It was recently reported that around 5,500 Wordpress sites have been infected by a malicious keylogger script that also loads an in-browser cryptocurrency miner. The script was found to be loaded from “cloudflare.solutions”, which is not a legitimate Cloudflare domain. Loaded on both the frontend and backend of a site, the...

Last Thursday, Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov called on Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) member states to increase cyber security efforts for the protection of the Internet. Reacting to US claims of Russian interference in its 2016 election and global hacking attacks, Lavrov hit back and said that...

According to Reuters, three sources with intimate knowledge of the Uber hack revealed that the embattled ride-hailing company paid a young hacker from Florida $100,000 to delete the breached data and not disclose any details regarding the incident. The 20 year old had apparently been made to sign a nondisclosure agreement,...

A new game called CryptoKitties has reportedly slowed down trade on Ethereum, one of the most popular cryptocurrencies. Intended as a way to make blockchain more accessible to the public, the game lets players buy and breed virtual pets on Ethereum’s blockchain network. However, pending transactions have reportedly increased six times...

A report from Israeli firm ClearSky Cybersecurity recently revealed that the Iranian hacker Behzad Mesri, who is wanted for the HBO hacking incident, is part of an elite cyber espionage group called “Charming Kitten”. The group, classified as an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), has been active since 2013 and is suspected...

Last Tuesday, Forcepoint Security Labs researchers revealed that Bitcoin wallets are now being targeted by the updated Quant malware. The researchers have found that the trojan now downloads by default three library files which it uses to steal credentials and cryptocurrency. The Z’Stealer is used to nab credentials on Wi-Fi networks,...

A group composed of law enforcement agencies and private sector partners from different countries announced that they have taken down the Andromeda (Gamarue or Wauchos) botnet last November 29. Agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Luneburg Central Criminal Investigation Inspectorate in Germany, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3),...