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Cryptocurrency Exchange Announces Bounty On Hackers
13th Mar 2018 [one month ago] from ESET Research
The attack itself unfolded within the span of two minutes on March 7. Hackers made a flurry of automated transactions that involved the digital currencies Viacoin (VIA) and Bitcoin (BTC). The post Cryptocurrency exchange announces bounty...
OceanLotus Ships New Backdoor Using Old Tricks
13th Mar 2018 [one month ago] from ESET Research
To smuggle the backdoor onto a targeted machine, the group uses a two-stage attack whereby a dropper package first gains a foothold on the system and sets the stage for the backdoor itself. This process involves some trickery commonly associated...
New Traces Of Hacking Team In The Wild
9th Mar 2018 [2 months ago] from ESET Research
Since being founded in 2003, the Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team gained notoriety for selling surveillance tools to governments and their agencies across the world. The capabilities of its flagship product, the Remote Control System...
One In Five Healthcare Employees Willing To Sell Patient Data, Study Finds
9th Mar 2018 [2 months ago] from ESET Research
The problem was particularly acute among provider organizations, as opposed to payer organizations (21% vs. 12%). Also, and perhaps counterintuitively, staff with more frequent cybersecurity training were more inclined to such practices. The...
New DDoS Attack Method Breaks Record Again, Adds Extortion
8th Mar 2018 [2 months ago] from ESET Research
DDoS mitigation service Arbor Networks has announced that an undisclosed US company has suffered an attack fueled by internet-facing Memcached servers that clocked in at 1.7 terabits per second (Tbps), beating the previous record of 1.35...
Trends 2018: The Ransomware Revolution
7th Mar 2018 [2 months ago] from ESET Research
While Denial of Service attacks amplified by the use of networks of bot-compromised PCs were becoming a notable problem by the turn of the century, DDoS extortion threats have accelerated in parallel (if less dramatically) with the rise...
Cryptojacking: The Result Of The “cryptocurrency Rush”
6th Mar 2018 [2 months ago] from ESET Research
Tools for mining cryptocurrencies also fall into this category, as in many cases the websites cannot warn users since they have been compromised themselves, hence even the administrators may not be aware that they are contributing to mining...
Global Police Test Their Cyber-chops In Simulated IoT Attack
5th Mar 2018 [2 months ago] from ESET Research
More than three dozen cybercrime and digital forensics experts from 23 countries have investigated a simulated attack on a bank that had been carried out through an IoT device. The post Global police test their cyber-chops in simulated...
GitHub Knocked Briefly Offline By Biggest DDoS Attack Ever
2nd Mar 2018 [2 months ago] from ESET Research
At its peak, inbound traffic reached a staggering 1.35 terabits per second (Tbps), outflanking the previously record-setting assault of 1 Tbps at French web hosting provider OVH in September 2016. The post GitHub knocked briefly offline...
The Rise Of AI Needs To Be Controlled, Report Warns
2nd Mar 2018 [2 months ago] from ESET Research
The experts urge policy-makers to work closely with technical researchers, computer scientists and the cybersecurity community to investigate, understand and prepare for possible malicious uses of AI. The post The rise of AI needs to be...
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