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Tag: Cybersecurity

Hacking Drones … Overview of the Main Threats

(Infosec Institute) The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, represent a revolution in the security context; these powerful systems could be used in various contexts such as military and also civil sector. Drones use most advanced technological equipment and the research on these vehicles is providing continuous improvements, the scope is the definition…
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Security firm warns of malware that touts the day’s headlines

(PC World) Spammers thrive on getting clicks and are continuously looking for legitimate and illegitimate ways to lure in new victims. Tragic events worldwide are not off limits to cybercriminals, with many capitalizing on these events in order to profit. The latest AVG Insights Report reveals how millions of false links were distributed to curious…
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Password crackers go green by immersing their GPUs in mineral oil

(Ars Technica) Going where few password crackers have gone before, a team of security consultants has deployed a cracking-optimized computer that’s completely submerged in mineral oil. Members say the setup offers significant cost savings compared with the same machine that uses air to stay cool. The rig contains two AMD Radeon 6990 graphics cards, long…
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Cyber specialist to testify at U.S. soldier’s WikiLeaks trial

FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) – The court-martial of a soldier charged with using the WikiLeaks website for the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history heads into a second day on Tuesday, with a cyber crime investigator the day’s lead-off witness. At the start of the trial on Monday, military prosecutors said Private First…
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Malware going retro in 2013, security firm finds

(CSO) Malware perpetrators turned to their old tricks in the first quarter of this year, a threat report released Monday by the cybersecurity firm McAfee finds. The report noted malicious trends that had gathered steam over the last three quarters of 2012 declined during the quarter ending in March, including: Android malware samples captured during…
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NM Governor’s Former Campaign Manager Indicted on Computer Intrusion Charges

(Security Week) A former campaign manager for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of computer intrusion and making a false statement. Jamie Estrada, 40, of Los Lunas, New Mexico, is accused of using his access to the campaign’s domain to intercept communications and lying to federal…
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American Gets Targeted by Digital Spy Tool Sold to Foreign Governments

(Wired) The email appeared to come from a trusted colleague at a renowned academic institution and referenced a subject that was a hot-button issue for the recipient, including a link to a website where she could obtain more information about it. But when the recipient looked closely at the sender’s email address, a tell-tale misspelling…
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‘NetTraveler’ Cyberespionage Campaign Uncovered

(Dark Reading) A less sophisticated but long-running cyberspying program out of China aimed at high-profile targets in government, embassies, oil and gas, military contractors, activists, and universities has infected hundreds of targets across 40 nations. The so-called NetTraveler campaign revealed today by Kaspersky Lab comes from a midsize APT group out of China that has…
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Ransomware Cashout Service Abuses US Betting Website

(Softpedia) Security expert Brian Krebs has identified a ransomware cashout service that abuses a feature integrated into a US-based betting website to allow cybercriminals to launder their illegally earned funds. Cybercriminals can make millions of dollars each year with the aid of ransomware, the malicious elements that lock up computers and keep them that way…
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CEPOL – European Police College Hacked, 14,000+ Credentials Leaked

(CyberWarNews) A hacker  using the handle slacker @sl4ck3 has contacted cwn with a recent breach on the European Police College site. (CEPOL) European Police College website(https://www.cepol.europa.eu/) was breached some time around the 26th may by hackers using the Zone-h name omarxarmy who have been using the defacement archive site just over 1 year now…read full article