“Senior judges rule against government and expose programs”
The Investagory Powers Tribunal has investigated a complaint from the Privacy International organization. The Tribunal concluded that the collection that various British intelligence agencies had been engaged in- including the tracking of medical, tax, phone and web records for over 15 years- was not justified under its 1984 Telecommunications Act. The legislation was originally intended to be used as a national security bill, set in place to monitor dangerous criminals, and failed to meet the qualifications to continue the covert surveillance.
“Possibly one of the worst Trojan viruses used against banks”
Australian users are currently being targeted by malicious software Dyre. The virus, now showing itself in the form of a TrickBot, is notorious for the millions in damages it caused since mid-2014 in Western financial circles. While the original malware disappeared in late 2015, it has reappeared with code upgrades that are now making available various stolen bank credentials to access wire transfers to steal from businesses and banks alike.
“Innocent looking images become platform for data theft”
Cybercriminals have been running malicious programs through compromised websites on the Magneto platform. Sucuri and RiskIQ have both observed several dozen attacks that ended with the theft of card swiping data and several malicious PHP dumps of data into an image file.