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The Streaming Wars: A Cybercriminal’s Perspective

Cyber threats aren’t relegated to the world of big businesses and large-scale campaigns. The most frequent attacks aren’t APTs and massive data breaches—they’re the daily encounters with malware and spam by everyday users. And, one of the areas where we’re most vulnerable is entertainment—particularly when we’re so used to findi
Publish At:2020-07-16 08:05 | Read:102 | Comments:0 | Tags:Research Adware Cybercrime Malware Descriptions Malware Stat

New Mac Ransomware Leveraged Piracy as Means of Distribution

Security researchers detected a new ransomware strain that leveraged piracy as a means of distributing itself to Mac users.On June 29, a Twitter user reached out to Malwarebytes about a malicious Little Snitch installer that was available for download on a Russian forum known for sharing torrent links.A close look at the installer revealed that it used a gen
Publish At:2020-07-01 16:40 | Read:219 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Mac pir

Search engine companies will ban links published by major torrent hubs

Starting from June 1st search engine companies will block queries to links to pirated content, including films, TV shows, and copyright-protected content. It will be even more difficult to search for torrents of ExtraTorrent, KickassTorrents, The Pirate Bay and equivalent services. In the past copyright holders accused the search engine companies of doing to
Publish At:2017-02-13 16:15 | Read:4087 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations ExtraTorrent KickassTorre

RAUM tool allows to spread malware through torrent files

InfoArmor has discovered the RAUM tool in criminal forums, it is a special tool to distribute malware by packaging it with popular torrent files. It is not a novelty, torrent files are a privileged channel for malware diffusion, according to a study conducted by researchers at Digital Citizens Alliance and RiskIQ, almost one-third of the 800 torrent sites se
Publish At:2016-09-22 03:05 | Read:4515 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime malware piracy

Megaupload seized by the FBI, once again serves adult content

KimDotcom’ Megaupload, the popular website seized by feds 5 years ago and currently managed by the FBI is serving adult content. Sometimes really bizarre things happen and it is difficult to explain them. Is it possible that the FBI hosts a porn website? The first thing that I have is that the FBI might run a similar website for its investigation, its
Publish At:2016-08-28 18:25 | Read:3569 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Laws and regulations FBI Hacking K

Feds arrested the KickassTorrents owner and seized the domain names

The federal authorities have arrested the alleged mastermind behind KickassTorrents (KAT) and seized its domains, blocking its operations. According to the US Justice Department, the feds have arrested Artem Vaulin the alleged mastermind behind the BitTorrent distribution site KickassTorrents (KAT). The KickassTorrents website kat.cr is down worldwide and m
Publish At:2016-07-21 16:05 | Read:4627 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Laws and regulations Cybercrime KA

Chrome DRM bug makes it easy to download streaming video

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the Google Chrome browser that could allow users to bypass itscopy protection system and download content from streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. According to Wired, Google was alerted to the problem on May 24, but is yet to issue a patch.The vulnerability centers around the W
Publish At:2016-06-27 21:05 | Read:4734 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment amazon prime video chrome DRM google Netflix

Coping a 3D Model by recording the sounds of a 3D Printer with a smartphone

The sounds of a 3D printer at work can be analyzed by researchers to reconstruct the original 3D model used to create the object. It isn’t a sci-fi movie but a true experiment conducted by the researchers at the University of California Irvine, led by Mohammad Al Faruque, that demonstrated how to steal 3D-Printed models by copying sounds of printer noz
Publish At:2016-03-07 22:55 | Read:3562 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Mobile 3D models 3D Printer intellectu

Pirates hack into shipping company’s servers to identify booty

When the terms "pirate" and "hacker" are used in the same sentence, usually it's a reference to someone breaking digital rights management on software. But that wasn't the case in an incident detailed in the recently released Verizon Data Breach Digest report, unveiled this week at the RSA security conference. Verizon's RISK security response team was called
Publish At:2016-03-04 00:35 | Read:3938 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment Technology Lab organized crime piracy verizo

Torrent websites infected 12 million Internet users per month

According to a new study conducted by researchers at Digital Citizens Alliance and RiskIQ almost one-third of the 800 torrent websites served malware. People believe that the best way to see a film or get a software is downloading from one of the numerous torrent websites online. Probably there is something that you should kno
Publish At:2015-12-13 19:25 | Read:3598 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Malware Breaking News malware piracy Cybercrime

Maritime Security: Hacking into a Voyage Data Recorder (VDR)

by Ruben Santamarta @reversemodeIn 2014, IOActive disclosed a series of attacks that affect multiple SATCOMdevices, some of which are commonly deployed on vessels. Although there is nodoubt that maritime assets are valuable targets, we cannot limit the attacksurface to those communication devices that vessels, or even large cruise ships,are usually equipped
Publish At:2015-12-09 21:10 | Read:10056 | Comments:0 | Tags:0day cyber attack Furuno hacking maritime piracy ruben santa

DARPA even more interested in software Obfuscation Solutions

DARPA is sustaining researchers to seek innovations in software obfuscation solutions to contrast criminals that try to reverse engineer software. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) and a team of researchers are turning towards new methods to overcome reverse engineering by using obfuscation to secure government
Publish At:2015-09-16 21:55 | Read:3026 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security DARPA Hacking Obfuscation Pierluigi P

Windows 10 allows Microsoft to remote disable pirated software and hardware

A report revealed that Microsoft could scan PCs running Windows 10 searching for pirated games and unauthorized hardware and disable them. One thing is certain, for better or for worse, we are talking a lot about the new Microsoft operating system Windows 10. The experts mainly expressed privacy concerns around the Windows 1
Publish At:2015-08-18 14:15 | Read:4567 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Microsoft piracy privacy service agre

The Pirate Bay back online … with many doubts

The Pirate Bay is online again, but many shadows obfuscate its rebirth. Angry staff members promise to open the full site back on a separate domain. The torrent-indexing website Pirate Bay has risen again after almost two months of total outage. The Pirate Bay it the most popular file-sharing website used to share copyrighted
Publish At:2015-02-02 15:35 | Read:3103 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Hacking Cybercrime piracy The Pirate Bay torrent

Last Pirate Bay co-founder, Fredrik Neij, arrested crossing Thailand-Laos border

The last Pirate Bay co-founder still at large after 5 years of avoiding serving jail time back home in Sweden was arrested on Monday at the Thailand-Laos border. Fredrik Neij, also known as TiAMO, was convicted in 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden, of "assisting in making copyright content available".Also convicted at the time were Pirate Bay co-founders Gottfrid S
Publish At:2014-11-05 18:10 | Read:3271 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Law & order Fredrik Neij piracy Pirate Bay

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