This week, a serious software vulnerability, which rapidly became known as the ‘Bash Bug’ or ‘Shellshock’ dominated the headlines, as two other faked news stories showed that hoaxes can fool the world very easily these days.
State organizations and private businesses from various sectors in Ukraine and Poland have been targeted with new versions of BlackEnergy, a malware that’s evolved into a sophisticated threat with a modular architecture.
This week offered a lesson in how cybercriminals follow the news, and time their attacks to dupe the unwary – with several different attacks aimed at iPhone fans, in the week where Apple unveiled its iPhone 6.
Online criminals are spamming out messages claiming that invoices are overdue. But attached to the emails are .ARJ files containing a malicious payload – don’t allow your computer to become infected.
British internet users opening a spam email are three times more likely to be facing a malicious URL than users in the US, thanks in part to a wave of highly targeted financial malware.
This week, American chain Home Depot admitted its systems had been breached, Gmail users got a fright, and a series of videos showed leaks in Android chat apps. Meanwhile, Facebook freaked out the world…. again.
A strain of malware which previously targeted banks has turned its attention to users of the popular Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software Salesforce, used by 100,000 organizations worldwide.
Anyone who has visited popular domains such as YouTube.com, Amazon.com or Ads.Yahoo.com could be a victim of a new, mutating malware attack distributed through the adverts displayed on the sites.
The world’s largest home improvement chain store, Home Depot, yesterday confirmed a data breach affecting credit cards and debit cards used in stores on the American mainland, which may have continued since April.
Three weeks ago, iSIGHT Partners discovered a new Ransomware encrypting victims’ documents. They dubbed this new threat TorrentLocker. TorrentLocker propagates via spam messages containing a link to a phishing page where the user is asked to download and execute “package tracking information”. In August, only Australians were targeted with fake Australian Post package-tracking page. While
The government is to work with car manufacturers to prevent hackers using electronic means to break into increasingly hi-tech vehicles in Britain after a spate of ‘car hacking’ thefts hit London.
Shoppers at Home Depot stores may have had their credit card details leaked online, after a massive batch of card information went on sale on a criminal internet site this week – and veteran security reporter Brian Krebs warns it may be the biggest leak yet.
As many as 18 top cybercrime experts from around the world will form a new Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force based in the Hague, which will target “top-level criminals”.
Gamers and cellphone users were targeted by criminal groups around the world this week – while retailers continued to suffer at the hands of POS malware, and a phishing campaign highlighted just how hot Bitcoin is right now.
More than a thousand U.S. businesses have been affected by point-of-sale malware – malicious software written specifically for online fraud, to steal information such as credit card details from businesses and their customers.
This week saw two of the scariest targets for hacks ever – nuclear plants and city-wide traffic systems. Tthe traffic-light hack could basically have paralyzedany one of 40 American cities, and America’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission was successfully attacked three times within the past three years.