Chinese officials’ attempts to maintain privacy have been thwarted again with hackers leaking guest details of hotels. A number to the tune of 20 million has been reportedly made public through multiple websites and a popular messaging service, WeChat. WooYun, is an online security watchdog which had observed in September that a loophole in CNWisdom, the largest provider of wireless internet for hotels, led the hackers have access to personal information of guests of the hotels. Personal details as to phone numbers, house addresses and also email addresses were retrieved by these hackers.
As a quick retort the service provider, CNWisdom at the outset had stated that many hotels which were not among its clients back then, also fell victim to such leak by another source. As of December, even though a website with leaked data was shut down, data has spread. (more…)
One of the Smartly created Android Malware named “MouaBad.P“ found by security company Lookout, according to their research the malware can automatically make calls to those premium numbers which cost a huge amount per minute. These types of Malware already in the market, but a feature in this makes it strong-it automatically starts the call whenever your phone locks and it ends the call after phone unlocks. Now, you can imagine, it can easily create calls without any user intervention.
But, the thing is-Malware unable to delete call histories, so it can be easily detected through your call logs.
Which Android is affected?
This Malware only works with 3.1 Android version or later, for those who have android version above 3.1-there is no need to worry. (more…)
The National Security Agency is secretly piggybacking on the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using “cookies” and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance.
The agency’s internal presentation slides, provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, show that when companies follow consumers on the Internet to better serve them advertising, the technique opens the door for similar tracking by the government. The slides also suggest that the agency is using these tracking techniques to help identify targets for offensive hacking operations. (more…)
Content delivery services provider Akamai Technologies plans to buy Prolexic Technologies, a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation specialist, for $370 million in cash.
Akamai, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, runs one of the world’s largest content delivery networks with 137,000 servers in 87 countries. Its clients span a variety of industries and include a third of the companies on the Fortune Global 500 list.
Akamai already offers security services that protect Web sites and Web applications against a variety of threats, including DDoS attacks. However, Prolexic, located in Hollywood, Florida, specializes in defending enterprise applications against application-layer and network-layer attacks. (more…)
Three hooded hackers hunch over their computer screens in the control room at Israel’s new state-of-the-art “Cyber Gym”, where IT and infrastructure company employees train to defend against cyber attacks.
The facility, a series of small buildings in the shadow of the looming Orot Rabin power station on Israel’s northern coastline, was inaugurated this month by theIsrael Electric Corp (IEC), which has experienced its fair share of cyber attacks.
“Israel, we believe, is the most-attacked country,” Cyber Gym director Ofir Hason told AFP.
“And as the most-attacked civilian company in Israel, this gives us the unique capabilities to train other companies around the world” to defend against system hacking. (more…)