Tag Archives Malware

Nowadays, Internet security is the most important issue in today’s world. Hacking is on the rise in this era. One such incident occurred in China; The Chinese video service giant Youku got hacked recently. Around 100 Million accounts got sold out on the website Dark web. The vendor has gone by the handle of CosmicDark is selling a database containing…

The Banks are investigating what is being considered as the largest system hack in the country’s history after malware was discovered on various workstations in the Polish banking industry. The malware infection ironically has resulted from the compromised servers at the Polish financial regulator, KNF itself. The KNF decided to take down its entire system after the discovery of suspicious…

A botnet is a group of interconnected devices infected with malware allowing attackers to acquire remote control and collectively manage the actions of all such devices. Botnets are used to launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, which send data and web page requests to servers with such speed that the servers get inundated and consequently crash within no time.…

More than one million accounts hacked, with the number increasing by 13,000 every single day. These are the figures associated with the latest large scale malware attack, known as the Gooligan attack. The Malware, after infecting your mobile phone, roots it, steals authentication data and hacks into your Gmail accounts, including the Play Store. It then starts downloading malicious apps.…

Xcode Ghost is a new type of malware, uniquely created and executed in cracked versions of Xcode, Apple’s tool for iOS and OS X app development. This malware is loaded onto apps, and works in the background of the application, seizing user information, which possibly included usernames and passwords. Apple has long been known to maintain an app store that’s…

When some at Yahoo did Yell out.

When Yahoo stood up to the US Government when it comes to data requests of US citizens, everyone was over awed with the company's privacy policy. Many people shifted from using other email services to yahoo email. However, with the latest revelation that Yahoo allowed the FBI to scan through its users email by providing it with it's spam scanner,…

Ransomware have become the scourge of the online world. Locking your files, computers and mobiles and extorting money from you. Now the good guys are up against the ones who have developed these malicious code. "No more Ransom", is a joint team of European law enforcement agencies such as Europol, the Dutch National Police and experts from Kaspersky Lab and…

A consumer advocacy group based out of Norway has discovered that couple of exercise-tracking apps keep tracking you even after you have stopped exercising. The Norwegian Consumer Council scrutinized many such apps and found that three of these exercise tracking apps failed the test and raised an alarm with Norway's Data Protection Authority. The Runkeeper app for example transfers personal…

Banking Trojan GM Bot whose source code was leaked online earlier, the developer of the malware has announced an updated version at a much higher price. What GM Bot does is display phishing pages over legitimate web pages of a bank in a classical man in the middle attack, doing away with user credentials, intercepting SMS messages, routing phone calls,…

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