Telegram agrees to share data with terror investigators, but won't help Russia decrypt messages

Telegram agrees to share data with terror investigators, but won't help Russia decrypt messages

Because the War on Terror never stops, apparently.
By Bradley Barth Aug 31 2018, 11:10AM
Android spyware BusyGasper has many features, but few known victims

Android spyware BusyGasper has many features, but few known victims

A newly discovered mobile malware implant nicknamed BusyGasper might leave a few Android users breathless, if they knew about the unusual set of features the spyware uses to snoop on them.
By Bradley Barth Aug 31 2018, 11:08AM
Patch Tuesday August 2018: Microsoft corrects two actively exploited zero-day bugs

Patch Tuesday August 2018: Microsoft corrects two actively exploited zero-day bugs

Microsoft Corporation today released a series of Patch Tuesday updates, issuing fixes for 60 flaws, two of which have reportedly been actively exploited as zero-days.
By Bradley Barth Aug 16 2018, 11:01AM
Mozilla patches critical Thunderbird bugs that can cause exploitable crashes

Mozilla patches critical Thunderbird bugs that can cause exploitable crashes

The Mozilla Foundation has released the latest version of its Thunderbird email client, fixing 14 security vulnerabilities, including five critical ones, three of which can result in a potentially exploitable crash.
By Bradley Barth Aug 10 2018, 11:49AM
Sinking feeling: Hacktivist rescued by Disney cruise ship convicted for DDoS attacks against health facilities

Sinking feeling: Hacktivist rescued by Disney cruise ship convicted for DDoS attacks against health facilities

It was not a fairy-tale ending in court yesterday for a criminal hacktivist who had to be rescued by a Disney Cruise ship in 2016, after attempting to flee to Cuba to escape charges.
By Bradley Barth Aug 6 2018, 10:46AM
Researchers find previously unknown, early version of 'Proton' Mac malware

Researchers find previously unknown, early version of 'Proton' Mac malware

Researchers from Kaspersky Lab have uncovered what appears to be an early developmental prototype of the Proton backdoor malware that typically infects macOS users who download fake security applications.
By Bradley Barth Jul 30 2018, 10:53AM
Free-for-all: Dangerous Android banking trojan's source code reportedly leaked

Free-for-all: Dangerous Android banking trojan's source code reportedly leaked

A dangerous mobile banking trojan that can infect even the most modern versions of Android has reportedly had its source code leaked online.
By Bradley Barth Jul 26 2018, 11:38AM
Dasan and D-Link routers targeted by apparent botnet in new wave of exploit attacks

Dasan and D-Link routers targeted by apparent botnet in new wave of exploit attacks

An apparent botnet comprised of more than 3,000 separate source IPs generated a large, sudden spike in exploit attacks on 19 July, targeting D-Link 2750B and certain Dasan GPON small and home office routers.
By Bradley Barth Jul 25 2018, 11:45AM
Attackers concealing malware in images uploaded to Google servers

Attackers concealing malware in images uploaded to Google servers

Cyber-criminals are putting a new spin on the old trick of hiding malware code in Exchangeable Image File Format (EXIF) data.
By Bradley Barth Jul 24 2018, 11:04AM
Hidden malware in Fortnite cheating app shells gamers with barrage of ads

Hidden malware in Fortnite cheating app shells gamers with barrage of ads

Gamers who recently downloaded a Fortnite cheating app in order to gain an unfair advantage over fellow players found they had a hard time surviving a barrage of malicious ads that followed.
By Bradley Barth Jul 5 2018, 12:58PM
Fruitfly spyware infests Mac-based biomedical facilities

Fruitfly spyware infests Mac-based biomedical facilities

A newly discovered Mac malware with some very old coding has likely been targeting biomedical research facilities for at least two years without detection.
By Bradley Barth Jan 23 2017, 10:22AM
Phony Netflix membership emails turn out to be phishing scam

Phony Netflix membership emails turn out to be phishing scam

An email phishing campaign targeting Netflix users was recently found tricking victims into giving away their credit card and personal information after asking them to update their membership details.
By Bradley Barth Jan 12 2017, 10:29AM
Hacker who tried to sell celebrity secrets sentenced to 5 years

Hacker who tried to sell celebrity secrets sentenced to 5 years

Alonzo Knowles was sentenced to five years in prison for hacking the email accounts of entertainment and sports professionals and attempting to sell stolen Hollywood scripts to an undercover agent.
By Bradley Barth Dec 9 2016, 12:27PM