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Exclusive: German Police Raid OmniRAT Developer and Seize Digital Assets

THN - Thu, 27/06/2019 - 08:03
The German police yesterday raided the house of the developer of OmniRAT and seized his laptop, computer and mobile phones probably as part of an investigation into a recent cyber attack, a source told The Hacker News. OmniRAT made headlines in November 2015 when its developer launched it as a legitimate remote administration tool for IT experts and companies to manage their devices with

Two Florida Cities Paid $1.1 Million to Ransomware Hackers This Month

THN - Wed, 26/06/2019 - 16:34
In the last two weeks, Florida has paid more than $1.1 million in bitcoin to cybercriminals to recover encrypted files from two separate ransomware attacks—one against Riviera Beach and the other against Lake City. Lake City, a city in northern Florida, agreed on Monday to pay hackers 42 Bitcoin (equivalent to $573,300 at the current value) to unlock phone and email systems following a

Account Takeover Vulnerability Found in Popular EA Games Origin Platform

THN - Wed, 26/06/2019 - 14:59
A popular gaming platform used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide has been found vulnerable to multiple security flaws that could have allowed remote hackers to takeover players' accounts and steal sensitive data. The vulnerabilities in question reside in the "Origin" digital distribution platform developed by Electronic Arts (EA)—the world's second-largest gaming company with over

'Legit Apps Turned into Spyware' Targeting Android Users in Middle East

THN - Wed, 26/06/2019 - 08:45
Cybersecurity researchers are warning about an ongoing Android malware campaign that has been active since 2016 and was first publicly reported in August 2018. Dubbed "ViceLeaker" by researchers at Kaspersky, the campaign has recently been found targeting Israeli citizens and some other middle eastern countries with a powerful surveillance malware designed to steal almost all accessible

Microsoft Adds 2FA-Protected "Personal Vault" Within OneDrive Cloud Storage

THN - Wed, 26/06/2019 - 06:17
Microsoft has introduced a new password-protected folder within its OneDrive online file storage service that will allow you to keep your sensitive and important files protected and secured with an extra layer of authentication. Dubbed Personal Vault, the new OneDrive folder can only be accessed with an additional step of identity verification, such as your fingerprint, face, PIN, or a

New Mac Malware Exploits GateKeeper Bypass Bug that Apple Left Unpatched

THN - Tue, 25/06/2019 - 10:02
Cybersecurity researchers from Intego are warning about possible active exploitation of an unpatched security vulnerability in Apple's macOS Gatekeeper security feature details and PoC for which were publicly disclosed late last month. Intego team last week discovered four samples of new macOS malware on VirusTotal that leverage the GateKeeper bypass vulnerability to execute untrusted code on

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