News tagged: Malware
South Korea's military cyber command appears to have been hacked by its northern neighbor, which allegedly stole classified information from the country. A military official says malware was discovered in the cyber command system and military documents were stolen.
Over a million Google accounts have been compromised due to a piece of malware known as Gooligan. Check Point, a cybersecurity company, reports the malware is infecting over 13,000 devices per day. Gooligan first appeared in August when it began infecting devices.
Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile, was attacked over the weekend. Hackers attempted to infect home routers with malware, but they weren't successful. Deutsche Telekom says the malware was unable to spread, though the attack did result in temporary problems.
The hackers responsible for breaking into San Francisco's MUNI rail system are threatening to release employee and customer data. Ransomware was placed in the system and unless the ransom is paid, data may be released. Around $73,000 in Bitcoin has been demanded.
A version of the Locky ransomware has been found spreading on social networks, namely Facebook and LinkedIn. Due to vulnerabilities in those sites, an infected picture file can be sent to a user, downloaded by the browser, and deployed when it's opened.
If you think not having any microphone plugged in to your computer is enough for your words, secret innuendos, and ultra-secret world-changing ideas to not be snooped on, think again. Researchers have shown that a simple malware can bring all your secrets to bear.
Office Depot employees have allegedly provided fake PC virus diagnoses with the goal of increasing sales of repair services. The Consumerist and KIRO-TV (Seattle) claim employees feel pressure to sell protection plans and therefore have been lying about the existence of viruses.
The FBI's case against Playpen, the largest child porn site, isn't the only one that has involved the agency controversially operating websites that feature child abuse content. Recently unsealed documents reveal the FBI may have operated dozens of child porn sites.
A malware-filled Android app pretending to be a Pokemon Go guide was downloaded by half a million people, reports Kaspersky Labs. The Trojan included in the software has infected at least 6,000 phones. It is set up to infect your phone after you install/uninstall another app.
Malware has been located in another version of Transmission that was posted to the developer's site without its knowledge and pulled after a day. Security researchers at ESET say the malware, known as Keydnap, temporarily used a version of the BitTorrent software to spread.
Security researchers have discovered a piece of malware that's spreading through Google's AdSense network and can infect Android devices. The malware, known as "Trojan-banker.androidos.svpeng.q," was discovered by a team of Kaspersky Lab researchers.
As greater physical military action against ISIS by the United States is debated, the Pentagon is working on digital weapons it can use to combat the terrorist group. Michael S. Rogers, chief of the US Cyber Command, says a dedicated unit within the Pentagon is creating malware.
Individuals using Xiaomi phones should make sure their handset is updated as soon as possible due to the existence of a vulnerability that could let attackers remotely install malware. Millions of units are vulnerable, but a fix is already available.
Kaspersky Lab has released a report on malware that's spreading through Facebook which managed to infect 10,000 users in two days. The malware is spread through dangerous messages from friends. All of the messages tell the user they've been mentioned in a comment.
At least 10 million Android devices are currently infected with a piece of malware called HummingBad, which was initially found in February and has spread since then. The malware originates from Yingmob, a company that normally operates legitimately.
As part of Facebook's bug bounty program, a hacker discovered an existing backdoor in the network's system. The hacker, Orange Tsai, says he found malware on a Linux-based staff server that was able to send off usernames and passwords to a remote server.
Ransomware-infected ads bypassed the security measures of major ad networks over the weekend, allowing the ads to be placed on sites like the BBC, Newsweek, The New York Times, and MSN. The ads ran on Sunday and if a user were vulnerable, they could have been infected.
Palo Alto Networks researchers say Mac users have been affected by a ransomware campaign for the first time. The attack began over the weekend and users may soon see their computers encrypted as a result. KeRanger, the ransomware, has been identified as fully functional.
North Korea is engaged in an ongoing malware campaign and the large 2014 Sony hack was carried out by the same group of hackers, according to a report from Kaspersky and Alienvault Labs. At the Security Analyst Summit, those groups announced new evidence had been found.
Google is going to start letting people know if they are on a site that could be using deceptive ads/download buttons which can steal their information or install malware. In a blog post, Google announced it would look for bad "embedded content" and warn visitors.