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Fraudsters Using GiftGhostBot Botnet to Steal Gift Card Balances

25 Březen, 2017 - 16:05
Gift cards have once again caused quite a headache for retailers, as cyber criminals are using a botnet to break into and steal cash from money-loaded gift cards provided by major retailers around the globe. Dubbed GiftGhostBot, the new botnet specialized in gift card fraud is an advanced persistent bot (APB) that has been spotted in the wild by cyber security firm Distil Networks.
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Google Chrome to Distrust Symantec SSLs for Mis-issuing 30,000 EV Certificates

24 Březen, 2017 - 17:50
Google announced its plans to punish Symantec by gradually distrusting its SSL certificates after the company was caught improperly issuing 30,000 Extended Validation (EV) certificates over the past few years. The Extended Validation (EV) status of all certificates issued by Symantec-owned certificate authorities will no longer be recognized by the Chrome browser for at least a year until
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

US Senate Just Voted to Let ISPs Sell Your Web Browsing Data Without Permission

24 Březen, 2017 - 10:22
The ISPs can now sell certain sensitive data like your browsing history without permission, thanks to the US Senate. The US Senate on Wednesday voted, with 50 Republicans for it and 48 Democrats against, to roll back a set of broadband privacy regulations passed by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) last year when it was under Democratic leadership. In October, the Federal
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Wikileaks Reveals How CIA Was Hacking Your iPhones And MacBooks

23 Březen, 2017 - 23:45
As part of its "Vault 7" series, Wikileaks — the popular whistle-blowing platform — has just released another batch of classified documents focused on exploits and hacking techniques the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) designed to target Apple MacOS and iOS devices. Dubbed "Dark Matter," the leak uncovers macOS vulnerabilities and attack vectors developed by a special division of the CIA
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Russian Hacker Pleads Guilty to Developing and Distributing Citadel Trojan

23 Březen, 2017 - 11:00
A Russian man accused of developing and distributing the Citadel Banking Trojan, which infected nearly 11 Million computers globally and caused over $500 Million in losses, has finally pleaded guilty to charges of computer fraud. Mark Vartanyan, 29, who was very well known as "Kolypto," pleaded guilty in an Atlanta courtroom on Monday to charges related to computer fraud and is now
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hackers Using Fake Cellphone Towers to Spread Android Banking Trojan

22 Březen, 2017 - 21:38
Chinese Hackers have taken Smishing attack to the next level, using rogue cell phone towers to distribute Android banking malware via spoofed SMS messages. SMiShing — phishing attacks sent via SMS — is a type of attack wherein fraudsters use number spoofing attack to send convincing bogus messages to trick mobile users into downloading a malware app onto their smartphones or lures victims
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Hackers Threaten to Remotely Wipe 300 Million iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom

22 Březen, 2017 - 16:58
If you use iCloud to sync your Apple devices, your private data may be at risk of getting exposed or deleted by April 7th. It has been found that a mischievous group of hackers claiming to have access to over 300 million iCloud accounts is threatening Apple to remotely wipe data from those millions of Apple devices unless Apple pays it $75,000 in crypto-currency or $100,000 worth of iTunes
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It's Fappening Again! Private Photos of Emma Watson and Others Leaked Online

22 Březen, 2017 - 16:56
Are you clicking nude selfies? That is fine and not any criminal act, but this act can land you in trouble — here's how! Almost three years after a wave of private photographs of celebrities leaked online, "The Fappening 2.0" appears to be underway with the circulation of alleged naked pictures of female celebrities, including Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried on Reddit and 4chan. Back in 2014,
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Searching for Leaked Celebrity Photos? Don't Blindly Click that Fappening Link!

22 Březen, 2017 - 16:55
Are you curiously googling or searching torrents for nude photos or videos of Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried, Rose McGowan, or any other celebrities leaked in The Fappenning 2.0? If yes, then beware, you should not click any link promising Fappenning celebrity photos. Cybercriminals often take advantage of news headlines in order to trap victims and trick them into following links that may lead
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Unpatchable 'DoubleAgent' Attack Can Hijack All Windows Versions — Even Your Antivirus!

22 Březen, 2017 - 16:53
A team of security researchers from Cybellum, an Israeli zero-day prevention firm, has discovered a new Windows vulnerability that could allow hackers to take full control of your computer. Dubbed DoubleAgent, the new injecting code technique works on all versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems, starting from Windows XP to the latest release of Windows 10. What's worse? DoubleAgent
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Hacker Reveals Easiest Way to Hijack Privileged Windows User Session Without Password

20 Březen, 2017 - 19:48
You may be aware of the fact that a local Windows user with system rights and permissions can reset the password for other users, but did you know that a local user can also hijack other users' session, including domain admin/system user, without knowing their passwords? Alexander Korznikov, an Israeli security researcher, has recently demonstrated that a local privileged user can even hijack
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Microsoft Started Blocking Windows 7/8.1 Updates For PCs Running New Processors

20 Březen, 2017 - 14:19
You might have heard the latest news about Microsoft blocking new security patches and updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users running the latest processors from Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, and others. Don't panic, this new policy doesn't mean that all Windows 7 and 8.1 users will not be able to receive latest updates in general because Microsoft has promised to support Windows 7 until 2020,
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Disable TELNET! Cisco finds 0-Day in CIA Dump affecting over 300 Network Switch Models

20 Březen, 2017 - 10:20
Cisco is warning of a new critical zero-day IOS / IOS XE vulnerability that affects more than 300 of its switch models. The company identified this highest level of vulnerability in its product while analyzing "Vault 7" — a roughly 8,761 documents and files leaked by Wikileaks last week, claiming to detail hacking tools and tactics of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The vulnerability
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WikiLeaks Won't Disclose CIA Exploits To Companies Until Certain Demands Are Met

18 Březen, 2017 - 11:52
It's been over a week since Wikileaks promised to hand over more information on hacking tools and tactics of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to the affected tech companies, following a leak of a roughly 8,761 documents that Wikileaks claimed belonged to CIA hacking units. "We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Sony Is Working On Mobile-to-Mobile Wireless Charging Technology

17 Březen, 2017 - 10:47
So you are in a party with your friends, and your phone is running low on battery. Oops! The ideal solution is to charge your phone using a charger or a power bank, but not everyone carries power banks or chargers with them all the time, especially in a party. What if you can charge your phone wirelessly using another phone when it runs out of battery? Isn't that great? Well, thanks to Sony,
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Linux Kernel Gets Patch For Years-Old Serious Vulnerability

16 Březen, 2017 - 17:54
Another dangerous vulnerability has been discovered in Linux kernel that dates back to 2009 and affects a large number of Linux distros, including Red Hat, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Ubuntu. The latest Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2017-2636), which existed in the Linux kernel for the past seven years, allows a local unprivileged user to gain root privileges on affected systems or cause a denial
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Yahoo! Hack! How It Took Just One-Click to Execute Biggest Data Breach in History

16 Březen, 2017 - 12:48
In the digital world, it just takes one click to get the keys to the kingdom. Do you know spear-phishing was the only secret weapon behind the biggest data breach in the history? It’s true, as one of the Yahoo employees fell victim to a simple phishing attack and clicked one wrong link that let the hackers gain a foothold in the company's internal networks. You may be familiar with phishing
Kategorie: Hacking & Security

Get 8-Course Online Hacking Training Package For Just $39

16 Březen, 2017 - 02:17
Due to recent highly publicized hacks and high-profile data breaches, ethical hackers are in huge demand and being hired by almost every industry to help them keep their networks protected. So, it comes as no surprise that ethical hackers, penetration testers, and information security analysts are one of the most well-paid employees in the IT workforce today. There's a growing number of jobs
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US Charges Two Russian Spies & Two Hackers For Hacking 500 Million Yahoo Accounts

15 Březen, 2017 - 21:13
The 2014 Yahoo hack disclosed late last year that compromised over 500 million Yahoo user accounts was believed to be carried out by a state-sponsored hacking group. Now, two Russian intelligence officers and two criminal hackers have been charged by the US government in connection with the 2014 Yahoo hack that compromised about 500 million Yahoo user accounts, the Department of Justice
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How One Photo Could Have Hacked Your WhatsApp and Telegram Accounts

15 Březen, 2017 - 17:46
Next time when someone sends you a photo of a cute cat or a hot chick on WhatsApp or Telegram then be careful before you click on the image to view — it might hack your account within seconds. A new security vulnerability has recently been patched by two popular end-to-end encrypted messaging services — WhatsApp and Telegram — that could have allowed hackers to completely take over user
Kategorie: Hacking & Security