Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

Poorly secured remote access attracts mostly ransomware gangs, but can provide access to coin miners and backdoors too. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the nature of everyday work, forcing employees to do large parts of their jobs via remote access. Cybercriminals – especially ransomware operators – are aware of the shift and attempt to … More Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game

Warning issued over hackable security cameras

The owners of the vulnerable indoor cameras are advised to unplug the devices immediately. Around 3.5 million security cameras installed in homes and offices mainly in Asia and Europe have serious vulnerabilities that expose the gadgets’ owners to the risk that attackers will spy on them, steal their data or target other devices on the … More Warning issued over hackable security cameras

Vast hack‑for‑hire scheme targeted thousands of people, organizations

An obscure Indian company operated a scheme targeting non-profits, banks, politicians and journalists all over the world, a report says. A hack-for-hire group targeted thousands of people and hundreds of organizations across six continents for several years, according to a report by Citizen Lab. The internet watchdog, based at the University at Toronto, tied the ring, … More Vast hack‑for‑hire scheme targeted thousands of people, organizations

Critical Android flaw lets attackers hijack almost any app, steal data

Left unpatched, the vulnerability could expose almost all Android users to the risk of having their personal data intercepted by attackers. Researchers have found a critical flaw that affects nearly all devices running Android 9.0 or older, which implies that over 90% of Android users could be vulnerable. If exploited, the security hole allows hackers to hijack … More Critical Android flaw lets attackers hijack almost any app, steal data

Thunderbolt flaws open millions of PCs to physical hacking

A new attack method enables bad actors to access data on a locked computer via an evil maid attack within 5 minutes. Millions of computers sporting Intel’s Thunderbolt ports are open to hands-on hacking attempts due to vulnerabilities in this hardware interface, according to research by Björn Ruytenberg, a security researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology … More Thunderbolt flaws open millions of PCs to physical hacking