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Week in review: Keylogger in HP laptops, ICS-tailored malware, new issue of (IN)SECURE

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles:

Keylogger found in Synaptics driver on HP laptops
For the second time this year, a security researcher unearthed a keylogger in a driver used on a number of HP laptops. 788 more words

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19 M California Voter Records Held for Ransom in MongoDB Attack

19 M California Voter Records Held for Ransom in MongoDB Attack

The records were first exposed in an unsecured MongoDB database, continuing a cyber-extortion trend. 191 more words

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Triton Malware Targets Industrial Control Systems in Middle East

Researchers found malware called Triton on the industrial control systems of a company located in the Middle East. Attackers planted Triton, also called Trisis, with the intent of carrying out a “high-impact attack” against an unnamed company with the goal of causing physical damage, researchers said. 623 more words

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Lazarus Group Targets Bitcoin Company

Lazarus Group Targets Bitcoin Company

The cybercrime group blamed for attacks on the SWIFT financial network launches a spearphishing campaign to steal employee credentials at a London cryptocurrency company. 202 more words

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Simple research tool detects 19 unknown data breaches

Every now and then researchers come up with a security insight so simple you wonder why nobody has noticed it before.

If there was an award for such discoveries, a contender for this year’s prize would surely be a data breach early warning tool called Tripwire, the work of engineers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). 568 more words

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To avoid phishing hooks don’t swim with the shoal

For phishing to work, it needs clicks. Victims have to open an email, reply, click on a link, or open up an attachment.

And click they do, in droves. 833 more words

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Former Botmaster, ‘Darkode’ Founder is CTO of Hacked Bitcoin Mining Firm ‘NiceHash’


On Dec. 6, 2017, approximately USD $52 million worth of Bitcoin mysteriously disappeared from the coffers of NiceHash, a Slovenian company that lets users sell their computing power to help others mine virtual currencies. 1,016 more words

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