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New Mirai Okiru Botnet targets devices running widely-used ARC Processors

New Mirai Okiru Botnet targets devices running widely-used ARC Processors

January 15, 2018Mohit Kumar
The cybersecurity threat landscape has never been more extensive and is most likely to grow exponentially in 2018. Although the origina...
[Guide] How to Protect Your Devices Against Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

[Guide] How to Protect Your Devices Against Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

January 04, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Recently uncovered two huge processor vulnerabilities called Meltdown and Spectre have taken the whole world by storm, while vendors are...
Two Romanians Charged With Hacking Police CCTV Cameras Before Trump Inauguration

Two Romanians Charged With Hacking Police CCTV Cameras Before Trump Inauguration

December 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Remember how some cybercriminals shut down most of Washington D.C. police's security cameras for four days ahead of President Donald...
Satori IoT Botnet Exploits Zero-Day to Zombify Huawei Routers

Satori IoT Botnet Exploits Zero-Day to Zombify Huawei Routers

December 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Although the original creators of the infamous IoT malware Mirai have already been arrested and sent to jail, the variants of the notori...
Hackers Targeting Servers Running Database Services for Mining Cryptocurrency

Hackers Targeting Servers Running Database Services for Mining Cryptocurrency

December 21, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have discovered multiple attack campaigns conducted by an established Chinese criminal group that operates worldwid...
Greedy North Korean Hackers Targeting Cryptocurrencies and Point-of-Sale Terminals

Greedy North Korean Hackers Targeting Cryptocurrencies and Point-of-Sale Terminals

December 20, 2017Mohit Kumar
The North Korean hacking group has turned greedy. Security researchers have uncovered a new widespread malware campaign targeting cryp...
TRITON Malware Targeting Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Physical Damage

TRITON Malware Targeting Critical Infrastructure Could Cause Physical Damage

December 14, 2017Wang Wei
Security researchers have uncovered another nasty piece of malware designed specifically to target industrial control systems (ICS) with ...
Newly Uncovered 'MoneyTaker' Hacker Group Stole Millions from U.S. & Russian Banks

Newly Uncovered 'MoneyTaker' Hacker Group Stole Millions from U.S. & Russian Banks

December 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have uncovered a previously undetected group of Russian-speaking hackers that has silently been targeting Banks, fin...
Android Flaw Lets Hackers Inject Malware Into Apps Without Altering Signatures

Android Flaw Lets Hackers Inject Malware Into Apps Without Altering Signatures

December 08, 2017Mohit Kumar
Millions of Android devices are at serious risk of a newly disclosed critical vulnerability that allows attackers to secretly overwrite l...
Largest Crypto-Mining Exchange Hacked; Over $70 Million in Bitcoin Stolen

Largest Crypto-Mining Exchange Hacked; Over $70 Million in Bitcoin Stolen

December 06, 2017Mohit Kumar
Bitcoin is breaking every record—after gaining 20% jump last week, Bitcoin price just crossed the $14,800 mark in less than 24 hours—and ...
Uber Paid 20-Year-Old Florida Hacker $100,000 to Keep Data Breach Secret

Uber Paid 20-Year-Old Florida Hacker $100,000 to Keep Data Breach Secret

December 06, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Last year, Uber received an email from an anonymous person demanding money in exchange for the stolen user database. It turns out that ...
Young Hacker, Who Took Over Jail Network to Get Friend Released Early, Faces Prison

Young Hacker, Who Took Over Jail Network to Get Friend Released Early, Faces Prison

December 04, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Well, " a friend in need is a friend indeed " goes a long way, but in this case, this phrase hardly makes any sense. A 27-yea...
Here's the NSA Employee Who Kept Top Secret Documents at Home

Here's the NSA Employee Who Kept Top Secret Documents at Home

December 01, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A former employee—who worked for an elite hacking group operated by the U.S. National Security Agency—pleaded guilty on Friday to illegal...
Hackers Exploit Recently Disclosed Microsoft Office Bug to Backdoor PCs

Hackers Exploit Recently Disclosed Microsoft Office Bug to Backdoor PCs

November 28, 2017Mohit Kumar
A recently disclosed severe 17-year-old vulnerability in Microsoft Office that lets hackers install malware on targeted computers withou...
22-Year-Old Hacker Pleads Guilty to 2014 Yahoo Hack, Admits Helping Russian Intelligence

22-Year-Old Hacker Pleads Guilty to 2014 Yahoo Hack, Admits Helping Russian Intelligence

November 28, 2017Wang Wei
Karim Baratov , a 22-year-old Kazakhstan-born Canadian citizen, has pleaded guilty to hacking charges over his involvement in massive 201...
U.S. Charges Three Chinese Hackers for Hacking Siemens, Trimble & Moody

U.S. Charges Three Chinese Hackers for Hacking Siemens, Trimble & Moody

November 27, 2017Wang Wei
The United States Justice Department has charged three Chinese nationals for allegedly hacking Moody's Analytics economist, German el...
MS Office Built-In Feature Could be Exploited to Create Self-Replicating Malware

MS Office Built-In Feature Could be Exploited to Create Self-Replicating Malware

November 23, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Earlier this month a cybersecurity researcher shared details of a security loophole with The Hacker News that affects all versions of Mic...
Tether Hacked — Attacker Steals $31 Million of Digital Tokens

Tether Hacked — Attacker Steals $31 Million of Digital Tokens

November 21, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Again some bad news for cryptocurrency users. Tether, a Santa Monica-based start-up that provides a dollar-backed cryptocurrency tokens...