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Re: Hackers!

Post by impar » Fri May 10, 2019 11:53 am

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Hackers breached 3 US antivirus companies, researchers reveal
Source code, network access being sold online by "Fxmsp" collective.

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... rs-reveal/
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Post by thegrommit » Tue May 14, 2019 12:04 am

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48262681
Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed.
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The FT reported that the attack was developed by Israeli security from NSO Group, a company that has been referred to in the past as a "cyber arms dealer".

Its flagship software, Pegasus, has the ability to collect intimate data from a target device, including capturing data through the microphone and camera, and gathering location data.
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Re: Hackers!

Post by impar » Fri May 17, 2019 10:08 am

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These firms promise high-tech ransomware solutions—but typically just pay hackers
Two US data recovery firms offer help. ProPublica finds they paid ransoms and charged extra.

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... y-hackers/
Nice business model...
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Post by Tabajara » Fri May 17, 2019 3:06 pm

impar wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:08 am
Greetings!
These firms promise high-tech ransomware solutions—but typically just pay hackers
Two US data recovery firms offer help. ProPublica finds they paid ransoms and charged extra.

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... y-hackers/
Nice business model...
They stablish a channel with the kidnappers and assure data recovery. As they say, this might be the only way to recover priceless or very expensive files:
"However, chief executive Victor Congionti told ProPublica in an email that paying attackers is standard procedure at Proven Data. “Our mission is to ensure that the client is protected, their files are restored, and the hackers are not paid more than the minimum required to serve our clients,” he said. Unless the hackers used an outdated variant for which a decryption key is publicly available, “most ransomware strains have encryptions that are too strong to break,” he said."
I can't condone someone that pays criminals off, but it does not look like they had other option...
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Re: Hackers!

Post by impar » Tue May 21, 2019 10:26 am

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Baltimore ransomware nightmare could last weeks more, with big consequences
Houses can't be sold, bills can't be paid while city networks are shuttered.

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... sequences/
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Re: Hackers!

Post by Tabajara » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:24 am

In absence of a better place to post this, here it goes:
Come put your overclock into good use at the nforcersHQ [email protected] team! :sweet:

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Re: Hackers!

Post by thegrommit » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:18 pm

It seems haveibeenpwned is up for sale to the right buyer, with the idea that it will allow Troy Hunt to expand the services it offers.

https://www.troyhunt.com/project-svalba ... een-pwned/
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Re: Hackers!

Post by impar » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:41 am

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Hackers behind dangerous oil and gas intrusions are probing US power grids
Group responsible for safety tampering Triconex malware has expanded, researchers say.

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... wer-grids/
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Post by thegrommit » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:06 pm

This is bad considering how widespread weblogic is among large enterprises:

https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... ogic-flaw/
Oracle has been patching each of these series of deserialization vulnerabilities by individually blacklisting the deserialization of very specific classes as exploits are published. This implies the likelihood of an ongoing cat-and-mouse game in which attackers who understand the service well continue to find and exploit a pool of available vulnerabilities as needed and sparingly.
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Re: Hackers!

Post by thegrommit » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:33 pm

https://www.zdnet.com/article/nasa-hack ... s-network/
The point of entry was a Raspberry Pi device that was connected to the IT network of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) without authorization or going through the proper security review.
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