What happened? A new cyber campaign involving poorly configured and vulnerable routers was exploited to infect several thousand Android smartphones. The malware dubbed “Roaming Mantis” infects Android smartphones by using DNS hijacking techniques as its distribution method. It is able to redirect users to malicious
What happened? Forensic Analyst Sarah Edwards discovered a flaw in the Apple File System (APFS) within Apple’s High Sierra operating system. It was discovered that newly encrypted APFS volumes were displaying plaintext passwords used on these volume through the use of a simple command. The
What happened? Security researcher, Saleem Rashid discovered a critical flaw in cryptocurrency wallet hardware created by the company, Ledger. A hardware wallets purpose is to protect a users cryptocurrency private wallet address from being stolen by malicious software located on a computer. It prevents the
A set of critical vulnerabilities were recently discovered in AMD’s Zen processor line not unlike Intel’s Meltdown/Spectre. Israeli based security researchers from CTS Labs had released a white paper reporting their findings and concerns while redacting any technical details to prevent their tests from being
The past few days saw an increase in distributed denial of service(DDoS) attacks involving Memcached servers which were noticed by security researchers Cloudflare, Arbor Networks and Chinese internet security company Qihoo 360. They reported that the attacks had spiked between February 25th, and February 27th.
The 2018 Olympic games being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea experienced a slight disruption during their opening ceremonies. A malware dubbed “Olympic Destroyer” was recovered and analysed by Cisco’s Talos investigators who released a report on February 12, 2018. They are confident in their assessment
Cryptocurrency has been a hot topic as of late providing an exciting new venture for users to explore, and a new source of income for threat actors. These actors leverage malicious means in order to exploit an unsuspecting victims device into mining cryptocurrency for them.
Brians Krebs reported on the first known ATM jackpotting attacks to occur in the U.S. on January 30, 2018. The attacks were not a surprise, as the ATM vendor Diebold/Nixdorf released a security alert on January 25,2018 to their customers stating attacks that occurred in
A detailed security research report on the advanced persistent threat, Dark Caracal was published by Lookout and the Electronic Frontier Foundation(EFF) on January 18, 2018. The report contained background information about the group as well as many of the components and tools they had at
Kaspersky Labs released a technical document on January 16th, 2018 regarding the discovery of a powerful Android spyware, Skygofree. Having been continuously developed since the end of 2014 its functionality and features have grown it into one of the most advanced surveillance tools around. A