Cyber Attack News, Articles and Updates

Apple iOS patches Wi-Fi remote memory corruption bug

A researcher spotted an iOS memory corruption vulnerability which could allow an attacker to seize control of a user's device.

Cyber-terrorism: the next logical threat to come from IS

Earlier this year the attacks in London and Manchester catapulted terrorism back into the mainstream for many UK citizens.

$32 million worth of Ethereum stolen from Parity client

Just days after an attacker made off with $7 million worth of Ethereum, a separate heist managed to make away with nearly $32 million worth of cryptocurrency

Time is Money: How many threat$ can you fit in a cyberminute?

We all know time is money but when it comes to cybercrime even a minute of down time could cost the mightiest of firms a hefty fine.

'Combat-grade' Nukebot spotted along with other mods

Three months after the malware's author released source code, 'combat-grade' Nukebot spotted.

Major cloud service cyberattack could cost global economy $53 billion

Insurance companies could be underestimating the potential devastation major cyber-attacks may cause.

OSX/Dok malware spread via phishing to steal banking credentials

Researchers spotted a phishing campaign combined with a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack to target Mac OS users and spread the OSX/Dok malware.

Android 7.1 Nougat version comes with hidden "panic detection"

Android 7.1 Nougat contains a secret panic mode designed to be triggered in the event that malware locks a user's screen.

Jayden K Smith Facebook friend request won't result in hack

A hoax warning is circulating Facebook urging users to decline a friend request from alleged hacker Jayden K Smith.

Jahoodists misspell to cloak interactions from state surveillance

A new report has revealed the tricks IS sympathisers use to avoid automated law enforcement surveillance software.

Multinational talks of £100 mil loss as Petya/NotPetya leaves its mark

International consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has announced a large loss in revenue as it recovers from last week's Petya/NotPetya ransomware attack.

Backdoor placed in popular Ukrainian software enabled NotPetya attack

A backdoor may have been placed in the software of a Ukrainian accountancy software vendor to help distribute the NotPetya malware.

Rise in use of biometrics products for cyber-security, report predicts

As fraud rises, a new report has revealed that biometric-based authentication is set to become more prevalent in the UK.

NotPetya: Researchers find 'kill switch', then clash over naming

Researchers claim to have found a 'killswitch' for NotPetya, but there seems to be disagreement over what to call it.

Final Fantasy XIV hit with ongoing DDoS attack

Final Fantasy XIV players have been experiencing DDoS attacks from "an anonymous third party" targeting the game's North American data center.

BlackTech cyberespionage group linked to several campaigns

The trail of a spate of cyberespionage campaigns have lead Trend Micro researchers to believe to one group dubbed BlackTech.

Bad habits put UK SMEs at risk of data breaches and unauthorised use

Ten percent of small business owners and employees in the UK admit to having poor security habits. The surveyed individuals admitted to regularly sharing confidential files on personal devices or sending documents to their personal emails rather than work emails.

NSA, British security officials: North Korea behind global WannaCry ransomware attacks

The US National Security Agency reportedly believes with 'moderate confidence' that North Korea was behind last month's WannaCry ransomware attacks.

Brute Force Breach? WSU 85-pound safe theft compromises 1M records

The stolen information was part of research the university had conducted for outside agencies.

FIN7 targeting restaurants with fileless malware

FIN7 is back at it again this time using their infamous fileless malware to target U.S. restaurants.

Xavier trojan SDK spotted in 800 Google Play Android apps

Trend Micro researchers spotted more than 800 Android applications available on the Google Play.

Sessions denies Russian collusion to undermine election

Attorney General Jeff Sessions called allegation of him colluding with Russian officials to undermine the election an "appalling and detestable lie."

Russian election hackers breached 39 U.S. states

Russia's hackers reportedly breached the electoral systems of at least 39 states during the summer and fall of 2016.

InfoSec 2017: What are Fancy Bears and why it matters, even for SMEs

SC spoke to Adam Meyers, VP of intelligence at Crowdstrike at this year's InfoSec Europe 2017 about attribution and why it could be useful even for smaller businesses.

Posting X-ray photos jeopardize hospital networks

Even if a user takes the precaution to crop out data, they could unintentionally leave information such as the server name.

LatentBot trojan packs punch into RIG EK

While the LatentBot trojan has been around since 2013, Malwarebytes researchers warn the bot has grown rich in features.

Linux malware targets little ol' Raspberry Pi

Dr. Web researchers spotted a trojan dubbed Linux.MulDrop.14 exclusively targeting the mini computers to mine an unnamed cryptocurrencies.