails Using Hacked Computers

Phorpiex Botnet Sending Out Millions of Sextortion Emails Using Hacked Computers
October 16, 2019Mohit Kumar
A decade-old botnet malware that currently controls over 450,000 computers worldwide has recently shifted its operations from infecting ma...

New 0-Day Flaw Affecting Most Android Phones Being Exploited in the Wild

New 0-Day Flaw Affecting Most Android Phones Being Exploited in the Wild
October 04, 2019Mohit Kumar
Another day, another revelation of a critical unpatched zero-day vulnerability, this time in the world's most widely used mobile oper...

A Look Into Continuous Efforts By Chinese Hackers to Target Foreign Governments

A Look Into Continuous Efforts By Chinese Hackers to Target Foreign Governments
October 02, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Phishing is still one of the widely used strategies by cybercriminals and espionage groups to gain an initial foothold on the targeted sy...

Capital One Hacker Also Accused of Hacking 30 More Companies and CryptoJacking

Capital One Hacker Also Accused of Hacking 30 More Companies and CryptoJacking
August 29, 2019Wang Wei
Former Amazon employee Paige Thompson , who was arrested last month in relation to the Capital One data breach , has been accused of hack...

French Police Remotely Removed RETADUP Malware from 850,000 Infected PCs

French Police Remotely Removed RETADUP Malware from 850,000 Infected PCs
August 28, 2019Mohit Kumar
The French law enforcement agency, National Gendarmerie, today announced the successful takedown of one of the largest wide-spread RETAD...

Ransomware Attack Caused Power Outages in the Biggest South African City

Ransomware Attack Caused Power Outages in the Biggest South African City
July 26, 2019Mohit Kumar
Yesterday, some residents of Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, were left without electricity after the city's power comp...

Slack Resets Passwords For Users Who Hadn't Changed It Since 2015 Breach

Slack Resets Passwords For Users Who Hadn't Changed It Since 2015 Breach
July 18, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you use Slack, a popular cloud-based team collaboration server, and recently received an email from the company about a security incident...

EvilGnome: A New Backdoor Implant Spies On Linux Desktop Users

EvilGnome: A New Backdoor Implant Spies On Linux Desktop Users
July 17, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered a rare piece of Linux spyware that's currently fully undetected across all major antivirus secur...

Marriott Faces $123 Million GDPR Fine Over Starwood Data Breach

Marriott Faces $123 Million GDPR Fine Over Starwood Data Breach
July 09, 2019Wang Wei
After fining British Airways with a record fine of £183 million earlier this week, the UK's data privacy regulator is now planning t...

Watch Out! Microsoft Spotted Spike in Astaroth Fileless Malware Attacks

Watch Out! Microsoft Spotted Spike in Astaroth Fileless Malware Attacks
July 09, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers at Microsoft have released details of a new widespread campaign distributing an infamous piece of fileless malware ...

Ubuntu-Maker Canonical's GitHub Account Gets Hacked

Ubuntu-Maker Canonical’s GitHub Account Gets Hacked
July 07, 2019Mohit Kumar
An unknown hacker yesterday successfully managed to hack into the official GitHub account of Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linu...

DDoS Attacker Who Ruined Gamers' Christmas Gets 27 Months in Prison

DDoS Attacker Who Ruined Gamers' Christmas Gets 27 Months in Prison
July 04, 2019Wang Wei
A 23-year-old hacker from Utah who launched a series of DDoS attacks against multiple online services, websites, and online gaming compan...

Two Florida Cities Paid $1.1 Million to Ransomware Hackers This Month

Two Florida Cities Paid $1.1 Million to Ransomware Hackers This Month
June 26, 2019Mohit Kumar
In the last two weeks, Florida has paid more than $1.1 million in bitcoin to cybercriminals to recover encrypted files from two separate r...

Firefox 67.0.4 Released — Mozilla Patches Second 0-Day Flaw This Week

Firefox 67.0.4 Released — Mozilla Patches Second 0-Day Flaw This Week
June 21, 2019Mohit Kumar
Okay, folks, it's time to update your Firefox web browser once again—yes, for the second time this week. After patching a critical ...
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