Telegram, one of the most popular encrypted messaging app, briefly went offline on the 13th of June, 2019 for hundreds of thousands of users worldwide after a powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack hit its servers.
Telegram founder Pavel Durov later revealed that the attack was mainly coming from the IP addresses located in China, suggesting the Chinese government could be behind it to sabotage Hong Kong protesters.
Cisco on recently informed customers that several vulnerabilities, including a code execution flaw classified as "high severity," have been found in the company's Industrial Network Director product. While conducting internal security testing, Cisco employees identified three types of vulnerabilities in Industrial Network Director. The most serious of them, tracked as CVE-2019-1861 with a CVSS score of 7.2, is a remote code execution flaw.
Cybercriminals have stolen 23.2 million Ripple coins (XRP), worth nearly $9.5M, from the users of the GateHub cryptocurrency wallet service. The company admitted to the security breach in a preliminary statement posted on its website. While the incident is still under investigation, the company believes the hacker abused its API to carry out the attacks, though it is unsure how.
Researchers have reported an increase in HawkEye v9 keylogger infection campaigns targeting businesses around the world. In campaigns observed by the researchers in April and May 2019, the HawkEye malware focused on targeting business users, aiming to infect them with an advanced keylogging malware that can also download additional malware to their devices.
Mozilla recently published a series of objections to web packaging, a content distribution scheme proposed by engineers at Google that the Firefox maker considers harmful to the web in its current form.
Google engineers talked up the tech, which consists of several related projects that allow website resources to be packaged and cryptographically signed for redistribution by third parties. Making websites portable, Google contends, facilitates more efficient delivery, easier sharing and offline access.