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Whistleblowers' Lawyer Finds Malware On Hard Disk Planted By Police

Whistleblowers' Lawyer Finds Malware On Hard Disk Planted By Police

April 16, 2015Mohit Kumar
An Arkansas lawyer representing three police whistleblowers has claimed that the law enforcement officials at the Fort Smith Police Department (FSPD) tried to infect his computer with Trojan viruses in order to spy on their legal opponents. What’s the issue? A lawyer Matthew Campbell of the Pinnacle Law Firm in North Little Rock is representing Don Paul Bales, Rick Entmeier, and Wendall Sampson, current and former officers of the Fort Smith Police Department in the lawsuit since January 2014. The three whistleblowers exposed some frauds within the corrupt department, and, therefore, the police have illegally investigated them. " Since July 2013, the plaintiffs have been the target of nearly two dozen various investigations , Campbell told the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. " [This range] from accusations that they misspent FSPD funds to allegations that they were impugning the FSPD on Facebook. " What happened? Campbell provided a blank ha
Exclusive: More than 200,000 Algerian TP-LINK Routers are vulnerable to Hackers

Exclusive: More than 200,000 Algerian TP-LINK Routers are vulnerable to Hackers

January 16, 2014Mohit Kumar
More than 15.2% of the Algerian population use Internet service which is provided by around 30 Internet Service Providers and one of the largest shares is served by Algerie Telecom .  Algerie Telecom provides  TP-LINK TD-W8951ND  Router to most of their home customers who Opt-In for Internet services and each of which has ZYXEL embedded firmware installed in it. ABDELLI Nassereddine, penetration tester and Algerian Computer Science Student has reported highly critical unauthorized access and password disclosure vulnerabilities in the Routers provided by Algerie Telecom. He told ' The Hacker News ' that the vulnerabilities can be exploited by any remote hacker just by exploiting a very simple loophole in the firmware. First, he found that an unauthorized access is available to ' Firmware/Romfile Upgrade'  Section on the Router's panel that can be accessed without any login password i.e. http://IP//rpFWUpload.html This page actually allows a user to upgrade
Your MacBook Camera could Spy on You without lighting up the warning light

Your MacBook Camera could Spy on You without lighting up the warning light

December 20, 2013Mohit Kumar
If you own Apple's MacBook, you should cover up it's webcam, because there’s a possibility someone could be watching you. Like most webcams, the MacBook also has a tiny green light lets you know that the webcam is active, but it's possible for malware to disable this important privacy feature on older Mac computers ( models released before 2008 ). Matthew Brocker and Stephen Checkoway , students from Johns Hopkins University created a proof-of-concept app called “ iSeeYou ” that confirmed that MacBook iSight webcams can spy on their users without the warning light being activated. A young man recently pleaded guilty in court to extortion after he performed a remote hack on Miss Teen USA’s webcam to secretly collect nude photos. It was revealed through court papers that the FBI has the ability to do the same thing with a variety of current laptops including Apple products. To make it possible, they created a modified version of the iSight firmware and t
Researchers spotted 'Chewbacca', a new Tor-based Banking Trojan

Researchers spotted 'Chewbacca', a new Tor-based Banking Trojan

December 18, 2013Mohit Kumar
Cyber Criminal activity associated with the financial Trojan programs has increased rapidly during the past few months. However, the Tor -based architecture is the favorite one with online criminals, to hide their bots and the botnet's Command-and-Control real location from the security researchers. Security Researchers at anti-virus firm  Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new Tor-based  banking trojan , dubbed " ChewBacca " (" Trojan . Win32 . Fsysna . fej ")  , that steal banking credentials and hosted on a Tor . onion domain. This protects the location of a server as well as the identity of the owner in most cases. Still there are drawbacks preventing many criminals from hosting their servers within Tor. Due to the overlay and structure, Tor is slower and timeouts are possible. Massive botnet activity may influence the whole network, as seen with Mevade, and therefore let researchers spot them more easily. ChewBacca   malware is not first that adopt Tor for
CVE-2013-5065: Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003 Privilege escalation Zero-Day exploit discovered

CVE-2013-5065: Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003 Privilege escalation Zero-Day exploit discovered

November 29, 2013Mohit Kumar
Researchers at FireEye have discovered a new privilege escalation vulnerability  in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. CVE-2013-5065, Local privilege escalation vulnerability is used in-the-wild in conjunction with an Adobe Reader exploit ( CVE-2013-3346 ) that appears to target a patched vulnerability. Microsoft has issued an advisory and warned that discovered bug in Windows XP's  NDPROXY.SYS driver could allow hackers to run code in the system's kernel from a standard user account. The exploit could allow a standard user account to execute code in the kernel, which may allow an attacker to gain privileges that would enable him to do various activities, including deleting or viewing data, installing programs, or creating accounts with administrative privileges. "Our investigation of this vulnerability has verified that it does not affect customers who are using operating systems newer than Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 ," Microsoft advised. Last April
Redhack hits Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality & Sewerage Administration systems

Redhack hits Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality & Sewerage Administration systems

August 15, 2013Mohit Kumar
The Redhack hacking Group hacked into the websites of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Water and Sewerage Administration. Hacker resets the credentials and announced the new login details on twitter i.e. " User: Redhack-Password: Redhack ". The hacked portal URL is : http://askiportal.adana-aski.gov.tr/default.aspx Redhack (Kızıl Hackerlar, Kızıl Hackerlar Birliği), is a Turkish Marxist Leninist computer hacker group which was founded in 1997. It's a group of ten alleged members were arrested in 2012 and charged with cyber crimes that could garner 8 to 24 year prison term. The group's website alleges that all of the arrestees are innocent, and not in fact members.
26 Million Veterans data breached by eight state sponsored organizations

26 Million Veterans data breached by eight state sponsored organizations

June 05, 2013Wang Wei
Since 2010, foreign state sponsored organizations have repeatedly compromised an unencrypted database maintained by the Veterans Affairs Department that contains personally identifiable information on roughly 26 million veterans. Including at least eight foreign-sponsored organizations, mostly connected to the Chinese military had successfully compromised VA networks and data.  Other than this, possibly Russia were identified as likely culprits in the attempts to steal VA data. Details regarding exactly what information has been compromised are sparse, but unencrypted data included names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of veterans that could be used to commit credit and identity fraud. Lack of basic security controls, such as encryption of data, make VA an easy target. The 2006 breach was caused by the theft of a VA employee's laptop, which contained personal information on about 26 million veterans and military personnel. From another report, The Marc
Bitcoin mining malware found in E-Sports Entertainment (ESEA) software

Bitcoin mining malware found in E-Sports Entertainment (ESEA) software

May 02, 2013Mohit Kumar
The Bitcoin mining rig is becoming a popular alternative to people who want an easy way to earn the digital currency. All you have to do is plug the hardware that specializes in Bitcoin mining and run its customized software. After that, you can sit back and relax as it mines the digital currency for you. A popular eSports league has admitted that one of its employees harnessed the power of member’s computers without their knowledge in order to mine Bitcoins. For a period of 2 weeks, gamers noticed that their computers were generating unusually high GPU loads and frequent BSOD errors. Some gamers stated that their GPUs were damaged due to them reaching temperatures above 90 degrees Celsius. The mining began on April 13th and affected thousands of gamers, who unwittingly mined over $3,700 worth of the currency. Eric Thunberg, co-owner of ESEA, stated that the Bitcoin miner was meant to be part of an April Fools joke, however, they weren't able to finish it in time. They then de
$36,000 USD reward for wanted hacker

$36,000 USD reward for wanted hacker

December 13, 2012Mohit Kumar
Japan's National Police Agency has offered a monetary reward for a wanted hacker, use programming languages like C# to create a virus called " iesys.exe " and Hijack systems of innocent people to post aggressive messages on Internet on behalf of Users.  Method called a " Syberian Post Office " to post messages to popular Japanese bulletin board. Hacker use cross-site request forgery exploit, that allow hackers to making online postings via innocent users automatically. The messages included warnings of plans for mass killings at an elementary school posted to a city website. It is the first time that Japan's National Police Agency has offered a monetary reward for a wanted hacker  and will pay up to 3 million yen (US$36,000). The case is an embarrassing one for the police, in which earlier this year four individuals were wrongly arrested after their PCs were hacked and used to post  such messages on public bulletin boards. " Up until now th
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