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New Malicious Script Poses Threat to WordPress and Joomla-based Websites

Cyber-security researchers are warning owners of Joomla and WordPress websites of a malicious redirect script that is pushing visitors to malicious websites and expose them to various malwares.   A renowned cyber-security researcher published a report outlining a rogue hypertext access (.htaccess) injector found on a client website. He reported that the impacted site was...
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Attack by Iranian hackers on US Government Domain raises concerns about cyber defense

  Aptly timed.   Two words that sum up this attack by Iranian hackers on US cyberspace, what with rising tensions between the United States and Iran.   A couple of days ago, the website for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was defaced by hackers based in Iran, shortly after the killing of Qassem...
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Bank Of Valletta Hacked – 10M Euros Recovered

Hackers have managed to hack the network of Malta’s Bank of Valletta and have consequently robbed the bank of at least 13 million euros. The Times of Malta had reported, on February 13th, of the Bank of Valletta suffering a hack, following which the hackers moved €13 million into foreign accounts. The report also stated...
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Malware and Adware Attacks Using WP Plugins

Malware and Adware Attacks Using WP Plugins

With each passing day, cases of WordPress infection that redirects visitors to suspicious pages is getting common.  Recently, a vulnerability was discovered in tag Div Themes and Ultimate Member Plugins. In this WordPress redirect hack visitors to your website are redirected to phishing or malicious pages.   In this hack, users, when redirected, are taken...
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UK Identity Theft and Cyber Fraud reaches its highest record level

As the years passed by, the rate of identity fraud and cyber fraud around UK rapidly increased causing to reach its highest record level this year. Researchers identified over 300,000 cases of fraudulent conduct recorded to the National Fraud Database in 2017, with data drawn from 306 organizations, including many major UK brands.Although these incidents...
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Cyberattack hits Radiohead’s unreleased music track

A cyberattacker hacked The English rock band Radiohead stealing private minidisk archive from the band’s third album and subsequent major worldwide hit ‘OK Computer’and threatened to leak them in an extortion scheme if they will not pay the ransom costing $150,000. Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead guitarist and keyboardist of the band, said that a hacker last...
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Data breaches

Data breaches more common than rain in the UK

The UK has something of a reputation for its wet climate, and its citizens for constantly talking about the weather. So, it might come as a surprise to find that in the UK the chance of encountering a data breach is higher than that of experiencing a rainy day. A survey by technology services company...
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Asus was warned of hacking risks months ago, thanks to leaky passwords

A security researcher cautioned Asus two months back that workers were inappropriately distributing passwords in their GitHub stores that could be exploited to get to the organization’s corporate network. One password, found in an employee repo on the code sharing, enabled the researcher to get to an email account used by internal developers and engineers...
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Social Media

Era of Fake News Round 2: The Era where Information is being weaponized

“Weaponization” of Social Media How are we able to confidently say that the Social media is weaponized? From stalking, petty crimes, going up to wars and even elections. Social Media alone is a giant tactical weapon of the new cyber tacticians that seek out advantage from the digital information era. According to New York Times...
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Facebook in plain text format: An internal Mistake, View able within the Organization are hundreds of Millions of Passwords

Another one? It is as if the Cambridge Analytica, and the previous Facebook bug or vulnerability was not enough of a problem for the Social Media giant. Facebook now faces another controversy where it had exposed its latest security breach. What was the security breach? Who were affected? The security breach where the platform accidentally...
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