Tagged: Internet Security

News and information concerning the Internet Security community.

Hackers use KeyRaider malware to hack 225,000 iPhones

Hackers use KeyRaider malware to hack 225,000 iPhones

If you have a jailbroken iPhone you might be regretting it by now. Recently, Apple iPhone accounts have become compromised by new malware called “KeyRaider” that only targets jailbroken iPhones and security company Palo Alto Networks are calling the attack “the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware.”

Hackers release Ashley Madison user data on dark web

Hackers release Ashley Madison user data on dark web

A month after Ashley Madison was hacked by a hacker ground known as “The Impact Team” user...

Google removes 192 deceptive Chrome extensions

Google removes 192 deceptive Chrome extensions

Google has removed 192 deceptive Chrome extensions that affected 14 million users with unwanted pop-up ads. Many Chrome extensions, including iLivid NewTab and others have now been removed from Google Chrome’s repository due to receiving over 100,000 complaints.

Reports raise the possibility of ‘medical zero day’ attacks

Reports raise the possibility of ‘medical zero day’ attacks

According to a new study by the Atlantic Council, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, and Intel Security medical zero day might just be a possibility in the future. The study claims that malicious actors could soon have the same in the health care industry as they do elsewhere. The medical zero day report also says that “we could soon see a booming market in medical zero-day exploits, a security hole known to the attackers and for which there is no defense.”

Router Malware Injects Google Analytics With Porn Ads

New Router Malware Injects Google Analytics With Porn Ads

A new variant of malware that affects internet routers and Google Analytics has been discovered. The new router malware is designed to inject questionable ads and pornography into the websites you visit. The new malware modifies the affected router’s DNS settings in order to target and intercept Google Analytics codes and replace them with new malicious code.

Malware Is Targeting Gamers And Popular Video Games

Malware Is Targeting Gamers And Popular Video Games

CryptoLocker ransomware has been targeting and causing havoc on computers since 2013, but now the infamous ransomware is back and it has its aim set on those who play video games. The new malware, an encryption virus, targets many popular video games games including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, League of Legends and Minecraft.

Dangerous Banking Trojan “Vawtrak” Harvests Passwords Using Favicons

Dangerous Banking Trojan “Vawtrak” Harvests Passwords Using Favicons

New features have been found concerning the dangerous banking Vawtrak malware that allow the malware to send and receive data through encrypted favicons distributed through the Tor network. This malware is used to harvest banking, gaming, and social media details, such as passwords, and is considered one of the worst single threats in existence. It uses Tor2Web proxy to receive updates from its cyber criminal developers and can access and update servers that are hosted on the Tor hidden web services without having to use specialist software such as Torbrowser. The communication with the remote server is done over SSL, which adds deeper encryption.