Archive for the ‘Cyber Attack’ Category

Targeted Ransomware Attacks Hit Several Spanish Companies

November 4th, 2019
Everis, one of the largest IT consulting companies in Spain, suffered a targeted ransomware attack on Monday, forcing the company to shut down all its computer systems until the issue gets resolved completely. Ransomware is a computer virus that encrypts files on an infected system until a ransom is paid. According to several local media, Everis informed its employees about the devastating

Posted in BitPaymer, Cyber Attack, IEncrypt, Malware attack, ransomware, ransomware attack | Comments (0)

First Cyber Attack ‘Mass Exploiting’ BlueKeep RDP Flaw Spotted in the Wild

November 3rd, 2019
Cybersecurity researchers have spotted a new cyberattack that is believed to be the very first but an amateur attempt to weaponize the infamous BlueKeep RDP vulnerability in the wild to mass compromise vulnerable systems for cryptocurrency mining. In May this year, Microsoft released a patch for a highly-critical remote code execution flaw, dubbed BlueKeep, in its Windows Remote Desktop Services

Posted in BlueKeep RDP Flaw, BlueKeep RDP Vulnerability, BlueKeep Vulnerability, cryptocurrency malware, Cyber Attack, Marcus Hutchins, WannaCry Malware | Comments (0)

Facebook Sues Israeli NSO Spyware Firm For Hacking WhatsApp Users

October 29th, 2019
Finally, for the very first time, an encrypted messaging service provider is taking legal action against a private entity that has carried out malicious attacks against its users. Facebook filed a lawsuit against Israeli mobile surveillance firm NSO Group on Tuesday, alleging that the company was actively involved in hacking users of its end-to-end encrypted WhatsApp messaging service.

Posted in Cyber Attack, Facebook, hacking news, hacking WhatsApp, iPhone hacking, NSO Group, Pegasus, Whatsapp hacking, Whatsapp vulnerability, Whatsapp web | Comments (0)

Russian Hackers Targeting Anti-Doping Agencies Ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

October 29th, 2019
As Japan gears up for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo for the next year, the country needs to brace itself for sophisticated cyberattacks, especially from state-sponsored hackers. Microsoft has issued a short notice, warning about a new wave of highly targeted cyberattacks by a group of Russian state-sponsored hackers attempting to hack over a dozen anti-doping authorities and

Posted in APT28 Hacker Group, Cyber Attack, cyber security, Fancy Bear, hacking news, Japanese hackers, Paralympic Games, Russian hackers, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo Olympic 2020 | Comments (0)

Phorpiex Botnet Sending Out Millions of Sextortion Emails Using Hacked Computers

October 16th, 2019
A decade-old botnet malware that currently controls over 450,000 computers worldwide has recently shifted its operations from infecting machines with ransomware or crypto miners to abusing them for sending out sextortion emails to millions of innocent people. Extortion by email is growing significantly, with a large number of users recently complaining about receiving sextortion emails that

Posted in Botnet, Cyber Attack, cyber security, Cyber threats, email scam, email security, email spam, Phorpiex Botnet | Comments (0)

New 0-Day Flaw Affecting Most Android Phones Being Exploited in the Wild

October 4th, 2019
Another day, another revelation of a critical unpatched zero-day vulnerability, this time in the world's most widely used mobile operating system, Android. What's more? The Android zero-day vulnerability has also been found to be exploited in the wild by the Israeli surveillance vendor NSO Group—infamous for selling zero-day exploits to governments—or one of its customers, to gain control of

Posted in Android, Android Vulnerability, Cyber Attack, hacking android phone, hacking news, how to hack android, Vulnerability, Zero-Day Vulnerability | Comments (0)

A Look Into Continuous Efforts By Chinese Hackers to Target Foreign Governments

October 2nd, 2019
Phishing is still one of the widely used strategies by cybercriminals and espionage groups to gain an initial foothold on the targeted systems. Though hacking someone with phishing attacks was easy a decade ago, the evolution of threat detection technologies and cyber awareness among people has slowed down the success of phishing and social engineering attacks over the years. Since phishing

Posted in china, Chinese Hackers, Cyber Attack, cyber espionage, hacking tool | Comments (0)

Hackers Breach Stack Overflow Q&A Site, Some Users’ Data Exposed

May 17th, 2019
Note: We have updated this story to reflect new information after Stack Overflow changed its original announcement and shared more details on the security incident. Stack Overflow, one of the largest question and answer site for programmers, revealed today that unknown hackers managed to exploit a bug in its development tier and then almost a week after they gained unauthorized access to its

Posted in Cyber Attack, cyber security, data breach, data security, hacking news, stack overflow, website security | Comments (0)

North Korean Hackers Using ELECTRICFISH Tunnels to Exfiltrate Data

May 10th, 2019
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI have issued another joint alert about a new piece of malware that the prolific North Korean APT hacking group Hidden Cobra has actively been using in the wild. Hidden Cobra, also known as Lazarus Group and Guardians of Peace, is believed to be backed by North Korean government and known to launch cyber attacks against media

Posted in Cyber Attack, data exfiltration, hacking news, North Korea, North Korean hackers, proxy tool | Comments (0)

Popular Online Tutoring Marketplace ‘Wyzant’ Suffers Data Breach

May 6th, 2019
Wyzant—an online marketplace that makes it easy for parents and students to connect with private tutors, in-person and online, in over 250 different subjects—has suffered a data breach exposing "certain personal identification information" for its customers. The Hacker News received a copy of an email notification Wyzant recently sent to its affected customers, which reveals an unknown

Posted in Cyber Attack, data breach, hacking news, personal information, Wyzant | Comments (0)