Archive for the ‘Cyber Security News’ Category


Mozilla Released New Security Features for iOS and Multitasking Capabilities for Android

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Last Thursday, Mozilla launched the newest Firefox for the two mobile platforms iOS and Android. While the iOS release is a brand-new version of the popular browser, the Firefox Focus for Android devices is an update to the latest version launched in June this year. Firefox for iOS version 9 ...

The Release of the New iPhone X Could Be Delayed Due to Production Issues

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

The Wall Street Journal reports this week that the launch of the new iPhone X could be delayed due to insufficient manufacturing capacities combined with some technological problems. According to a report published on Wednesday, users will have to wait even longer than expected for the latest Apple device as ...

Hackers Manage to Infiltrate Malware in the CCleaner Installer

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Hackers managed to breach the security of CCleaner with the intent to inject malware in the app and to spread it to its millions of users worldwide. Security researchers working at Cisco Talos found out that download servers used by Avast, the company that owns CCleaner, were compromised. For some ...

Free Versions of CCleaner Contained a Malicious Code to Collect and Transmit User Data

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The UK technology company Piriform announced this week that its cleaning and optimization software CCleaner had been compromised with malicious code. On September 12 this year, the company's security team identified that a suspicious IP address was receiving data sent from some software found in the company's CCleaner version 5.33.6162 ...

UK National Health System Hit by a New Cyber Attack

Friday, September 1st, 2017

At the end of last month, the UK National Health System (NHS) suffered another cyber attack that infected with malware the systems operated by the Lanarkshire board. The board announced on August 25 this year the systems of three hospitals were hit by the hackers, affecting the computers that operate ...

OurMine Hackers Hit FC Barcelona and Announce False Player Signing

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

After hitting the social media accounts of HBO and PlayStation in a quick succession, the hackers from OurMine claimed another high-profile victim after they breached the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Football Club (FC) Barcelona. After gaining access, the first thing the attackers did was to post a false announcement ...

Opening a PowerPoint Slide Show Now Means Risking Malware Infections

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Instances of using malware-infected PowerPoint files are known, but there is a recent ongoing trend in spam campaigns that show a rise in their prevalence. It doesn't take too much to make it happen either, just a trick in PowerPoint that makes dropping malware easy, no clicking of links required. The ...