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Spanish Court Agrees to Extradite Russian Spam King to the United States

Spanish Court Agrees to Extradite Russian Spam King to the United States

October 04, 2017Mohit Kumar
Spain's National Court ruled on Tuesday to extradite a 36-year-old Russian computer programmer, accused by American authorities of ma...
Hackers Exploiting Microsoft Servers to Mine Monero - Makes $63,000 In 3 Months

Hackers Exploiting Microsoft Servers to Mine Monero - Makes $63,000 In 3 Months

September 28, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Mining cryptocurrencies can be a costly investment as it takes a monstrous amount of computing power, and thus hackers have started using...
First Android Malware Found Exploiting Dirty COW Linux Flaw to Gain Root Privileges

First Android Malware Found Exploiting Dirty COW Linux Flaw to Gain Root Privileges

September 26, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Nearly a year after the disclosure of the Dirty COW vulnerability that affected the Linux kernel, cybercriminals have started exploiting...
ISPs May Be Helping Hackers to Infect you with FinFisher Spyware

ISPs May Be Helping Hackers to Infect you with FinFisher Spyware

September 21, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Are you sure the version of WhatsApp, or Skype, or VLC Player installed on your device is legitimate? Security researchers have discove...
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 Can Steal Data from Air-Gapped Computers Using IR CCTV Cameras

Hacker Can Steal Data from Air-Gapped Computers Using IR CCTV Cameras

September 20, 2017Mohit Kumar
Air-gapped computers that are isolated from the Internet and physically separated from local networks are believed to be the most secure ...
Red Alert 2.0: New Android Banking Trojan for Sale on Hacking Forums

Red Alert 2.0: New Android Banking Trojan for Sale on Hacking Forums

September 18, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The Recent discoveries of dangerous variants of the Android banking Trojan families, including Faketoken , Svpeng , and BankBot , present...
Warning: CCleaner Hacked to Distribute Malware; Over 2.3 Million Users Infected

Warning: CCleaner Hacked to Distribute Malware; Over 2.3 Million Users Infected

September 18, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you have downloaded or updated CCleaner application on your computer between August 15 and September 12 of this year from its official...
Unpatched Windows Kernel Bug Could Help Malware Hinder Detection

Unpatched Windows Kernel Bug Could Help Malware Hinder Detection

September 17, 2017Mohit Kumar
A 17-year-old programming error has been discovered in Microsoft's Windows kernel that could prevent some security software from dete...
Yet Another Android Malware Infects Over 4.2 Million Google Play Store Users

Yet Another Android Malware Infects Over 4.2 Million Google Play Store Users

September 14, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Even after so many efforts by Google, malicious apps somehow managed to fool its Play Store's anti-malware protections and infect peo...
Linux Subsystem on Windows 10 Allows Malware to Become Fully Undetectable

Linux Subsystem on Windows 10 Allows Malware to Become Fully Undetectable

September 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Microsoft has been expressing its love for Linux for almost three years now, and this love costs Microsoft an arm and a leg. Last year,...
BlueBorne: Critical Bluetooth Attack Puts Billions of Devices at Risk of Hacking

BlueBorne: Critical Bluetooth Attack Puts Billions of Devices at Risk of Hacking

September 12, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you are using a Bluetooth enabled device, be it a smartphone, laptop, smart TV or any other IoT device, you are at risk of malware att...
Shadow Brokers Leaks Another Windows Hacking Tool Stolen from NSA’s Arsenal

Shadow Brokers Leaks Another Windows Hacking Tool Stolen from NSA’s Arsenal

September 07, 2017Swati Khandelwal
The Shadow Brokers , a notorious hacking group that leaked several hacking tools from the NSA, is once again making headlines for releasi...
AngelFire: CIA Malware Infects System Boot Sector to Hack Windows PCs

AngelFire: CIA Malware Infects System Boot Sector to Hack Windows PCs

August 31, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A team of hackers at the CIA, the Central Intelligence Agency, allegedly used a Windows hacking tool against its targets to gain persiste...
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...
Using LabVIEW? Unpatched Flaw Allows Hackers to Hijack Your Computer

Using LabVIEW? Unpatched Flaw Allows Hackers to Hijack Your Computer

August 29, 2017Mohit Kumar
If you're an engineer and use LabVIEW software to design machines or industrial equipments, you should be very suspicious while openi...
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...