It turns out that computers and, by extension, things that contain computers, are vulnerable to attackers. That includes cars, something that the United States government has now discovered, and Sen. Edward Markey is now warning consumers that “automakers haven’t done their part to protect us from cyber-attacks or privacy invasions.”
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The recent Flash zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits have uncovered the relatively quiet Hanjuan exploit kit, and further exposed the dangers of malvertising.
Attackers have compromised Anthem Inc., one of the larger health-care companies in the United States, gaining access to the Social Security numbers, birth dates, names, employment and income data and other personal information of an untold number of customers. The company says it is not sure yet how many customers are affected, but Anthem claims to[…]
The top cybersecurity officials in the United States on Wednesday said that China is harming the potential for an open Internet through its policies of censorship, and also said the country’s continued cyberespionage operations are damaging the two countries’ relationship. In a piece co-authored in Politico with Ambassador Robert Holleyman and Alex Niejelow, the chief[…]
The third Adobe Flash Player zero day in two weeks is also currently under attack. Researchers at Trustwave found an exploit for it in the HanJuan exploit kit, which could be tied to the group behind the Angler kit.
There is a new wave of attacks delivering the CTB-Locker or Critroni crypto ransomware, arriving through spam messages with a variety of lures in several different countries. CTB-Locker is one of the newer variants in the crypto ransomware family, a kind of malware that encrypts victims’ hard drives and demands a relatively large payment in order[…]
A cyberespionage campaign pulled off by pro-Syrian hackers against Assad opposition fighters used social engineering to steal military planning documents.
Experts urge system administrators to patch the Ghost vulnerability in glibc immediately, but counter that as well that exploiting the bug may be challenging.
The Flash zero day that made its way into the Angler exploit kit was wrapped in multiple layers of obfuscation and has the ability to inject its malicious payload straight into users’ browsers. In the last week, since the news broke of the Adobe Flash zero-day flaw appearing in the Angler kit, security researchers have[…]
Kaspersky Lab has found shared code and functionality between the Regin malware platform and a keylogger described in recently disclosed Snowden documents.