Stay safe online - 2018-05-21

Twitter discovered a bug that recorded users’ passwords in plain text

330 million users are prompted to change their Twitter passwords due to the bug. More
News   May 04, 2018  

WhatsApp founder leaves Facebook over clashes about users’ privacy

WhatsApp co-founder is leaving Facebook after years of tension. More
News   May 03, 2018  

FacexWorm cryptocurrency mining virus spreads via Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger exploited for spreading password-stealing crypto hijacker FacexWorm. More
News Viruses and parasites   May 02, 2018  

Drupal sites can be hacked by any visitor because of the code-execution bug

Drupal hacked for the second time in one month. Patch vulnerabilities immediately. More

X-Ray and MRI healthcare machines attacked by Orangeworm Kwampirs Trojan

Orangeworm malware tries to hack servers of healthcare institutions. More
News Viruses and parasites   April 30, 2018  

Master keys expose a security flaw in hotels' locking systems

Vision locking system was wrongfully deemed to be secure. When you decide to stay in a hotel and leave all important items, such as passports, money, credit cards, keys and similar, in the room, you don't have the slightest thought that your hotel room's locks might be unsafe.More
News   April 28, 2018  

Amazon’s Alexa hacked purposely to demonstrate security flaws

Echo devices might not be that safe, research shows. Voice activation devices such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant are useful and fun-to-use.More
News   April 27, 2018  

Magnitude EK leveraged to push out GandCrab ransomware

Magnitude Exploit Kit forsook Magniber and switched to the infamous GandCrab ransomware. More
News Viruses and parasites   April 26, 2018  

Ukraine's Energy Ministry website is hacked by Bitcoin ransomware

Ukraine's Energy Ministry suffers from the ransomware attack. More
News   April 25, 2018  

Gmail users receive spam from themselves, but no accounts hacked

Spammers managed to circumvent Gmail spam filter. Since Saturday, Gmail help forum filled up with the reports of concerned users claiming that their accounts were hacked and currently being in use for distributing spam.More
News Web browsers and vulnerabilities   April 24, 2018  

Data firm LocalBlox exposes information collected from 48million users

LocalBlox left a 1.2TB database file in an unprotected S3 bucket. More
News   April 23, 2018  

Ransomware breaches doubled last year. Growth expected in 2018

Ransomware attacks dominated in 2017, Verizon Enterprise analysis reveal. More
News Viruses and parasites   April 22, 2018  

RansSIRIA ransomware is exploiting Syrian refugee crisis for profit

RansSIRIA ransomware developers exploit misfortune to profit. More
News Security   April 20, 2018  

50,000 gamers infected with malware after downloading Minecraft skins

Malicious code uploaded onto the official Minecraft website. More
News   April 19, 2018  

XiaoBa ransomware shifts into becoming a cryptominer

Coinminers are taking over ransomware viruses. Since the emergence of deadly cyber attacks, such as WannaCry and NotPetya, it seems that cybercrooks have shifted to different money generators - coinminers.More
News   April 18, 2018  
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