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Dovecat crypto-miner is targeting QNAP NAS devices

QNAP is warning customers of a new piece of malware dubbed Dovecat that is targeting NAS devices to mine cryptocurrency. Taiwanese vendor QNAP has published a security advisory to warn customers of a new piece of malware named Dovecat that is targeting NAS devices. The malware was designed to abuse NAS resources and mine cryptocurrency. The malware tar
Publish At:2021-01-21 19:54 | Read:123 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Internet of Things Malware Bitcoin Cryptocurre

President Biden’s Peloton exercise equipment under scrutiny

President Joe Biden can’t bring his Peloton exercise equipment to the White House due to security reasons. According to a Popular Mechanics report, President Joe Biden is going to move to the White House and likely he will have to give up his Peloton exercise equipment for security reasons. Peloton exercise equipment’s popularity surged dur
Publish At:2021-01-17 22:18 | Read:196 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Internet of Things Security Hacking hacking ne

Source code for malware that targets Qiui Cellmate device was leaked online

The source code for the ChastityLock ransomware that was used in attacks aimed at the users of the Qiui Cellmate adult toy is now publicly available. Recently a family of ransomware was observed targeting the users of the Bluetooth-controlled Qiui Cellmate chastity device.  Qiui Cellmate made the headlines in October when the researchers at Pen Test P
Publish At:2021-01-11 06:24 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things Malware hacking new

Keeping Your Garage Secure Using a Raspberry Pi

It is always unfortunate when the garage door is left open when you leave for an extended period of time. This has happened to me a couple of times. By leaving the garage door open, I was inviting unwanted guests into the garage. An unwanted guest can be animals looking for a meal and spreading trash all over. It could also be another person that sees an ope
Publish At:2021-01-06 01:14 | Read:77 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet of Things IoT Raspberry Pi

FBI warns swatting attacks on owners of smart devices

The Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) is warning owners of smart home devices with voice and video capabilities of ‘swatting’ attacks. The FBI has recently issued an alert to warn owners of smart home devices with voice and video capabilities of so-called “swatting” attacks. Swatting attacks consist of hoax calls made to emergency services
Publish At:2021-01-02 11:48 | Read:278 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Internet of Things Security Hackin

Expert found a secret backdoor in Zyxel firewall and VPN

Zyxel addressed a critical flaw in its firmware, tracked as CVE-2020-29583, related to the presence of a hardcoded undocumented secret account. The Taiwanese vendor Zyxel has addressed a critical vulnerability in its firmware related to the presence of a hardcoded undocumented secret account. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-29583 received a CVSS sc
Publish At:2021-01-01 16:18 | Read:358 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things CVE-2020-29583 hack

Hacking Christmas Gifts: Artie Drawing Robot

If high-tech gadgets are on your holiday shopping list, it is worth taking a moment to think about the particular risks they may bring. Under the wrong circumstances, even an innocuous gift may introduce unexpected vulnerabilities. In this blog series, VERT will be looking at some of the Internet’s best-selling holiday gifts with an eye toward thei
Publish At:2020-12-23 13:32 | Read:189 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet of Things IoT IoT security robot WiFi hack

Flaws in Medtronic MyCareLink can allow attackers to take over implanted cardiac devices

Experts reported flaws in Medtronic ’s MyCareLink Smart 25000 Patient Reader product that could be exploited to take control of a paired cardiac device. Experts from IoT security firm Sternum discovered vulnerabilities discovered in Medtronic’s MyCareLink Smart 25000 Patient Reader product that could be exploited to take control of a paired cardiac device
Publish At:2020-12-15 18:42 | Read:315 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Internet of Things hacking news inform

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2020. Statistics

All statistics in this report are from the global cloud service Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), which receives information from components in our security solutions. The data was obtained from users who have given their consent to it being sent to KSN. Millions of Kaspersky users around the globe assist us in this endeavor to collect information about mali
Publish At:2020-12-15 06:20 | Read:297 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Apple MacOS Financial m

QNAP fixed eight flaws that could allow NAS devices takeover

Network-attached storage (NAS) vendor QNAP addressed vulnerabilities that could enable attackers to take over unpatched NAS devices. The Taiwanese vendor QNAP has released security updates to fix eight vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers to over unpatched NAS devices. The list of vulnerabilities addressed by QNAP is available here, it
Publish At:2020-12-08 07:18 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Internet of Things Security Hacking hacking ne

Education predictions 2021

Changes in the education system have been brewing for a long time, with digitalization as the main direction of this transformation. The breakthrough came this year as about 1.5 billion students were unable to attend school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, educational systems all over the world underwent significant change. Educators were forced to
Publish At:2020-12-02 10:37 | Read:312 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Kaspersky Security Bulletin Cybercrime Internet of

Multi-Vector Miner+Tsunami Botnet with SSH Lateral Movement

Security researcher Tolijan Trajanovski (@tolisec) analyzed the multi-vector Miner+Tsunami Botnet that implements SSH lateral movement. A fellow security researcher, 0xrb, shared with me samples of a botnet that propagates using weblogic exploit. The botnet was also discovered by @BadPackets 5 days ago and it is still active as of now, December
Publish At:2020-12-02 07:00 | Read:248 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Internet of Things Malware botnet Hacking hack

IoT cybersecurity bill passed by Senate

Days before taking a week-long Thanksgiving recess, the US Senate passed an almost mundane cybersecurity bill that, if approved by the President, will improve security guidelines and protocols for Internet of Things (IoT) devices purchased and owned by the Federal government. The bill, called the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020, w
Publish At:2020-11-25 13:36 | Read:254 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Security world House of Representatives Internet

IT threat evolution Q3 2020. Non-mobile statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q3: Kaspersky solutions blocked 1,416,295,227 attacks launched from online resources across the globe. 456,573,467 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by Web
Publish At:2020-11-20 07:18 | Read:266 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports Apple MacOS Financial malware Inter

IoT forecast: Running antivirus on your smart device?

In 2016, threat actors pulled off a basic but devastating botnet attack that harnessed the power of the Internet of Things (IoT). After gathering a list of 61 default username and password combinations for IoT devices, threat actors scanned the Internet for open Telnet ports and, when they found a vulnerable device, gained entry, eventually amassing an ar
Publish At:2020-11-19 17:12 | Read:322 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news antivirus DDos attack Internet of Things I

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