Archive for the ‘Cyber Security News’ Category


The WiFi Alliance Introduces a New WPA3 Protocol with Enhanced Security Features

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

This month, the WiFi Alliance has announced its intention to enhance the security features of the WiFi Protected Access (WPA). For nearly 14 years now, the initial WPA and the subsequently released WPA2 have been the two protocols that have secured wireless computer networks. Yet, now the challenges for the ...

Intel Adds More Rewards to Its Bug Bounty Program for Security Flaws

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Intel announced this week it will expand its bug bounty program that has been started in March last year. The new terms extend the duration of the campaign to the end of this year and raise the prize money offered to white hackers. Although the company has still not managed ...

Large Smartphone Maker Pushes Ads Through Its Own Free Application

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Users of Alcatel smartphones have experienced an unpleasant surprise this month. The company’s Android devices have been pushing disturbing ads through the manufacturer’s Gallery application that opens photos on users’ smartphones and is available for free download in the official Google Play Store. It looks like the problem with the ...

SamSam Ransomware Operators Net Around $350 Thousand in a Matter of Months

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Have you ever wondered how lucrative a ransomware operation could be? Wonder no more. Researchers from Secureworks have been monitoring the moves of Gold Lowell, the group operating the SamSam ransomware, and they said that between late 2017 and mid-January 2018 alone, the crooks managed to extort around $350 thousand ...

APT Groups Lured by Silent Cryptocurrency Miners

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Iron Tiger is the name of a hacking group that is believed to have launched its first cyberattack campaign way back in 2010. At first, their targets were primarily based in East Asia, but later, they also hit organizations in North America. Iron Tiger are classified as an APT (Advanced ...

New ‘Skygofree’ Android Spyware Stuns Researchers with Its Unique Capabilities

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky reports about a new form of malware targeting Android mobile devices with spying capabilities never seen before. Although the researchers have detected the infection just at the end of last year, the analysis shows it has been around for at least four years now during which time ...

Digmine: The Cryptocurrency Mining Bot Which Hijacked Facebook’s Messenger

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

A new type of malware utilizes the computer power of unsuspecting PC users to mine Monero digital coins for its perpetrators. Dubbed Digmine by TrendMicro's researchers, the mining bot only infects desktop machines running Facebook Messenger in Google Chrome. The core of the malware – an executable script coded in ...