FBI’s Cyber Task Force Identifies FF-RATs used in Cyber Attack

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In both April and June this year, a series of cyber attacks was conducted against the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM). These attacks resulted in 21 million current and former Federal government employees’ information being stolen. After months of investigation, the FBI’s Cyber Task Force identified several Remote Access Tools (RATs) that were […]

Online Tracking Slows Down Web Browsing, Wastes Data

Online Tracking Slows Down

Research shows that F-Secure’s Freedome VPN can speed up web browsing by as much as 89 per cent, and save data by blocking third part tracking. Using tracking protection reduces can reduce loading times while browsing the web – in some cases by as much as 89 per cent. That’s according to a new study […]

Apple and other Tech Companies Wrangling with Government over Data Access

Apple and other Tech Companies Wrangling

The Justice Department has obtained a cour order demanding that Apple turn over text messages between suspects involved in a guns and drug case who were using iPhones. Apple has refused and is banding together with Google to implement tougher encryption. Tim Erlin, Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy at Tripwire commented on the […]

Baby Monitors Easily Hacked

Baby Monitors Easily Hacked

A recent report from a cyber security firm shows that baby monitors are vulnerable to hackers. Rapid7 who performed the research on baby monitors reports that a hacked camera could provide access to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices in a person’s home, such as a personal computer or security system. Ken Westin, Security Analyst for Tripwire says, […]

Carbanak Gang Returns for More Money

Carbanak Gang Returns

ESET analyzes new malware samples used by the Carbanak financial APT group previously responsible for the theft of millions of dollars, credit cards and intellectual property. ESET has analysed new malware samples used by the Carbanak financial APT group previously responsible for the theft of millions of dollars, credit cards and intellectual property. The Carbanak […]

10 New Vulnerabilities for Several Video Baby Monitors

Vulnerabilities for Several Video Baby Monitors

Usually, these disclosure notices contain one, maybe two vulnerabilities on one product. Not so for this one; we’ve got ten new vulnerabilities to disclose. If you were out at DEF CON 23, you may have caught Mark Stanislav’s workshop, “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle: Hacking IoT Baby Monitors.” You may have also noticed some […]

Threat Actor Group Reappears with Teamviewer Malware Package

Teamviewer Malware Package

What’s TVSPY? TVSPY is a malware that takes advantage of a vulnerability in Teamviewer software version 6, a legitimate tool used for remote PC administration. The malware is also known as TVRAT, SpY-Agent or teamspy. While the current version of Teamviewer fixed this vulnerability, TVSPY relies on bundling Teamviewer v6 in a package with a […]