MacKeeper Antivirus Hacked

Recently Internet users were treated to some disturbing online posts that covered the disastrous hacking of MacKeeper Antivirus – exposing 21 GB of data and 13 million users’ personal information. The extent of the potential damage caused by the exposure is almost unlimited, with password hashes, phone numbers, IP addresses among the leaked information. MacKeeper Antivirus is marketed as software that …

Problematic: The Hackers Search Engine

It turns out that a new hackers search engine is on the rise, a major cause for concern where all Internet users are concerned. The hackers search engine, Censys, completes daily scans to find vulnerable devices, and lists their details. This information, quite naturally, is readily available to any hacker who wants it. The rather unfortunate truth is that several manufacturers …

Hacking Children’s Toys a Possibility

In yet another uncomfortable technological twist, it turns out that hacking children’s toys may be the spy tools of the not-too-distant future. PCs, mobile phones, Smart devices, messaging services… it seems as though absolutely no device is safe. Hacking children’s toys, however, may be a touch too far for some. Unfortunately, the Investigatory Powers Bill dictates that Smart toys can and possibly …

Attack on the Internet DNS

During the early stages of last week, two separate attacks were carried out against the Internet’s DNS Root Servers, by the same person. The first of these Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks occurred on the last day of November and lasted 160 minutes while the next day, the second attack lasted almost an hour. There are 13 of these …

A Massive Cyber Security Threat

Today’s business world relies heavily upon data security for almost every industry imaginable. While there are many excellent and reliable systems to protect your company’s data, there remains a critical weakness in every organization: the unpredictability of employees. This cyber security threat is possibly the most potent of them all. There are of course, various reasons why an employee with …

Nemesis Bootkit Malware

Hot off the presses is one of the latest threats to cyber security, and latest addition to the Nemesis malware family: Nemesis Bootkit Malware. This is a fairly sophisticated piece of software that is extremely difficult to detect, let alone remove. It manages to execute itself before the operating system starts booting up and will linger on a device even …

6.1 Million IoT Devices Vulnerable

As it turns out, a three-year-old security vulnerability found within 6.1 Million IoT devices still remains unpatched by many vendors, placing Smart TVs, Routers, Smartphones, and similar mobile devices at risk of malicious attack. One would assume that any flaw found within the software components of so many products would be patched within a relatively short period of time, rather than stretching out over several years. Security …

New Ransomware is Stealing Passwords

All Internet users should be warned that their browsing experience could be severely hampered by the recent update to Angler, not-so-fondly referred to as “the world’s worst exploit kit”. As it turns out, this ransomware is stealing passwords before encrypting victims’ files, making the concept of drive-by hacking even more frightening than before. Poorly secured websites are a breeding ground for …

VTech Hack Exposes 4.8 Million

In a post on The Hacker News, readers are alerted to yet another alarming data breach. This time, all eyes are on the recent VTech hack which exposed the details of close to 5 million customers including photographs of children. VTech, primarily a toymaker creating modern gadgets aimed at children, was the victim of an enormous data breach which not only put 4.8 …