Nearly half a mill hit by four malignant Chrome Extensions

According to security researchers at US cyber firm ICEBRG have located four Chrome extensions which house malevolent code that were available through the official Chrome Web Store which allowed attackers to send commands through to users’ browsers in the JavaScript code form. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer The post Nearly half a mill hit by four malignant Chrome Extensions appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

January 16, 2018
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Increased cloud adoption increases data security risk

In the latest Ponemon Institute “2018 Global Cloud Data Security Study”, results have shown that organisations in the UK (35%), Brazil (34%) and Japan (31%) are less cautious than those in Germany (61%) when sharing sensitive and confidential information stored in the cloud with third parties. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Helpnetsecurity The post Increased cloud adoption increases data security risk appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

January 16, 2018
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RubyMiner malware used to mine Cryptocurrency from outdated Windows and Linux servers

News has surfaced that a new strain of malware called RubyMiner is being used by cyber criminals to target outdated Linux and Windows serves to secretly mine cryptocurrency. According to Check Point researchers, the criminal has been using RubyMiner to plant the cryptocurrency miner XMrig on vulnerable systems to hijack users’ CPU processing power and covertly mine Monero coins. The attacks are thought to have began from the 9th January,…

January 16, 2018
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Watch out for the fake Meltdown and Spectre patches

It has been discovered that hackers have been distributing fake patches to deliver malicious malware called Smoke Loader. The so-called ‘patches’ have been masked as fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that is said to have affected nearly every modern CPU worldwide. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes UK The post Watch out for the fake Meltdown and Spectre patches appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

January 16, 2018
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France to Impose Restrictions on Social Media to Fight Fake News

France have announced plans to impose a new law which will enforce tougher restrictions on social networks to stop the spread of fake news during an election. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Forbes The post France to Impose Restrictions on Social Media to Fight Fake News appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

January 10, 2018
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Data Protection Bill Amended to Protect Security Researchers

The Government is to amend the data protection bill, in order to protect researchers who work to uncover cyber criminals, after fears were raised that the bill would accidentally criminalize legitimate research. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Guardian The post Data Protection Bill Amended to Protect Security Researchers appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

January 10, 2018
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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware has links to N.Korea

A new malware too which installs software that mines virtual currency has links to North Korea, according to Security company AlienVault. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Dark Reading The post Cryptocurrency Mining Malware has links to N.Korea appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

January 9, 2018
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2017 saw UK firms blasted by cyber attacks

A new cyber report from Beaming found that UK firms were hit by over 230,000 cyber attacks in 2017 with the main targets being connected devices. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Infosecurity Magazine The post 2017 saw UK firms blasted by cyber attacks appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

January 8, 2018
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South Korean Winter Olympics being targeted by Hackers

News has broken that the next month’s Winter Olympics is being targeted by hackers. The report by McAfee found malware-infected emails were sent last month to organisations linked to Pyeongchang Games. Although those responsible were not identified, attacks are likely to increase in the build to the Pyeongchang Games. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC The post South Korean Winter Olympics being targeted by Hackers appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source:…

January 8, 2018
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Approx 30,000 Medicaid patients details breached

The confidential and personal data of 30,000 Medicaid patients has been breached after hackers gained access, according to Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes The post Approx 30,000 Medicaid patients details breached appeared first on IT SECURITY GURU. Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

January 8, 2018
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