Category Archives: Cyber Security News

Mozilla Requests Apple to Reset the Advertiser ID Of iPhone Users Each Month

Mozilla have taken a further step towards the privacy of their users. In fact, the step seems more relevant to

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Banking Trojan Emotet Now Targets Legitimate Email Chains to Deploy Malware

Emotets’ banking trojan has now evolved, it would seem it now has taken on new tactics in the form of

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Microsoft Halts Windows 7 And 8.1 April Updates For Some Users Due To System Crashes

Once again, Microsoft pulled updates for Windows users owing to system crash issues. However, this time, the problem does not

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #261

Dozens of FBI Affiliated Web Sites Hacked, Matrix.Org hacker discloses vulnerabilities in Microsoft Outlook, Hacked North Korea’s Lazarus Group attacking

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Intel Patches Vulnerabilities In Four Different Products

Alongside Adobe patches and Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates, Intel has also released security updates for different products patching vulnerabilities posing

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Microsoft April Patch Tuesday Also Addresses Two Zero-Day Bugs With Numerous Others

Microsoft April Patch Tuesday updates are out with numerous bug fixes. Apart from the other vulnerabilities, Microsoft has also patched

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #260

Julian Assange arrested, another Wordpress plugin exploited in the wild, and Randal announces his departure on episode 260 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #259

New Lazarus group trojan, Triton reappears in second critical infrastructure facility, and new extortion email scam targets taxpayers on episode 259 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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AeroGrow Suffered Data Breach Following Malware Attack

Another day, another breach. Allegedly, AeroGrow – an indoor gardening systems vendor – faced a data breach due to malware.

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Adobe April Patch Tuesday Addresses Multiple Critical Vulnerabilities In Various Adobe Products

Adobe’s scheduled updates for April 2019 have now rolled out. Allegedly, this update brings fixes for multiple security vulnerabilities in

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #258

Baldr malware developed for long-term use, Xiaomi mobile browser vulnerability difficult to patch, FIN6 moves from card skimming to ransomware on episode 258 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #257

HOYA Corporation releases cyber attack details, students hack school WiFi network, and banking trojan capitalizing on tax season on episode 257 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Pharma Giant Bayer Contained Cyber Attack Supposedly By A Chinese Hacking Group

Bayer – the German pharma giant – falls victim to a cyber attack. The firm itself disclosed the incident explaining

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #256: Interview with Gilad Israeli of Sixgill

Gilad Israeli, Cyber Threat Intelligence Specialist at Sixgill, talks to us about the discovery of an experienced threat actor selling access to a compromised Chinese rail control system on the dark web.

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #255

Researchers demonstrate medical image altering exploit, Michigan hit with another large ransomware attack, and Samsung Galaxy s10 fooled by 3D printed fingerprint on episode 255 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #254

Many banking apps exhibit fundamental security flaws, IT professionals struggle with insider threats, and NVIDIA issues 3rd security patch of the year on episode 254 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Users Complain Of A Skype App Bug That Answers Calls Automatically

Earlier this year, Skype’s Android app made it to the news due to an authentication bypass vulnerability. Once again, a

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Indian Health Agency Exposed 12.5 Million Records Of Pregnant Women

Another medical data leak has surfaced online. This time, a medical agency linked with the Indian government exposed records of

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #253

Android and Apache Server vulnerabilities get patched, APT32 hiding malware in images, and survey says many IT professionals are still not familiar with cryptojacking on episode 253 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Android Spy App ‘MobiiSpy’ Exposed Private Photos And Recordings Publicly

Once again, a spy app exposed sensitive and private data on an unsecured server. The Android spy app named ‘MobiiSpy’

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #252

New ransomware deletes duplicate files, another municipality falls victim to ransomware, and malware infects point-of-sale systems of 2 million diners on episode 252 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Singapore Vendor Suffered Data Breach Compromising Details Of 800K Blood Donors

Another massive data breach hits Singapore as investigations reveal new facts. Earlier this month, Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) disclosed

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Asus Employees Exposed Their Corporate Passwords On Github

Asus recently made it to the news due to Operation ShadowHammer that affected 1 million users. While the chaos isn’t

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Google Finally Addresses The Troublesome ‘Evil Cursor’ Bug In Their Chrome Browser

Google Chrome has rolled-out a patch for a critical bug that caused repeated issues for some users Allegedly, Google have

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Bithumb Crypto Exchange Hacked For The Third Time In Consecutive Years

The year 2019 marks the third consecutive year of a hack for the Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb! Once again, the

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Details Of 34000 Medical Marijuana Patients Exposed In NHS Data Breach

Once again, we hear reports of a health data breach exposing patient data. However, what makes this one a bit

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Mozilla Fixed Critical Vulnerabilities In Thunderbird 60.6.1

Mozilla recently rolled out patches for two critical vulnerabilities in its Thunderbird email client. The vulnerabilities allegedly affected its IonMonkey

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Toyota Security Breach Affects Millions Of Toyota Car Owners

Car owners – particularly those who own a Toyota are in serious trouble. The latest report reveals a Toyota security

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Criminal Hackers Exploit Magento Online Shops To Check Stolen Payment Cards

Cybercriminals have found a new way to exploit stolen payment cards. Allegedly, they now abuse the payment systems of Magento

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Apple Released iOS 12.2 With Multiple Critical Bug Fixes

Apple has launched iOS 12.2 introducing many new features. But, what’s different with this release is the number of security

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Critical Vulnerability Patched In NVIDIA GeForce Experience

A serious vulnerability in NVIDIA GeForce Experience posed a severe threat to the gamers. More specifically, the software vulnerability threatened

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #250

US Senate proposes Cybersecurity Protection Act, malware-laced Christchurch Shooter Manifesto, ransomware demands Amazon gift cards, and Android trojan targets over 125 band and crypte apps on episode 250 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #249

Ransomware costs Norsk Hydro millions, one cryptocurrency exchange suffers breach while confusion surrounds another, and Microsoft seizes 99 APT35 domains on episode 249 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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ASUS Hack May Be Biggest Supply-Chain Incident Ever As Backdoor Leaves 1 Million Users Exposed

ASUS Live Update Utility, the online update driver used by ASUS users worldwide, was recently compromised. Hackers added a backdoor

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #248

Asus addresses ShadowHammer attack, NVIDEO patches GeForce Experience vulnerability, and bank robbery shifts to cyberspace in a recent report on episode 248 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #247

Asus software updates were used to install backdoors and Google has patched a bug in Chrome that was being actively exploited by tech support scammers on episode 247 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Weak Security In Family Locator App Causes Location Data Leakage Of Their Customers

During the past week, a security researcher discovered a flaw in an Australian based app, Family Locator by ReactApps. The

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Elsevier Exposed User Credentials Publicly Through Misconfigured Server

A popular publisher of scientific journals Elsevier has now joined the trail of firms that inadvertently breach users’ privacy. According

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #246

Personal information leaked by US organizations, UK Police hit with ransomware, motel guests live-streamed unaware, and another WordPress plugin actively exploited on episode 246 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Recently Released NSA Reverse Engineering Tool “Ghidra”

Earlier this month, NSA open-sourced Ghidra – its reverse engineering tool. Right after its release, researchers began discovering bugs in

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LockerGoga Ransomware – Another Threat To Businesses

Recently, Lockergoga ransomware made it to the news after repeated attacks on different organizations. The ransomware first became known after

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Google Disallows VPN Ads Targeting Chinese Users Due To ‘Local Legal Restrictions’

China is already known for its strict policies regarding internet censorship. It is also among those few countries who have

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #245: Brent White and Tim Roberts, NTT Security

On episode 245 of our daily cybersecurity podcast we discuss the physical aspect of cybersecurity with Brent White and Tim Roberts, senior security consultants with NTT Security.

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Microsoft Launch Application Guard Extension For FireFox and Chrome

Earlier, Microsoft introduced a dedicated Windows Defender browser extension for its browser Microsoft Edge with Windows 10. The extension, named

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Aluminum Producer – Norsk Hydro Victim Of LockerGoga Ransomware

Once again, a ransomware attack paralyzed the usual business operations of a giant firm. This time, the aluminum producer Norsk

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Google Launches New Policy Manager To Tackle Bad Ads

Every year, Google shares updates about how they handle malicious and scam advertisements. This year, Google announced the launch of

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #244

Google Photos flaw, EU fines Google $1.7 billion, VeryMal campaign using Google Firebase, and tech support scammer pleads guilty on episode 244 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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New Hacking Method Extracts BitLocker Encryption Keys

A researcher has found a new attack method that can extract BitLocker encryption keys. As a result, the attack puts

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #243: Social Engineering with Chris Hadnagy

On episode 243 of our daily cybersecurity podcast we interview Chris Hadnagy, founder and CEO of Social-Engineer, LLC. Chris talks about what social engineering is, what it means in the age of social media, and who should be aware of it.

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Security Lapse Exposed Sensitive Customer Records In Gearbest Data Breach

Here is another report of a massive data leak from an online retailer. The Chinese e-commerce firm Gearbest inadvertently exposed

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #242

Ad trackers found on 89% of EU government sites and hacker puts forth collection of stolen databases up for sale on episode 242 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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E Hacking News – Latest Hacker News and IT Security News: Most of the Antivirus Android Apps Ineffective and Unreliable



In a report published by AV-Comparatives, an Austrian antivirus testing company, it has been found out that the majority of anti-malware and antivirus applications for Android are untrustworthy and ineffective.

While surveying 250 antivirus applications for Android, the company discovered that only 80 of them detected more than 30% of the 2,000 harmful apps they were tested with. Moreover, a lof of them showed considerably high false alarm rates.

The detailed version of the report showcased that the officials at AV-Comparatives selected 138 companies which are providing anti-malware applications on Google Play. The list included some of the most well-known names like Google Play Protect, Falcon Security Lab, McAfee, Avast, AVG, Symantec, BitDefender, VSAR, DU Master, ESET and various others.

ZDNet noted that the security researchers at AV-Comparatives resorted to manual testing of all the 250 apps chosen for the study instead of employing an emulator. The process of downloading and installing these infectious apps on an Android device was repeated 2,000 times which assisted the researchers in concluding the end result i.e., the majority of those applications are not reliable and effective to detect malware or virus.

However, the study conducted by AV-Comparatives also highlighted that some of the offered antivirus applications can potentially block malicious apps.

As some of the vendors did not bother to add their own package names into the white list, the associated antivirus apps detected themselves as infectious. Meanwhile, some of the antivirus applications were found with wildcards in order to allow packages starting with an extension like "com.adobe" which can easily be exploited by the hackers to breach security.

On a safer side, Google guards by its Play Protect which provides security from viruses on Android by default. Despite that, some users opt for anti-malware apps from third-party app stores or other unknown sources which affect safety on their devices.

The presence of malicious apps on Google Play was also noticed in the past and with the aforementioned study, Android is becoming an unsafe mobile platform.





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Most of the Antivirus Android Apps Ineffective and Unreliable



In a report published by AV-Comparatives, an Austrian antivirus testing company, it has been found out that the majority of anti-malware and antivirus applications for Android are untrustworthy and ineffective.

While surveying 250 antivirus applications for Android, the company discovered that only 80 of them detected more than 30% of the 2,000 harmful apps they were tested with. Moreover, a lof of them showed considerably high false alarm rates.

The detailed version of the report showcased that the officials at AV-Comparatives selected 138 companies which are providing anti-malware applications on Google Play. The list included some of the most well-known names like Google Play Protect, Falcon Security Lab, McAfee, Avast, AVG, Symantec, BitDefender, VSAR, DU Master, ESET and various others.

ZDNet noted that the security researchers at AV-Comparatives resorted to manual testing of all the 250 apps chosen for the study instead of employing an emulator. The process of downloading and installing these infectious apps on an Android device was repeated 2,000 times which assisted the researchers in concluding the end result i.e., the majority of those applications are not reliable and effective to detect malware or virus.

However, the study conducted by AV-Comparatives also highlighted that some of the offered antivirus applications can potentially block malicious apps.

As some of the vendors did not bother to add their own package names into the white list, the associated antivirus apps detected themselves as infectious. Meanwhile, some of the antivirus applications were found with wildcards in order to allow packages starting with an extension like "com.adobe" which can easily be exploited by the hackers to breach security.

On a safer side, Google guards by its Play Protect which provides security from viruses on Android by default. Despite that, some users opt for anti-malware apps from third-party app stores or other unknown sources which affect safety on their devices.

The presence of malicious apps on Google Play was also noticed in the past and with the aforementioned study, Android is becoming an unsafe mobile platform.



Google Launched Numerous Privacy Features In Android Q

The new Android version of Google not only brings new features but rather it also heightens user privacy. Recently, Google

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39% of Counter Strike 1.6 Servers Found to be Delivering Malware

It has been roughly two decades since the launch of Counter Strike. Yet, the game continues to be popular among

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E Hacking News – Latest Hacker News and IT Security News: QR-codes on historical buildings of Russian city Astrakhan that led to Adult sites have been removed


Hacker reportedly changed website location of the QR-codes on historical buildings of Russian city Astrakhan and replaced them with adult website link. There was no technical detail provided how hacker was able to change the location of QR code.

When residents and guests of the city scanned QR-codes, their phones opened resources for adults, instead of sites with historical references.

Galina Goteeva, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the region, said on March 15 that the signs with QR codes on the historical buildings of Astrakhan were changed.

QR-codes on historically significant buildings of Astrakhan were placed a few years ago. It was assumed that people can get a historical reference about the building after scanning the code with a mobile phone. Already in November last year, the Media reported about QR codes leading to porn sites and dating sites for quick sex.

In fact, the Regional Ministry of Culture for a long time struggled with the elimination of porn content, the signs were removed with great difficulty. And only at the end of the year sex traffic was stopped completely.

However, it is still a mystery why the signs with QR-codes hung for so long and why they were not promptly replaced. In total, there are at least 15 signs. QR-codes stopped working more than a year ago, but officials did not pay any attention to it: first, the pages gave an error, and later they began to lead to porn sites.


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QR-codes on historical buildings of Russian city Astrakhan that led to Adult sites have been removed


Hacker reportedly changed website location of the QR-codes on historical buildings of Russian city Astrakhan and replaced them with adult website link. There was no technical detail provided how hacker was able to change the location of QR code.

When residents and guests of the city scanned QR-codes, their phones opened resources for adults, instead of sites with historical references.

Galina Goteeva, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the region, said on March 15 that the signs with QR codes on the historical buildings of Astrakhan were changed.

QR-codes on historically significant buildings of Astrakhan were placed a few years ago. It was assumed that people can get a historical reference about the building after scanning the code with a mobile phone. Already in November last year, the Media reported about QR codes leading to porn sites and dating sites for quick sex.

In fact, the Regional Ministry of Culture for a long time struggled with the elimination of porn content, the signs were removed with great difficulty. And only at the end of the year sex traffic was stopped completely.

However, it is still a mystery why the signs with QR-codes hung for so long and why they were not promptly replaced. In total, there are at least 15 signs. QR-codes stopped working more than a year ago, but officials did not pay any attention to it: first, the pages gave an error, and later they began to lead to porn sites.

Latest Hacking News Podcast #241: Cyber Law with Steve Black, Professor of Law

On episode 241 of our daily cybersecurity podcast we are joined by Steve Black, Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law. Steve discusses cyber law, the impact of technological developments on laws, and more.

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Adobe March Patch Tuesday Brings Fixes For Photoshop And Digital Editions Bugs

Adobe has released the scheduled monthly update bundle for its products. This Adobe March Patch Tuesday addressed critical vulnerabilities in

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Microsoft March Patch Tuesday Addressed Multiple Flaws And Two Zero-Day Bugs

The scheduled Microsoft March Patch Tuesday update bundle has rolled-out. This update bundle also addresses numerous security flaws. In addition,

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #240

Counter-Strike game clients used to create large botnet, WordPress patches XSS flaw, and school students hack system to change grades on episode 240 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Microsoft Working to Automatically Remove “Buggy Updates”

We have heard a lot about Windows 10 problems over the past few months, particularly, Microsoft’s struggle to release stable

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #239

Intel multiple vulnerabilities in it's Windows 10 graphics drivers, new POS malware being marketed, and critical flaw in Swiss and Australian e-voting system on episode 239 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Chinese Data Leak Contained Stats For ‘Breedready’ Women

The latest report about a Chinese data leak incident will certainly catch your attention. Allegedly, an open Chinese database left

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #238

New Ursnif banking malware variant, Microsoft Patch Tuesday addressed 2 zero-days actively attacked, and Wordpress cart plugin XSS flaw under attack on episode 238 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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Email Validation Service Left 2 Billion Records Exposed Online

Shortly after we reported about the Dalil app data leak, here comes another similar report. Once again, researchers have found

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Multiple Adobe Sandbox Vulnerabilities Risked Integrity And Confidentiality Of Systems

One of the areas contributing to the rise of cyber attacks is the use of third-party services. While these services

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Latest Hacking News Podcast #237

US Senate report reveals new details on 2017 Equifax breach and Samsung Galaxy S10's face recognition seems to be a step backwards in security on episode 237 of our daily cybersecurity podcast.

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