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Phishing Scam Cloaks Malware With Fake Google reCAPTCHA

On February 22, 2019Source: Web Security – Threatpost | The first stop for security newsBy Lindsey O'Donnell
Categories: Malware, Web Security, BankBot, Banking Malware, google, landing page, malware, Phishing, recaptcha

Phishing emails target a bank's users with malware - and make their landing page look more legitimatRead more

Threatpost Poll: Are Password Managers Too Risky?

On February 22, 2019Source: Web Security – Threatpost | The first stop for security newsBy Tara Seals
Categories: Mobile Security, Privacy, Vulnerabilities, Web Security, 1Password, cracked, Dashlane, KeePass, LastPass, password manager, poll, too risky, vulnerability

Weigh in on password managers with our Threatpost poll.Read more

ThreatList: Porn-Focused Malware Triples, Dark Web Loves It

On February 21, 2019Source: Web Security – Threatpost | The first stop for security newsBy Tara Seals
Categories: Malware, Mobile Security, Most Recent ThreatLists, Privacy, Web Security, fake sites, for sale on dark web, Kaspersky Lab, malware, Phishing, porn, Pornhub, premium site credentials, the report

Premium-access credentials to porn sites are hot in the cyber-underground, as credential-harvestingRead more

Highly Critical Drupal RCE Flaw Affects Millions of Websites

On February 21, 2019Source: Web Security – Threatpost | The first stop for security newsBy Tara Seals
Categories: Vulnerabilities, Web Security, CMS, Drupal, highly critical flaw, millions of websites, Open Source, Update, vulnerability

Admins should update immediately to fix a remote code-execution vulnerability.Read more

New GandCrab Decryptor Unlocks Files of Updated Ransomware

On February 19, 2019Source: Web Security – Threatpost | The first stop for security newsBy Tom Spring
Categories: Cryptography, Editor's Picks, Hacks, Malware, Web Security, Adobe Reader, flash, GandCrab, gandcrab decryptor, Javascript, Kaspersky Lab, malware, No More Ransom project, PowerShell, ransomware

This is the third update to the prolific GandCrab malware within the past year.Read more

Data Breach Bonanza: Dating Apps, Equifax, Mass Credential Dumps

On February 15, 2019Source: Web Security – Threatpost | The first stop for security newsBy Tara Seals
Categories: Breach, Hacks, Privacy, Vulnerabilities, Web Security, 500px, coffee meets bagel, credential spills, Dark Web, data breach, Equifax, facial recognition, feb. 15, MyFitnessPal, OKCupid, roundup, Valentine’s Day

Data-exposure "lowlights" for the week ending Feb. 15, 2019.Read more

Eight Cryptojacking Apps Booted From Microsoft Store

On February 15, 2019Source: Web Security – Threatpost | The first stop for security newsBy Lindsey O'Donnell
Categories: Mobile Security, Web Security, Bitcoin, cryptojacking, cryptomining, malicious app, Microsoft, microsoft store

The eight apps were secretly stealing victims' CPU power to mine for Monero.Read more

Ultra-Sneaky Phishing Scam Swipes Facebook Credentials

On February 15, 2019Source: Web Security – Threatpost | The first stop for security newsBy Lindsey O'Donnell
Categories: Web Security, Credentials, Facebook, Phishing, phishing campaign, social engineering

Researchers warn that the phishing campaign looks "deceptively realistic."Read more

Beeping Computer

NY Governor Cuomo Calls For Investigation on Facebook Health Data Collection

On February 23, 2019Source: BleepingComputerBy Sergiu Gatlan
Categories: Technology

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo stated that a number of state agencies including the Department ofRead more

Tax Returns Exposed in TurboTax Credential Stuffing Attacks

On February 22, 2019Source: BleepingComputerBy Sergiu Gatlan
Categories: Security

Financial software company Intuit discovered that tax return info was accessed by an unauthorized paRead more

Windows 10 Build 18343 Released to Insiders with Windows Sandbox Improvements

On February 22, 2019Source: BleepingComputerBy Mayank Parmar
Categories: Microsoft, Software

Windows 10 19H1 Build 18343 is now rolling out to the Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring with improveRead more

Office 365 Phishing Page Comes with Live Chat Support

On February 22, 2019Source: BleepingComputerBy Ionut Ilascu
Categories: Security

Scammers handling a phishing website for Office 365 credentials added live support to add to the illRead more

Windows 10 20H1 Build 18841 Released to Skip Ahead Insiders

On February 22, 2019Source: BleepingComputerBy Mayank Parmar
Categories: Microsoft, Software

Windows 10 20H1 Build 18841 is out for Insiders part of the Skip Ahead and it comes with normal bugRead more

Motherboard

Watch the First Private Moon Lander Ride to Orbit on a SpaceX Rocket

On February 22, 2019Source: MotherboardBy Becky Ferreira
Categories: israel, Moon, SpaceX, US Air Force, Falcon 9, Low Earth Orbit, Moon landers, google lunar xprize, lunar landers, private spaceflight, moon landings, SpaceIL, beresheet

The Beresheet lander will attempt the first private Moon landing on April 11.Read more

The Route of a Text Message, a Love Story

On February 22, 2019Source: MotherboardBy Scott B. Weingart
Categories: texting, sms, SMS ILU

The surprisingly complex journey a text message takes every time we hit 'send.'Read more

Squid Is the New Eco-Friendly Plastic, Study Says

On February 22, 2019Source: MotherboardBy Becky Ferreira
Categories: material, squids, penn state, polymer, squid, ocean plastic, material science, squid teeth, plastic pollution, squid ring teeth

Bacteria could be genetically engineered to produce industrial quantities of biodegradable polymersRead more

Earth’s Atmosphere Stretches Far Beyond the Moon, Scientists Find

On February 21, 2019Source: MotherboardBy Rob Dozier
Categories: Space, earth, Moon, Atmosphere

A group of researchers discovered that Earth’s atmosphere extends almost twice the distance to the MRead more

A Decryption Key for Law Firm Emails in Hacked 9/11 Files Has Been Released

On February 21, 2019Source: MotherboardBy Joseph Cox
Categories: Hacking, cybersecurity, 9/11, Ransom, twin towers, hacked, cybercrime, 9/11 conspiracy theory, The Dark Overlord, Online Extortion

Someone has published the decryption key for the third layer of allegedly 9/11-linked documents fromRead more

Data Breeches

NJ: 4 Dickinson High students accused of hacking computer system, changing grades

On February 23, 2019Source: DataBreaches.netBy Dissent
Categories: Education Sector, Insider, U.S.

Ron Zeitlinger reports: Four Jersey City high school students have been charged after authorities saRead more

New charges filed in HIV data leak

On February 23, 2019Source: DataBreaches.netBy Dissent
Categories: ID Theft, Non-U.S.

Whitney Leggett reports: A Winchester man charged in Singapore with leaking the confidential informaRead more

Prosecutors recommend prison sentence in ‘celebgate’ hacking case

On February 23, 2019Source: DataBreaches.netBy Dissent
Categories: Hack, U.S.

AP reports: Federal prosecutors have recommended a sentence of nearly three years in prison for a foRead more

Delhi Citizens Data Leak

On February 23, 2019Source: DataBreaches.netBy Dissent
Categories: Exposure, Government Sector, Non-U.S.

Bob  Diachenko writes: On Feb 19, 2019, I have discovered a MongoDB that required no password. The dRead more

Grassroots List of Cybersecurity Indictments of State-Sponsored Hackers

On February 23, 2019Source: DataBreaches.netBy Dissent
Categories: Breach Incidents, Commentaries and Analyses, Hack, Of Note

Seen at Meritalk: Katie Nickels, a threat intelligence expert for MITRE, released a grassroots compiRead more

Tax Returns Exposed in TurboTax Credential Stuffing Attacks

On February 23, 2019Source: DataBreaches.netBy Dissent
Categories: Business Sector, Hack, U.S.

Sergiu Gatlan reports: Financial software company Intuit discovered that tax return info was accesseRead more

Audacious Russian Hacker Who Stole From Victims Using NeverQuest Pleads Guilty

On February 22, 2019Source: DataBreaches.netBy Dissent
Categories: Financial Sector, Malware

LawFuel reports: Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New YorRead more

VT: Rutland Regional Medical Center notifies patients after employee email accounts hacked

On February 22, 2019Source: DataBreaches.netBy Dissent
Categories: Hack, Health Data, U.S.

On Feb. 20,  Rutland Regional Medical Center in Vermont posted a notice on its web site that says, iRead more

UConn Health: 326,000 could be impacted by recent phishing attack

On February 22, 2019Source: DataBreaches.netBy Dissent
Categories: Health Data, Phishing

Matt Pilon reports: UConn Health on Friday disclosed that an unauthorized third party had accessed eRead more

California CPA firm notifies clients after falling for a tech support scam

On February 22, 2019Source: DataBreaches.netBy Dissent
Categories: Business Sector, Malware, U.S.

I’ve  been told that at times, I can be tough on those who have had breaches.  But I actuallyRead more

Cyberscoop

Russian hacker accused of creating NeverQuest malware pleads guilty

On February 22, 2019Source: CyberScoopBy Jeff Stone
Categories: Financial, Government, Arkady Bukh, neverquest, Stanislav Lisov

Stanislav Lisov, a Russian hacker accused of creating banking malware used to steal $885,000, pleadeRead more

DNC updates cybersecurity advice to protect candidates from hackers in 2020

On February 22, 2019Source: CyberScoopBy Sean Lyngaas
Categories: Government, 2016 presidential election, 2020 presidential election, bob lord, Democratic National Committee, DNC breach, election security

As Washington turns its attention to the 2020 presidential election, the Democratic National CommittRead more

U. of Washington Medicine learned it exposed info on 974k people after a patient found their data on Google

On February 22, 2019Source: CyberScoopBy Jeff Stone
Categories: Healthcare, HIPAA, Medical breach, UW Medicine

Medical data about nearly 1 million patients of the University of Washington Medicine was exposed onRead more

This tool allows you to check the code powering Chrome extensions

On February 21, 2019Source: CyberScoopBy Sean Lyngaas
Categories: Technology, Chrome, Duo Security, extensions, open source, web browsers

Browser extensions, like any other piece of software, can be abused or manipulated by hackers for maRead more

Blind Eagle, a new APT group, poses as Colombia's Cyber Police to steal business secrets

On February 21, 2019Source: CyberScoopBy Jeff Stone
Categories: Government, APT, apt-c-36, Blind Eagle, Colombia, Qihoo 360

Cyberwar is intensifying in South America. A new hacking group researchers have dubbed Blind Eagle iRead more

These scammers claim to have videos of your most private moments

On February 21, 2019Source: CyberScoopBy Jeff Stone
Categories: Technology, Digital Shadows, Sextortion, ShadowBrokers, TheDarkOverlord

Cybercriminals have scammed people out of $332,000 since July 2018 by threatening to publish footageRead more

Complex court battle for Methbot, 3ve cybercrime suspects only is getting started

On February 20, 2019Source: CyberScoopBy Jeff Stone
Categories: Technology, 3ve, Aleksandr Zhukov, cybercrime, Department of Justice, international, Methbot, Yevgeniy Timchenko

Alleged perpetrators of the Methbot and 3ve cybercrime rings have started to arrive in the U.S. to fRead more

Researchers paint different portraits of hackers behind Ryuk ransomware

On February 20, 2019Source: CyberScoopBy Sean Lyngaas
Categories: Financial, attribution, CrowdStrike, Eastern Europe, McAfee, ransomware, Russia, Ryuk ransomware, security research

Analysts poring over the Ryuk ransomware are coming to different conclusions about the hackers respoRead more

As Europe prepares to vote, Microsoft warns of Fancy Bear attacks on democratic think tanks

On February 20, 2019Source: CyberScoopBy Sean Lyngaas
Categories: Government, APT28, election security, Europe, Fancy Bear, Microsoft, Russian hackers, STRONTIUM

Three months before parliamentary elections in Europe, Microsoft says it has detected hacking attempRead more

Kaspersky sales in North America fell by 25 percent in 2018, despite global revenue growth

On February 20, 2019Source: CyberScoopBy Jeff Stone
Categories: Technology, Eugene Kaspersky, Kaspersky Lab

Global revenue for Moscow-based cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky Lab increased by 4 percent last yearRead more

Krebs On Security

The Hacker News

How to Stop Facebook App From Tracking Your Location In the Background

On February 22, 2019Source: The Hacker NewsBy
Categories: Android, Facebook, Facebook location settings, geo-location tacking, GPS location tracking, location finder, location history, mobile location tracking, tracking location

Every app installed on your smartphone with permission to access location service "can" continuallyRead more

Every app installed on your smartphone with permission to access location service "can" continually collect your real-time location secretly, even in the background when you do not use them. Do you know? — Installing the Facebook app on your Android and iOS smartphones automatically gives the social media company your rightful consent to collect the history of your precise location. If you

Hacking Virtual Reality – Researchers Exploit Popular Bigscreen VR App

On February 22, 2019Source: The Hacker NewsBy
Categories: Bigscreen VR, Cross site scripting, hacking news, VR apps, vr experience, vr headset, Vulnerability

A team of cybersecurity researchers from the University of New Haven yesterday released a video demoRead more

A team of cybersecurity researchers from the University of New Haven yesterday released a video demonstrating how vulnerabilities that most programmers often underestimate could have allowed hackers to evade privacy and security of your virtual reality experience as well as the real world. According to the researchers—Ibrahim Baggili, Peter Casey and Martin Vondráček—the underlying

Almost Half A Million Delhi Citizens' Personal Data Exposed Online

On February 21, 2019Source: The Hacker NewsBy
Categories: data breach, data leaked, hacking news, MongoDB database, secure mongodb

Exclusive — A security researcher has identified an unsecured server that was leaking detailed persoRead more

Exclusive — A security researcher has identified an unsecured server that was leaking detailed personal details of nearly half a million Indian citizens... thanks to another MongoDB database instance that company left unprotected on the Internet accessible to anyone without password. In a report shared with The Hacker News, Bob Diachenko disclosed that two days ago he found a 4.1 GB-sized

Another Critical Flaw in Drupal Discovered — Update Your Site ASAP!

On February 21, 2019Source: The Hacker NewsBy
Categories: Drupal, Drupal exploit, drupal hacked, Drupal hacking, Hacking Drupal website, hacking news, remote code execution, Vulnerability

Developers of Drupal—a popular open-source content management system software that powers millions oRead more

Developers of Drupal—a popular open-source content management system software that powers millions of websites—have released the latest version of their software to patch a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to hack your site. The update came two days after the Drupal security team released an advance security notification of the upcoming patches, giving websites

Warning: Critical WinRAR Flaw Affects All Versions Released In Last 19 Years

On February 21, 2019Source: The Hacker NewsBy
Categories: hacking news, Hacking Windows, path traversal attack, remote code execution, Vulnerability, windows malware, winrar, winrar exploit

Beware Windows users... a new dangerous remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in tRead more

Beware Windows users... a new dangerous remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in the WinRAR software, affecting hundreds of millions of users worldwide. Cybersecurity researchers at Check Point have disclosed technical details of a critical vulnerability in WinRAR—a popular Windows file compression application with 500 million users worldwide—that affects all versions of the

Critical Flaw Uncovered In WordPress That Remained Unpatched for 6 Years

On February 19, 2019Source: The Hacker NewsBy
Categories: hack wordpress, hacking news, remote code execution, Vulnerability, WordPress, Wordpress hacking, wordpress security

Exclusive — If you have not updated your website to the latest WordPress version 5.0.3, it’s a brillRead more

Exclusive — If you have not updated your website to the latest WordPress version 5.0.3, it’s a brilliant idea to upgrade the content management software of your site now. From now, I mean immediately. Cybersecurity researchers at RIPS Technologies GmbH today shared their latest research with The Hacker News, revealing the existence of a critical remote code execution vulnerability that

Learn How XDR Can Take Breach Protection Beyond Endpoint Security

On February 19, 2019Source: The Hacker NewsBy
Categories: Corporate security, cyber security webinar, edr solutions, Endpoint detection, enterprise security, network security, webinar, xdr solutions

How do you know whether an attacker has infiltrated your network? Can you really rely on an EndpointRead more

How do you know whether an attacker has infiltrated your network? Can you really rely on an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution to be your go-to technology for identifying security breaches? Endpoint detection and response (EDR) platform has been an important technology to detect cybersecurity incidents, but it provides only the view of endpoints, just a portion of the big picture.

LPG Gas Company Leaked Details, Aadhaar Numbers of 6.7 Million Indian Customers

On February 19, 2019Source: The Hacker NewsBy
Categories: Aadhaar, Aadhaar Database, Aadhaar Leak, biometric data, cyber security, data breach, data leaked

Why would someone bother to hack a so-called "ultra-secure encrypted database that is being protecteRead more

Why would someone bother to hack a so-called "ultra-secure encrypted database that is being protected behind 13 feet high and 5 feet thick walls," when one can simply fetch a copy of the same data from other sources. French security researcher Baptiste Robert, who goes by the pseudonym "Elliot Alderson" on Twitter, with the help of an Indian researcher, who wants to remain anonymous,

Over 92 Million New Accounts Up for Sale from More Unreported Breaches

On February 18, 2019Source: The Hacker NewsBy
Categories: cyber security, dark web, data breach, data breached, Deep Web, dream market, hacking news, password hacking, password list

All these numbers…. "More than 5 billion records from 6,500 data breaches were exposed in 2018" — aRead more

All these numbers…. "More than 5 billion records from 6,500 data breaches were exposed in 2018" — a report from Risk Based Security says. "More than 59,000 data breaches have been reported across the European since the GDPR came into force in 2018" — a report from DLA Piper says. …came from data breaches that were reported to the public, but in reality, more than half of all data breaches

Kali Linux 2019.1 Released — Operating System For Hackers

On February 18, 2019Source: The Hacker NewsBy
Categories: Best Operating System, download hacking tools, download Kali Linux, hacking news, hacking tools, Kali Linux, linux, operating system

Wohooo! Great news for hackers and penetration testers. Offensive Security has just released Kali LiRead more

Wohooo! Great news for hackers and penetration testers. Offensive Security has just released Kali Linux 2019.1, the first 2019 version of its Swiss army knife for cybersecurity professionals. The latest version of Kali Linux operating system includes kernel up to version 4.19.13 and patches for numerous bugs, along with many updated software, like Metasploit, theHarvester, DBeaver, and more.

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