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Restaurants face backdoor cyber threat

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A formidable new Trojan is threatening to eat up the hospitality sector. It’s the brainchild of infamous hackers Carbanak (aka FIN7), who have previously cut lucrative swathes through the financial community. Using Bateleur, a sophisticated new JScript backdoor Trojan, the hacking team is launching phishing attacks on restaurants to harvest… Read more »

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Ransomware made easy

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To coincide with Def Con and Black Hat, cybersecurity’s two biggest events, the BBC has been scrutinising the world of internet crime – in particular how easy it is to become a cyber criminal. The dramatic growth in ransomware is attributed to the ready availability, from a run-of-the-mill search engine,… Read more »

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Gordon Ramsay was hacked… by his father-in-law

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Mothers-in-law often receive the bulk of bad press but in the case of irascible celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, it’s his father-in-law who is the villain of the piece. As the conclusion of a rather public family feud, Chris Hutcheson has been given a six month jail sentence for hacking into… Read more »

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Stealing cars like candy from a baby

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Hotwiring cars could soon become just a quaint feature of period crime thrillers, as researchers have devised ways of hacking into a vehicle owner’s smartphone car key app. Because Hyundai’s Blue Link app (which is available on iOS and Android) was storing key user data in clear-text format, hackers could… Read more »

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Leaked CIA hacking tools used around the world

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Cyber security firm Symantec has used the latest Vault 7 revelations from WikiLeaks, which reveal some of the CIA’s tools and modus operandi, to deduce that forty hacks in sixteen different countries are attributable to the US intelligence agency. Symantec believes that a group they refer to as Longhorn is… Read more »

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The siren call of infrastructure hacking

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Alarm bells are ringing in Dallas over a recent hack – literally. Infrastructure hacks are becoming more common in the US and can take many forms, but in this case hackers, whose identity and motivation remains unknown, set off all 156 Dallas emergency sirens late one recent night – a… Read more »

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WikiLeaks exposes hacks by spies

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The latest revelations from WikiLeaks suggest that the CIA has been using its hacking tools to compromise hard and software products made by tech majors such as Google, Apple, Microsoft and Samsung. The report also claims the spy agency has developed an automated multi-platform malware attack and control system for… Read more »

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Honeypots stick it to the hackers

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You don’t have to be Winnie The Pooh to find a honeypot irresistible – hackers are also liable to get their heads stuck. Security advisers are exploiting cyber criminals’ liking for a soft target by setting up deliberate deception scenarios – for instance by using a defunct server on a… Read more »

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Cisco warns ISPs of security glitch

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Cisco has revealed that its Prime Home remote management and provisioning solution contains a flaw that could expose users’ home routers and broadband gateways to hijacking. The US networking giant has urged all ISPs and vendors using its system to install a security update straight away. Prime Home gives ISPs… Read more »

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