Pen testers find weaknesses in banks’ cyber security

Banks have formidable barriers to external cyber attacks, but some are still vulnerable to internal attacks using social engineering, vulnerabilities in web applications and the help of insiders, a report reveals. As soon as attackers access the internal network, they find friendly terrain that is secured no better than companies in other industries, according to a report on cyber attacks on banks by Positive Technologies. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE:…

May 22, 2018
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Phishing Email Ironically Provides a List of Scammers You Should Avoid

I was looking through my spam folder today and found a phishing email with the subject line “and has a subject line of “FW: Contact Bank of England: Stop Contacting Scammers..” that took me by surprise. This email pretends to be from the United States Department of Treasury and states that $6.5 million USD is being held for you at the Bank of England and that you should contact them…

May 22, 2018
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Google Chrome users beware: Malicious software can STEAL your credit card details, passwords and files

If you use Google Chrome, you may want to think twice about storing your credit card details on the browser. A new malicious software called ‘Vega Stealer’ has been discovered that can steal any credit card details, passwords or files you have stored on either the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers. And Proofpoint , who spotted the malware, has warned that it is set to ‘evolve and grow’, targeting…

May 22, 2018
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Summoners of web tsunamis have moved to layer 7, says Cloudflare

Attackers have noticed that the world is getting better at fending off massive distributed denial-of-service attacks, and are trying to overwhelm application processes instead. So says DDoS-deflector Cloudflare, which reckons it’s seen a spike in cyber-assaults trying to exhaust high-level server resources, such as per-process CPU time, disk space, and memory allocations, as opposed to overwhelming lower parts of the networking stack. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register The…

May 22, 2018
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New Phishing Attack Will Drain Your Bank Account

Cryptocurrency is one of those things that most of us have heard about and maybe even discussed, even if we don’t truly understand it. But for those who have a good grasp of it, opportunity awaits. Though there is not a centralized bank for cryptocurrency, it is not immune from people trying to rob it. Unlike the bank heists of the past, these crimes are committed purely online. View Full…

May 18, 2018
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‘ZipperDown’ Flaw Might Expose Up To 100 Million Apple iPhones

Apple iPhone users take note: A vulnerability that might affect tens of millions of users leaves devices open to dangerous attacks, China-based researchers have warned. The flaw, dubbed ZipperDown, resides in 15,978 iOS apps that have been downloaded 100 million times, according to famous iPhone jailbreakers Pangu Team. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Forbes The post ‘ZipperDown’ Flaw Might Expose Up To 100 Million Apple iPhones appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU….

May 18, 2018
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Tesla confirms autopilot involved in Utah crash but seeks to blame driver

A Tesla car was driving in “autopilot” mode when it crashed into a stopped firetruck in Utah, the company said in a report to police that repeatedly cast blame on the driver, not its semi-autonomous driving system. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Guardian The post Tesla confirms autopilot involved in Utah crash but seeks to blame driver appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

May 18, 2018
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The Satori Botnet Is Mass-Scanning for Exposed Ethereum Mining Rigs

The operators of the Satori botnet are mass-scanning the Internet for exposed Ethereum mining rigs, according to three sources in the infosec community who’ve observed the malicious behavior —SANS ISC, Qihoo 360 Netlab, and GreyNoise Intelligence. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer The post The Satori Botnet Is Mass-Scanning for Exposed Ethereum Mining Rigs appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

May 18, 2018
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Royal Mail Braces for Hit as Data Laws to Reduce Letter Volumes

Royal Mail Plc, Britain’s 500-year-old postal service, said it expects rules designed to rein in the abuse of personal data to weigh on letter volumes as companies are forced to scrap targeted marketing campaigns. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bloomberg The post Royal Mail Braces for Hit as Data Laws to Reduce Letter Volumes appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

May 17, 2018
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