Archive for November, 2018

Every year, more and more Americans are taking care of their holiday shopping on Cyber Monday. Last year, consumers spent a record $6.59 billion during the annual online shopping day, an all-time record, according to Adobe Insights. Still, that doesn’t mean no one is rushing out the night of Thanksgiving to do their shopping. Shoppers still went out in droves on Black Friday last year — Adobe estimated that Americans spent $2.43 billion on Nov. 25, 2017. Continue reading

ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 16, 2018 – Privacy4Cars, the first and only mobile app designed to help erase Personally Identifiable Information (PII) from modern vehicles, publicly disclosed today the existence of a concerning vehicle hack, titled CarsBlues, that exploits infotainment systems of several makes via the Bluetooth protocol. The attack can be performed in a few minutes using inexpensive and readily available hardware and software and does not require significant technical knowledge. Continue reading

Israeli firms and the Ministry of Economy are setting up a consortium to deal with aviation cyber-threats (Shoshanna Solomon/Times of Israel)

Group includes startups and veteran cybersecurity and aviation companies; the aim is to create a virtual bulletproof cockpit door for the cybersphere, Israel’s cyberchief says

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Instagram notified some users of a new security flaw that could have inadvertently exposed their passwords to public view, raising questions among security researchers about the effectiveness of Instagram’s security measures. Continue reading

Over the last few weeks, we have noticed new activity from Hades, the APT group behind the infamous Olympic Destroyer attack. Moreover, this new wave of attack shares a lot with those previously attributed to the group but it seems that this time we are witnessing significant changes that may hint at a new evolution from the group. Continue reading

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived!

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. cybersecurity experts say hackers impersonating a State Department official have targeted U.S. government agencies, businesses and think tanks in an attack that bears similarity to past campaigns linked to Russia. Continue reading


Daniel’s Hosting, one of the largest providers of Dark Web hosting services, was hacked this week and taken offline, ZDNet has learned from one of our readers. The hack took place on Thursday, November 15, according to Daniel Winzen, the software developer behind the hosting service. Continue reading

On November 15th around 10-11 PM UTC the hosting server got hacked. As per my analysis it seems someone got access to the database and deleted all accounts. Noteworthy, also the account “root” has been deleted. To this day around 6500 Hidden Services were hosted on the server. There is no way to recover from this breach, all data is gone. I might re-enable the service once the vulnerability has been found, but right now I first need to find it. Continue reading

Researchers at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and a research-oriented branch of the University of Quebec have used ultra-short laser pulses to invent world’s fastest camera. This camera is capable of taking a mind-blowing 10 trillion shots per second. A tightly focused laser beam is visible to the human eye but filming a laser pulse moving through air is too fast for the human eye to pick on. Continue reading