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PowerPoint Attack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros
Researchers at Security firm SentinelOne reported that a group of hackers is using malicious PowerPoint files to distribute 'Zusy,' a banking Trojan, also known as 'Tinba' (Tiny Banker). They said in a blog post: "A new variant of a malware called 'Zusy' has been found in the wild spreading as...
Tackling the myths surrounding cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is an act most of us are familiar with. Knowing what it is, who’re involved, and its harmful effects to targets are easy enough to identify; but do you know that cyberbullying is surrounded by misconceptions, too? In this post, we have identified six of these myths, explained why...
Credit Card Breach at Buckle Stores
The Buckle Inc., a clothier that operates more than 450 stores in 44 U.S. states, disclosed Friday that its retail locations were hit by malicious software designed to steal customer credit card data. The disclosure came hours after KrebsOnSecurity contacted the company regarding reports from sources in the financial sector...
Adobe Issues Critical Security Updates
Adobe has issued updates to fix critical security problems with both its Flash Player and Shockwave Player. If you have Shockwave installed, please consider removing it now. For starters, hardly any sites require this plugin to view content. More importantly, Adobe has a history of patching Shockwave’s built-in version of Flash several...
Chipotle Finds Malware Exposed Credit Card Info
Hackers stole credit card information from customers at Chipotle restaurants across the United States between March 24th and April 18th, the company announced today. Chipotle revealed in April that it had been the victim of an attack, and today it shared details about the type of information stolen from customers,...
New Mac Malware-as-a-Service offerings
A couple weeks ago, two new Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) offerings for the Mac became available. These two offerings – a backdoor named MacSpy and a ransomware app named MacRansom – were discovered by Catalin Cimpanu of Bleeping Computer on May 25. Cimpanu evidently had some trouble getting hold of samples, but on Friday analysis...
Hackers Say Samsung Galaxy Iris Scanner Can Be Easily Tricked
Germany's Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a venerable group of white-hat hackers, claims to have figured out a relatively straightforward way to trick the iris-recognition system on Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone. The CCC has a long history of embarrassing tech firms by demonstrating vulnerabilities in their biometric authentication systems. A...
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