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Spam Campaign Distributed Difobot Malware to Financial Organizations

An email spam campaign targeted financial organizations with Difobot malware that masqueraded as fake computer security software.The campaign begins when an employee at a financial institution receives an email purporting to originate from HSBC, a banking and financial service institution based which suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack bac
Publish At:2017-03-14 10:40 | Read:2535 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Fraud malware spam

Student Expelled from University for Hacking Professors’ Emails

A university has expelled a student for hacking the email accounts of several professors in an attempt to improve their grades.Technion Institute of Technology, a public research institute based in Haifa, Israel, revealed the disciplinary actions it took against the student to Ynetnews:“We are taking this case very seriously, as it is very unusual. The stude
Publish At:2017-03-13 16:15 | Read:2424 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News email grades hacking

West African Computer Criminals Steal $3M Annually from Targets, Finds Report

West African computer criminals steal approximately three million dollars annually from businesses and individuals, finds a new report.In their report Cybercrime in West Africa: Poised for an Underground Market, Trend Micro and INTERPOL say West African bad actors stole 2.7 million USD from businesses and 422,000 USD from individuals each year between 2013 a
Publish At:2017-03-10 11:25 | Read:2954 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Crime Fraud scam

Google’s CAPTCHA Service Now Goes Invisible for Human Users

Google’s CAPTCHA service now allows human users to pass through and access a website without seeing the “I’m not a robot” checkbox.The CAPTCHA provider, known as No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA, uses an “advanced risk analysis engine” to separate users from bots. The service has developed numerous challenges since it first launched.
Publish At:2017-03-09 17:00 | Read:3272 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News AI Machine Learning security

Only 28% of Utilities To Implement Major Security Projects in Next 2 Years, Finds Survey

A new survey revealed that only one in four utility companies (28 percent) have plans to execute a major security project in the next two years.BRIDGE Energy Group released the findings of its 2017 BRIDGE Index Grid Operations survey, which polled over 20,000 utility employees across North America, uncovering alarming statistics that suggest overconfidence i
Publish At:2017-03-09 17:00 | Read:2447 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News BRIDGE energy group CIP Energy overconf

Spear-Phishing Attack Installs Two PowerShell Backdoors on Victims’ Machines

An ongoing spear-phishing campaign is using malicious Microsoft Word documents to install two PowerShell backdoors on victims’ machines.FireEye as a Service (FaaS) first detected the operation in February 2017. The campaign appears to be targeting individuals who’ve played a part in submitting financial statements and other documents to the U.S.
Publish At:2017-03-08 22:35 | Read:2316 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News malware Phishing training

Payment Solutions Firm Verifone Investigates Security Breach

Payment solutions provider Verifone is reportedly investigating a breach of its internal computer networks dating back to mid-2016 that may have affected a number of businesses running its point-of-sale (POS) terminals.According to a report by investigative journalist Brian Krebs, the payments giant said the extent of the breach is limited to its corporate n
Publish At:2017-03-08 22:35 | Read:2811 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News breach payment point-of-sale Verifone

32 Million Yahoo Accounts Affected by Forged Cookies, Investigation Finds

Investigators have confirmed that attackers used or took forged cookies for 32 million Yahoo accounts after stealing the company’s proprietary software.In a filing submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Yahoo explains that an Independent Committee of the Board of Directors analyzed three security incidents that the company disclosed
Publish At:2017-03-08 04:10 | Read:1922 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News password Privacy Yahoo

Tech Support Scam Uses Website Elements to Spoof Microsoft Support Page

A new tech support scam is using website elements to trick users into thinking their browser has loaded a Microsoft support page.Like other ruses of the sort, this ploy begins when malicious ads redirect a user to a fake tech support web page. The first thing they see is a pop-up alert warning them that “a virus and spyware” have compromised thei
Publish At:2017-03-08 04:10 | Read:1849 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News microsoft scam security

Cybersecurity Breaches Cost UK Firms £30 Billion in 2016, Says New Research

According to a recent survey, more than half (52 percent) of UK-based businesses fell victims to some form of cybercrime in 2016.The survey – published by internet service provider Beaming and conducted by researchers at Opinium – revealed that a staggering 2.9 million British firms experienced a cybersecurity breach last year.The incidents cost UK businesse
Publish At:2017-03-08 04:10 | Read:1798 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News cybersecurity data breach UK

Ransomware Attack Strikes Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus

The Pennsylvania State Democratic Caucus has taken its computer systems temporarily offline following a ransomware attack.According to PennLive, the caucus discovered the attack early in the morning on 3 March. Offices remained open throughout the day. Even so, members and employees alike couldn’t access systems or data because the ransomware had sprea
Publish At:2017-03-08 04:10 | Read:2472 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News data malware ransomware

Android Trojan Infects Facebook Lite Version to Steal Users’ Information

An Android trojan has infected a version of Facebook Lite so that it can try to secretly steal users’ device information.Facebook Lite is a version of the popular social messaging Android app that uses less data than the regular version. It’s also designed for 2G networks, which helps the app work on networks with slow or unstable web connections
Publish At:2017-03-08 04:10 | Read:3716 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Android Facebook malware

Infected by Filecode Ransomware? Use This Method to Decrypt Your Files!

Users affected by Filecode ransomware can now decrypt their files for free by employing a procedure developed by security researchers.On 22 February, the security community first learned about Filecode. It’s a form of ransomware that specifically targets Mac users. Filecode introduces itself to a potential victim by masquerading as pirate software incl
Publish At:2017-03-01 17:50 | Read:3188 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News encryption malware ransomware

60 Percent of Canadian Business Heads Say Hackers Targeted Their Organizations, Survey Finds

Nearly three in five heads of Canadian businesses said they “either suspect of know for certain” that hackers targeted their organizations.In January 2017, the tax and business consulting firm MNP LLP sat down with 100 Canadian executives of mid- to large-enterprises along with 1,000 Canadian small-business owners to inquire about their organizat
Publish At:2017-02-28 23:20 | Read:2616 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Fraud hackers security

Boeing Notifies 36,000 Employees of Email-Based Security Breach

Boeing has notified 36,000 employees of a security breach involving an email that inadvertently disclosed their personal information.On 8 February 2017, the American aerospace company sent a letter to Bob Ferguson, Attorney General for Washington State. In it, Boeing says a security incident might have exposed the personal information of 7,288 residents of t
Publish At:2017-02-28 23:20 | Read:2711 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News breach personal information security

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