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Source: Ars Technica Security RSS

Oct 04, 2016
A major battle is underway for control over hundreds of millions of network-connected digital video recorders, cameras, and other so-called Internet of Things devices. As Ars has chronicled over the past two weeks, hackers are corralling them into networks that are menacing the security news site KrebsOnSecurity and other Web destinations with some of the biggest distributed denial-of-service...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Oct 03, 2016
Cryptor malware programs currently pose a very real cybersecurity threat to users and companies. Clearly, organizing effective security requires the use of security solutions that incorporate a broad range of technologies capable of preventing a cryptor program from landing on a potential victim’s computer or reacting quickly to stop an ongoing data encryption process and roll back any maliciou...


Source: Veracode.com

Oct 03, 2016
  Video Transcript All this is a dam and it's my metaphor for security. Sure, it's a bit overused and simplistic, so work with me. A dam is used for more than just pooling water or preventing flooding, it's also used to reclaim land, provide a fresh water supply, generate electricity, just like business level security is more than just preventing against attacks or protecting assets. It's ...

Enlarge (credit: Michael Theis) A hacker has released computer source code that allows relatively unsophisticated people to wage the kinds of extraordinarily large assaults that recently knocked security news site KrebsOnSecurity offline and set new records for so-called distributed denial-of-service attacks. KrebsOnSecurity's Brian Krebs reported on Saturday that the source code for "Mirai,...


Source: Ars Technica Security RSS

Oct 01, 2016
Enlarge (credit: Curious Expeditions) Google Play was recently found to be hosting more than 400 apps that turned infected phones into listening posts that could siphon sensitive data out of the protected networks they connected to, security researchers said Thursday. One malicious app infected with the so-called DressCode malware had been downloaded from 100,000 to 500,000 times before it w...


Source: Kaspersky (securelist.com)

Sep 30, 2016
Brazilian cybercriminals are notorious for their ability to develop banking trojans but now they have started to focus their efforts in new areas, including ransomware. We discovered a new variant of a Brazilian-made ransomware, Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Xpan, that is being used to infect local companies and hospitals, directly affecting innocent people, encrypting their files using the extension “._...


Source: Veracode.com

Sep 30, 2016
Can it really happen? The Hollywoodesque version of cyber voter fraud would go like this – an enemy nation state would support the candidate they felt best represents their interest. This government would possibly find ways to infuse money into the candidate’s campaign. Not content with simply influencing the election with illegal campaign funds and propaganda, the nation state would hack int...


Source: Ars Technica Security RSS

Sep 30, 2016
Enlarge (credit: Antoine Taveneaux) A controversial broker of security exploits is offering $1.5 million (£1.2 million) for attacks that work against fully patched iPhones and iPads, a bounty that's triple the size of its previous one. Zerodium also doubled, to $200,000, the amount it will pay for attacks that exploit previously unknown vulnerabilities in Google's competing Android operating...