Stay safe online - 2019-12-10

White hat's revenge: Muhstik actors hacked back, decryption keys released

White hat hacker battleck hacked into Muhstik ransomware-used servers and released almost 3,000 decryption keys to public. More
News Viruses and parasites   October 14, 2019  

Europe warns: 5G networks can increase state-backed hacker attacks

European Commission and the European Agency for Cybersecurity reports about potentially increased security risks due to 5G technology. More
News Security   October 13, 2019  

ITunes zero-day exploited to install BitPaymer ransomware on Windows

Attackers use iTunes zero-day to bypass the detection of anti-virus software. More
News Viruses and parasites   October 11, 2019  

Methodist Hospitals data breach may has involved around 70K potential victims

Methodist Hospitals discovered two employee email accounts that have been exposing patient-related data. More
News Security   October 10, 2019  

Twitter allowed 2FA data for filtering sponsored ad audiences

Twitter 2FA mobile phone numbers and email addresses made reachable for Partner Audiences and Tailor Audiences advertising services. More
News Spam and phishing   October 10, 2019  

Tū Ora Compass Health fails to secure sensitive data of million people

Health organization faces a data breach that exposed personal medical information of roughly 1 million people. More
News Security   October 08, 2019  

FIFA 20 e-sports site leaked data of 1,600 pro players

Electronic Arts managed to shut down the compromised site within 30 minutes, although 1,600 participants' data was already exposed. More
News Security   October 07, 2019  

Microsoft warns: Iranian hackers target 2020 U.S presidential campaign

Microsoft discovers recent Iranian hacking group Phosphorus campaigns that target politicians in the U.S. More
News Security   October 05, 2019  

Several Android phone models impacted by a critical zero-day vulnerability

The critical flaw that is exploited in the wild affects phone models from Samsung, Huawei, Pixel, and others. More
News Web browsers and vulnerabilities   October 04, 2019  

Delivering GIFs via WhatsApp could have resulted in Android phone hack

WhatsApp patches the flaw helping hackers to misuse the malicious code in GIF image libraries. More
News Security   October 03, 2019  

VBulletin zero-day used to leak data of 245,000 Comodo forum users

Security software maker Comodo admitted that it suffered data breach due to the vBulletin CVE-2019-16759 vulnerability. More
News Security   October 02, 2019  

Guilty plea: former Yahoo engineer hacked thousands of email accounts

6,000 Yahoo email accounts of mostly young females got hacked in search for sexual images. More
News Spam and phishing   October 01, 2019  

Zynga hack led to data disclosure of 218M "Words with Friends" players

New data breach disclosed: a serial hacker Gnosticplayers snatched data from 218 million "Words with Friends" gamers. More
News Security   September 30, 2019  

Google deletes Play Store apps that overcharge Android users

Android app developers are found overcharging users after they forgot to cancel app trial period. More
News Security   September 28, 2019  

Nodersok malware uses its own LOLBins, turns PCs into proxy zombies

New fileless Nodersok malware brings Node.js and WinDiver LOLBins to operate a click-fraud scheme. More
News Viruses and parasites   September 27, 2019