Archive for the ‘Cyber Security News’ Category

New Android Spyware Uses Telegram, Uploads Stolen Data to Woefully Insecure Server

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Most of you probably remember that a few years ago, there were apps that told you how many people have viewed your Facebook profile. These applications were scams designed to either spam your friends with potentially malicious links or trick you out of your login credentials. Many people are ...

Beware: Retadup is a Second Attempt at GhostCtrl Mobile Malware Stealing Info on Android Devices

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Last month Trend Micro wrote about a sophisticated new Windows information stealing worm called Retadup. The experts found it inside the systems of a few Israeli hospitals which was bad news because healthcare institutions usually handle tons of extremely sensitive data that should not be exposed. They knew that ...

Uber Patches Authentication Bypass Flaw Three Months After Discovery

Friday, July 14th, 2017

2017 hasn't been a brilliant year for Uber. A flurry of lawsuits, sexual harassment allegations, and reports of poor corporate culture have resulted in CEO Travis Kalanick leaving the company and a lot of bad publicity. The way it handled a bug report by Belgian security researcher Arne Swinnen ...

Microsoft Release Patch to Fix Nasty NTLM Vulnerability

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

The Microsoft NT LAN Manager (or NTLM) is a suite of protocols that facilitate the authentication, integrity, and confidentiality of Windows users connected to the same network. It's been around for more than two decades now, and it's safe to say that the experts don't think much of it. ...

Brooks Brothers Confirm Year-Long Card Data Breach

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

The clothing giant Brooks Brothers released an official notice containing the details of a credit and debit card data breach that had persisted for close to a year. According to the company, customers who made purchases at certain Brooks Brothers and Brooks Brothers Outlet retail locations in the U.S. ...

New Ransomware Turns into a Global Threat

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Just a month after the WannaCry ransomware managed to infect hundreds of thousands of systems all over the world in an attack that reached unprecedented scale, a new threat is now attempting to do the same. The ransomware outbreak first wreaked havoc in Europe after which it spread to ...

Mexican Officials Found Spying on Reporters and Political Activists via Smartphone Malware

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Allegedly, Mexican government officials have used an advanced malware to keep an eye on Mexican journalists, protesters, and activists protesting the nation's most severe instances of abuse, corruption, and crime in the country's recent history. The victims were sent SMS texts containing what appeared to be legit links at first ...