Credentials of 13 million users breached from 000Webhost, a free webhosting company

The Lithuanian 000Webhost is one of the most popular free webhosting services and has over 13.5 million users. It ranks among the top search results in Google and is quite popular for its services. However, according to a report from Forbes, the login credentials of these users, that includes their usernames, passwords, email addresses, last […]
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More than 20 countries were infected with adware mobile malware – Kemoge

In September, researchers at FireEye Labs discovered a group of malicious adware created by a company based in China and Singapore called NGE Mobi/Xinyinhe. On October 7, FireEye detected a similar adware family capable of completely taking over Android based devices. Researchers have named it kemoge after its CnC domain aps.kemoge.net. It is believed that […]
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YiSpecter malware can infect non Jailbroken iOS devices

Palo Alto Networks has detected a malware capable of attacking even those non-jailbroken iOS devices. The researchers have named the malware as YiSpecter. It follows unique methods that involves exploiting private APIs in iOS and infecting them. Private APIs are undocumented by Apple and, therefore, avoid being detected. Apple’s App Store has around 100 such […]
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Trading firm Scottrade hacked, loses information of 4.6 million customers

St. Louise-based Scottrade Inc. has sent out an email to its clients informing them of a recent cyber -attack that affected their systems. The company has revealed that they were alerted of the breach by FVI agents who have been investigating it since it occurred sometime between late 2013 and early 2014. It was further […]
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Thousands of medical systems are exposed to widespread cyber-attacks – Derbycon

Recent reports presented by Scott Erven and Mark Collao at Derbycon have revealed that thousands of medical systems are exposed to widespread cyber-attacks. The researchers reported that a giant U.S. medical organization with 12,000 staff and 3,000 physicians has over 68,000 systems that are vulnerable. The researchers indicate that this is just the tip of […]
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An exploit can completely bypasses Mac’s malware Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper is the security feature of Mac OS X that protects users from malicious applications and code execution on their Mac computers. It warns Mac users from installing unsigned apps or the ones downloaded through an unencrypted connection. Gatekeeper does an efficient job of preventing the installation of Trojans and applications with malicious codes. However, […]
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50 million users users impacted by WINRAR bug

On 28th September 2015, a vulnerability was detected in WinRAR SFX v5.21. It is the latest version of WinRAR, a commonly used file compression tool. Attackers can exploit the vulnerability and compromise a computer with WinRAR installed on it. The bug is in the “text and icon function” under the module “Text to display in […]
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Smartphone browsers can deliver powerful DDoS attack with 4.5billion requests causing Flood Attack

One of the most malicious attacks that can ever be launched on a website is being flooded with multiple requests that it cannot handle, otherwise known as DDoS’es. According to internet security researchers, this nightmare may have recently become a reality after one site was targeted in such a manner with an aim of overwhelming […]
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Two new Point of Sale malware targeted on Small and Medium Business in the United States

Two new malwares that affect point of sale (PoS) machines have been detected by the researchers at Trend Micro. The malware have been affecting small and medium sized businesses or SMBs, primarily in the United States. These two malwares have been named Katrina and CenterPoS by their developers. Trend Micro researchers had earlier reported PoS […]
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Hilton Hotel credit Card Users fall victim of Fraudsters

In the past few weeks, reports from several players in the banking industry have revealed that hackers may have gained entry into the financial system of the Hilton Hotel. The revelations indicate that the customers of the luxury hotel chain and its entities within the United States may have fallen victim to credit card fraud. […]
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