Category: Cyber Attacks

05 Feb 2019
A new backdoor trojan which has been named as “SpeakUp”was found exploiting the Linux servers that hosts more than 90% of the top 1 million domains in the U.S. The trojan uses several complicated tricks to infect hosts and to propagate. The researchers claim that this could be composed for a major offensive that affects...
04 Feb 2019
A 20-year-old college student has been convicted for stealing millions of cryptocurrencies by using the “SIM swapping” technique. The accused, Joel Ortiz of Boston pleaded guilty of the crime and accepted the appeal for stealing more than $5 million in cryptocurrency from around 40 victims. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Ortiz stole...
01 Feb 2019
A new malware has been discovered in Mac which targets to steal the contents in cryptocurrency wallets. The malware has been named as CookieMiner due to its capability to steal browser cookies associated with cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet service websites visited by the victim. The malware has been discovered by the researchers at Palo Alto...
30 Jan 2019
Dailymotion, the online video streaming service have been hit by a large scale and ongoing credential stuffing attack resulting in compromising the data of several users. Paris-based Dailymotion stated in a press conference that their technical support has successfully contained the attack by implementing measures to limit its scope. All the users who have been...
28 Jan 2019
A peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange portal named LocalBitcoins has revealed a security breach that occurred on 26th January which lasted for around five hours. During the breach, while the users accessed the LocalBitcoins forum, they were redirected to a phishing forums login page. The attackers steal the login credentials from users, try to login to their...
24 Jan 2019
A new ransomware called as Anatova is disguised as games or applications to fool the victims to download and install it in their computer. It was first appeared on 1st January and its new code indicates that this is the work of experienced malware developers. This ransomware can morph quickly and has the ability for...
21 Jan 2019
A hacker spoiled a website and hacked a popular WordPress plugin and then sent a message to all its customers regarding the occurrence of unpatched security loopholes. The plugin developers claimed that the attack was performed by a former employee. The plugin that was hacked is WPML (WP Multi Lingual) which is the most popular...
08 Jan 2019
Every transaction made with Bitcoin can be done only once and it is guaranteed that no one can spend the same coin twice. The transactions are usually recorded in a database called a blockchain that can be accessed by anyone. This is bound to keep everyone honest. However, on Monday the cryptocurrency had fallen victim...
08 Jan 2019
A security researcher has found that the real-time GPS coordinates for over 11,000 buses in India was left exposed online for more than three weeks. The researcher, Justin Paine claimed that the data was leaked through an ElasticSearch server that was found connected online without a password. The server contained data collected from 27 Indian...
06 Jan 2019
A group of hackers used Twitter to leak the personal details of hundreds of German politicians including the Chancellor Angela Merkel which is considered to be the biggest data dump in the country. The personal data was uploaded online and promoted using Twitter just few days before the Christmas holiday. The data source is believed...