JenX Botnet

A new botnet has been discovered that is targeting IoT devices and Grand Theft Auto according to security researchers at Radware. Tony Hart, Chief Architect of Engineering at Corero commented below. Tony Hart, Chief Architect of Engineering at Corero: “This new JenX  Botnet is a standard variant of the Mirai/Satori virus with one major difference […]

Hackers Experimenting With Malware On Spectre And Meltdown Vulnerabilities

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Security researchers are seeing an ever-increasing number of malware samples that are experimenting with the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. According to experts at AV-TEST, Fortinet, and Minerva Labs, several individuals are experimenting with publicly released proof-of-concept (PoC) code for the Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) and Spectre (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753) vulnerabilities. Chris Doman, Security Researcher at AlienVault commented below. Chris […]

Hackers Breached BeeToken’s Email List And Stole $1M Worth Of Ethereum

It appears cryptocurrency startup BeeToken, which promised to disrupt the home sharing industry by putting its service on the blockchain, has been hacked. The attackers are actively targeting its initial coin offering (ICO) with phishing attacks and have already duped gullible investors for over $1 million worth of Ethereum. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge […]

AutoSploit

A new, easy to use tool known as AutoSploit is now on the market through a release on Github that can be used for mass hacking. It leverages Python code to automatically search for vulnerable devices connected to the Internet and then uses Metasploit’s collection of exploits to take over computers and IoT devices. IT […]

Smominru Botnet Infected Over 500, 000 Windows Machines

News broke yesterday that over 526,000 Windows computers —mainly Windows servers— have been infected with Monero mining software by a group that operates the biggest such botnet known to date. This group’s operations have been known to security researchers since last year, and various companies have published reports on its activity. Because the botnet is so massive […]

Pros & Cons Of Self-Publishing An Ebook

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If you’re considering writing a book now, you have more publishing alternatives than at any other time in history. Among the many options, you can go the traditional route and submit your manuscript to an agent who will work to get you a book deal with a publishing house, or you can do everything on […]

CEO Scams Surge As Almost All Organizations Targeted In 2017, Survey Says

Bank of Ireland and DHL scams detected

News broke yesterday of the result of an Agari survey which suggest BEC scams (also known as CEO scams) are on the rise, and responsible for almost $5.3 billion in exposed losses between 2013 and 2016. Almost every company surveyed (96%) were targeted with BEC emails in the second half of 2017. Tim Helming, Director of Product […]

IoT Botnet Threat

According to the AT&T Global State of Cybersecurity report, 35% of organizations report that IoT devices were the primary source of data breaches in the past 12 months and 68% of them expect IoT threats to increase in the coming year. While 90% of organizations have conducted enterprise-wide cyber risk assessments in the past year, just 50% […]

DCShadow Microsoft AD Attacks

Recent research uncovering the “DCShadow” cyberattack on Active Directory (AD) environments prompted Jonathan Sander, Chief Technology Officer at STEALTHbits Technologies commented below. Jonathan Sander, Chief Technology Officer at STEALTHbits Technologies: “The DCShadow attack is exactly the type of scenario that should be of great concern to everyone and not written off as hype – because “DCShadow” is not a vulnerability, it […]