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Charles Pete 2021-03-08
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Plus: McAfee's in serious trouble over claimed cryptocurrency scam

In brief  Another form of malware installed in servers backdoored in the SolarWinds' Orion fiasco has been spotted in the wild.…

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Frances Hill 2017-10-12
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Hacking against the u.s. kreditupplysningsfirman Equifax is considered to be one of the worst ever.

But the company seems not to have learned from their mistakes.

In the night Swedish time, it seems that someone managed to hack the company's website and use it to try to infect site visitors with skräpprogram or viruses.

the Intrusion became evident when visitors were asked to install the fake Adobe Flash updates.

The one who said yes to the installation was instead malware installed on the computer.

The fake downloads was discovered by security researcher Randy Abrams, who noted that only a few visitors got up the installation dialog.

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Lakeisha Naron 2016-05-18
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Swedish Radio warns: false article about the terrorist attacks on the Arlanda spreading malware.

At noon today joined the Swedish Radio issued a warning about a fake news article that started to spread on the web.

It is also alleged that the echo broadcast from the event.

To click further into the article may cause the software with malware installed on your computer.

Read also: Beware of old-school e-mail scam - "friends" asking you for money

The Swedish Radio would stand behind the article is rejected, among other things through a Facebook Post in the public service company.

In other words: Arlanda is under attack - not further spread the malicious link under any circumstances.

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John Nelson 2016-07-07
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Your smartwatch or fitness tracker may betray you by giving away your passwords and PIN numbers to hackers.

New research from scientists at Binghamton University and Stevens Institute of Technology in the US took data from sensors in wearable tech and used an algorithm to work out the passwords victims were entering.

Data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometers could be used to monitor the way your wrist moves, whether you're tapping in your pin at a cash point, or entering your Facebook password on your phone.

There are a wide range of scenarios where your wearable could be compromising your security.

Researchers were able to get it right first time with 80 percent accuracy.

Over three attempts the researchers managed to succeed 90 percent of the time.

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Linda Schilk 2017-03-23

the Risk to get malware installed on your Android phone is very small, in any case, if you can believe Google, which has released its annual security report.

In the report, Google writes that it was only 0.71% of all Android users to install potentially malicious apps on their phone last year, and among those who only downloaded apps through the Google Play Store, it was the figure of 0.05%.

According to Google, the low numbers the result of the company's increasingly stringent checks when it comes to applications, and according to the report, the work will be stepped up in 2017.

”We believe that successes in machine learning and automation can help to reduce the number of PHA (potentially hazardous applications) significantly in 2017, both inside and outside of Google Play”, Google writes in the report.

To Google's security work going forward is of course great, but the one thing that they have not yet taken hold of is a question regarding periodic security updates.

At the end of 2016 had approximately half of all the Android machines, around 735 million, has received a security update during the year.

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Victor Schenck 2016-05-18
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Swedish Radio warns: false article about the terrorist attacks on the Arlanda spreading malware.

At noon today joined the Swedish Radio issued a warning about a fake news article that started to spread on the web.

It is also alleged that the echo broadcast from the event.

To click further into the article may cause the software with malware installed on your computer.

Read also: Beware of old-school e-mail scam - "friends" asking you for money

The Swedish Radio would stand behind the article is rejected, among other things through a Facebook Post in the public service company.

In other words: Arlanda is under attack - not further spread the malicious link under any circumstances.

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0
James Mcgaugh 2019-03-31

The parent company of restaurants such as Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo, and Mixology has confirmed that it experienced a security breach after security researchers found more than 2 million stolen credit card numbers being sold online.

KrebsOnSecurity says that it contacted the company in February after it discovered “strong evidence” that customer credit card and debit card numbers were being sold online.

Hackers used “malware installed on its point-of-sale systems” to steal 2.15 million credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and some cardholder names from restaurant locations in 40 states.

Earl Enterprises says that the breach took place between May 23rd, 2018 and March 18th, 2019, and that “the incident has now been contained.” The breach impacted individual restaurant locations of Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood, Chicken Guy!, Mixology, and Tequila Taqueria outlets.

The company has since launched a website for customers to check if a location they had visited was one of the ones that was impacted.

It also says that online orders were not impacted by the breach.

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William Cutright 2016-09-26
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Cellebrite claims it can even hack the latest iPhone 7 series

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Israeli firm Cellebrite, which is believed to have helped the FBI crack an iPhone 5C used by San Bernardino attacker Syed Farook, now claims it can decrypt and extract data from any phone in the world.

The company said that it has the biggest research and development team in the sector and that the team is up-to-date with the latest technology.

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James Maloch 2021-02-25
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Boffins find those developing apps for the chatty AI assistant can bypass security measures

Computer security bods based in Germany and the US have analyzed the security measures protecting Amazon's Alexa voice assistant ecosystem and found them wanting.…

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Ronald Breau 2016-07-07
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The company has published a list of the affected restaurants

Wendy's has been investigating a data breach that began last year.

A data breach that hit Wendy's fast food restaurants was more than three times bigger than originally disclosed and exposed customer credit card data.

The company said Thursday that malware installed in point-of-sale systems was discovered at over 1,000 of its franchised U.S. restaurants -- a big jump from the "fewer than 300 stores" it said in May had been affected.

Hackers gained access to the machines using remote access credentials of a third-party service provider, Wendy s said.

The breach began in fall 2015 and wasn't discovered until early this year.

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Trisha Lewis 2016-08-15
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HEI Hotels has issued a notice alerting its customers about a credit card breach.

The company first became aware of the issue when its bank card processor told it there was a possible security issue at play.

HEI Hotels initiated what it says was an extensive forensic investigation, which turned up malware installed on payment processing systems at certain hotels.

The current list of affected locations includes hotels under the Marriott, Hyatt, and Westin chains, among others.

The malware may have left vital bank card information exposed, including things like the credit card number, expiration, verification code, and name.

The below list shows the hotels that may have been affected by this malware breach, as well as the dates during which payments may have been exposed to the malware.

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Kyle Patterson 2017-12-30
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Clothing franchise Forever 21 disclosed a security breach involving credit cards last month, and now the company is back with an update on its investigation.

According to the company, it was alerted to a potential security issue by a third-party back in October of this year.

That triggered an investigation by the company, which found that some stores’ point-of-sale devices didn’t always utilize encryption.

In addition to encryption issues, the investigation found “signs of unauthorized network access,” as well as malware installed on some store point-of-sale systems.

This malware, according to a statement from the company, was used to find payment card info.

Details about the malware were given, including that it searched for the track data read by the POS device from the bank card.

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Laurence Lafarge 2016-08-25
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Researchers have discovered a scarily effective piece of malware, authored by an Israeli cyber arms dealer, that can completely hack an iPhone if the user clicks on one link.

First found by a UAE human rights defender who was sent a malicious link, the spyware uses a series of zero-day exploits to thoroughly take control of a users iPhone.

Ahmed Mansoor, the human rights defender in question, was sent the link earlier in August.

It was in a text message which promised him information if he followed the link.

Instead, he sent the link to researchers at Citizen Lab, who analyzed the malware installed after the link.

DON T MISS: New video goes behind the scenes of an iPhone 7 leak for the first time ever

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Mark Maynard 2017-07-20
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As platform's popularity rose, so did its allure to miscreants

The comforting notion that iOS devices are immune to malicious code attacks has taken a knock following the release of a new study by mobile security firm Skycure.

Malicious mobile apps in Apple's App Store are mercifully rare (XcodeGhost aside) compared to the comparative "Wild West" of the Google Play store, which has come to exist despite the Chocolate Factory's best efforts to clamp down on the problem.

However, hackers have found other ways to get malware installed, Skycure points out.

The number of iOS vulnerabilities patched in the first quarter of 2017 is already greater than the total number of iOS vulnerabilities discovered in all of 2016, according to Skycure.

"Fortunately, Apple is still very fast at patching the OS and distributing updates," their report added.

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Joseph White 2016-09-14
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Plans are being made by the UK's surveillance agency, GCHQ, to create a national firewall that will protect against cybersecurity threats.

The plan has been proposed by Ciaran Martin, the director general of cyber at GCHQ, at the Billington cybersecurity conference in Washington.

At the conference Martin said that around 200 cyber security incidents are detected every month but that this number is growing, with double the amount of threats identified compared to a year ago.

Some of the most common attacks are reportedly from malware installed on the computers of users who visit malicious sites disguised as sites they trust.

Filter out the bad stuff

In response to the UK's vulnerability Martin proposed his "flagship project" which will scale up DNS filtering, giving internet providers the ability to block their customers coming into contact with malware and bad website addresses.

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Bart King 2018-09-11

A security firm says credit card skimming malware installed by hackers on British Airways’ website a few months ago was to blame for a data breach of over 380,000 credit cards.

Payments through the airline’s website and mobile app were stolen over the three week period, but a key clue was that travel information wasn’t affected.

Yonathan Klijnsma, a threat researcher at RiskIQ, suspected it might be the same group that was behind the Ticketmaster breach, in which hackers targeted a third-party that loaded code on Ticketmaster’s various sites.

From there, it could siphon off thousands of transactions.

This time, Klijnsma said the group took an even more “highly targeted approach,” describing a wave of attacks that the “Magecart” collective has used to steal thousands of records from various sites in recent months.

“This British Airways attack was just an extension of this campaign,” he said, prior to the release of his research.

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Charles Pete 2021-03-08
img

Plus: McAfee's in serious trouble over claimed cryptocurrency scam

In brief  Another form of malware installed in servers backdoored in the SolarWinds' Orion fiasco has been spotted in the wild.…

Lakeisha Naron 2016-05-18
img

Swedish Radio warns: false article about the terrorist attacks on the Arlanda spreading malware.

At noon today joined the Swedish Radio issued a warning about a fake news article that started to spread on the web.

It is also alleged that the echo broadcast from the event.

To click further into the article may cause the software with malware installed on your computer.

Read also: Beware of old-school e-mail scam - "friends" asking you for money

The Swedish Radio would stand behind the article is rejected, among other things through a Facebook Post in the public service company.

In other words: Arlanda is under attack - not further spread the malicious link under any circumstances.

Linda Schilk 2017-03-23

the Risk to get malware installed on your Android phone is very small, in any case, if you can believe Google, which has released its annual security report.

In the report, Google writes that it was only 0.71% of all Android users to install potentially malicious apps on their phone last year, and among those who only downloaded apps through the Google Play Store, it was the figure of 0.05%.

According to Google, the low numbers the result of the company's increasingly stringent checks when it comes to applications, and according to the report, the work will be stepped up in 2017.

”We believe that successes in machine learning and automation can help to reduce the number of PHA (potentially hazardous applications) significantly in 2017, both inside and outside of Google Play”, Google writes in the report.

To Google's security work going forward is of course great, but the one thing that they have not yet taken hold of is a question regarding periodic security updates.

At the end of 2016 had approximately half of all the Android machines, around 735 million, has received a security update during the year.

James Mcgaugh 2019-03-31

The parent company of restaurants such as Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo, and Mixology has confirmed that it experienced a security breach after security researchers found more than 2 million stolen credit card numbers being sold online.

KrebsOnSecurity says that it contacted the company in February after it discovered “strong evidence” that customer credit card and debit card numbers were being sold online.

Hackers used “malware installed on its point-of-sale systems” to steal 2.15 million credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and some cardholder names from restaurant locations in 40 states.

Earl Enterprises says that the breach took place between May 23rd, 2018 and March 18th, 2019, and that “the incident has now been contained.” The breach impacted individual restaurant locations of Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood, Chicken Guy!, Mixology, and Tequila Taqueria outlets.

The company has since launched a website for customers to check if a location they had visited was one of the ones that was impacted.

It also says that online orders were not impacted by the breach.

James Maloch 2021-02-25
img

Boffins find those developing apps for the chatty AI assistant can bypass security measures

Computer security bods based in Germany and the US have analyzed the security measures protecting Amazon's Alexa voice assistant ecosystem and found them wanting.…

Trisha Lewis 2016-08-15
img

HEI Hotels has issued a notice alerting its customers about a credit card breach.

The company first became aware of the issue when its bank card processor told it there was a possible security issue at play.

HEI Hotels initiated what it says was an extensive forensic investigation, which turned up malware installed on payment processing systems at certain hotels.

The current list of affected locations includes hotels under the Marriott, Hyatt, and Westin chains, among others.

The malware may have left vital bank card information exposed, including things like the credit card number, expiration, verification code, and name.

The below list shows the hotels that may have been affected by this malware breach, as well as the dates during which payments may have been exposed to the malware.

Laurence Lafarge 2016-08-25
img

Researchers have discovered a scarily effective piece of malware, authored by an Israeli cyber arms dealer, that can completely hack an iPhone if the user clicks on one link.

First found by a UAE human rights defender who was sent a malicious link, the spyware uses a series of zero-day exploits to thoroughly take control of a users iPhone.

Ahmed Mansoor, the human rights defender in question, was sent the link earlier in August.

It was in a text message which promised him information if he followed the link.

Instead, he sent the link to researchers at Citizen Lab, who analyzed the malware installed after the link.

DON T MISS: New video goes behind the scenes of an iPhone 7 leak for the first time ever

Joseph White 2016-09-14
img

Plans are being made by the UK's surveillance agency, GCHQ, to create a national firewall that will protect against cybersecurity threats.

The plan has been proposed by Ciaran Martin, the director general of cyber at GCHQ, at the Billington cybersecurity conference in Washington.

At the conference Martin said that around 200 cyber security incidents are detected every month but that this number is growing, with double the amount of threats identified compared to a year ago.

Some of the most common attacks are reportedly from malware installed on the computers of users who visit malicious sites disguised as sites they trust.

Filter out the bad stuff

In response to the UK's vulnerability Martin proposed his "flagship project" which will scale up DNS filtering, giving internet providers the ability to block their customers coming into contact with malware and bad website addresses.

Frances Hill 2017-10-12
img

Hacking against the u.s. kreditupplysningsfirman Equifax is considered to be one of the worst ever.

But the company seems not to have learned from their mistakes.

In the night Swedish time, it seems that someone managed to hack the company's website and use it to try to infect site visitors with skräpprogram or viruses.

the Intrusion became evident when visitors were asked to install the fake Adobe Flash updates.

The one who said yes to the installation was instead malware installed on the computer.

The fake downloads was discovered by security researcher Randy Abrams, who noted that only a few visitors got up the installation dialog.

John Nelson 2016-07-07
img

Your smartwatch or fitness tracker may betray you by giving away your passwords and PIN numbers to hackers.

New research from scientists at Binghamton University and Stevens Institute of Technology in the US took data from sensors in wearable tech and used an algorithm to work out the passwords victims were entering.

Data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometers could be used to monitor the way your wrist moves, whether you're tapping in your pin at a cash point, or entering your Facebook password on your phone.

There are a wide range of scenarios where your wearable could be compromising your security.

Researchers were able to get it right first time with 80 percent accuracy.

Over three attempts the researchers managed to succeed 90 percent of the time.

Victor Schenck 2016-05-18
img

Swedish Radio warns: false article about the terrorist attacks on the Arlanda spreading malware.

At noon today joined the Swedish Radio issued a warning about a fake news article that started to spread on the web.

It is also alleged that the echo broadcast from the event.

To click further into the article may cause the software with malware installed on your computer.

Read also: Beware of old-school e-mail scam - "friends" asking you for money

The Swedish Radio would stand behind the article is rejected, among other things through a Facebook Post in the public service company.

In other words: Arlanda is under attack - not further spread the malicious link under any circumstances.

William Cutright 2016-09-26
img

Cellebrite claims it can even hack the latest iPhone 7 series

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To continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.

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Israeli firm Cellebrite, which is believed to have helped the FBI crack an iPhone 5C used by San Bernardino attacker Syed Farook, now claims it can decrypt and extract data from any phone in the world.

The company said that it has the biggest research and development team in the sector and that the team is up-to-date with the latest technology.

Ronald Breau 2016-07-07
img

The company has published a list of the affected restaurants

Wendy's has been investigating a data breach that began last year.

A data breach that hit Wendy's fast food restaurants was more than three times bigger than originally disclosed and exposed customer credit card data.

The company said Thursday that malware installed in point-of-sale systems was discovered at over 1,000 of its franchised U.S. restaurants -- a big jump from the "fewer than 300 stores" it said in May had been affected.

Hackers gained access to the machines using remote access credentials of a third-party service provider, Wendy s said.

The breach began in fall 2015 and wasn't discovered until early this year.

Kyle Patterson 2017-12-30
img

Clothing franchise Forever 21 disclosed a security breach involving credit cards last month, and now the company is back with an update on its investigation.

According to the company, it was alerted to a potential security issue by a third-party back in October of this year.

That triggered an investigation by the company, which found that some stores’ point-of-sale devices didn’t always utilize encryption.

In addition to encryption issues, the investigation found “signs of unauthorized network access,” as well as malware installed on some store point-of-sale systems.

This malware, according to a statement from the company, was used to find payment card info.

Details about the malware were given, including that it searched for the track data read by the POS device from the bank card.

Mark Maynard 2017-07-20
img

As platform's popularity rose, so did its allure to miscreants

The comforting notion that iOS devices are immune to malicious code attacks has taken a knock following the release of a new study by mobile security firm Skycure.

Malicious mobile apps in Apple's App Store are mercifully rare (XcodeGhost aside) compared to the comparative "Wild West" of the Google Play store, which has come to exist despite the Chocolate Factory's best efforts to clamp down on the problem.

However, hackers have found other ways to get malware installed, Skycure points out.

The number of iOS vulnerabilities patched in the first quarter of 2017 is already greater than the total number of iOS vulnerabilities discovered in all of 2016, according to Skycure.

"Fortunately, Apple is still very fast at patching the OS and distributing updates," their report added.

Bart King 2018-09-11

A security firm says credit card skimming malware installed by hackers on British Airways’ website a few months ago was to blame for a data breach of over 380,000 credit cards.

Payments through the airline’s website and mobile app were stolen over the three week period, but a key clue was that travel information wasn’t affected.

Yonathan Klijnsma, a threat researcher at RiskIQ, suspected it might be the same group that was behind the Ticketmaster breach, in which hackers targeted a third-party that loaded code on Ticketmaster’s various sites.

From there, it could siphon off thousands of transactions.

This time, Klijnsma said the group took an even more “highly targeted approach,” describing a wave of attacks that the “Magecart” collective has used to steal thousands of records from various sites in recent months.

“This British Airways attack was just an extension of this campaign,” he said, prior to the release of his research.