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Cyber Security
Dark Web Crimes
“The Dark Web is no longer a hiding place for criminals!” Tweet from Europol, the pan-European law enforcement organization, after a meeting in May establishing a task force against the dark web. This is a very good sign. Europe is ready to get serious about fighting crime schemes hatched on the dark web, the infamous...
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Hackers Stole $15Million from Cosmos Bank
Police in India have launched a formal investigation of a malware attack on a Cosmos Bank ATM server that enabled attackers to siphon off US$13.4 million. The hackers cloned the bank’s Visa and Rupay debit cards and used them to siphon cash from ATMs on Aug. 11 and Aug. 13, according to the bank. An investigation...
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Cold Boot Attacks - A Chilling Reality
A couple of cybersecurity researchers have developed a method that can bypass mitigations for concentrated attacks on laptops. A physical attacker can compromise a laptop that’s in sleep mode, potentially acquiring sensitive information such as passwords, encryption keys and other personal data. The complications are immeasurable – the attack will work on any make and...
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URL Spoofing on Safari Browsers
An IT security researcher based in Pakistan named Rafay Baloch has just uncovered a critical weakness that could allow fraudsters to spoof website addresses in the Microsoft Edge web browser for Windows and Apple Safari for iOS. While Microsoft secured this weakness last month as part of its monthly security updates release, Safari is still...
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Magecart
Just days after the British Airways breach which exposed almost 400,000 payment card information, the hack group was also recognized as behind the hacking of two additional victims this week – Feedify and Groopdealz. The hack of Feedify was disclosed after a Twitter user named “Placebo” posted Tuesday that Magecart was seen attacking the Feedify...
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Australia Deemed One of the Most Vulnerable to Cyber Attack
Australia is among a number of countries in the world that is most susceptible to a cyberattack. According to a 2017 data from the Rapid7 National Exposure Index, Australia was ranked ninth (9th) among the most susceptible to cyber-attacks. Dr Maria Milosavljevic, CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) for the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation...
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Apple Removed Cyber Security Vendor’s Apps for Amassing User Data on MacOS
Apple has just deleted all popular security apps offered by well-known cyber-security vendor –  Trend Micro from its official Apple App Store after they were caught stealing users’ sensitive data without their consent. The following controversial apps in question include – – Dr Cleaner – Dr Cleaner Pro – Dr Antivirus – Dr Unarchiver –...
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Facebook Breach Update
Got logged out last Friday? (September 28). You are lucky if you did not experience that. The social media giant Facebook forcefully ended the session of 90 million Facebook users to secure the accounts affected by the recent breach. In our recent story we have covered details initially disclosed by Facebook which was available by...
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Instagram Just Got Hacked!
In an extensive hacking campaign, hundreds of users are reporting that their Instagram accounts have been attacked. Aside from losing access to their own personal Instagram account, their profile images, phone numbers, email addresses and bio info have been changed as well. These hackers are deliberately taking down people’s Instagram accounts, but exactly why and...
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Weak Passwords Used by Government and Military
Identification and Verification is the foundation of security and we’re seeing significant evidence of its critical importance in the common trend of password- and credential-focused risks throughout the 2nd quarter of 2018. Regardless if it’s an elusive Identity-stealing malware or a brute force login attack, cyber attackers are adamant and concentrated on hacking passwords for...
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