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VPNFilter botnet has hacked 500,000 routers. Reboot and patch now!

Half a million routers and storage devices in dozens of countries around the world have been infected by a sophisticated botnet, in preparation for an alleged planned cyber attack on Ukraine. The post VPNFilter botnet has hacked 500,000 routers. Reboot and patch now! appeared first on The State of Security ... Read More
Suspected Syrian Electronic Army hackers indicted for conspiracy and identity theft

Suspected Syrian Electronic Army hackers indicted for conspiracy and identity theft

Two men have been indicted for their alleged involvement in hacking campaigns that targeted critics of Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. The men – Ahmad Umar Agha (also known by his online handle of “The Pro”) and Firas Dardar (“The Shadow”) – have been named in charges by a Virginia ... Read More
The Dark Overlord: Suspected hacking group member arrested in Serbia

The Dark Overlord: Suspected hacking group member arrested in Serbia

Is The Dark Overlord’s days numbered? Serbian police have arrested a man suspected of being a member of the notorious and high profile hacking and extortion group. The Dark Overlord has made quite a name for itself in recent years by not just stealing sensitive information from compromised computer networks, ... Read More

Hackers siphon hundreds of millions of pesos out of Mexican banks through shadow transactions

A software vulnerability is suspected of being to blame for a hack which saw criminals transfer more than 300 million pesos (over US $15 million) out of Mexican banks. The post Hackers siphon hundreds of millions of pesos out of Mexican banks through shadow transactions appeared first on The State ... Read More
Rail Europe data breach lasted almost three months

Rail Europe data breach lasted almost three months

Travel website Rail Europe has informed customers that their lifelong dream to see the sights of Europe by train may have turned into a nightmare. Real Europe North America Inc (RENA) is writing to customers to inform them that it has discovered evidence that hackers gained unauthorised access to its ... Read More
Text bombs and “Black Dots of Death” plague WhatsApp and iMessage users

Text bombs and “Black Dots of Death” plague WhatsApp and iMessage users

If you believed all the headlines you would think the problem is more serious than it really is. “Beware the ‘Black Dot of Death’ that will obliterate your iPhone with one text message”, reads The Metro newspaper. “Warnings about WhatsApp ‘text bomb’ that could destroy your phone.” says the Liverpool ... Read More

Zero-day flaw exploited in targeted attacks is fixed by Microsoft

This month's Patch Tuesday bundle of updates from Microsoft included a fix for a critical vulnerability that has been actively exploited by at least one hacking gang in targeted attacks. The post Zero-day flaw exploited in targeted attacks is fixed by Microsoft appeared first on The State of Security ... Read More
Data Breach Disclosure Is Still Taking Too Long, Report Reveals as GDPR Looms

Data Breach Disclosure Is Still Taking Too Long, Report Reveals as GDPR Looms

The accepted wisdom in the field of cybersecurity is that things are getting worse, and that more businesses are losing control of more data than ever before ... Read More
Drupe app removed from Google Play store after photos and messages leaked publicly

Drupe app removed from Google Play store after photos and messages leaked publicly

Repeat after me. If you’re still arguing about which is the better smartphone operating system for security – iOS or Android – you’re having the wrong debate. The big data security issue with smartphones is not so much with what operating system you are running (although obviously it’s imperative to ... Read More
Kitty malware gets its claws into Drupal websites to mine Monero

Kitty malware gets its claws into Drupal websites to mine Monero

Websites running vulnerable versions of the Drupal content management system are being targeted by the latest incarnation of the Kitty malware family. The post Kitty malware gets its claws into Drupal websites to mine Monero appeared first on The State of Security ... Read More
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