Mobile bankers beware: Sophisticated hacks soar

“If you bank by phone, you better be careful. Malicious mobile-banking software aimed at taking over consumer bank accounts has threatened up to 10 percent of consumer cell phones, security experts warn. Worse, the software is so sophisticated that it can easily trick even savvy consumers into divulging their banking credentials to the crooks.”

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2018-02-27T17:19:49+00:00 February 27th, 2018|

Hackers bring ATM ‘jackpotting’ to the U.S.

“The Secret Service is warning banks about a hacking scheme called ‘jackpotting’ that lets someone steal money from ATMs. It’s the first time this type of scheme has made its way to the United States.”

“To execute the cyberattack, a thief needs physical access to an ATM and will use malware, physical hacking tools, or both, to take control of the machine and force it to dispense cash quickly. If it works, cash pours out of the ATM like the hacker won a jackpot.”

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2018-01-30T22:02:36+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

Russian government hackers used antivirus software to steal U.S. cyber capabilities

“Russian government hackers lifted details of U.S. cyber capabilities from a National Security Agency employee who was running Russian antivirus software on his computer, according to several individuals familiar with the matter.”

“The employee had taken classified material home to work on it on his computer, and his use of Kaspersky Lab antivirus software enabled Russian hackers to see his files, the individuals said. The case, which dates to 2015 and has not been made public, remains under investigation by federal prosecutors.”

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2017-10-11T16:46:56+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Russian government hackers used antivirus software to steal U.S. cyber capabilities

“Russian-based Kaspersky Lab software was believed to have been used to take very sensitive and classified NSA data from an NSA contractor’s personal computer, CBS News confirmed Thursday, resulting in a significant security breach.”

“First reported by the Wall Street Journal Thursday, the 2015 hack occurred when the contractor took the data with him from the NSA and then loaded it onto his personal computer, which had Kaspersky antivirus software on it. The software enabled Russian hackers to see his files. The hack has still not been disclosed by the government, according to the Wall Street Journal ”

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2017-10-11T16:43:29+00:00 October 5th, 2017|

SEC: Hackers broke into corporate filing system

“In the midst of a lengthy statement late Wednesday, SEC Jay Clayton disclosed that the markets regulator learned last month that a hack detected last year ‘may have provided the basis for illicit gain through trading’.”

 “The hackers took advantage of a software vulnerability in the SEC’s EDGAR system, a vast database that holds all the documents publicly traded companies have to file with the regulator. Through the flaw, the intruders were able to obtain information that hadn’t been made public, Clayton said.”

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2017-09-21T05:16:09+00:00 September 20th, 2017|

Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

“Hackers have successfully breached CCleaner’s security to inject malware into the app and distribute it to millions of users. Security researchers at Cisco Talos discovered that download servers used by Avast (the company that owns CCleaner) were compromised to distribute malware inside CCleaner. ”

“’For a period of time, the legitimate signed version of CCleaner 5.33 being distributed by Avast also contained a multi-stage malware payload that rode on top of the installation of CCleaner,’ says the Talos team.”

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2017-11-27T17:41:26+00:00 September 18th, 2017|

Equifax had data breach months before big one hit

“The Equifax data breach in late July that exposed personal information like Social Security numbers of 143 million Americans reportedly wasn’t the first time the credit-monitoring company’s security systems had been compromised. Bloomberg News reported Monday that Equifax learned about a major breach of its computer systems in March, some five months before the date it previously disclosed to the public.”

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2017-09-21T05:16:44+00:00 September 18th, 2017|