“Cryptojacking increased by 450 percent in 2018
Cryptojacking attacks, in which hackers steal processor power from victims to generate cryptic currency, increased by 450 percent last year. This is shown by new research from IBM X-Force, the research bureau of IBM. Ransomware attacks actually decreased in 2018.
Wendi Whitmore, the head of the IBM... Read more
New 4G and 5G vulnerabilities allow hackers to intercept calls
A group of scientists found three new security problems in 4G and 5G. According to the scientists, this enables hackers to intercept telephone calls and track the location of smartphone users. That's what TechCrunch reports.
This would be the first time that vulnerabilities affect both 4G and the up... Read more
Hide N Seek botnet infects IoT devices with standard passwords
The Hide 'N Seek botnet continues to grow by infecting vulnerable Internet or Things (IoT) devices that still use their default passwords. That's what Avast security analysts say, SecurityIntelligence reports.
According to Avast, the botnet comes with two important functionalities. The first uses a... Read more
Hackers distribute trojans via Google Cloud storage
A new corporate email campaign spreads malware in the Google Cloud Storage service. The campaign focuses mainly on financial companies, according to ZDNet. The attack was discovered by investigators from Menlo Labs.
The researchers state that they have been studying the so-called BEC-scam for some t... Read more
D66 calls for stricter rules for hacks government via zero days
D66 Member of Parliament Kees Verhoeven wants stricter rules for the use of certain weapons for hacking by the police, secret services and the army. This specifically concerns tools that can abuse zero days - vulnerabilities in software that are not yet known. That's what the NOS says.
Zero day err... Read more
50,000 printers hacked to help PewDiePie vlogger to subscribers
The Swedish vlogger PewDiePie and record label T-Series from India compete for the crown on YouTube: who has the most subscribers? To help the Swedish vlogger, someone has hacked 50,000 printers worldwide to ask people to subscribe to his channel, reports The Next Web.
The war for subscribers betwee... Read more
“Cybercriminals abuse encrypted data traffic more often.
Cyber threats are on the increase and are becoming increasingly sophisticated. That's what security company Fortinet says in its Global Threat Landscape Report for the third quarter of this year. Encrypted data traffic, for example, is being abused more and more often and there is a growing number o... Read more
Hackers actively exploit second vulnerability in WordPress plugin
Hackers have been able to exploit a second vulnerability in a commonly used WordPress plugin in just one week. That's what sets WordPress security company Defiant against ZDNet. Right now, the attacks are being carried out.
It's the second separate wave of hack attempts against WordPress sites sinc... Read more
New DDoS botnet targeting arrows on Hadoop enterprise servers
A NewSky Security researcher has discovered a new botnet that exploits unprotected Apache Hadoop servers. The network places bots on vulnerable servers to be used for DDoS attacks in the future. That's what ZDNet reports.
The botnet initially consisted of a few command and control servers, states cy... Read more
Gemalto: ‘Worldwide, 17,460 records are stolen per minute’.
Worldwide, 4.5 billion records were affected by 945 data breaches in the first half of 2018. This is shown by the new Breach Level Index of security company Gemalto. The number of lost, stolen or degraded records increased by 133 percent compared to the same period in 2017. The number of total infri... Read more