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HotForSecurity, European Security Blogger Awards 2016 finalist!

Exciting news! HotForSecurity is nominated, again, at the prestigious European Security Blogger Awards 2016, held at the InfoSecurity Europe event, in London. VOTE HERE HotForSecurity is competing against top cyber-security blogs in three major categories: Grand Prix Prize for the Best Overall Security Blog The Best Corporate Security Blog  The Best European Corporate Security Blog Last year, we were thrill...

Who can hack the most popular smart devices? Bitdefender’s IoT Village hosted in Techsylvania is ready to roll

You’ve probably read in our latest report that, as security becomes more entwined with the physical world, protection against physical manipulation needs to be addressed, too. Mobile devices can be stolen. If someone hacks into the memory of an IoT device and reads the encryption key, every identical device becomes vulnerable. This is a real problem for both consumers and the industry as a whole. The IoT op...

Malicious Proxy Redirects SSL Google Traffic for 1 Million IPs

Online advertising is a multi-billion dollar business mostly ran by Google, Yahoo or Bing via AdSense-like programs. The current generation of clickbots such as the Redirector.Paco Trojan have taken abuse to a whole new level, burning through companies’ advertising budget at an unprecedented pace. Bitdefender analyzed a clickfraud bot that currently operates on nearly one million computers worldwide. The bo...

Two-thirds of enterprises in the UK were breached in the past 12 months, causing damages of up to £3m

Some 24% of all businesses have experienced one or more cyber security breaches in the last 12 months, while 65% of large firms faced a breach over this period, according to a recent report. Breaches are more common among administration or real estate firms (39%). Businesses that invest in cyber security are more likely to have experienced breaches than those who spend nothing on it (33% versus 8%). “This m...

US Congress blocks Yahoo Mail after wave of ransomware attacks

The United States of Representatives has taken drastic action in the wake of a series of attempted ransomware attacks against its computers. It is completely blocking Yahoo Mail. Source: Wikipedia Gizmodo managed to get its paws on a copy of an email sent to House of Representatives staff by its IT department at the end of April, warning that an increase in ransomware attacks had been seen, primarily coming...

Android Malware Promises Porn, but Roots Device and Installs Other Malware

Android malware is not unusual; we’ve even seen it pop up in Google’s Marketplace app on several occasions. Increasing in both sophistication and stealthiest, Android malware has mostly been a nuisance on third-party marketplaces, such as in China, where it continues to thrive. Why third party marketplaces? As Google’s Bouncer does a pretty good job at identifying malicious apps – for the most part – Androi...

North Korea Possibly Behind Alleged South Korea Defense Contractor Hack

South Korean defense contractor Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. has been allegedly hacked by North Korea, according to the local military counter-intelligence service. The naval warship builder allegedly suffered a security breach on April 20, although no details regarding its severity or consequences have been offered to the press. South Korean officials have started investigating the incide...

IT pros see Mac as safest OS; Windows, Android seen more vulnerable

Some 28 percent of IT and IT security practitioners say Android is the operating system most vulnerable to a data breach or cyberattack while 23 percent cite Windows, according to a survey by Ponemon Institute. The least vulnerable is the Mac, which was picked by 7 percent of respondents. However, recent developments show Mac users have become targets for cyber attacks. This March, Palo Alto Networks resear...

Alleged Syrian Electronic Army Hacker Extradited to the US

Alleged hacker Peter Romar, 36, has been extradited to the US following evidence of his involvement with the hacker group known as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). Expected to appear in the Eastern District of Virginia court on Tuesday, the German national is believed to have also helped extort money from US companies. Working with Firas Dardar, a member of the SEA, Romar would receive extortion payment fr...

Kiddicare customers at risk after data spills from test server

British retailer Kiddicare, which has made a name for itself selling pushchairs, car seats and more, has suffered a data breach that has exposed the personal information of its customers. Kiddicare has sent an email to affected customers saying that their names, delivery addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses have fallen into the hands of hackers - but that, thankfully, no payment details have bee...

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