Alleged Chief of Romanian ATM Skimming Gang Arrested in Mexico — Krebs on Security

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

An alleged top boss of a Romanian crime syndicate that U.S. authorities say is responsible for deploying card-skimming devices at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) throughout North America was arrested in Mexico last week on firearms charges. The arrest comes months after the accused allegedly ordered the execution of a former bodyguard who was trying to […]

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Android banking and finance apps’ security found wanting

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Danny Bradbury Many mobile finance apps are littered with bugs that could allow attackers to access users’ sensitive data, a report revealed this week. The smallest providers of mobile financial apps had the best security practices, while the larger players produced the most vulnerable apps, according to a six-week analysis commissioned by application protection […]

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Facebook Caught Asking Some Users Passwords for Their Email Accounts

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Facebook has been caught practicing the worst ever user-verification mechanism that could put the security of its users at risk.Generally, social media or any other online service asks users to confirm a secret code or a unique URL sent to the email address they provided for the account registration.However, Facebook has been found asking some […]

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Hoax! Nope, hackers aren’t posting invisible sexual videos on your wall

Posted on April 5th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Lisa Vaas Should you “share, share, share” the “urgent warning” that hackers are “posting sexual videos and pictures on your walls” that are completely invisible to you? No, you should not sharedy-sharedy-SHARE-share-share, because this latest viral Facebook copy-and-paste-me warning is just another social media sneeze, spreading its hoaxy germs in spite of the fact […]

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The 6 biggest ransomware attacks of the last 5 years

Posted on April 5th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Malware that holds data for ransom has been around for years. In 1991, a biologist spread PC Cyborg, the first ever ransomware, by sending floppy disks via surface mail to other AIDS researchers, for instance. In the mid ’00s Archiveus was the first ransomware to use encryption, though it’s long ago been defeated and you […]

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Elfin Hacking Group Targets Multiple U.S. and Saudi Arabian Firms

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

An Iran-linked cyber-espionage group that has been found targeting critical infrastructure, energy and military sectors in Saudi Arabia and the United States two years ago continues targeting organizations in the two nations, Symantec reported on Wednesday.Widely known as APT33, which Symantec calls Elfin, the cyber-espionage group has been active since as early as late 2015 […]

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New Settings Let Hackers Easily Pentest Facebook, Instagram Mobile Apps

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Facebook has introduced a new feature in its platform that has been designed to make it easier for bug bounty hunters to find security flaws in Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram Android applications.Since almost all Facebook-owned apps by default use security mechanisms such as Certificate Pinning to ensure integrity and confidentiality of the traffic, it makes […]

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Warning: ASUS Software Update Server Hacked to Distribute Malware

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Remember the CCleaner hack?CCleaner hack was one of the largest supply chain attacks that infected more than 2.3 million users with a backdoored version of the software in September 2017.Security researchers today revealed another massive supply chain attack that compromised over 1 million computers manufactured by Taiwan-based tech giant ASUS. A group of state-sponsored hackers […]

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NSA-Inspired Vulnerability Found in Huawei Laptops

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

This is an interesting story of a serious vulnerability in a Huawei driver that Microsoft found. The vulnerability is similar in style to the NSA’s DOUBLEPULSAR that was leaked by the Shadow Brokers — believed to be the Russian government — and it’s obvious that this attack copied that technique. What is less clear is […]

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Personal Data Left on Used Laptops

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

1&1~=Umm • March 27, 2019 10:51 AM @ALL: There are a number of sides to this argument that are often not mentioned but are realy the root of the problem. The first thing people want is not to loose the use of things and the easy way to do that as in life is ‘keep […]

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