Image of Scammers are calling customers claiming to be from BT, TalkTalk or Microsoft
Scammers are calling customers claiming to be from BT, TalkTalk or Microsoft
Scammers are calling customers claiming to be from BT, TalkTalk or Microsofthttps://help2.talktalk.co.uk/scam-phone-callsPlease be aware that scammers are calling customers claiming to be from BT, TalkTalk or Microsoft and claiming you have problems with fraud issues, your internet, router or computer. If you receive a call from TalkTalk and are in doubt, just hang up and call us back from your ho... [Read More]
Image of Watch: Flaw Allows Hackers to Spy with Robot Vacuum » Alex Jones' Infowars
Watch: Flaw Allows Hackers to Spy with Robot Vacuum » Alex Jones' Infowars
A flaw discovered by security researchers would have allowed hackers to take control of numerous LG smart devices including a camera-equipped robot vacuum.According to security firm Check Point, who reported the flaw to LG last July, the attack was enabled by a vulnerability in the authentication process between the SmartThinQ mobile app and LG’s servers.Dubbed HomeHack, the security bug also affe... [Read More]
Image of IRS awards Equifax no-bid, $7.25 million contract after hack | Ars Technica
IRS awards Equifax no-bid, $7.25 million contract after hack | Ars Technica
Just because your resume says you exposed the personal data, including Social Security numbers, of some 143 million Americans while practicing unsafe security, it doesn't mean you can't score a multi-million dollar contract with the Internal Revenue Service. That's the case even if your name is Equifax and you're being contracted by the IRS to "verify taxpayer identity" to combat fraud.The $7.25 m... [Read More]
Image of Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight | Reuters
Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight | Reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan and Israel worried that the ... [Read More]
Image of Another Coverup? Equifax Accused Of Scrubbing That Its Chief Security Officer Was A Music Major | Zero Hedge
Another Coverup? Equifax Accused Of Scrubbing That Its Chief Security Officer Was A Music Major | Zero Hedge
Update: And... she's gone: EQUIFAX SAYS CIO AND CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER ARE RETIRING* * *One week after what may be the biggest security leak in US history, when Equifax belatedly admitted that hackers had made off with over 143 million private data profiles, sending the company's stock 37% lower in the past week...... leading to a massive scandal which will go through at least one round of Congres... [Read More]
SEC Discloses Edgar Corporate Filing System Was Hacked in 2016 - WSJ
WASHINGTON—The top U.S. markets regulator disclosed Wednesday that hackers penetrated its electronic system for storing public-company filings last year and may have traded on the information.The Securities and Exchange Commission’s chairman, Jay Clayton, revealed the breach in an unusual and lengthy statement issued Wednesday evening that didn’t provide many details about the intrusion, including... [Read More]
Image of The State Secrets Privilege | Electronic Frontier Foundation
The State Secrets Privilege | Electronic Frontier Foundation
The first step in Jewel v. NSA is for the court to decide whether to adopt or reject the government’s invocation of the controversial 'state secrets' privilege—a legal tool that started as a limited shield intended to protect legitimate and critical government national security secrets, but which the government has attempted to turn into a sword to block Americans seeking to enforce the law and th... [Read More]
Image of Hackers Have Successfully Hidden Malware In Popular PC Cleanup Tool « CBS Philly
Hackers Have Successfully Hidden Malware In Popular PC Cleanup Tool « CBS Philly
CBS Local — A computer program used to help your PC run faster has reportedly become the latest victim of hackers looking to breach the security of millions of its users.CCleaner, the computer-optimizing tool made by software company Piriform, was successfully infected by malware, according to security firm Cisco Talos. The malware reportedly tried to connect to unregistered websites in order to r... [Read More]
Image of Luxury Bunkers For Sale: The Wealthy Are Buying Multi-Million Dollar Bunkers With “Highest Level Of Military Grade Security”
Luxury Bunkers For Sale: The Wealthy Are Buying Multi-Million Dollar Bunkers With “Highest Level Of Military Grade Security”
After Donald Trump was elected president, a lot of the fears and concerns that were once so common among conservatives and libertarians, seemed to fade. That state of relief was proven to be temporary, but fears of financial collapse and social disintegration still aren’t as prevalent now as they used to be. A lot of people have let their guard down, because they think things will be alright since... [Read More]
Image of Ransomware’s Aftershocks Feared as U.S. Warns of Complexity
Ransomware’s Aftershocks Feared as U.S. Warns of Complexity
The components of the global cyberattack that seized hundreds of thousands of computer systems last week may be more complex than originally believed, a Trump administration official said Sunday, and experts warned that the effects of the malicious software could linger for some time.As a new workweek started Monday in Asia, there were concerns the malicious software could spread further and in di... [Read More]
Image of Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks – MSRC
Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks – MSRC
Microsoft solution available to protect additional productsToday many of our customers around the world and the critical systems they depend on were victims of malicious “WannaCrypt” software. Seeing businesses and individuals affected by cyberattacks, such as the ones reported today, was painful. Microsoft worked throughout the day to ensure we understood the attack and were taking all possible a... [Read More]
Image of Ransomware plagues 75k computers across 99 countries - NSA exploit blamed » Alex Jones' Infowars
Ransomware plagues 75k computers across 99 countries - NSA exploit blamed » Alex Jones' Infowars
A zero-day vulnerability tool, covertly exploited by US intelligence agencies and exposed by the Shadow Brokers hacking group has been blamed for the massive spread of malware that infected tens of thousands of computer systems globally.The ransomware virus which extorts Windows users by blocking their personal files and demanding payment to restore access, allegedly exploits a vulnerability that ... [Read More]
Image of Russia Threatens To Leak Things Obama Asked Moscow To "Keep Secret"
Russia Threatens To Leak Things Obama Asked Moscow To "Keep Secret"
The Western media missed an oh-so juicy nugget out Russia recently that should have set off alarm bells in Washington.Asked about the current state of U.S.-Russia relations, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova gave a long winded answer that can be read below. In her answer, Zakharova suggested Russia may “publish leaks” about “secrets” the Obama administration asked the Russian governmen... [Read More]
Image of The Short List of Who Protects Companies Against DDoS Attacks | DDoS Attacks
The Short List of Who Protects Companies Against DDoS Attacks | DDoS Attacks
Here’s a question: when was the last time you got something truly useful for free? Like that time it turned out your phone company was giving you mobile data even though it wasn’t included in the plan you selected, or that time you turned up at the car dealership for a major repair, and they informed you the cost was covered because you’re just such a great customer.Oh right: it was never.So why i... [Read More]
Image of Criminal benefits: profit margin of a DDoS attack can reach 95% | DDoS Attacks
Criminal benefits: profit margin of a DDoS attack can reach 95% | DDoS Attacks
Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered the full extent of the profit margins benefiting criminals from DDoS services that are available on the black market.Kaspersky Lab’s experts have studied the DDoS services available on the black market and determined just how far this illegal business has advanced, as well as the extent of its popularity and profitability.The worrying news is that arrang... [Read More]
Image of Fraudsters Using GiftGhostBot Botnet to Steal Gift Card Balances
Fraudsters Using GiftGhostBot Botnet to Steal Gift Card Balances
Gift cards have once again caused quite a headache for retailers, as cyber criminals are using a botnet to break into and steal cash from money-loaded gift cards provided by major retailers around the globe.Dubbed GiftGhostBot, the new botnet specialized in gift card fraud is an advanced persistent bot (APB) that has been spotted in the wild by cyber security firm Distil Networks.GiftGhostBot has ... [Read More]
Image of Hacker Reveals Easiest Way to Hijack Privileged Windows User Session Without Password
Hacker Reveals Easiest Way to Hijack Privileged Windows User Session Without Password
You may be aware of the fact that a local Windows user with system rights and permissions can reset the password for other users, but did you know that a local user can also hijack other users' session, including domain admin/system user, without knowing their passwords?Alexander Korznikov, an Israeli security researcher, has recently demonstrated that a local privileged user can even hijack the s... [Read More]
Image of Hackers Threaten to Remotely Wipe 300 Million iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom
Hackers Threaten to Remotely Wipe 300 Million iPhones Unless Apple Pays Ransom
If you use iCloud to sync your Apple devices, your private data may be at risk of getting exposed or deleted by April 7th.It has been found that a mischievous group of hackers claiming to have access to over 300 million iCloud accounts is threatening Apple to remotely wipe data from those millions of Apple devices unless Apple pays it $75,000 in crypto-currency or $100,000 worth of iTunes gift car... [Read More]
Image of Hackers Using Fake Cellphone Towers to Spread Android Banking Trojan
Hackers Using Fake Cellphone Towers to Spread Android Banking Trojan
Chinese Hackers have taken Smishing attack to the next level, using rogue cell phone towers to distribute Android banking malware via spoofed SMS messages.SMiShing — phishing attacks sent via SMS — is a type of attack wherein fraudsters use number spoofing attack to send convincing bogus messages to trick mobile users into downloading a malware app onto their smartphones or lures victims into givi... [Read More]
Image of Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware - Mozilla Support Community
Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware - Mozilla Support Community
Malware is short for "Malicious Software". It is a term generally used for software installed on your computer that is designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner's informed consent. Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of. This article describes what common symptoms are and how to prevent malware... [Read More]
Image of WikiLeaks will give tech firms access to CIA hacking tools: Assange
WikiLeaks will give tech firms access to CIA hacking tools: Assange
WikiLeaks will allow tech companies access to much more detailed information about CIA hacking techniques so they can "develop fixes" before the information is widely published, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Thursday.Assange spoke two days after WikiLeaks published thousands of documents it said revealed hacking tools the CIA developed to break into servers, smartphones, computers and TVs.... [Read More]
Image of WikiLeaks Exposed CIA's Hacking Tools And Capabilities Details
WikiLeaks Exposed CIA's Hacking Tools And Capabilities Details
WikiLeaks has published a massive trove of confidential documents in what appear to be the biggest ever leak involving the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).WikiLeaks announced series Year Zero, under which the whistleblower organization will reveal details of the CIA's global covert hacking program.As part of Year Zero, Wikileaks published its first archive, dubbed Vault 7, which includes a to... [Read More]