Hackers Using the Ebola Scare to Spread Malwares

Hackers using Abola Virus

Cybercriminals have been known to take advantage of events with considerably public interest to spread malwares. It is unsurprising they are currently capitalizing on the Ebola hysteria which currently sweeping the world at an alarming rate. Hackers are sending out emails with embedded malwares purportedly from WHO giving important tips on fighting Ebola. According to …

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China Linked to the Zero-day attacks In Taiwan

China to Revamp its Cybersecurity Strategy

The Zero-Vulnerability is back haunt Microsoft, after an earlier patch failed to fix the bug. New reports indicate the vulnerability is being used to target to target the Taiwan entities allegedly by Chinese hackers. Microsoft had earlier warned of a Zero-vulnerability in all Windows Operating Systems expect for Window Server 2003, that could exploited by …

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US Department of Justice Restructures to Counter Cyber-Crime

US Department of Justice Restructures to Counter Cyber-Crime

US Department of Justice announced strategic changes to its National Security Division (NSD) Unit in an effort to counter rising cyber security threats in United States. According to a statement on DOJ’s website, the restructuring will empower US prosecutors to deal will “threat of state-sponsored economic espionage and proliferation, including through cyberspace.” The shakeup, led …

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No More Cyber Talks between China and US

No More Cyber Talks between China and US

Cyber-Security talks between, China and US won’t be resuming any time soon for what Beijing top Diplomats called “mistaken US practices.” In a statement on the Chinese Foreign Ministry Website on Sunday, Yang Jiechi, a state councilor overseeing foreign affairs said the “US should take positive action to create necessary conditions for bilateral cyber security …

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Hackers could send Malware Command via All-In-One Scanners

Hackers could send Malware Command via All-In-One Scanners

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have discovered a way to infiltrate an air-gapped computer system, through a malware infected All-In-One printer. It works by flashing a visible light or infrared light an open scanner lid. Basically, Air- gaping also known as air wailing is securing a computer system by isolating it from other unsecure …

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China to Revamp its Cybersecurity Strategy

China to Revamp its Cybersecurity Strategy

China People’s Liberation Army have announced measures to tighten security on its cyberspace and enhance the capacity of Local software engineers to develop more secure software, according to Chines State media. Beijing is concerned that the cyberspace is largely dominated by western powers with China doing little to promote its development. The Communist government has …

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NSA Official Moonlighting for a Private Security Firm

NSA Official Moonlighting for a Private Security Firm

US National Security Agency is reviewing a decision allowing its official to moonlight for a private cyber security firm. NSA’s Chief Technical Officer, Patrick Dowd enlisted for part time with a company owned by former NSA director Keith Alexander. The arrangement was reportedly approved by senior managers at NSA allowing Dowd to work for his …

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Authentication Vulnerability in PayPal Mobile API Exposes Millions of Users

Authentication Vulnerability in PayPal Mobile API Exposes

Researchers at Vulnerability Lab discovered an authentication restriction bypass in PayPal mobile API that could be exploited to access blocked accounts. The vulnerability lies in the authentication procedure for the PayPal web service. Normally, if a PayPal users enters a wrong password- Username combination several times as they try login into their account, PayPal temporarily …

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Radware Unearths a New type of DDoS Attack

Radware Unearths a New type of DDoS attack

Tsunami SYN Flood is the latest type of denial of service attack (DoS) to rock the tech world, according to Radware – a DDoS protection solution provider .The Tsunami SYN flood have been designed to overcome majority of existing defense mechanism within seconds of attacks. SYN flood attacks have been around for decades yet they …

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The Cost of Cybercrime in US

CyberCrime Cost in USA

The cost of Cybercrime in US have climbed to a record $12.7 million down from $11.56 million in 2013, according to a report by Ponemon Institute. The research dubbed “2014 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: United States” was sponsored by US tech giant Hewlett-Packard(HP), involving 2000 participants and 259 companies across seven countries i.e. United …

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