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New Linux Bug Lets Attackers Hijack Encrypted VPN Connections

Fri, 06/12/2019 - 09:02
A team of cybersecurity researchers has disclosed a new severe vulnerability affecting most Linux and Unix-like operating systems, including FreeBSD, OpenBSD, macOS, iOS, and Android, that could allow remote 'network adjacent attackers' to spy on and tamper with encrypted VPN connections. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-14899, resides in the networking stacks of various operating systems

Facebook Sued Hong Kong Firm for Hacking Users and Ad Fraud Scheme

Fri, 06/12/2019 - 07:14
Following its efforts to take legal action against those misusing its social media platform, Facebook has now filed a new lawsuit against a Hong Kong-based advertising company and two Chinese individuals for allegedly abusing its ad platform to distribute malware and Ad fraud. Facebook filed the lawsuit on Thursday in the Northern District of California against ILikeAd Media International

FBI Puts $5 Million Bounty On Russian Hackers Behind Dridex Banking Malware

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 17:16
The United States Department of Justice today disclosed the identities of two Russian hackers and charged them for developing and distributing the Dridex banking Trojan using which the duo stole more than $100 million over a period of 10 years. Maksim Yakubets, the leader of 'Evil Corp' hacking group, and his co-conspirator Igor Turashev primarily distributed Dridex — also known as 'Bugat'

Severe Auth Bypass and Priv-Esc Vulnerabilities Disclosed in OpenBSD

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 10:02
OpenBSD, an open-source operating system built with security in mind, has been found vulnerable to four new high-severity security vulnerabilities, one of which is an old-school type authentication bypass vulnerability in BSD Auth framework. The other three vulnerabilities are privilege escalation issues that could allow local users or malicious software to gain privileges of an auth group,

ZeroCleare: New Iranian Data Wiper Malware Targeting Energy Sector

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 07:07
Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a new, previously undiscovered destructive data-wiping malware that is being used by state-sponsored hackers in the wild to target energy and industrial organizations in the Middle East. Dubbed ZeroCleare, the data wiper malware has been linked to not one but two Iranian state-sponsored hacking groups—APT34, also known as ITG13 and Oilrig, and Hive0081,

Critical Flaw in GoAhead Web Server Could Affect Wide Range of IoT Devices

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 10:48
Cybersecurity researchers today uncovered details of two new vulnerabilities in the GoAhead web server software, a tiny application widely embedded in hundreds of millions of Internet-connected smart devices. One of the two vulnerabilities, assigned as CVE-2019-5096, is a critical code execution flaw that can be exploited by attackers to execute malicious code on vulnerable devices and take

Europol Shuts Down Over 30,500 Piracy Websites in Global Operation

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 06:16
In a coordinated global law enforcement operation, Europol has taken down more than 30,500 websites for distributing counterfeit and pirated items over the Internet and arrested three suspects. Among other things, the seized domains reportedly offered various counterfeit goods and pirated products and services, including pirated movies, illegal television streaming, music, electronics,

Avast and AVG Browser Extensions Spying On Chrome and Firefox Users

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 16:16
If your Firefox or Chrome browser has any of the below-listed four extensions offered by Avast and its subsidiary AVG installed, you should disable or remove them as soon as possible. Avast Online Security AVG Online Security Avast SafePrice AVG SafePrice Why? Because these four widely installed browser extensions have been caught collecting a lot more data on its millions of users than

Top 5 Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Predictions for 2020

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 07:28
We distilled 30 independent reports dedicated to cybersecurity and cybercrime predictions for 2020 and compiled the top 5 most interesting findings and projections in this post. Compliance fatigue will spread among security professionals Being a source of ongoing controversy and debate, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was finalized on 11th January 1, 2019. Driven by laudable

New Unpatched Strandhogg Android Vulnerability Actively Exploited in the Wild

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 17:22
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new unpatched vulnerability in the Android operating system that dozens of malicious mobile apps are already exploiting in the wild to steal users' banking and other login credentials and spy on their activities. Dubbed Strandhogg, the vulnerability resides in the multitasking feature of Android that can be exploited by a malicious app installed on a

New Facebook Tool Let Users Transfer Their Photos and Videos to Google

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 12:26
Facebook has finally started implementing the open source data portability framework as the first phase of 'Data Transfer Project,' an initiative the company launched last year in collaboration with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Twitter. Facebook today announced a new feature that will allow its users to transfer their Facebook photos and videos to their Google Photos accounts—directly and

Europol Shuts Down 'Imminent Monitor' RAT Operations With 13 Arrests

Fri, 29/11/2019 - 10:41
In a coordinated International law enforcement operation, Europol today announced to shut down the global organized cybercrime network behind Imminent Monitor RAT, yet another hacking tool that allows cybercriminals to gain complete control over a victim's computer remotely. The operation targeted both buyers and sellers of the IM-RAT (Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan), which was sold to

Magento Marketplace Suffers Data Breach Exposing Users' Account Info

Thu, 28/11/2019 - 00:56
If you have ever registered an account with the official Magento marketplace to bought or sold any extension, plugin, or e-commerce website theme, you must change your password immediately. Adobe—the company owning Magento e-commerce platform—today disclosed a new data breach incident that exposed account information of Magento marketplace users to an unknown group of hackers or individuals.

Over 12,000 Google Users Hit by Government Hackers in 3rd Quarter of 2019

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 08:22
As part of its active efforts to protect billions of online users, Google identified and warned over 12,000 of its users who were targeted by a government-backed hacking attempt in the third quarter of this year. According to a report published by Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG), more than 90 percent of the targeted users were hit with "credential phishing emails" that tried to trick

The Hacker News 2020 Cybersecurity Salary Survey – Call for Participation

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 07:56
For the first time, The Hacker News launches a comprehensive Cybersecurity Salary Survey aimed to provide insights into the payment standards of security positions, enabling security professionals to benchmark their salaries against their peers, as well as get clear insights into the leading roles, certifications, geo- and industry- components that factor a cybersecurity position payroll.

Latest Kali Linux OS Added Windows-Style Undercover Theme for Hackers

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 04:30
You can relate this: While working on my laptop, I usually prefer sitting at a corner in the room from where no one should be able to easily stare at my screen, and if you're a hacker, you must have more reasons to be paranoid. Let's go undercover: If you're in love with the Kali Linux operating system for hacking and penetration testing, here we have pretty awesome news for you. Offensive

Malicious Android SDKs Caught Accessing Facebook and Twitter Users Data

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 13:20
Two third-party software development kits integrated by over hundreds of thousands of Android apps have been caught holding unauthorized access to users' data associated with their connected social media accounts. In a blog post published yesterday, Twitter revealed that an SDK developed by OneAudience contains a privacy-violating component which may have passed some of its users' personal

Dozens of Severe Flaws Found in 4 Popular Open Source VNC Software

Sat, 23/11/2019 - 07:21
Four popular open-source VNC remote desktop applications have been found vulnerable to a total of 37 security vulnerabilities, many of which went unnoticed for the last 20 years and most severe could allow remote attackers to compromise a targeted system. VNC (virtual network computing) is an open source graphical desktop sharing protocol based on RFB (Remote FrameBuffer) that allows users to

OnePlus Suffers New Data Breach Impacting Its Online Store Customers

Sat, 23/11/2019 - 04:52
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has suffered a new data breach exposing personal and order information of an undisclosed number of its customers, likely, as a result of a vulnerability in its online store website. The breach came to light after OnePlus started informing affected customers via email and published a brief FAQ page to disclose information about the security incident. According

Boost Your Personal Security With These Killer 2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Fri, 22/11/2019 - 13:06
If you're like most consumers, you're probably looking forward to the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale events. Who wouldn't want to get all sorts of products and services at massive discounts? But while most consumers are typically eyeing personal gadgets and entertainment appliances, you may want to consider scoring deals on personal security software and devices. Everyone's

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