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North Korea-linked hacking group stole millions from ATMs

ATMs North Korea-linked hacking group stole millions from ATMs

North Korea-linked hacking group stole millions from ATMs

North Korea-linked hacking group stole millions from ATMs Lazarus, North Korea-linked hacking group that was behind the notorious WannaCry attack, managed to steal tens of millions of dollars from ATMs in Asia and Africa, according to a report from security firm Symantec. The hackers deployed malware called Trojan.FastCash and infected thousands of servers that communicate with ATMs. It then used that access to approve its own fraudulent transactions and withdraw money from the machines. The FastCash scheme has been going on for years. According to Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), which issued a warning about the attack last...

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Learn to play defense by hacking these broken web apps

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Learn to play defense by hacking these broken web apps

Learn to play defense by hacking these broken web apps The best way to learn to play defense is to play offense, and the OWASP Broken Web Applications Project makes it easy for application developers, novice penetration testers, and security-curious management to flex their offensive muscle in the safety of a virtual machine on their own laptop. Web applications are the most visible front door to any enterprise and are often designed and built without strong security in mind. Stressing out over hardware vulnerabilities like Spectre or Meltdown is fun and trendy, but while you're digging a moat around your...

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New Android Malware Framework Turns Apps Into Powerful Spyware

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New Android Malware Framework Turns Apps Into Powerful Spyware

New Android Malware Framework Turns Apps Into Powerful Spyware Security researchers have uncovered a new, powerful Android malware framework that is being used by cybercriminals to turn legitimate apps into spyware with extensive surveillance capabilities—as part of what seems to be a targeted espionage campaign. Legitimate Android applications when bundled with the malware framework, dubbed Triout, gain capabilities to spy on infected devices by recording phone calls, and monitoring text messages, secretly stealing photos and videos, and collecting location data—all without users' knowledge. The strain of Triout-based spyware apps was first spotted by the security researchers at Bitdefender on May...

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T-Mobile Hacked — 2 Million Customers' Personal Data Stolen

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T-Mobile Hacked — 2 Million Customers' Personal Data Stolen

T-Mobile Hacked — 2 Million Customers' Personal Data Stolen T-Mobile today confirmed that the telecom giant suffered a security breach on its US servers on August 20 that may have resulted in the leak of "some" personal information of up to 2 million T-Mobile customers. The leaked information includes customers' name, billing zip code, phone number, email address, account number, and account type (prepaid or postpaid). However, the good news is that no financial information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, or passwords, were compromised in the security breach. According to a brief blog post published by the company...

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NSA Leaker 'Reality Winner' Gets More Than 5 Years in Prison

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NSA Leaker 'Reality Winner' Gets More Than 5 Years in Prison

SA Leaker 'Reality Winner' Gets More Than 5 Years in Prison A former NSA contractor, who pleaded guilty to leaking a classified report on Russian hacking of the 2016 U.S. presidential election to an online news outlet last year, has been sentenced to five years and three months in prison. Reality Winner, a 26-year-old Georgia woman who held a top-secret security clearance and worked as a government contractor in Georgia with Pluribus International, initially faced 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. However, in the U.S. District Court in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, Winner agreed to a plea agreement...

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