“Hundreds of Dutch routers hacked to generate cryptic currency.
Dutch routers are used by hackers to generate cryptographic currency monero. Hundreds of routers would have been hacked. These are MikroTik brand routers, which have a vulnerability that has been known for months. A patch was released last April, but many have not yet installed it.
Today, RTL News r... Read more
British government: Russian secret service distributed ransomware
The British National Cyber Security Centre reports after investigation that the Russian military secret service - the GROe - is behind a series of cyber attacks. According to the British Government, this is an attempt by the Russian Government to undermine the democratic process of Western countries... Read more
Hackers focus again on developers of Google Chrome extensions
Developers of extensions for Google Chrome are the newest target of hackers. It seems that hackers are trying to get developers to surf to a phishing site, where they can then steal their login details.
The ZDNet site reports this today on the basis of its own research. The hackers want the login c... Read more
FBI warns of increased hacking attempts via RDP
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) today warns of an increase in the number of hacks that occur via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Millions of endpoints would not only be directly accessible, they would also be very vulnerable to attacks.
RDP was developed by Microsoft in the nineties a... Read more
Gmail accounts American senators targeted attacked by government hackers
Google today confirmed that the Gmail accounts of a number of U.S. senators and their employees have been attacked by hackers who have been granted state aid. This appears to be the case after Senator Ron Wyden wrote a letter in which he reported that the personal mail accounts of some senators and ... Read more
Hackers increasingly abuse public cloud services for DDoS attacks
Hackers are increasingly abusing public cloud services to carry out DDoS attacks. More than a quarter of DDoS attacks take advantage of this. The most abused public cloud service is Microsoft Azure.
The public cloud is increasingly being used by hackers to carry out DDoS attacks. A quarter of the cr... Read more