FBI warns Russian Hackers hacked hundreds of thousands of Routers

(CNBC): The FBI warned on Friday that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic. The U.S. law enforcement agency urged the owners of many brands of routers to turn them off and on again, and download updates from the […]

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Bug In Git Opens Developer Systems Up to Attack

Git repository hosting services GitHub, GitLab and Microsoft VSTS each patched a serious vulnerability on Tuesday that could lead to arbitrary code execution when a developer uses a malicious repository. Developers behind the open-source development Git tool pushed out Git 2.17.1, addressing two bugs (CVE-2018-11233 and CVE-2018-11235). “These are tricky vulnerabilities that will require the […]

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Botnet Operators Team Up To Leverage IcedID, Trickbot Trojans

The botnet operators behind two infamous banking trojans have banded together to gouge victims of cash in a tricky collaborative scheme. Flashpoint analysts, who highlighted the collaboration in a Wednesday report, said that the operators behind the  IcedID and TrickBot trojans appear to be targeting banking victims in a dual threat — and sharing the […]

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Yahoo Hacker Sentenced; Coke Opens Up a Can of Data Breach

Fortune 500 breaches seem to be a theme this week. As the Yahoo attacker responsible for the company’s 500 million-account data breach has been sentenced, Coca-Cola disclosed an insider stole the information of 8,000 employees. A Canadian man who pleaded guilty last year to a “hacking-for-hire” spear-phishing operation of Yahoo employees was sentenced to five […]

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