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Indian smart phone scammers pose as Russians

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A small number of smart phone users in India have fallen victim to a highly-targeted malware attack by being conned into downloading an open-source mobile device management (MDM) software package onto their iPhones. The attackers, who are based in India but are masquerading as Russians, have been operating since 2015… Read more »

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Killer malware may be linked to Russian government

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Tech colossus Cisco has revealed that an unpleasant strain of malware has infected half a million consumer and small business routers across the globe. The VPNFilter malware, which is rumoured to be Russian state-sponsored, can resist rebooting, attack other machines, harvest communications and even has the capacity to kill an… Read more »

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Tech giants kick out domain fronting

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Domain fronting is a technique used by app and website developers to circumvent internet censorship by hiding the true endpoint of a connection – particularly to avoid government interference. In recent times, however, it has increasingly become a convenient tool for purveyors of malware. As a result, leading cloud service… Read more »

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Charities a target for cyberattack

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The Third Sector has come under fire in a number of ways recently, and it now transpires that 20% of charities have suffered a cyberattack within the last twelve months. Larger charities with an income over half a million pounds are the prime targets – losing on average nearly £1500… Read more »

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Android devices contaminated at source

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A malware Trojan called Triada has infected more than forty Android models, according to Russian cybersecurity outfit Doctor Web. Furthermore, it appears that the highly sophisticated bug is installed into the Android firmware during the manufacturing process – so each device is already spiked before the user even purchases it…. Read more »

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Supply chain sleepers behind Olympic hack

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It now appears that the hackers who disrupted the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang, by taking down its website and baulking ticket sales, had been embedded in the supply chain for several weeks. Atos, the International Olympic Committee’s France-based IT service partner, is investigating a possible breach of its… Read more »

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Winter Games targeted by hackers

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The Winter Olympics, which starts on 9th February in Pyeongchang, South Korea is already a target for hackers. Throughout the run up to the event, there have been apparent state-sponsored hackers, such as a campaign from Russia leaking Olympic documents, and possible North Korean hackers spying on South Korean Olympic… Read more »

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Hackers jump air-gaps… again

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Air-gaps have long been considered immune to hacking – because they physically isolate a system from unsecured networks which themselves may be connected to the internet or a wider network. Researchers have forever been busy trialling and testing proof of concept hacks to bridge the air-gap, and they’ve successfully proven… Read more »

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New hacking group pulls off major bank heist

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According to Russian security firm Group-IB a new group of cyber criminals dubbed MoneyTaker has launched lucrative attacks on a number of US and Russian finance houses; harvesting millions of dollars. Its first incursion was in 2016 and, since then, it has robbed several US banks, plus other organisations in… Read more »

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