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Attackers Using Compromised Web Plug-Ins in CryptoPHP Blackhat SEO Campaign  24 November 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Researchers have discovered a group of attackers who have published a variety of compromised WordPress themes and plug-ins on legitimate-looking sites, tricking developers into downloading and installing them on their own sites. The components then give the attackers remote control of the compromised sites and researchers say the attack may have been ongoing since September 2013.
 
Most Targeted Attacks Exploit Privileged Accounts  21 November 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
We all like to write and talk about flashy zero-day vulnerabilities. However, a new threat report cautions enterprises not to flatter themselves, because the majority of criminals are not using valuable zero-days exploits to penetrate corporate networks: they’re phishing privileged account credentials from executives and IT staffs, or simply guessing passwords for automated service accounts and, in turn, exploiting that access to gather valuable information.
 
Mobile Pwn2own Hackers Exploit NFC, Browsers and More  17 November 2014 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The annual Mobile Pwn2own competition, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard's Zero-Day Initiative (ZDI) and held in Tokyo on Nov. 12 and 13, yielded some surprising results.
 
Two Dudes Prove How Easy It Is to Hack ATMs for Free Cash  14 November 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When a small-time Tennessee restaurateur named Khaled Abdel Fattah was running short of cash he went to an ATM machine. Actually, according to federal prosecutors, he went to a lot of them. Over 18 months, he visited a slew of small kiosk ATMs around Nashville and withdrew a total of more than $400,000 in 20-dollar bills. The only problem: It wasn’t his money.
 
Serious Root Access Bug in Belkin N750 Router  10 November 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
A serious vulnerability in a popular Belkin router could be exploited by a local, unauthenticated attacker to gain full control over affected devices.
 
Peeping into 73,000 unsecured security cameras thanks to default passwords  10 November 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Yesterday I stumbled onto a site indexing 73,011 locations with unsecured security cameras in 256 countries …unsecured as in “secured” with default usernames and passwords. The site, with an IP address from Russia, is further broken down into insecure security cameras by the manufacturers Foscam, Linksys, Panasonic, some listed only as “IP cameras,” as well as AvTech and Hikvision DVRs.
 
BlackEnergy cyberespionage group targets Linux systems and Cisco routers  07 November 2014 
Source: ComputerWorld AU - Posted by Alex   
A cyberespionage group that has built its operations around a malware program called BlackEnergy has been compromising routers and Linux systems based on ARM and MIPS architectures in addition to Windows computers.
 
Researchers observe a new phishing technique  06 November 2014 
Source: SC Magazine - Posted by Anthony Pell   
An effective new phishing technique identified by researchers with Trend Micro allows attackers to go after information without having to spend as much time developing copies of websites.
 
An Unprecedented Look at Stuxnet, the World’s First Digital Weapon  04 November 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency visiting the Natanz uranium enrichment plant in Iran noticed that centrifuges used to enrich uranium gas were failing at an unprecedented rate. The cause was a complete mystery—apparently as much to the Iranian technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them.
 
Remote code execution flaws fixed in tnftp and wget  03 November 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
The maintainer of the tnftp FTP client has patched a remote code execution vulnerability which affected operating systems including NetBSD, FreeBSD and Mac OS X. The flaw (CVE-2014-8517), which did not affect OpenBSD due to modifications, was patched over the weekend.
 
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