Hundreds of thousands of cameras, routers, and DVRs have been hijacked by malware for use in massive denial of service attacks. Hundreds of thousands of cameras, routers, and DVRs have been hijacked by malware for use in massive denial of service attacks. Show More Summary
A cyberattack that disrupted huge chunks of the Internet Friday is over, web service provider Dyn said Saturday evening. The attack was notable because the firm says the attackers used an emerging form of malware called "Mirai" to hijack everyday items like security cameras and DVRs that were connected to the Internet. Show More Summary
Some of the internet's most popular, well-defended services -- including Twitter -- were knocked offline yesterday by a massive denial-of-service attack that security experts are blaming on botnets made from thousands of hacked embedded systems in Internet of Things devices like home security cameras and video recorders. (more…)
Hacked Republican Website Skimmed Donor Credit Cards for 6 Months A website used to fund the campaigns of Republican senators was infected with malware that for more than six months collected donors' personal information, including full names, addresses, and credit card data. The storefront for the National Republican Senatorial Committee was [...]
Following on the heels of Mirai, a family of malware exploiting Internet of Things devices, [Sam Edwards] and [Ioannis Profetis] of Rapidity Networks have discovered a malicious Internet worm dubbed Hajime which targets Internet of Things...Show More Summary
The total number of ransomware attacks rose by 13 percent in September alone, say Check Point cybersecurity researchers.
The company hopes to integrate the technology into the Malwarebytes malware cleaner over time.
The dots are slowly connecting, and what is emerging right now can be termed as India’s biggest breach of financial data ever. 32 lakh debit cards from HDFC, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, SBI and Yes Bank have been compromised. Most probably,...Show More Summary
Hackers used malware that they injected into Hitachi Payment Services’ systems to steal 3.2 million debit cards’ details in India, reports The Economic Times. It isn’t yet clear who is behind the attack, which appears to be one of the largest India has ever faced. Show More Summary
A study of 20 major cloud hosting services has found that as many as 10 percent of the repositories hosted by them had been compromised -- with several hundred of the "buckets" actively providing malware. Such bad content could be challenging to find, however, because it can be rapidly assembled from stored components that individually may not appear to be malicious.
Hackers have unleashed a war on Indian Banks, and there is chaos all around. The worst thing is that banks have been caught unaware, as their security has been breached since past few weeks, and no one actually knows the extent of damage. Show More Summary
“Side channel” in Haswell CPUs lets researchers bypass protection known as ASLR.
IoT device owners all around the world, beware of Mirai — a malware that had been responsible for causing one of the
Attacks by macro malware carrying ransomware are growing, as we have recently reported. Since early March we have seen macro malware using high-obfuscation algorithms to hide itself from static and traditional antimalware detection techniques. Show More Summary
Malware found on the website allowed hackers to siphon off your credit card data.
Scammers selling bogus tech support services have moved from cold calls to targeted pop-ups and malware, according to security researchers. Scammers selling bogus tech support services have moved from cold calls to targeted pop-ups and malware, according to security researchers. Show More Summary
The malware behind powerful cyberattacks-for-hire services keeps spreading to new devices.
Recently a brand new Trojan came into the market called Quant Loader which has been spotted on multiple Russian underground marketplaces. It has been noticed getting distributed with Locky Zepto crypto-ransomware and Pony malware. It...Show More Summary
Ars Technica: “A website used to fund the campaigns of Republican senators was infected with malware that for more than six months collected donors’ personal information, including full names, addresses, and credit card data.”
We have seen a huge increase in ransomware during the past couple of years. At McAfee Labs we have recently received a sample of the low-profile XTBL, a ransomware family that encrypts files and demands ransom from its victims to decrypt the files. Show More Summary