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Hackers attack Russian bank to steal $1m using an outdated router

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Cybercriminals part of a notorious hacking group attacked the PIR Bank of Russia and stole $1m. The hacking was carried out after infiltrating the bank’s systems by compromising an old, outdated router. The router was installed at one of the regional branches of the bank. The money was stolen via the Automated Workstation Client (AWC) […]

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Multiple Incidents of Medical Healthcare Breaches Over the Last Week

While medical data breaches are climbing in general, last week, we witnessed a huge jump between July 11, 2018 and

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Microsoft Says Russia Tried to Hack Three 2018 Midterm Election Candidates

Microsoft said it detected and helped the US government to block Russian hacking attempts against at least three congressional candidates this year, a Microsoft executive revealed speaking at the Aspen Security Forum today. Although the company refused to name the targets but said, the three candidates were "people who, because of their positions, might have been interesting targets from an

Algonquin College Data Breach Exposed Details Of More Than 111,000 Individuals

Recently, we have reported how various firms exposed their customer’s data online due to vulnerabilities. One such recent example is

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CarePartners Data Breach Update: Hackers Hold The Data To Ransom

Last month, CarePartners announced it faced a data breach. However at the time it did not explain any details about

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BTC-e Operator, Accused of Laundering $4 Billion, to be Extradited to France

In a legal extradition tug-of-war between the United States and Russia, it seems France has won the game, surprisingly. A Greek court has ruled to extradite the Russian cybercrime suspect and the former operator of now-defunct BTC-e crypto exchange to France, instead of the United States or to his native Russia, according to multiple Russian news outlets. Alexander Vinnik, 38, has been

21-Year-Old Woman Charged With Hacking Selena Gomez’s Email Account

A 21-year-old New Jersey woman has been charged with hacking into the email accounts of pop star and actress Selena Gomez, stealing her personal photos, and then leaked them to the Internet. Susan Atrach of Ridgefield Park was charged Thursday with 11 felony counts—five counts of identity theft, five counts of accessing and using computer data to commit fraud or illegally obtain money,

League of Legends Philippines Attacked By CoinHive Monero Mining Malware

Cryptocurrency mining malware attacks are becoming increasingly common. Malware provides an easy way for the hackers to mine crypto without

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US indicts 12 Russians Intelligence Agents for hacking and leaking DNC emails

U.S. charges 12 Russian intelligence officers of hacking Democrats in 2016 election campaign

Twelve Russian intelligence officers were charged on Friday by the U.S. Justice Department for hacking the computer networks of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. The shocking announcement comes just two days before U.S. President Donald Trump, who is currently on a visit to Britain, is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, for a summit in Helsinki, Finland.

The indictment, was secured by Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating alleged Russian election meddling in the November 2016 vote and whether any members of Trump’s campaign team conspired with Moscow.

The 11 count, 29-page indictment, accuses all the 12 Russian military intelligence agency known as the GRU for carrying out “large-scale cyber operations” to steal Clinton campaign and Democratic Party documents and emails, as part of a Russian government effort to interfere with the election.

According to Mr. Mueller, the agents used “spearphishing” — a hacking method involving the use of deceptive email addresses — to fake Clinton campaign and DNC staffers and hacked into the election database of a U.S. state. The hackers then filtered the pilfered material through fake personas called DC Leaks and Guccifer 2.0, as well as others, to try to influence voters.

The suspects “covertly monitored the computers, implanted hundreds of files containing malicious computer code, and stole emails and other documents,” said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein while announcing the indictments at a press conference in Washington on Friday. “The goal of the conspirators was to have an impact on the election. What impact they may have had .?.?. is a matter of speculation; that’s not our responsibility.”

However, Rosenstein said the indictments did not claim that the cyber-attacks eventually affected vote count or changed the outcome of the 2016 election.

“There’s no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result,” Rosenstein said.

“There’s no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime,” Rosenstein added, although the “conspirators corresponded with several Americans during the course of the conspiracy through the internet.”

However, he added, “there’s no allegation in this indictment that the Americans knew they were corresponding with Russian intelligence officers.”

Rosenstein said he had briefed Trump “earlier this week” on the impending indictment and that the timing was determined by “the facts, the evidence, and the law.”

Rudolph W. Giuliani, Trump’s lawyer said on Twitter that the indictments “are good news for all Americans. The Russians are nailed. No Americans are involved.” He then called on Mueller “to end this pursuit of the president and say President Trump is completely innocent.”

On the other hand, Trump while speaking in Britain before the indictments were revealed, had said that he would question Putin about the allegations of election interfering.

“I will absolutely, firmly ask the question, and hopefully we’ll have a good relationship with Russia,” he told a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

At the same time, he also condemned the Mueller investigation as a “rigged witch hunt,” and said he has been “tougher on Russia than anybody.”

Russia rejected accusations that it meddled in the U.S. presidential election and has denied any role in the attack to help Trump win.

Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate minority leader, advised Trump to cancel the Putin talks.

“These indictments are further proof of what everyone but the president seems to understand: President Putin is an adversary who interfered in our elections to help President Trump win,” Schumer said in a statement.

“President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russia takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they won’t interfere in future elections.”

Similarly, Republican Senator John McCain said the summit should be called off if Trump is not ready to warn Putin there is a “serious price to pay for his ongoing aggression towards the United States and democracies around the world.”

“If President Trump is not prepared to hold Putin accountable, the summit in Helsinki should not move forward,” McCain said.

Responding to the calls for cancellation of the summit to be held on Monday, the White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, “It’s on.”

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12 Russian Intelligence Agents Indicted For Hacking DNC Emails

The US Justice Department has announced criminal indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officers tied to the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 US presidential election campaign. The charges were drawn up as part of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election by Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel, and former FBI director.

Google Enables ‘Site Isolation’ Feature By Default For Chrome Desktop Users

Google has by default enabled a security feature called "Site Isolation" in its web browser with the release of Chrome 67 for all desktop users to help them protect against many online threats, including Spectre and Meltdown attack. Site Isolation is a feature of the Google Chrome web browser that adds an additional security boundary between websites by ensuring that different sites are always

Hacker Sold Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents On Dark Web For Just $200

You never know what you will find on the hidden Internet 'Dark Web.' Just about an hour ago we reported about someone selling remote access linked to security systems at a major International airport for $10. It has been reported that a hacker was found selling sensitive US Air Force documents on the dark web for between $150 and $200. <!-- adsense --> Cybercrime tracker Recorded Future today

Hacker Puts Airport’s Security System Access On Dark Web Sale For Just $10

If you can't find it on Google, you will definitely find it on the Dark Web. Black markets on the Dark web are not known for just buying drugs, it is a massive hidden network where you can buy pretty much anything you can imagine—from pornography, weapon, and counterfeit currencies, to hacking tools, exploits, malware, and zero-days. One such type of underground marketplace on Dark Web is

Two New Spectre-Class CPU Flaws Discovered—Intel Pays $100K Bounty

Intel has paid out a $100,000 bug bounty for new processor vulnerabilities that are related to Spectre variant one (CVE-2017-5753). The new Spectre-class variants are tracked as Spectre 1.1 (CVE-2018-3693) and Spectre 1.2, of which Spectre 1.1 described as a bounds-check bypass store attack has been considered as more dangerous. Earlier this year, Google Project Zero researchers disclosed

USB Accessory Can Defeat iOS’s New “USB Restricted Mode” Security Feature

With the release of iOS 11.4.1, Apple has finally rolled out a new security feature designed to protect your devices against USB accessories that connect to the data port, making it harder for law enforcement and hackers to break into your iPhone or iPad without your permission. Dubbed USB Restricted Mode, the feature automatically disables data connection capabilities of the Lightning port on

Microsoft Releases Patch Updates for 53 Vulnerabilities In Its Software

It's time to gear up your systems and software for the latest July 2018 Microsoft security patch updates. Microsoft today released security patch updates for 53 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Edge, ChakraCore, .NET Framework, ASP.NET, PowerShell, Visual Studio, and Microsoft Office and Office Services, and Adobe Flash Player. Out of 53 vulnerabilities, 17 are

Adobe Releases Security Patch Updates For 112 Vulnerabilities

Adobe has released security patches for a total 112 vulnerabilities in its products, most of which have a higher risk of being exploited. The vulnerabilities addressed in this month's patch Tuesday affect Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Connect, Adobe Acrobat, and Reader. None of the security vulnerabilities patched this month were either publicly disclosed or found being

Gaza Cybergang Returns With New Attacks On Palestinian Authority

Security researchers from Check Point Threat Intelligence Team have discovered the comeback of an APT (advanced persistent threat) surveillance group targeting institutions across the Middle East, specifically the Palestinian Authority. The attack, dubbed "Big Bang," begins with a phishing email sent to targeted victims that includes an attachment of a self-extracting archive containing two

Stolen D-Link Certificate Used to Digitally Sign Spying Malware

Digitally signed malware has become much more common in recent years to mask malicious intentions. Security researchers have discovered a new malware campaign misusing stolen valid digital certificates from Taiwanese tech-companies, including D-Link, to sign their malware and making them look like legitimate applications. As you may know, digital certificates issued by a trusted certificate

DomainFactory Hacked—Hosting Provider Asks All Users to Change Passwords

Besides Timehop, another data breach was discovered last week that affects users of one of the largest web hosting companies in Germany, DomainFactory, owned by GoDaddy. The breach initially happened back in last January this year and just emerged last Tuesday when an unknown attacker himself posted a breach note on the DomainFactory support forum. It turns out that the attacker breached

Timehop Hacked — Hackers Stole Personal Data Of All 21 Million Users

And the hacks just keep on coming. Timehop social media app has been hit by a major data breach on July 4th that compromised the personal data of its more than 21 million users. Timehop is a simple social media app that collects your old photos and posts from your iPhone, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Foursquare and acts as a digital time machine to help you find—what you were doing on

Most LokiBot samples in the wild are “hijacked” versions of the original malware

Hacker himself got hacked. It turns out that most samples of the LokiBot malware being distributed in the wild are modified versions of the original sample, a security researcher has learned. Targeting users since 2015, LokiBot is a password and cryptocoin-wallet stealer that can harvest credentials from a variety of popular web browsers, FTP, poker and email clients, as well as IT

Password-Guessing Was Used to Hack Gentoo Linux Github Account

Maintainers of the Gentoo Linux distribution have now revealed the impact and "root cause" of the attack that saw unknown hackers taking control of its GitHub account last week and modifying the content of its repositories and pages. The hackers not only managed to change the content in compromised repositories but also locked out Gentoo developers from their GitHub organisation. As a result

New Virus Decides If Your Computer Good for Mining or Ransomware

Security researchers have discovered an interesting piece of malware that infects systems with either a cryptocurrency miner or ransomware, depending upon their configurations to decide which of the two schemes could be more profitable. While ransomware is a type of malware that locks your computer and prevents you from accessing the encrypted data until you pay a ransom to get the decryption

CoinHive URL Shortener Abused to Secretly Mine Cryptocurrency Using Hacked Sites

Security researchers have been warning about a new malicious campaign that leverages an alternative scheme to mine cryptocurrencies without directly injecting the infamous CoinHive JavaScript into thousands of hacked websites. Coinhive is a popular browser-based service that offers website owners to embed JavaScript code that utilizes their website visitors' CPUs power in order to mine the

Yahoo! Fined 35 Million USD For Late Disclosure Of Hack

Yahoo! Fined 35 Million USD For Late Disclosure Of Hack

Ah Yahoo! in trouble again, this time the news is Yahoo! fined for 35 million USD by the SEC for the 2 years delayed disclosure of the massive hack, we actually reported on the incident in 2016 when it became public – Massive Yahoo Hack – 500 Million Accounts Compromised.

Yahoo! has been having a rocky time for quite a few years now and just recently has sold Flickr to SmugMug for an undisclosed amount, I hope that at least helps pay off some of the fine.

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