Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Computer Security News

ESLint-account-compromised

Cyber Criminals Compromised an ESLint Maintainer’s Account to Steal Login Tokens

Hackers compromised an ESLint maintainer’s account and uploaded malicious packages attempting to steal login tokens from the npm software registry.The affected packages hosted on npm are:eslint-scope version 3.7.2 o, a...
VSDC-Malware-Attack

Hackers Hijacked the Official Website of VSDC to Distribute Malware

Qihoo 360 Total Security experts reported that cyber criminals used the official website of VSDC (http://www.videosoftdev.com) for distributing malware.According to the researchers, hackers have hijacked download links on the VSDC website...
Obfuscated-Coinhive-Shortlink

Obfuscated Coinhive Shortlink Exploited by Hackers to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Security experts reported that instead of injecting the CoinHive JavaScript miner straight into compromised websites, hackers leverage an alternative scheme to mine cryptocurrencies.Additionally, CoinHive provides an “URL shortener” service letting users...
gentoo-linux-page

Gentoo Linux GitHub Page Got Compromised by Hackers

Gentoo Linux distribution alerted their users that hackers have compromised one of the GitHub accounts infecting it with malicious code.“Today 28 June at approximately 20:20 UTC unknown individuals have gained control...
HeroRat-Android

Telegram-based HeroRat Attacks Android Users

ESET security experts have found a brand new strain of Android RAT, called HeroRat, which uses Telegram protocol for command and control and stealing users' data.After TeleRAT and IRRAT, the Android...
RCE-Flaws-Microsoft

Critical RCE Flaws in Windows Got Patched by Microsoft

Yesterday, Microsoft released its June security update patching a total of 50 vulnerabilities. Among these, are a dozen critical RCE flaws that affect Windows, as well as its web browsers.Despite the...
Mirai-Botnet-Variants

Variants of Mirai Botnet Keep Infecting IoT Devices

The first 665 Gbps DDoS attack of the Mirai botnet was against the KrebsOnSecurity website in September 2016. Just a few days later, the second attack that peaked at nearly 1...
Trustjacking- Attack-iOS

Hackers Infect iOS Devices via Trustjacking Attack

Hackers found a new method to infect iOS devices. They take control of users' iPhones and iPads via the so-called “Trustjacking” attack.Trustjacking is a feature allowing users to wirelessly sync...
Roaming-Mantis-Malware

Roaming Mantis Malware Attacks Android Users via Hacked Routers

Kaspersky security researchers found a new Android malware, called Roaming Mantis, distributed through a simple trick based on DNS hijacking.The developers of Roaming Mantis malware operate like someone who has swapped...
Atlanta-ransomware-attack

City of Atlanta Lost $2.7M Due to Massive Ransomware Attack

Channel 2 Action News reported that the City of Atlanta was hit by a massive ransomware attack which cost at least $2.7 million.The recent infection has caused the interruption of several...