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The NSA zero-day stockpile may only contain ‘dozens’ of vulnerabilities, researcher claims

The US National Security Agency (NSA) spends millions of dollars every year stockpiling zero-day software vulnerabilities so the government can exploit them to conduct surveillance or stealthily hack into computer networks. Yet despite public perception, especially in light of the Edward Snowden disclosures, the investment into his legally murky world may not yield as many computer flaws as many assume. ... Read More »

Oracle MICROS payment terminal biz hacked. Payments worldwide at risk

The systems of the Oracle MICROS payment terminals division have been infected by a malware, systems worldwide are potentially at risk. The hack that I’m going to tell you could have a serious and a huge impact, the systems of the Oracle MICROS payment terminals division have been infected. MICROS is among the top three point-of-sale vendors worldwide, Oracle acquired MICROS ... Read More »

Chinese economic cyber-espionage plummets in U.S.: experts

The Chinese government appears to be abiding by its September pledge to stop supporting the hacking of American trade secrets to help companies there compete, private U.S. security executives and government advisors said on Monday. FireEye Inc, the U.S. network security company best known for fighting sophisticated Chinese hacking, said in a report released late Monday that breaches attributed to ... Read More »

HackFu 2016 – The Cyber Corps Needs You!

MWR InfoSecurity has just confirmed that an extra 100 people will be able to participate in this year’s HackFu 2016 challenge. Players from all walks of life will be able to participate as remote delegates, providing support to those on the ground at HackFu, helping solve puzzles and solve clues to beat the challenges set out by MWR’s tech boffins. ... Read More »

Phineas Fisher’s Account of How He Broke Into Hacking Team Servers

Almost a year after carrying out his attacks, the hacker behind the Hacking Team data breach has published a step-by-step explainer on how he breached the company’s servers and stole all their data. Known as Phineas Fisher (past moniker FinFisher), the hacker posted a PasteBin over the weekend, in which he reveals how the attack unfolded, the tools he used, ... Read More »

1.5M Verizon Enterprise customer records selling on forum after breach

Some 1.5 million Verizon Enterprise customer records have been stolen and are being sold on a criminal hacking forum, according to reports. A trusted seller on a popular but shadowy unnamed criminal forum asked for US$100,000 for the database or US$10,000 for batches of 100,000 records, investigative blogger Brian Krebs reports. Verizon Enterprise counts 99 percent of the Fortune 500 ... Read More »

What are the biggest IT security threats and what may hit us in 2016?

Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and collaborative with every coming year. Indeed, incidents such as the recent alleged zero day breach at Lincolnshire Council highlight the impact this can have, as the council was forced to shutdown it’s IT for over four days. Medical records, addresses, dates of birth and bank details were allegedly exposed and a £1m ransom demand ... Read More »

DayZ forums hacked, user info and encrypted passwords stolen

The DayZ development team tweeted on January 23 that its forums had suffered “an outside security breach,” and recommended that users change their passwords, “just in case.” Today it put out a more detailed and dire message, indicating that the situation is rather worse than it first appeared. “A security incident occurred on forums.dayzgame.com recently. According to our investigation all ... Read More »

MIT paints giant target on new “hack-proof” chip

MIT researchers and Texas Instruments have developed a new radio-frequency (RFID) chip that it calls “hack-proof.” The high-security chip, if it hits mainstream adoption, could well be a game-changer that could help prevent credit card fraud (through contactless payments), for instance. That’s because it sets itself apart from other RFID-chips. The chip is able to resist power-glitch attacks, which can ... Read More »

WordPress under attack by whack-a-mole ad-scam malware

Sucuri threat researcher Denis Sinegubko says a “massive” advertising scam campaign is affecting users visiting WordPress sites, injecting backdoors and constantly re-infecting sites. The prolific virus-destroyer (@unmaskparasites) says writers are injecting code into all JavaScript files on a targeted WordPress sites. Sinegubko says first time visitors will cop a cookie that generates fraudulent advertising income for VXers. “This past weekend ... Read More »