Tag: Attack

Cybersecurity, Security

Outdated Android and iOS phones could put US government workers at risk of attack

November 3, 2022

Via: Techradar

Many individuals working across US government agencies and organizations are using smartphones with outdated operating systems, putting both them and the organizations they work for at major risk of identity theft(opens in new tab), data leaks, and other forms of […]

Hacking, Security

Top ransomware group hit with DDoS attack, complains about injustice

August 23, 2022

Via: Techradar

In an unexpected turn of events, a ransomware operator has found itself on the receiving end of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, all because they tried to leak stolen data. According to a BleepingComputer report, the LockBit group […]

Privacy, Security

This venerable security vulnerability has exposed millions of routers to attack

August 4, 2021

Via: Techradar

A 12-year-old security vulnerability may be affecting routers built by “dozens of manufacturers”, exposing millions of users worldwide. According to researchers from security firm Tenable, the CVE-2021-20090 vulnerability made its way into modern routers due to the reusing of old […]

Hacking, Security

Software AG caught in double extortion ransomware hit

October 12, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

German software giant Software AG is racing to contain a major data leak resulting from a double extortion attack that saw its files encrypted and stolen by the operators of the Clop ransomware. The firm first came under attack on […]

Apps & OS, Hacking, Mobile, Privacy, Security

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed spyware to infiltrate phones

May 14, 2019

Via: TechSpot

WhatsApp is used by over 1.5 billion people and remains one of the most popular messaging and VoIP service. While it does offer “Security by Default” in the form of end-to-end encryption, there will always be vulnerabilities existing in the […]

Mobile, Smartphones

Android patches fix Drammer RAM attack, but not Dirty Cow exploit

November 9, 2016

Via: Info World

Google released a new monthly batch of security patches for Android, fixing a dozen critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise devices. One of the mitigated issues is a bit-flipping attack against memory chips that could lead to privilege […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Physical RAM attack can root Android and possibly other devices

October 25, 2016

Via: Info World

Researchers have devised a new way to compromise Android devices without exploiting any software vulnerabilities and instead taking advantage of a physical design weakness in RAM chips. The attack technique could also affect other ARM and x86-based devices and computers. […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Dyn DDoS attack exposes soft underbelly of the cloud

October 24, 2016

Via: Info World

It’s apparently possible that a DDoS attack can be big enough to break the internet — or, as shown in the attack against ISP Dyn, at least break large parts of it. The DDoS attack against Dyn that began Friday […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Most cyber security strategies ignore the way attackers really work

June 30, 2016

Via: Computer Weekly

Most cyber security strategies and defence systems do not take into account the way that attackers really work, a report has revealed. Most organisations focus on detecting malware, but attackers are going undetected because most of the tools they use […]

Hacking, Security

4 reasons not to pay up in a ransomware attack

March 15, 2016

Via: Info World

When a demand for your money or your data pops up on a critical system, you have only a short period of time to decide whether to respond to a ransomware attack. Online extortion is on the increase, as criminals […]

Hacking, Security

Snapchat employees targeted in email phishing attack from scammer impersonating CEO Evan Spiegal

February 29, 2016

Via: Venture Beat

Snapchat has revealed it was targeted in a phishing attack by a scammer impersonating Evan Spiegel, the company’s co-founder and CEO. The popular social network, which has raised more than $1 billion in funding, received an email last Friday requesting […]


3 Basic Tips to Prevent A DDoS Attack

March 11, 2015

Via: itCurated

 Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are always in top headlines worldwide, as they are plaguing websites in banks, and virtually of almost every organization having a prominent online presence. The main cause behind the proliferation of DDoS attacks is that there […]