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Tag: Vulnerabilities

Zeus Money Mule Recruiting Scam Targets Job Seekers

(Threatpost) No one can say that hackers don’t have a sense of irony. In search of money mules, attackers behind a variant of the Zeus Trojan have configured the malware to activate when users visit careerbuilder[.]com with code that redirects victims to an advertisement for a mule-recruitment website. Researchers at Trusteer spotted the scheme in…
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Pirate Bay founder wanted for Danish hack

(Infosecurity Magazine) Gottfrid Svartholm, one of the original founders of The Pirate Bay and currently awaiting a verdict for the hack of Logica in Sweden, is now wanted for another hack in Denmark: this time on CSC. Softpedia yesterday reported on a potentially serious hack in Denmark last year. “The incidents are currently being investigated…
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Romanian phishers sentenced to U.S. federal prison

(SC Magazine) Two Romanian citizens will spend time in U.S. prison for their involvement in a phishing scheme which targeted customers of several banks, eBay and PayPal. On Monday, a U.S. district judge in New Haven, Conn., sentenced Bogdan Boceanu, 30, to 80 months in prison, and Andrei Bolovan, 29, to 27 months in prison.…
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New backdoor ‘KeyBoy’ malware hits Asia with targeted attacks

IDG News Service – Users from Vietnam, India, China, Taiwan and possibly other countries, were targeted as part of an attack campaign that uses Microsoft Word documents rigged with exploits in order to install a backdoor program that allows attackers to steal information, according to researchers from security firm Rapid7. The targeted attacks used specifically…
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NSA Whistleblower Article Redirects to Malware

(Threatpost) Hackers have latched on to the NSA surveillance story—literally. A news story on the outing of whistleblower Edward Snowden posted to the Washington Free Beacon is serving malware redirecting visitors to a malicious site where more malware awaits. The Free Beacon site remains infected, according to Invincea researchers, who said they have contacted the…
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Schneider Patches 18-Month Old SCADA Bugs

(Threatoist) More than 18 months after a security researcher revealed a long list of vulnerabilities in its SCADA products, Schneider Electric has released patches for a subset of those bugs for a couple of the affected products. In December 2011, security researcher Rubén Santamarta disclosed a series of vulnerabilities in a long list of modules produced…
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Mobile Version of Cridex Banking Trojan Spotted in the Wild

(Softpedia) Popular banking Trojans usually come with a mobile component that allows cybercriminals to bypass two factor authentication systems and gain access to their victims’ bank accounts. Mobile components of ZeuS (ZitMo), SpyEye (SPitMo), Citadel (CitMo) and Carberp have been around for quite some time. Now, experts from RSA say they’ve also spotted an SMS…
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Raley’s Family Of Fine Stores Targeted In Cyberattack

(Dark Reading) Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has recently discovered that a portion of its computer network systems may have been the target of a complex, criminal cyber attack. The company immediately initiated an investigation to determine whether cyber criminals may have obtained customer credit and debit card information. At this time, the company has…
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New Android Trojan app exploits previously unknown flaws, researchers say

IDG News Service – A newly discovered Trojan program exploits previously unknown flaws in Android and borrows techniques from Windows malware in order to evade detection and achieve persistence on infected devices. Security researchers from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab named the new malicious application Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a and labeled it the most sophisticated Android Trojan program to…
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Chinese hacked Obama, McCain campaigns, took internal documents, officials say

(NBC News) The U.S. secretly traced a massive cyberespionage operation against the 2008 presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain to hacking  units backed by the People’s Republic of China, prompting  high level warnings to Chinese officials to stop such activities,  U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News. The disclosure on the eve of a…
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