Category : Tech News

Media hackers behind E-toll billing problems: Minister

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Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters has said that “some media houses” were responsible for “cyber attacks” on the E-toll website, BDlive reported on Wednesday, 23 July 2014. According to the report, the Minister was answering a parliamentary question put to her by Democratic Alliance MP Chris Hunsinger in a written reply. Teething problems on the [...]

After Takedown, GameOver Zeus Banking Trojan Returns Again

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A month after the FBI and Europol took down the GameOver Zeus botnet by seizing servers and disrupting the botnet’s operation, security researchers have unearthed a new variant of malware based explicitly on the same Gameover ZeuS that compromised users’ computers and collectively formed a massive botnet. GAMEOVER ZEUS TROJAN The massive botnet, essentially a [...]

Microsoft Seized No-IP Domains

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In an effort to crackdown on cyber crimes, Microsoft has taken a legal action against a malware network what it thought is responsible for more than 7.4 million infections of Windows PCs across the globe. Millions of legitimate servers that rely on Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS) from No-IP.com, owned by Vitalwerks Internet Solutions were [...]

DDoS attacks get bigger, smarter

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Crashing Web sites and overwhelming data centres, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet. While some attackers are diehard activists, criminal gangs or nation states looking for a covert way to hit enemies, others are just teenage hackers looking for kicks. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) [...]

Report: Ethiopian Government Hacks Journalists in U.S. and Europe

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The Ethiopian government reportedly used surveillance technology created by an Italian company to hack into the computers of Ethiopian journalists in the United States and Europe. Journalists at the Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT), a news organization comprised mostly of Ethiopian expatriates, were targeted with spying software made by the Italian company company Hacking Team, according [...]

Sanral exposes user details

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A new security flaw in the South African National Roads Agency’s (Sanral’s) e-toll Web site exposes registered users’ personal details, leaving them vulnerable to criminal activity. Exploiting the flaw, attackers could – until this morning – gain access to unsuspecting victims’ accounts, including their personal data such as car registration, phone numbers, physical address and [...]

Biggest security threats in 2014

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Sophos released its latest Security Threat Report on 10 December 2013, predicting a greater focus from cybercriminals on high quality and convincing phishing and social engineering. Download: Threat Report 2014 The report outlines the significant changes in cyber-criminal behavior over the course of last year and a forecast for their preferred methods of attack in [...]

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