Monthly Archives: May 2015

Unity Rehab Centers Leak Highly Sensitive Patient Info

Multiple rehab units under the umbrella of Unity Recovery Group disclosed to partners personally identifiable details and health-related information belonging to their patients. In April, it was discovered that Starting Point Detox, LLC, Lakeside Treatment Center, LLC, Changing Tides Transitional … Continue reading

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Crypto-Malware Sleeps on Infected Machine, Wakes Up at Predefined Time

A piece of ransomware with file encryption capabilities called Locker enters into a sleep state after compromising a computer and activates at a certain time, defined by the attacker. This approach has not been encountered with other malware of the … Continue reading

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The Moose is loose: Linux-based worm turns routers into social network bots

A worm that targets cable and DSL modems, home routers, and other embedded computers is turning those devices into a proxy network for launching armies of fraudulent Instagram, Twitter, and Vine accounts as well as fake accounts on other social … Continue reading

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Isle of Man Income Tax Gets Twitter Account, Leaks Emails of 5,000 Taxpayers

The Isle of Man Income Tax set up a Twitter account towards the end of March, and in the process of making taxpayers aware of the new communication channel, the institution managed to leak the email addresses of up to … Continue reading

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New Point-of-Sale Malware NitlovePoS Sends Card Data via Encrypted Connection

Security researchers identified a fresh malware piece targeting point-of-sale (PoS) systems that relies on encrypted communication to exfiltrate payment card info from the memory of the payment processing machines. By sending data using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), hackers ensure that … Continue reading

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Android Factory reset fails to wipe sensitive user data, million devices at risk

Two security researchers demonstrated that the Android Factory Reset process fails to wipe private data from Android mobile devices. Researchers at Cambridge University, Laurent Simon and Ross Anderson, revealed that more than half a billion Android devices could have data … Continue reading

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Ransomware rescue kit released to combat criminal enterprise

A ransomware removal and rescue kit has been released to give businesses an alternative to paying a fee to unlock encrypted files. Ransomware is a particularly nasty malware family which has risen in popularity in recent times. Often infecting computers … Continue reading

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