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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 Tbps, hit the French hosting firm, OVH. Despite the fact that the Mirai developer released the source code soon after the botnet attacks, it …

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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 their iPhones and iPads with iTunes. The user is asked to confirm that the computer is trusted when the mobile device is first connected …

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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 out your phone book with one they created, where all of the important phone numbers have been changed to call the bad actors’ …

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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 city’s online services. Among these were “various internal and customer-facing applications” used for paying bills or accessing court-related information. According to the investigators, …

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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 in Moxa EDR-810 – an integrated industrial multiport secure router that provides firewall, NAT, VPN and managed Layer 2 switch capabilities. The vendor …

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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 have NAT injections allowing hackers to abuse them for various purposes like spamming and phishing, account takeover and credit card fraud, click fraud, …

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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 that 56% of users have received and clicked on a phishing URL bypassing the existing layers of defense. The statics shows that on …

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Spectre-Patches

Microsoft and AMD Release Patches Against Spectre Attacks

Yesterday, Microsoft and AMD released microcode and operating system security patches against Spectre attacks. As soon as Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities have been discovered, AMD downplayed their impact on its processors, however, the company promised to release microcode updates and add protections against these attacks to its future CPUs. According to the experts, the Meltdown …

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NetSupport-Manager-RAT

Hackers Deliver NetSupport Manager RAT via Fake Software Updates

FireEye security experts have found that hackers are leveraging compromised websites to distribute fake updates for popular software used to deliver NetSupport Manager RAT. NetSupport is an off-the-shelf RAT which system admins could use for remote administration of computers. Cyber criminals used to abuse this legitimate application to deploy malware on users’ PCs. Recently, the …

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AWS-security-tools

Amazon Web Services Launches New Tools for Customer Security

Yesterday, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that they are launching new tools and services for improving user security. The tools will help customers to use private certificates, manage their firewalls, and safely store credentials. One of the new services is called Private Certificate Authority (CA). It is part of the AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) and …

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