FAKE WHATSAPP ON GOOGLE PLAY STORE DOWNLOADED BY MILLIONS

Around a million Android clients were tricked into downloading a phony form of the well-known messaging application WhatsApp claiming to be the official one.  The application was called “Update WhatsApp” accessible on official Google Play Store. WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware and cross-platform texting administration for smart phones.  It utilizes the Internet to make voice Read more…

 

THE CULPRIT BEHIND THE FIREEYE 2015 HACK ARRESTED

The hacker, yet to be publicly identified, who carried out the 2015 doxing attack against Mandiant, a FireEye owned firm based in Virginia, was arrested last 02 November 2017 by international law enforcers. FireEye is an international private cyber-security company known for their impenetrability and reliability.  FireEye conductions cyber-security operations for enormous companies and stands Read more…

 

DUHK ATTACK CAN RECOVER COMMON CRYPTOGRAPHIC KEYS

Another vulnerability set in the key-finding set of tools is now recently discovered – the DUHK attack or Don’t Use Hard-coded Keys.  DUHK can easily infiltrate devices using ANSI X9.31 Random Number Generator (RNG). Recently, several cryptographic key vulnerabilities were reported such as KRACK Wi-Fi attack and ROCA factorization attack. The mechanics of KRACK sums up Read more…

 

BAD RABBIT RANSOMWARE – A NEW RANSOMWARE ATTACK

A new globally-threatening ransomware emerged this year.   Dubbed as Bad Rabbit Ransomware, said ransomware is now rapidly spreading across Europe.  It has infected almost 200 major organizations in Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Germany. Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system, either by locking the system’s screen or Read more…