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New Rapidly-Growing IoT Botnet Threatens to Take Down the Internet

New Rapidly-Growing IoT Botnet Threatens to Take Down the Internet

October 20, 2017Wang Wei
Just a year after Mirai —biggest IoT-based malware that caused vast Internet outages by launching massive DDoS attacks—completed its fir...
Microsoft Kept Secret That Its Bug-Tracking Database Was Hacked In 2013

Microsoft Kept Secret That Its Bug-Tracking Database Was Hacked In 2013

October 17, 2017Mohit Kumar
It was not just Yahoo among "Fortune 500" companies who tried to keep a major data breach incident secret. Reportedly, Micro...
Hackers Use New Flash Zero-Day Exploit to Distribute FinFisher Spyware

Hackers Use New Flash Zero-Day Exploit to Distribute FinFisher Spyware

October 16, 2017Mohit Kumar
FinSpy —the infamous surveillance malware is back and infecting high-profile targets using a new Adobe Flash zero-day exploit delivered t...
Ukraine Police Warns of New NotPetya-Style Large Scale CyberAttack

Ukraine Police Warns of New NotPetya-Style Large Scale CyberAttack

October 13, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Remember NotPetya ? The Ransomware that shut down thousands of businesses, organisations and banks in Ukraine as well as different par...
Scam Alert: Your Trusted Friends Can Hack Your Facebook Account

Scam Alert: Your Trusted Friends Can Hack Your Facebook Account

October 12, 2017Mohit Kumar
If you receive a message from any of your Facebook Friends asking for urgent help to recover their Facebook account, since they've ad...
Warning: Millions Of P0rnHub Users Hit With Malvertising Attack

Warning: Millions Of P0rnHub Users Hit With Malvertising Attack

October 09, 2017Mohit Kumar
Researchers from cybersecurity firm Proofpoint have recently discovered a large-scale malvertising campaign that exposed millions of Int...
U.S. Believes Russian Spies Used Kaspersky Antivirus to Steal NSA Secrets

U.S. Believes Russian Spies Used Kaspersky Antivirus to Steal NSA Secrets

October 06, 2017Mohit Kumar
Do you know—United States Government has banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky antivirus software over spying fear? Though there...
FormBook—Cheap Password Stealing Malware Used In Targeted Attacks

FormBook—Cheap Password Stealing Malware Used In Targeted Attacks

October 05, 2017Mohit Kumar
It seems sophisticated hackers have changed the way they conduct targeted cyber operations—instead of investing in zero-days and developi...
SEC Discloses Hackers Broke Into Edgar Corporate Filing System Last Year

SEC Discloses Hackers Broke Into Edgar Corporate Filing System Last Year

September 20, 2017Mohit Kumar
This month has been full of breaches. Now, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the top U.S. markets regulator, has disclosed ...
CCleaner Malware Infects Big Tech Companies With Second Backdoor

CCleaner Malware Infects Big Tech Companies With Second Backdoor

September 20, 2017Mohit Kumar
The group of unknown hackers who hijacked CCleaner's download server to distribute a malicious version of the popular system optimiz...
APT33: Researchers Expose Iranian Hacking Group Linked to Destructive Malware

APT33: Researchers Expose Iranian Hacking Group Linked to Destructive Malware

September 20, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have recently uncovered a cyber espionage group targeting aerospace, defence and energy organisations in the United ...
Hacker Who Hacked US Spy Chief, FBI & CIA Director Gets 5-Year in Prison

Hacker Who Hacked US Spy Chief, FBI & CIA Director Gets 5-Year in Prison

September 08, 2017Wang Wei
Remember " Crackas With Attitude "? The hacking group behind a series of embarrassing hacks that targeted personal email acco...
Dragonfly 2.0: Hacking Group Infiltrated European and US Power Facilities

Dragonfly 2.0: Hacking Group Infiltrated European and US Power Facilities

September 07, 2017Mohit Kumar
The notorious hacking group that has been in operation since at least 2011 has re-emerged and is still interested in targeting the United...
Critical Flaw in Apache Struts2 Lets Hackers Take Over Web Servers

Critical Flaw in Apache Struts2 Lets Hackers Take Over Web Servers

September 05, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the popular Apache Struts web application framewo...
Taringa: Over 28 Million Users' Data Exposed in Massive Data Breach

Taringa: Over 28 Million Users' Data Exposed in Massive Data Breach

September 04, 2017Mohit Kumar
Exclusive — If you have an account on Taringa , also known as "The Latin American Reddit," your account details may have compro...
Gazer: A New Backdoor Targets Ministries and Embassies Worldwide

Gazer: A New Backdoor Targets Ministries and Embassies Worldwide

August 30, 2017Mohit Kumar
Security researchers at ESET have discovered a new malware campaign targeting consulates, ministries and embassies worldwide to spy on g...
Beware of Windows/MacOS/Linux Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger

Beware of Windows/MacOS/Linux Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger

August 24, 2017Mohit Kumar
If you came across any Facebook message with a video link sent by anyone, even your friend — just don’t click on it. Security researche...
8 More Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Target 4.8 Million Users

8 More Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Target 4.8 Million Users

August 16, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Google's Chrome web browser Extensions are under attack with a series of developers being hacked within last one month. Almost two ...
Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers

Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers

August 15, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Ransomware has been around for a few years but has become an albatross around everyone's neck—from big businesses and financial insti...
How Just Opening A Malicious PowerPoint File Could Compromise Your PC

How Just Opening A Malicious PowerPoint File Could Compromise Your PC

August 14, 2017Mohit Kumar
A few months back we reported how opening a simple MS Word file could compromise your computer using a critical vulnerability in Microsof...