Greg Masters

 'Doubleswitch' campaign targeting activists via social media

'Doubleswitch' campaign targeting activists via social media

In a new campaign, attackers are locking out activists from their social media accounts.
By Greg Masters Jun 22 2017, 10:19AM
Apple contractors based in China caught selling customer data

Apple contractors based in China caught selling customer data

Authorities in China have unmasked a massive underground market where Apple contractors were selling user data of Apple's Chinese customers.
By Greg Masters Jun 14 2017, 10:18AM
New mobile banking malware obfuscates its malicious code parts

New mobile banking malware obfuscates its malicious code parts

Banking malware targeting mobile users requires little tech know-how to develop and operate, so it stands as an insistent battle for security professionals.
By Greg Masters May 19 2017, 12:18PM
JavaScript spam campaigns on the loose

JavaScript spam campaigns on the loose

More than 10,000 instances of malicious JavaScript payloads have been detected in the past two weeks.
By Greg Masters Apr 27 2017, 12:21PM
Email scam hits Australian businesses

Email scam hits Australian businesses

An elaborate email scam is unfolding that is infecting computers with malware. The emails appear to come from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
By Greg Masters Apr 21 2017, 10:17AM
1.7M Snapchat user details allegedly posted in India

1.7M Snapchat user details allegedly posted in India

After alleged comments from Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel appeared in Variety, hackers in India, as yet unidentified, took the disparaging remarks personally and in an apparent act of revenge claimed to have posted personal details of 1.7 million Snapchat users online.
By Greg Masters Apr 20 2017, 10:31AM
New Android OS blocks ransomware using system-type windows

New Android OS blocks ransomware using system-type windows

Along with new features, Google's latest iteration of its mobile operating system for Android devices, Android O, blocks ransomware.
By Greg Masters Apr 18 2017, 10:12AM
Amnesia botnet targeting DVRs

Amnesia botnet targeting DVRs

The Amnesia botnet looks for an unpatched remote code execution vulnerability affecting DVR appliances.
By Greg Masters Apr 10 2017, 10:10AM
Infiltrating air-gapped systems by transmitting light to a flatbed scanner

Infiltrating air-gapped systems by transmitting light to a flatbed scanner

Security researchers used light transmitted to a flatbed scanner to infiltrate air-gapped systems.
By Greg Masters Apr 4 2017, 10:11AM
Yahoo CEO may depart with $23M

Yahoo CEO may depart with $23M

Yahoo shareholders will be voting soon on whether to approve a severance package that would award the departing CEO Marissa Mayer with more than US$23 million in cash and stock.
By Greg Masters Mar 16 2017, 1:11PM
No secret anymore: Russia touts cyber force

No secret anymore: Russia touts cyber force

Russia has a cyber army. The announcement was made by defence minister Sergey Shoygu.
By Greg Masters Feb 28 2017, 10:48AM
Talking doll susceptible to hack: Destroy it, says German agency

Talking doll susceptible to hack: Destroy it, says German agency

Parents in Germany are being advised to destroy a talking doll called Cayla because its IoT technology could be accessed by outsiders.
By Greg Masters Feb 21 2017, 10:19AM
Symantec blames Lazarus for malware targeting banks in 31 countries

Symantec blames Lazarus for malware targeting banks in 31 countries

Lazarus Group, widely thought to originate from North Korea, has been driven into the light once again, if reports from Symantec are to be believed.
By Greg Masters Feb 15 2017, 10:13AM
FBI pressing Google to hand over US customer data stashed on foreign servers

FBI pressing Google to hand over US customer data stashed on foreign servers

Google is being pressured to hand over data to the FBI that is has stored on a foreign server. It is pushing back.
By Greg Masters Feb 8 2017, 10:51AM
Trump postpones signing of executive order on cyber-security

Trump postpones signing of executive order on cyber-security

President Trump on Tuesday postponed putting his signature to an executive order calling for an assessment of the nation's cyber-security capabilities and weaknesses.
By Greg Masters Feb 2 2017, 12:01PM
Two researchers report 200 bugs in Trend Micro tools

Two researchers report 200 bugs in Trend Micro tools

A team of security researchers have detected more than 200 flaws across nearly a dozen of the Japan-based vendor's suite of products.
By Greg Masters Jan 30 2017, 12:34PM
Some Adult Friend Finder members get the hack alert, indirectly

Some Adult Friend Finder members get the hack alert, indirectly

Subscribers to the hookup site Adult Friend Finder received notification of a massive hack, but only if they logged in.
By Greg Masters Nov 22 2016, 10:15AM
Android phones dialing home, to China

Android phones dialing home, to China

Firmware on some Android phones has been detected collecting user data and transmitting it to third-party servers in China, according to mobile security firm Kryptowire.
By Greg Masters Nov 18 2016, 10:10AM
Adobe to pay $1M for breach

Adobe to pay $1M for breach

Adobe will be paying $12 million to 15 US states to settle a breach claim.
By Greg Masters Nov 17 2016, 12:11PM
Adult Friend Finder hacked, 412 million users compromised

Adult Friend Finder hacked, 412 million users compromised

Personal details of more than 412 million subscribers to Adult Friend Finder and other hookup sites was breached.
By Greg Masters Nov 15 2016, 12:01PM