ESET Warns Minecraft Players Of Fake Mods On Google Play

ESET researchers have discovered over 80 malicious apps disguised as mods for Minecraft with nearly million installs on the official app store. It wasn’t so long ago that Minecraft was connected to a scareware campaign, and today, ESET researchers report another misuse of this popular app. As stated in the official analysis available on ESET’s news page; players of […]

ABC News And Good Morning America Twitter Accounts Hacked

Twitter accounts of ABC News and Good Morning America were targeted by hackers this morning. Tweets filled with profanity and false news reports were posted to the ABC News account, while tweets claiming to be from “Russian hackers” who “love” President Donald Trump were appearing on Good Morning America’s page. IT security experts from NuData Security and Alert […]

UK Consumers Give Driverless Cars The Hard Shoulder

Following the news about the importance placed on vehicle safety in driverless cars by consumers off the back of Deloitte’s latest automotive survey, Jon Geater, CTO at Thales e-Security commented below. Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer at Thales e-Security: “It’s no surprise that consumers have highlighted safety as the most important technology feature in driverless cars. As […]

AV Used As An Attack Vector

A zero-day attack called Double Agent can take over antivirus software on Windows machines and turn it into malware that encrypts files for ransom, exfiltrates data or formats the hard drives. Alex Mathews, lead security evangelist at Positive Technologies commented below.  Alex Mathews, Lead Security Evangelist at Positive Technologies: “Many people do not consider antivirus tools to […]

What the Russian Yahoo Hack Really Says About The State Of Cyber Security

Spying Russians and criminals stealing identities have been news headlines for as long as I can remember, way before the Internet or cyber security existed. But what’s new here, as the details of the methodology behind the Yahoo breach starts to come out, is just how big a haul just four people were able to […]

Criminal Benefits: Profit Margin Of A DDoS Attack Can Reach 95 Per cent

Kaspersky Lab’s experts have studied the DDoS services available on the black market and determined just how far this illegal business has advanced, as well as the extent of its popularity and profitability. The worrying news is that arranging an attack costs as little as $7 an hour, while the targeted company can end up […]

Evil Malware Turns Antivirus Software Against PCs

New Android Malware Floods Devices

A new proof-of-concept exploit known as DoubleAgent can not only hijack third-party Windows antivirus software, but use said software to deliver further attacks. While there’s no evidence that the exploit has made its way into the wild yet, most antivirus programs are still completely susceptible to it. Gavin Millard, EMEA Technical Director at Tenable Network […]

US Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Milestone

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Last week the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the successful completion of the 100th iteration of the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity training on defending systems used across the critical infrastructure sectors. Since April 2007, over 4,000 cybersecurity professionals have participated in the advanced course. These professionals represent all […]

Google Nest Vulnerability Could Let In Burglars

A security researcher has published a vulnerability and proof-of-concept exploits in Google’s Internet of Things security cameras, marketed as Nest Dropcam, Nest Dropcam Pro, Nest Cam Outdoor and Nest Cam Indoor; these vulnerabilities were disclosed to Google last fall, but Google/Nest have not patched them despite the gravity of the vulnerability and the long months […]