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WannaCry — The largest ransom-ware infection in History

WannaCry

On Friday 12th May 2017, a ransom-ware called WannaCry infected machines in 70+ countries — including telco companies like Telefonica in Spain, or healthcare authority like the NHS in England — and the number of infected machines keeps growing. This ransom-ware supports 28 different languages, encrypts 179 different type of files and requires victims …

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Microsoft issues WannaCry patch for unsupported operating systems

Microsoft issues WannaCry patch

Microsoft has taken the rare step of issuing a fix for versions of Windows it had previously “retired”, in an attempt to halt the global spread of the malware that hit the UK’s National Health Service on Friday. Though technically no longer supported by the company, the software — including …

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Global hacking attack infects 57,000 computers

hacking

A global cyber-attack using hacking tools believed to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA) has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries. By late Friday the attacks had spread to more than 74 countries, according to security firms tracking the spread. Kaspersky Lab, …

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Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

hacking news

President Donald Trump said China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of U.S. intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks. (The post was originally published by Reuters) In an interview transcript published on Sunday, Trump gave …

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Russian man gets longest-ever US hacking sentence, 27 years in prison

Russian hacker

Russian hacker Roman Seleznev was sentenced to 27 years in prison today. He was convicted of causing more than $169 million in damage by hacking into point-of-sale computers. Seleznev, aka “Track2,” would hack into computers belonging to both small businesses and large financial institutions, according to prosecutors. He was arrested in the Maldives in 2014 with …

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Russian Cyberspies Hacked Danish Defense For Two Years

Russian Cyberspies Hacked Danish Defense

Russia has hacked the Danish defence and gained access to employees’ emails in 2015 and 2016, NATO member Denmark’s defence minister told newspaper Berlingske on Sunday – Russian Cyberspies Hacked Danish Defense. “It is linked to the intelligence services or central elements in the Russian government, and it is a …

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After NSA hacking expose, CIA staffers asked where Equation Group went wrong

NSA hacking expose

Two days after researchers exposed a National Security Agency-tied hacking group that operated in secret for more than a decade, CIA hackers convened an online discussion aimed at preventing the same kind of unwelcome attention. The thread, according to a document WikiLeaks published Tuesday, was titled “What did Equation do wrong, …

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CIA cyber-spying toolkit now in hands of hackers worldwide: WikiLeaks

CIA cyber-spying toolkit now in hands of hackers worldwide

Amid a trove of documents released by WikiLeaks that allegedly contains “the entire hacking capacity of the CIA” is chilling evidence that everyday devices like smart TVs and cell phones have potentially become critical tools in the effort to spy on American citizens – CIA cyber-spying. Documents released in the …

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WikiLeaks: The CIA is using popular TVs, smartphones and cars to spy on their owners

WikiLeaks: The CIA

The latest revelations about U.S. government’s powerful hacking tools potentially takes surveillance right into the homes and hip pockets of billions of users worldwide, showing how a remarkable variety of every day devices can be turned to spy on their owners. Televisions, smartphones and even anti-virus software are all vulnerable …

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Hacking Facebook pages possible, but not probable, experts say

Hacking Facebook pages

This content was originally published by RegisterNewDomain. Original publishers retain all rights. James Lang, a selectman candidate before he was eliminated in February’s preliminary election, was caught with Facebook posts disparaging Muslims. He apologized, told The Sun Chronicle he would quit the race, and shut down his Facebook page. Two …

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Your child’s teddy bear could now be vulnerable to hacking

vulnerable to hacking

This content was originally published by MarketWatch. Original publishers retain all rights. Two million recordings between parents and children were exposed to potential hackers. Wi-Fi connected teddy bears are plush, huggable, talkative — and, in some cases, hackable. Advertised as “a message you can hug,” CloudPets toy company allows parents …

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Exploit with OS Command Injection

OS command injection is an attack in which the goal is execution of arbitrary commands on the host operating system via a vulnerable application. Command injection attacks are possible when an application passes unsafe user supplied data (forms, cookies, HTTP headers etc.) to a system shell. the attacker-supplied operating system …

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Indian Ministry of Home Affairs website hacked

Ministry of Home Affairs website

The Ministry of Home Affairs website was hacked today, prompting authorities to temporarily block it, an official said. The MHA website was immediately blocked by the National Informatics Centre after hacking was noticed. Computer emergency response teams are looking into the incident, the official said. Further details were awaited. Last …

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Bypass HTTP Basic Authentication with Nmap and Metasploit

Bypass HTTP Basic Authentication

Basic HTTP authentication is a method for providing username and password when making a request for particular web resources. The client sends the user name and password as unencrypted base64 encoded text. When an anonymous request for protected resource is received by HTTP, it can force the use of Basic …

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Saudi Arabia again hit with disk-wiping malware Shamoon 2

malware Shamoon 2

Saudi Arabia has issued a warning to local organizations that the Shamoon virus that had hit state-held oil giant Saudi Aramco in 2012 has resurfaced in a new variant, Reuters reports, quoting an alert by the telecoms authority it had seen. The Shamoon 2, which completely wipes out computer disks, …

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