Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Computer Security News

Computer Security News

gentoo-linux-page

Gentoo Linux GitHub Page Got Compromised by Hackers

Gentoo Linux distribution alerted their users that hackers have compromised one of the GitHub accounts infecting it with malicious code.“Today 28 June at approximately 20:20 UTC unknown individuals have gained control...
HeroRat-Android

Telegram-based HeroRat Attacks Android Users

ESET security experts have found a brand new strain of Android RAT, called HeroRat, which uses Telegram protocol for command and control and stealing users' data.After TeleRAT and IRRAT, the Android...
RCE-Flaws-Microsoft

Critical RCE Flaws in Windows Got Patched by Microsoft

Yesterday, Microsoft released its June security update patching a total of 50 vulnerabilities. Among these, are a dozen critical RCE flaws that affect Windows, as well as its web browsers.Despite the...
Mirai-Botnet-Variants

Variants of Mirai Botnet Keep Infecting IoT Devices

The first 665 Gbps DDoS attack of the Mirai botnet was against the KrebsOnSecurity website in September 2016. Just a few days later, the second attack that peaked at nearly 1...
Trustjacking- Attack-iOS

Hackers Infect iOS Devices via Trustjacking Attack

Hackers found a new method to infect iOS devices. They take control of users' iPhones and iPads via the so-called “Trustjacking” attack.Trustjacking is a feature allowing users to wirelessly sync...
Roaming-Mantis-Malware

Roaming Mantis Malware Attacks Android Users via Hacked Routers

Kaspersky security researchers found a new Android malware, called Roaming Mantis, distributed through a simple trick based on DNS hijacking.The developers of Roaming Mantis malware operate like someone who has swapped...
Atlanta-ransomware-attack

City of Atlanta Lost $2.7M Due to Massive Ransomware Attack

Channel 2 Action News reported that the City of Atlanta was hit by a massive ransomware attack which cost at least $2.7 million.The recent infection has caused the interruption of several...
Moxa-Industrial-Routers-Flaws

Critical Vulnerabilities Expose Moxa Industrial Routers to Cyber Attacks

Experts at Cisco’s Talos intelligence and research group alerted of 17 vulnerabilities in an industrial router from Moxa, including high severity command injection and denial-of-service (DoS) flaws.The vulnerabilities have been found...
Multi-Purpose-Botnet

Over 65,000 Routers Abused by Multi-Purpose Proxy Botnet

Akamai security researchers reported that a multi-purpose proxy botnet has ensnared over 65,000 routers exposed to Internet via the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol.The experts found that the vulnerable devices...
Mobile-Phishing-Attacks

Mobile Phishing Attacks Increase by 85% Per Year

The mobile security firm Lookout reported that the phishing attacks against mobile devices have increased by 85% annually since 2011.According to the researchers, what is even more disturbing is the fact...