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WannaCry Some More? Cybercriminals Using NSA Hacking Tools to Attack Citizens

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A cybersecurity firm has announced hacking tools linked to the US National Security Agency are being exploited by cybercriminals. NSA-linked hacking tools are being used by cybercriminals in efforts to remotely steal money and confidential information from online banking users, according to researchconducted by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint. Proofpoint researchers discovered two different banking […]

Fiat Must Face Some Claims In Drivers’ Hacking Risk Suit

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans An Illinois federal judge on Monday refused to entirely dismiss a putative class action claiming some Fiat Chrysler Jeeps are susceptible to hacking, saying that the plaintiffs can continue to claim they overpaid for the vehicles. District Court Judge Michael Reagan dismissed remaining claims that possible […]

Hackers could take over your computer if they fragged you on some CS:GO servers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans An exploit in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Source (SDK) engine was removed in a June update, according a report from software security company One Up Security yesterday. The vulnerability allowed users in CS:GO community browser and third-party servers to hack into another player’s computer merely through […]

Computer expert: Some voting machines can be directly hacked

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A computer science professor told the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday that voting machines that create an electronic record of the voters’ decisions are open to fraud and computer hacking, vulnerabilities that are big enough to potentially change the outcome of some elections. J. Alex Halderman, professor […]

Some question government’s responsibility in cyber security after latest breach

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans This week’s news about the CIA having the ability to access cell phones didn’t come as a surprise to some. However, there are also those that are concerned about whether or not withholding that information from tech companies is safe … The post Some question government’s […]

Microsoft is investigating claims that some Bing ads are redirecting users to malware

  Security firm ThreatTrack Security Labs today spotted that certain Bing ads are linking to sites that infect users with malware. Those who click are redirected to a dynamic DNS service subdomain which in turns serves the Sirefef malware from 109(dot)236(dot)81(dot)176. Update: Microsoft is investigating, see statement below. ThreatTrack notes that the scammers could of course be targeting other keywords aside from […]