Saturday , 25 February 2017


Cloudbleed: Big web brands leaked crypto keys, personal secrets thanks to Cloudflare bug

Big-name websites leaked people’s private session keys and personal information into strangers’ browsers, due to a Cloudflare bug uncovered by Google researchers. As we’ll see, a single character – ‘>’ rather than ‘=’ – in Cloudflare’s software source code sparked the security blunder. Cloudflare helps companies spread their websites and online services across the internet. Due to a programming blunder, ... Read More »

Cybercriminal selling nearly one million Coachella accounts on the dark web

Nearly one million Coachella accounts are reportedly currently up for sale on the dark web. An underground data trader is allegedly selling over 950,000 Coachella user accounts data, which includes usernames, hashed passwords and email addresses, for $300. “Coachella complete database dump from this month,” the cybercriminal, who uses the handle Berkut, wrote in their listing, on the popular dark web marketplace Tochka, Motherboard reported. ... Read More »

Uber accused of ‘calculated theft’ of Google’s self-driving car technology

Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent Alphabet, filed a suit against Uber on Thursday alleging that the ride-share company engaged in the “calculated theft” of its self-driving technology. The suit is the latest setback for Uber, which is still reeling from the viral #DeleteUber campaign and which this week launched an “urgent investigation” into claims of sexual harassment. View full story ... Read More »

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

Russia’s military has admitted for the first time the scale of its information warfare effort, saying it was significantly expanded post-Cold War. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian “information troops” were involved in “intelligent, effective propaganda”, but he did not reveal details about the team or its targets. The admission follows repeated allegations of cyberattacks against Western nations by ... Read More »

Briton ‘responsible for cyber attack on Germany’ arrested at Luton Airport

A British man has been arrested at Luton Airport accused of a cyber attack in Germany last year which hit a million homes. The 29-year-old suspect was held on a European arrest warrant accused of wiping out internet access to Deutsche Telekom subscribers in a planned attack. “The Briton stands accused of attempted computer sabotage in a particularly serious case,” ... Read More »

Hundreds of Mt. Healthy school employee W-2s could be in hacker’s hands

The federal W-2 forms of as many as 600 current and former Mount Healthy City Schools employees may be in the hands of hackers or scam artists. School district administrators said the district’s emails have been hacked or phished as part of a nationwide W-2 email phishing scam. Superintendent Dr. Reva Cosby told WLWT on Tuesday that she learned the ... Read More »

Operation BugDrop – hackers steal gigabytes of data from organisations, record conversations

A reconnaissance campaign dubbed “Operation BugDrop” has stolen gigabytes of data from at least 70 organizations in Ukraine and elsewhere. The threat intelligence research team at CyberX came across the operation after discovering an in-the-wild malware campaign. So far, the malware has captured documents, passwords, and screenshots from dozens of targets located in Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, and Austria. Those victims ... Read More »

Judge: No, feds can’t nab all Apple devices and try everyone’s fingerprints

A federal magistrate judge in Chicago recently denied the government’s attempt to force people in a particular building to depress their fingerprints in an attempt to open any seized Apple devices as part of a child pornography investigation. This prosecution, nearly all of which remains sealed, is one of a small but growing number of criminal cases that pit modern smartphone encryption against ... Read More »

Android Ransomware Asks Victims to Speak Unlock Code

A new variant of the Lockdroid Android ransomware has chosen a unique way of unlocking devices by asking users to speak a code provided after paying the ransom. This ransomware, one of the oldest families on the Android market, has seen a lot of changes lately, with crooks experimenting with various methods through which victims can get in contact with ... Read More »

UK crime agency arrests suspect in Deutsche Telekom cyber attack

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has arrested a suspect in connection with last year’s cyber attack which infected nearly 1 million Deutsche Telekom routers, German federal police said on Thursday. The NCA arrested the 29-year-old Briton at one of London’s airports on Wednesday, the police said in a statement. The attack on Deutsche Telekom, Germany’s largest telecom company, took place ... Read More »