09 May 2019

Over 275 Million Records Exposed by Unsecured MongoDB Database

Once again, a security researcher has found an unprotected database exposing the personal data of hundreds of millions of people. The leaky database, which had been online since at least April 23, contained 275,265,298 records of Indian citizens, including their name, gender, date of birth, email, mobile phone number and

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09 May 2019

Researchers expose mass credit card stealing campaign

Researchers with Netlab 360 have uncovered a new credit card skimming campaign affecting over 100 e-commerce websites, 6 of which are among the Alexa Top one million websites. For over 5 months, threat actors have been injecting malicious code into legitimate websites, enabling them to steal credit card data such

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08 May 2019

Russian cyberspies are using one hell of a clever Microsoft Exchange backdoor

Notorious Russian hacking group Turla is using a highly sophisticated backdoor as part of a cyber espionage campaign targeting email servers, ESET researchers have discovered. The backdoor, dubbed LightNeuron, is the first of its kind “to be directly integrated into the working flow of Microsoft Exchange,” one of the researchers

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08 May 2019

Nation state actors, affiliates behind increasing amount of data breaches

The latest version of Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) shows that a growing number of data breaches is the result of attacks by state-backed hackers. In the 2018 report, these actors caused just 12% of data breaches, but this number almost doubled to 23% this year. Organized cybercrime remained

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08 May 2019

Hackers Steal $40 Million Worth of Bitcoin From Binance Exchange

Threat actors have stolen 7,000 Bitcoin worth around $40 million from cryptocurrency exchange Binance, in what the firm described as a “large scale security breach.” Binance is using an emergency insurance fund to cover the losses so users will not lose any funds. The theft was the result of a

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07 May 2019

Matrix-Themed Ransomware Spikes in May

Security researchers with Sophos have uncovered a highly targeted ransomware campaign hitting enterprise networks across North America and Europe. The campaign uses a new type of ransomware called MegaCortex that contains many references to the 1999 science fiction film The Matrix. Since February, Sophos has detected 76 MegaCortex attacks, but

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07 May 2019

Chinese Hackers Used NSA Tool a Year Before Shadow Brokers Leak

Over a year before the mysterious hacking group Shadow Brokers leaked DoublePulsar, an NSA-linked hacking tool, Chinese state-backed cyber espionage group Buckeye (aka APT3, UPS Team, Gothic Panda, and TG-0110), was already using the tool in a campaign targeting Hong Kong, new research by Symantec shows. The Shadow Brokers caused

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06 May 2019

There are tens of thousands of cyber criminals in the world, says kaspersky

According to new research by Kaspersky Lab, “there are several tens of thousands of hackers in the world who must be constantly trained.” If hackers don’t keep up with the latest technological developments, they can lose their jobs. The researchers believe that there are only a few hundred elite hackers.

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06 May 2019

Hackers steal card data from 201 online campus stores from Canada and the US

Trend Micro researchers have uncovered a new Magecart campaign targeting online campus stores in the US and Canada. Magecart is an umbrella term for various criminal groups that attack e-commerce websites with the aim of injecting them with malware designed to steal payment card information of visitors. The threat actors

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03 May 2019

China stealing foreign military technology in race to become world power: Report

The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Thursday released its annual report[pdf] assessing the military power of China. The report states that China continues to pursue economic, foreign policy and security strategies that contribute to the realization of “a powerful and prosperous China that is equipped with a ‘world-class’ military,

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