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Over $1 Billion Stolen with Carbanak Trojan

In what’s sure to take the cake as “largest heist in the history of modern commerce”, members of the research team at Kaspersky Lab have announced they had uncovered a massive operation undertaken by some of the world’s most sophisticated hacking rings, which netted everyone involved just over $1 billion by the time all was Read More

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23,000 Websites at Risk of Backdoor CryptoPHP Threat

Just before everyone headed home for Thanksgiving break last week, researchers at the Netherlands-based digital forensics lab Fox IT posted a whitepaper which detailed the results of their investigation into a bug that could affect over 23,000 websites that use the WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal publication platforms to host their own content.

Regin Malware Confirmed as UK and US Spying Tool

Over the weekend, the Internet and Twittersphere was abuzz with rumors and information about a new malware program, known as Regin, that was first made public by the threat research group at Symantec. Since hitting the wires, there has been a flurry of speculation as to whether or not the malware was state-sponsored or the Read More

Security Flaw Discovered in OSX Yosemite, Dubbed “Rootpipe”

Details have emerged on Twitter regarding a new exploit for OSX Yosemite that gives hackers the ability to escalate administrative privileges on a compromised machine, and bypass the usual safeguards which are supposed to place a stop on anyone who tries to root the OS through a temporary backdoor. First discovered by Swedish penetration tester Read More

OSX Yosemite Tracks User Location, Search Data by Default

Apple have injected an interesting tidbit of information in their “About Spotlight & Privacy” terms of service for the release of their newest iteration of OSX, dubbed Yosemite, which details the way the Spotlight app carefully tracks both the content of your searches, as well as the location you were in when you made the Read More

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Tor Router Anonabox Banks $600k on Kickstarter in 48 Hours

This week, a little-known upstart company Anonabox posted a Kickstarter for a new product that would make the process of signing onto the Tor anonymization protocol on your home network easier and more streamlined than ever before. Hoping to raise $7,500 in 30 days, the company’s expectations were shattered when over $600,000 poured into their Read More

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