Attacks by CopyKittens Hackers Unvailed

Security researchers have discovered a new, massive cyber espionage campaign that mainly targets people working in government, defense and academic organizations in various countries.

The campaign is being conducted by an Iran-linked threat group, whose activities, attack methods, and targets have been released in a joint, detailed report published by researchers at Trend Micro and Israeli firm ClearSky.
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A Nearly-Undetectable Malware Targeting Mac Computers

Yes, even Mac could also get viruses that could silently spy on its users. So, if you own a Mac and think you are immune to malware, you are wrong.

An unusual piece of malware that can remotely take control of webcams, screen, mouse, keyboards, and install additional malicious software has been infecting hundreds of Mac computers for more than five years—and it was detected just a few months back.
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Hacker Steals $7 Million Worth of Ethereum in 3 Minutes

All it took was just 3 minutes and ‘a simple trick‘ for a hacker to steal more than $7 Million worth of Ethereum in a recent blow to the crypto currency market.

The heist happened after an Israeli blockchain technology startup project for the trading of Ether, called CoinDash, launched an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), allowing investors to pay with Ethereum and send funds to token sale’s smart contact address.

But within three minutes of the ICO launch, an unknown hacker stole more than $7 Million worth of Ether tokens by tricking CoinDash’s investors into sending 43438.455 Ether to the wrong address owned by the attacker.
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New Ransomware Threatens to Share Your Personal Data

After WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks, a scary (but rather creative) new strain of ransomware is spreading via bogus apps on the Google Play Store, this time targeting Android mobile users.

Dubbed LeakerLocker, the Android ransomware does not encrypt files on victim’s device, unlike traditional ransomware, rather it secretly collects personal images, messages and browsing history and threatens to share it to their contacts if they don’t pay $50 (£38).

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Over 14 Million Verizon Customers’ Data Exposed

Verizon, the major telecommunications provider, has suffered a data security breach with over 14 million US customers’ personal details exposed on the Internet after NICE Systems, a third-party vendor, mistakenly left the sensitive users’ details open on a server.

Chris Vickery, researcher and director of cyber risk research at security firm UpGuard, discovered the exposed data on an unprotected Amazon S3 cloud server that was fully downloadable and configured to allow public access.
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Self-Service Food Kiosk Vendor Avanti Hacked

Avanti Markets, a company whose self-service payment kiosks sit beside shelves of snacks and drinks in thousands of corporate breakrooms across America, has suffered of breach of its internal networks in which hackers were able to push malicious software out to those payment devices, the company has acknowledged. The breach may have jeopardized customer credit card accounts as well as biometric data, Avanti warned.

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Over $1 Million Worth of Bitcoin and Ether Stolen

One of the world’s largest Bitcoin and Ether cryptocurrencies exchanges Bithumb has recently been hacked, resulting in loss of more than $1 Million in cryptocurrencies after a number of its user accounts compromised.

Bithumb is South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange with 20% of global ether trades, and roughly 10% of the global bitcoin trade is exchanged for South Korea’s currency, the Won.
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Two British Men Arrested For Hacking Microsoft

British police have arrested two men in the UK conspiring to hack into the computer networks of US tech giant Microsoft with plans to steal customers’ data from the software giant.

The suspects — 22-year-old from Sleaford and a 25-year-old from Bracknell — were arrested by the detectives from the Britain’s South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Thursday morning (22 June 2017).
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Database of U.S. Voters Left Exposed

Information on more than 198 Million United States citizens, that’s over 60% of the US population, was exposed in what’s believed to be the largest ever known exposure of voter-related to date.

This blunder was caused by Deep Root Analytics (DRA), a data analytics firm employed by the US Republican National Committee (RNC), who “mistakenly” left sensitive personal details of more than 198 million US voters exposed on an unsecured Amazon S3 server.
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