Tag Archives: Security News

Security news: All-in-one malware out, GovPayNow drops the ball on security, and Newegg suffers a crack | Avast

All-in-one super malware hits the internet
A self-propagating malware mashup has been found lurking online. Called Xbash, the all-in-one malware is thought to be made by crime syndicate Iron Group and boasts of botnet, ransomware, diskwiper, cryptojac…

Cryptojacking surges and here’s what to do about it | Avast

In the bustling industry of cybercrime, ransomware has always been a popular weapon of choice…until this year. In 2018, illicit cryptomining (AKA cryptojacking) took the title, surging 459%. Cryptojacking is the crime of using somebody else’s compute…

The NUUO Peekaboo vulnerability gives hackers your camera feed | Avast

New vulnerabilities found in NUUO surveillance software can put cybercriminals in the director’s chair. When exploited through a stack buffer overflow, the Peekaboo vulnerability grants hackers full control over the surveillance video. Assuming control…

Security news: More phishing, Canada pays ransom, SMBs are a target | Avast

Data breach in the wild
“Practice what you preach” was clearly not a part of the Swiss-based Veeam’s policy as someone left almost 200GB of data available to anyone online. The unsecured MongoDB server was open from August 31st, 2018 to September 9th,…

Data breach — 380,000 British Airways transactions compromised | Avast

Continuing the seemingly unending parade of data breaches marching through the headlines over the past year, including the Reddit breach, the Atlas Quantum breach, the Huazhu hotel chain breach, and the Air Canada breach — and those were all just in Au…

Data breach — 380,000 British Airways transactions compromised | Avast

Continuing the seemingly unending parade of data breaches marching through the headlines over the past year, including the Reddit breach, the Atlas Quantum breach, the Huazhu hotel chain breach, and the Air Canada breach — and those were all just in Au…

Phishing scams pick up the phone and MikroTik routers watch and listen | Avast

Bank phishing scam phones it in
Many banking customers in Brazil woke up to a rude shock as the security module they installed as instructed turned out to be a trojan. Dubbed Camubot, the Trojan malware proudly sports banking logos and other branding,…

Phishing scams pick up the phone and MikroTik routers watch and listen | Avast

Bank phishing scam phones it in
Many banking customers in Brazil woke up to a rude shock as the security module they installed as instructed turned out to be a trojan. Dubbed Camubot, the Trojan malware proudly sports banking logos and other branding,…