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Media Devices sold to feds have hidden backdoor with sniffing functions.

A company that supplies audio-visual and building control equipment to the US Army, the White House, and other security-conscious organizations built a deliberately concealed backdoor into dozens of its products that could possibly be used to hack or spy on users, security researchers said. Members of Austria-based security firm SEC Consult said they discovered the backdoor after analysing the AMX NX-1200, a programmable device used to control AV and building systems.




Even small threats can scare the giants, this is the case of Tinba malware


A new variant of the infamous ‪Tinba‬ banking‬ trojan has emerged in the wild and is targeting ‪financial‬ institutions in the ‪Asia‬ Pacific region.

Tinba is a size 20KB ‪bank‬ ‪‎trojan‬ first seen in the wild in the mid-2012, in July 2014, security experts at Danish CSIS Security‬ Group discovered that the source‬ ‎code‬ of the Tinba banking trojan was published on an underground forum. The new variant Tinbapore has been improved to be more resilient to takeover of law enforcement as explained in a report published by F5. Read more...




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Hyatt says hackers took card data from 250 of its hotels

Hyatt Hotels says a total of 250 of its resorts were hit last year in a massive malware infection that stole customer payment card information. The luxury resort chain said that locations in 50 countries were impacted by malware that collected payment card information from sales terminals at Hyatt restaurants, spas, golf shops, parking lots and check-in desks.

Hyatt is advising people who stayed at any of the 250 breached locations to keep a close eye on their bank statements and report any unauthorized charges. Read more...



602 Gbps! This May Have Been the Largest DDoS Attack in History!

 A group calling itself New World Hacking claimed responsibility for taking down both the BBC's global website and Donald Trump's website last week. Out of two, the largest ‪DDoS‬ ‪attack‬ in the history was carried out against the BBC website: Over 600 Gbps.

The group targeted all ‪BBC‬ sites, including its iPlayer on-demand service, and took them down for at least three hours on New Year's Eve. Read more...




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More Google Play apps infected with Brain Test malware


Google has promptly removed 13 compromised apps from the Google Play Store after mobile cybersecurity firm Lookout found the developers behind the Brain Test strain of malware had returned.

According to Lookout, apps riddled with variants of the Brain Test malware attempt to gain root privilege, and persist factory resets and other efforts to remove it, which Lookout said is especially the case on rooted devices. Read more...




Hackers Install Free SSL Certs from Let's Encrypt On Malicious Web Sites!


The Let's Encrypt free HTTPS certificates would not just help legitimate website operators to encrypt its users' traffic, but also help criminals to bother innocent users with malware through secure sites.

Let's Encrypt free SSL certs are not only used by website owners to secure its users connection but also abused by cyber criminals to spread malware onto computers. Read more...




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