WannaCry ‘Highly Likely’ Work of North Korean-linked Hackers, Symantec Says
“Lazarus hacking group suspected”
One of the most debilitating ransomware attaks in recent memory was almost certainly the work of North-Korean linked hacking organization ‘Lazarus,’ security group Symantec claims. The suggestion was based on information that the tools and infrasturcture of the program are similar to that of previous Lazarus projects.
Russian Hackers Infected 1 Million Phones With Banking Trojan
“Over 20 suspects involved”
Russian Interior Ministry authorities announced that a major cybercriminal gang has been disbanded on Monday. This paricular group had been responsible for almost $900,000 from banking instituions after the infection of over one million Android devices. The group leader is believed to be a 30-year-old in Ivanovo, however members are spread through at least five regions of Russia.
Hackers easily trick scanner to unlock Samsung Galaxy S8
“Concerns of featured security measure”
Samsung has been touting their new iris recognition technology as ‘virtually impossible’ to replicate, advertising it as the new flagship S8 security feature. However the hacking group Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has had a differnet story to tell about the new phone’s technology. The organization has claimed that it has easily defeated the feature with just a camera, printer, and a contact lens.
Emerging Threats to Add to Your Security Radar Screen
“New tech promises even more complex defense in the future”
The technology of the future, such IoT and machine learning devices, promise to increase productivity to points never before imagined. However, they also promise to make security threats even more broad than they currently are. As more and more businesses across all fields employ the technology, the vulnerabilities continue to spread with them.
Another Samsung Pay vulnerability discovered
“Security concerns pile on safety concerns”
Samsung now faces critical failures in its security measures to prevent hacking. In August Salvatore Mendoza was able to exploit this security failure, monitor a payment transaction, and make a payment with the stolen information. This news further damages the brand after news that its new Galaxy Note 7 devices have been reportedly blowing up inexplicably.
Malware Attacks Increasingly Dangerous in New Intel Chips
“Attacks could cause massive damage if failure not patched”
Researchers have developed a formula that can side step critical security measures in the majority of Intel operating systems. It works by randomizing locations in computer memory, allowing hackers to exploit specific groups of code and managing system shutdown to a basic crash instead of serious system failure.
Banks Urged to Install Tougher Security Standards
“Objective to ward off cyber-attacks”
The United States bank regulators are pushing for leading financial institutions to upgrade security systems to a point of complete recovery within two hours of an attack. These new regulations will be finalized after industry talks are completed, aimed at making this a top priority to each firm’s executives. Each institution with over $50 billion worth of assets are targeted for these reforms, as reported by the Federal Reserve.
Election Night Cyber Attack Feared by Media
“Newsrooms vulnerable to attack”
Leading United States news site, including BuzzFeed, Newsweek, and Brian Krebs have recently been vandalized or knocked offline by hackers, showing their susceptibility to malicious hackers that may try to influence the election outcomes. Federal law enforcement agencies are investigating several of these recent attacks, while also lending advice to those in the industry who have yet to be hit.