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NightHunter: Malware data theft Campaign has been active since 2009

NightHunter: Malware data theft Campaign has been active since 2009

Cyber Security
  Cyphort Labs has discovered an extensive data theft campaign that we have named Nighthunter. The campaign has been active since 2009 and is designed to steal login credentials of users. Posted on July 9, 2014 by McEnroe Navaraj · Campaign is amassing login credentials of users. At this point it does not seem likely that they are targeting specific organization or industries. We have seen threat activity across several verticals including energy, education, insurance and even charities. · Targeted applications include Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Dropbox and Skype. · Intent of data collection is unknown but attackers have many options to leverage the credentials and the potential for analyzing and correlating the stolen data to mount highly targeted, damaging attacks is h
How Google plans to scan your emails for tailored ads,  spam and malware detection

How Google plans to scan your emails for tailored ads, spam and malware detection

Business, Cyber Security, Internet, Mobile
Google Inc has updated its terms of service and this is how incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads. By Alexei Oreskovic (Reuters) - Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads. The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users' emails, both when messages are stored on Google's servers and when they are in transit, a controversial practice that has been at the heart of litigation. Last month, a U.S. judge decided not to combine several lawsuits that accused Google of violating the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of email users into a single class action. Use...

Hackers text ATMs for cash using Windows XP flaws

Business, Cyber Security
Summary: With the end of Windows XP support looming, ATMs worldwide are left vulnerable -- and cyberattackers are taking advantage of the fact. Despite early warnings, pleading and even financial lures to upgrade systems from the Windows XP operating system, many of our core services are still running on the soon to be retired system. It's not just our grandparents that stick stubbornly to Windows XP, which is due for an end-of-life and support retirement on April 8 this year. According to Symantec researchers, the banking industry is likely to be affected on this date, as 95 percent of our ATMs -- computer systems that control access to funds -- are still running on the archaic system. Microsoft has already warned users that they risk "zero day forever" scenarios if they fail to ...

Everything you need to know about Yahoo’s security breach

Cyber Security
Over the weekend, news broke that tech giant Yahoo was serving advertisements that could allow hackers to gain control over users' computers. That's triggered concerns across the Internet about who's at risk, how users can tell if they've been affected and what people can do about it.  Here's an explanation of what happned at Yahoo and how it might affect certain users. Wait, Yahoo was serving serving up malware? Yes. The security firm Fox-IT was the first to report the problem on Friday. Basically, users visiting yahoo.com were served ads from ads.yahoo.com. That part is normal. But some of those "advertisements" weren't actually ads. They were malicious software that redirected visitors to a Web site that attempted to take over their computers. If successful, the malicious software, kn

Cybercriminals developing more malware

Cyber Security
According to the report, mobile malware was the most significant statistical category for the second quarter, in both quantity and complexity. Not only are cybercriminals developing more malware targeting mobile platforms, they are also advancing the programmes’ capabilities and behaviours. In addition to mobile malware, cybercriminals’ focused heavily on implementing campaigns designed for illegal bitcoin mining and theft as the digital currency’s value rapidly increased during the second quarter. Q2 2013 Malware Statistics: The following data was obtained using the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network (KSN). All statistics were compiled with the full consent of users participating in KSN. Kaspersky Lab products detected and neutralised a total of 983,051,408 threats in the second

37.3 million users experienced phishing attacks last year

Cyber Security
According to the results of Kaspersky Lab’s “The evolution of phishing attacks 2011-2013″ survey, the number of Internet users who faced phishing attacks over the last 12 months has grown from 19.9 million to 37.3 million, an increase of 87%. Facebook, Yahoo, Google and Amazon are among main targets of cybercriminals. The study, which was carried out in June 2013 based on data from the Kaspersky Security Network cloud service, shows that what was once a subset of spam has evolved into a rapidly growing cyberthreat in its own right. Phishing is a form of Internet fraud in which criminals create a fake copy of a popular site (an email service, an Internet banking website, a social networking site, etc.) and try to lure the users to these rogue web pages. The unsuspecting user enters their

Apple, Macs hit by hackers who targeted Facebook

BOSTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc was recently attacked by hackers who infected Macintosh computers of some employees, the company said Tuesday in an unprecedented disclosure describing the widest known cyber attacks targeting Apple computers used by corporations. Unknown hackers infected the computers of some Apple workers when they visited a website for software developers that had been infected with malicious software. The malware had been designed to attack Mac computers. source