Seventy percent of CCTV systems in Washington are black: Eight days before President Trump’s inauguration, blackmail had used blackmail software to attack 70 percent of the video-storage equipment in the Washington, DC, closed-circuit television monitoring system. These hackers attacked the camera memory belonging to cover the city’s public places of police monitoring system as part of the attack led to a large number of surveillance cameras cannot work properly. Fortunately, the blackmail software did not affect the rest of the SAR computer network.
Anonymous captured Freedom hosting II: Freedom Hosting II (hereinafter referred to as FH II) is now one of the largest dark network service providers. According to Mascherari.press security expert Sarah Jamie Lewis estimates, FH II is about 15% -20% of the dark web site to provide services. The domain name of such sites is usually .onion and can be accessed through the onion browser (Tor Browser).
Loopholes in Netgerar routers: For consumers using the Netgear router, the bad news this time really come one after another. New year, Netgear router and suffered a serious security vulnerabilities, affecting dozens of router models. According to security experts, Trustwave warns that this vulnerability affects more than a million potential users and involves at least 31 different models of Netgear routers.
ATTACKERS CAPITALIZING ON UNPATCHED WORDPRESS SITES: Attackers didn’t wait long to capitalize on laggards slow in updating their WordPress sites to patch a critical content injection vulnerability addressed in WordPress 4.7.2.The update was made public on Jan. 26 with WordPress disclosing six days later that the update also included a silent fix for an unauthenticated privilege escalation flaw in a REST API endpoint. Researchers as Sucuri, who privately disclosed the vulnerability to WordPress, today said they’ve seen four different campaigns targeting sites still not patched.
Point-of-Sale Malware Declined 93% Since 2014: SonicWall study highlights alarming growth in ransomware incidents.The study, conducted by the SonicWall Global Response Intelligent Defense (GRID) Threat Network, found that ransomware was the payload of choice for malicious email campaigns and exploit kits. Ransomware attack attempts went from 4 million in 2015 to a staggering 638 million last year. Also, the emergence of ransomware-as-a-service has reduced the barrier to entry, [so] anybody can purchase ransomware-as-a-service now.”
InterContinental Confirms Breach at 12 Hotels: IHG said it found malicious software installed on point of sale servers at restaurants and bars of 12 IHG-managed properties between August and December 2016. The stolen data included information stored on the magnetic stripe on the backs of customer credit and debit cards — the cardholder name, card number, expiration date, and internal verification code.The malware usually is installed via hacked remote administration tools. Once the attackers have their malware loaded onto the point-of-sale devices, they can remotely capture data from each card swiped at that cash register.
Return of SQL Slammer: Cyber security researchers at Check Point have noticed a sudden upsurge in this form of cyberattack. The spike is to such an extent SQL Slammer became one of the most common malware attacks during December. SQL Slammer isn’t the only old computer virus which has given organisations issues years after it first appeared; the eight year old Conficker virus is still responsible for a large number of attacks, accounting for over 500,000 incidents in a year.
38% of Android VPN Apps on Google Play Store Plagued with Malware: This proves that the primary function such VPN apps are required to perform, which is to ensure the protection of user data, is not being performed by the available apps at all. 8 out of 10 apps requested permission to access sensitive data such as text messages and user account credentials. The fact cannot be overlooked that these VPN apps are used by hundreds and thousands of users across the globe. There were apps which carried out malvertising campaigns while 18% of them didn’t encrypt internet data as promised. The research teams studied around 234 VPN apps that were uploaded.
Mobile Malware Attacks: Earlier this month, expert cyber security resource Sucuri released a report regarding the rise in cyber-attacks through mobile platforms.This is bad for users, because they can potentially install ransomware, unwanted programs or even have hackers take over their browser and damage your website through the backend.This trend in hacking is problematic, because SEO is one of the main reasons this malware targets vulnerable websites. It’s called SEO spam.