Last year the Internet was taken down by cyber criminals through a massive Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS) attack using the infamous Mirai malware. But last Friday afternoon, almost 99 countries including Russia, UK, USA and Australia became victims of a worldwide mass cyber-attack that has been reported to have caused major disruptions to systems that were being used by hospitals, companies, and other institutions.
Earlier today, a massive ransomware campaign hit computer systems of hundreds of private companies and public organizations across the globe – which is believed to be the most massive ransomware delivery campaign to date. The Ransomware in question has been identified as a variant of ransomware known as WannaCry (also known as ‘Wana Decrypt0r,’ ‘WannaCryptor’ or ‘WCRY’).
There are chances that you might’ve received an email with a Google document. It could be a phishing attempt that has gone viral. This attack has affected about 1 million Gmail users. While Google has blocked the attack, make sure to take security check and look for suspicious app permissions.
The Internet-connected devices are growing at an exponential rate, and so are threats to them. Due to the insecure implementation, a majority of Internet-connected embedded devices, including Smart TVs, Refrigerators, Microwaves, Security Cameras, and printers, are routinely being hacked and used as weapons in cyber attacks.
A team of researchers at Kaspersky Labs have recently cracked the mystery of a fileless malware that was used to hack bank ATMs in Russia and steal $800,000 in a single night. It was possible because of the two log files unintentionally left on the machine by the attackers. The researchers were able to reverse engineer the attack.
Researchers at Google have realized the first real world collision attack against SHA-1, creating two documents with different content but identical hashes.
As we have already announced, WikiLeaks published CIA’s hacking capabilities, so called Vault 7. Hereby we are providing list of top 15 discoveries & implications.
On 07/03/2017, Wikileaks published a massive collection of data which is the biggest ever leak on CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). This immediate sensational news highlights the hacking capabilities for of CIA.
Huge database of e-mail addresses has been leaked by the company known as one of the biggest SPAM senders. Unencrypted backup from January 2017 contains more than 1.37 bilion e-mail contacts with additional information (names, addresses, IPs etc.).
A severe security vulnerability has been discovered in the CloudFlare content delivery network that has caused big-name websites to expose private session keys and other sensitive data. Last Friday, Tavis Ormandy from Google’s Project Zero contacted Cloudflare to report a security problem with their edge servers.