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Median Dwell Time for Hackers Drops to 49 Days

The dwell time for hackers inside victim networks fell by nearly half over the past year, although the time from intrusion to containment of such threats remained virtually the same, according to Trustwave.   View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Info Security Magazine Read More »

Is your E-Cig a Security Risk?

News broke last week that E-cigarettes can be used to hack computers! Many E-cigarettes are chargeable via a USB, either by directly plugging the device into the USB port, or through the use of a charging cable- that seems innocent enough, right? Security researchers, however, have now warned that this simple act can actually compromise your computer- with just a ... Read More »

You Can Blame This Guy for the Recent Surge in Android Malware on the Play Store

A recent surge in Android banking malware can be traced back to December 2016, when a malware coder under the name of Maza-in uploaded a tutorial on how to build Android malware on an underground hacking forum named Exploit.in.   View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Russian Voter System Tampering The Result Of Typical Weak Security

The compromise of a highly classified report by an NSA contractor is serious enough, but the poor security measures were worse The recent disclosure of a document leak from the National Security Agency that contains details about the Russian hacking attempt on a vendor of voter registration software has the making of a spy thriller, even including a perpetrator with ... Read More »

Liverpool One shopping centre screen ‘hacked’

A large digital billboard outside a Liverpool shopping centre was apparently defaced by hackers on 29 May. “We suggest you improve your security. Sincerely, your friendly neighbourhood hackers,” a message on the screen read. It was posted on a large outdoor display at the Liverpool One shopping centre in the city. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC.co.uk Read More »

Shadow Brokers move bitcoins after hacking tool auction

Bitcoins worth £18,500 ($24,000) that were sent to hacker group the Shadow Brokers have been moved. The funds were received during an auction of hacking tools that failed to attract much interest before the group eventually released the tools for free. One leak included an exploit that helped the WannaCry ransomware to spread around the world. View Full Story ORIGINAL ... Read More »

Naked photos and personal info from thousands of plastic surgery patients including dozens of celebrities and 1,500 Britons are published on the dark web after a clinic was hacked

Hackers have published naked photos of thousands of plastic surgery patients who had work done at a Lithuanian clinic, it has been reported. Local authorities said more than 25,000 private photos and pieces of personal information from the Kaunas-based Grozio Chirurgija clinics were published on the internet. The leak includes intimate photos and data of more than 1,500 Brits, MailOnline ... Read More »

Republican lawmaker suggests DNC hack may have been ‘insider job’ citing ‘stuff on the internet’

Republican Representative Blake Farenthold of Texas suggested on Wednesday (24 May) that the 2016 Democratic National Committee hack could have been an “insider job”, citing “stuff circulating on the internet”. Last year, whistleblowing outfit WikiLeaks leaked thousands of embarrassing internal emails from top Democratic officials. Earlier this week, Fox News retracted a story that fuelled a conspiracy theory linking the murder of ... Read More »

Europol cracks down on ATM black box attack scheme

Europol has made 27 arrests in relation to an ATM jackpotting scheme, with more suspects being tracked across Europe. This week, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) said that 20 European member states alongside Norway have come together to make a series of arrests and shut down ATM “black box” attacks across the region. ... Read More »

Beware the coffee shop: Mobile security threats lurk around every corner

40 percent of organizations believe that C-level executives, including the CEO, are most at risk of being hacked when working outside of the office, according to a new report from iPass. Cafés and coffee shops were ranked the number one high-risk venue by 42 percent of respondents, from a list also including airports (30 percent), hotels (16 percent), exhibition centers ... Read More »