Category Archives: Cyber Security

Ransomware scum infect Comic Relief server: Internal systems taken down

Nothing funny about stealing from a charity. Comic Relief’s internal systems are down for the third day running after a ransomware attack on one of the charity’s servers on Wednesday. Founded in 1985 by comedy scriptwriters, the charity behind the UK’s … Continue reading

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Ramnit Trojan Resurgence Now Complete as v2 Targets UK Banks

Ramnit’s revival is now complete as security researchers are starting to see more coordinated attacks spreading the banking trojan’s latest version, with the vast majority of targets being banks from the UK. Ramnit appeared in 2010, but in the beginning … Continue reading

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1.4 Billion Android Devices Affected by Linux TCP Flaw

The security bug discovered in the Linux kernel’s implementation of the TCP protocol also affects a large portion of the Android ecosystem, mobile security vendor Lookout reports. According to researchers, CVE-2016-5696, the Linux TCP bug, affects around 80 percent of all … Continue reading

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Shade Ransomware Adds RAT Features to Spy on High-Value Victims

Crooks use RAT to assess the financial status of infected victims and decide on how much money to ask for. The crooks behind the most recent versions of Shade have added an interesting new tidbit to their malware, installing a … Continue reading

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Australia Online Census Shutdown After Cyber Attacks

Australia was forced to reassure its citizens that their personal data was secure Wednesday, after malicious attacks by overseas hackers prompted an embarrassing shutdown of the online census. Australians are required to complete the census every five years or face … Continue reading

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Researchers hack into software with malware threat

New York: A team of researchers has hacked the working of software with the potential risk of malware — disguised as lucrative advertisements — opening computers and other devices to hijacking. A team of researchers from Google and the New … Continue reading

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Hackers detail the blood and guts of the 2016 Pwn2Own exploit expo

Kernel carnage bashes browsers and punishes plug-ins. Black Hat Zero Day Initiative researchers have detailed the winning hacks of this year’s Pwn2Own competition, painting a picture of broken browsers and owned systems. The quartet of Matt Molinyawe, Abdul-aziz Hariri, Jasiel Spelman, … Continue reading

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