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Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack  27 February 2015 
Source: IT World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
An email-based attack spotted in Brazil recently employed an unusual but potent technique to spy on a victim’s Web traffic.
 
DDoS Exploit Targets Open Source Rejetto HFS  27 February 2015 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Apparently no vulnerability is too small, no application too obscure, to escape a hacker’s notice. A honeypot run by Trustwave’s SpiderLabs research team recently snared an automated attack targeting users of the open source Rejetto HTTP File Server (Rejetto HFS).
 
More than 1 million WordPress websites imperiled by critical plugin bug  25 February 2015 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
More than one million websites that run on the WordPress content management application run the risk of being completely hijacked by attackers exploiting critical vulnerability in most versions of a plugin called WP-Slimstat.
 
Spin and FUD: Superfish CEO says software presents no security risk  23 February 2015 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In a statement to Ars Technica, Adi Pinhas, CEO of Superfish Inc. said his company's pre-installed advertising software on Lenovo PCs poses no security risk – despite clear evidence otherwise.
 
“How do I stop this virus?” Equation Group victim pleaded for online help  18 February 2015 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A day after security Kaspersky Lab researchers detailed a state-sponsored hacking campaign with ties to Stuxnet, an online posting has been spotted in which one of the victims pleaded for help.
 
ACHTUNG! Scary Linux backdoor turns your box into a DDoS platform  10 February 2015 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cybercrooks have cooked up a Linux backdoor boasting multiple malicious functions. The Swiss Army Knife-style malware – dubbed Xnote.1 by Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web – can be used as a platform to mount DDoS attacks and other malicious tasks.
 
DDoS malware for Linux systems comes with sophisticated custom-built rootkit  09 February 2015 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
A malware program designed for Linux systems, including embedded devices with ARM architecture, uses a sophisticated kernel rootkit that’s custom built for each infection.
 
Health insurer Anthem hit by hackers, up to 80 million records exposed  05 February 2015 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Alex   
Health insurer Anthem has confirmed the likely loss of millions of records relating to US citizens in what could be the largest cyberattack in the sector to date.
 
Hackers tapped into Syrian opposition's battle plans  02 February 2015 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Syrian opposition leaders lost gigabytes of secret communications and battlefield plans to hackers who baited them into downloading malware during flirtatious Skype chats, according to a report released Sunday.
 
Faking Murders And Stealing Bitcoin: Why The Silk Road Is The Strangest Crime Story Of The Decade  02 February 2015 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
To his family, he was former Eagle Scout Ross Ulbricht. To his housemates, he was “Joshua Terrey.” To the U.S. government, he’s “The Dread Pirate Roberts” – the criminal mastermind who created and operated the billion dollar black market website Silk Road. His trial began on January 13.
 
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