A new kind of point-of-sale malware, which uses multiple layers of obfuscation and encryption to cover its tracks, has been identified by security researchers — and is being help up as the most complex software of its kind yet to be identified in the wild.
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Comcast, American multinational company and owner of NBC, is one of the most hated companies in America. What's worse is that it can't stop doing infuriating things. This week in Reasons Comcast Sucks, an apparent hack led about 200,000 customers accounts showing up for sale online.
An ex-Lotto employee who tried to get rich by installing secret software onto the computer that picks Lotto winners has been convicted of fraud for trying to rig a $US14.3 million jackpot.
It's not only digital criminals who like to secretly infect people's computers with invasive malware. In fact, the FBI likes malware so much, it created its own special brand. We don't know much about it, but now that the US Department of Justice is pushing for policy changes that will allow the FBI to install spyware on citizens' computers even more easily, it's time to take a closer look.
Hotel internet is so far from secure — it's downright scary. You should know this by now. However, a new report from cyber security researchers suggests that issues with shitty security at hotels extend far beyond hackable Wi-Fi networks. Entire systems at some of the world's top hotel chains are very, very vulnerable.
The fallout from Hillary Clinton's homebrew email dust up is getting weird. The Department of State just shut down part of its unclassified email system in an attempt to eradicate malware they just found from Russian hackers. But State's spokespeople say everything is OK. Probably.
On Wednesday evening, the news began to break on Twitter. Computer security analysts had discovered something nefarious about a piece of advertising software called Superfish, which comes pre-installed on cheap Lenovo laptops like the Yoga 2. Superfish was leaving the laptops wide open to takeover by malicious adversaries. And it was all being done to deliver internet ads.
Usually when you here "sex" and "Trojan" in the same sentence, it means someone's being safe. Not so much in the most recent jack-off site hijacking: People checking out RedTube, one of the most popular porn sites, are in danger of identity theft. Hackers have infected the site's source code to redirect to malware used to steal personal information.
In potentially the largest bank heist on record, an Eastern European hacker ring is stealing an estimated $US1 billion from banks by infecting computers with malware and siphoning money. But how the hackers infiltrated these banks speaks to a much bigger problem: The current security standards (or lack thereof) at major financial institutions are so bad, it only takes opening a malware-riddled attachment to jumpstart an international, billion-dollar theft.
In what may be one of the biggest bank heists to date, hackers have apparently siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars from over 100 banks in 30 nations. And according to the upcoming Kapersky Lab report, this could make it "the most sophisticated attack the world has seen to date."
Here are some sordid scenarios. Your ex-girlfriend can see every time you swipe right while using Tinder. Your former husband is secretly listening to and recording your late-night Skype sessions with your new boyfriend. Some random slippery-dick is jacking off to the naked photos in your private photo library. For millions of people, it's not hypothetical.