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New Microsoft Kernel Bug Could Permit Malicious Modules

“Could bypass antivirus systems”

Security researchers have found a Microsoft kernel bug that may allow attackers to bypass antivirus systems and load in its own malware that infects users devices. The kernel flaw has been discovered in the PsSetLoadImageNotifyRoutine in all operating systems ranging from Windows 2000 to the most recent version of Windows 10.

AXA Insurance data breach hits 5,400 customers in Singapore

“Sensitive information likely obtained”

AXA Insurance has now revealed it has suffered a cybersecurity incident that compromised personal data of about 5,400 customers in Singapore. The breach affected users of the firms health portal including past customers according to data protection officer Eric Lelyon in a Thursday e-mail to customers. No other alerts or notices were posted on its website. The breach , according to Leylon, “exposed” the customer’s e-mail address, date of birth, and mobile number, which was used to transmit one-time passwords when users transacted on the portal.

Experts Find 2007 Variant of Malware Linked to French Intelligence

“Babar origins may have been found”

Palo Alto Networks researchers have discovered a 2007 variant of Babar, a malware program believed to have been developed by a covert French intelligence agency. The activities of the cyber espionage group known as the Animal Farm came to light in March 2014, when a French publication released a series of slides from united States NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The slides belonged to Canada’s Communications Security Establishment and they detailed an espionage campaign dubbed “Operation Snowglobe.”

Google Patches 81 Android Vulnerabilities With September 2017 Updates

“13 rated critical”

81 security vulnerabilities have been addressed in the September set of security patches for the Android platform. 13 had a severity rating of critical. The security bulletin has two security patch levels, each focused on addressing vulnerabilities in specific components.

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Guardian Soulmates dating website suffers data breach

“Users receive unsavory emails”

Many usernames and e-mail addresses have been exposed by a data breach. Guradian News and Media (GNM), which has run the dating service since the early 2000’s, claims the sensitive security information was exposed by a third party service provider.

Evidence suggests Russia behind hack of French president-elect

“Nine Gigabytes of data allegedly stolen”

As the presidential candidates in the french election entered a press blackout May 5, Emmanuel Macron’s campaign internet archives were breached. The hackers posted the data stolen on the web, and were widely distributed via 4Chan and Wikileaks. The ‘forensic metadata’ suggests that the attacks were consistent with Russian contractor breaches. Evidence also exists that the hacker may have falsified or edited many of the documents released.

FCC hit with DDoS attacks after John Oliver takes on net neutrality

“Website slows to a crawl”

The United States Federal Communication’s Commision website nearly came to a halt after famous comedian John Oliver suggested to his viewers that they should flood the website in attempts to support net neutrality. FCC CIO David Bray claims that the FCC site was subsequently hit with several DDoS attacks at about midnight Eastern Time, causing major disturbances and limited access.