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Cyber attack struck down Talk Talk and Post Office routers

Thousands of Talk Talk and Post Office customers were hit by a cyber attack in the U.K. when the internet access was struck targeting certain types of internet routers. The assault had used the same malicious software, “Mirai worm” that took some of the world’s most popular websites ... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/03/cyber-attack-struck-down-talk-talk-and-post-office-routers/
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Massive Apple Leaks Reveal Radical New iPhone

Massive Apple Leaks Reveal Radical New iPhone | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Is Apple set to Wow the world with a radical new iPhone? A rash of leaks from a variety of credible sources strongly suggest so, and they promise a level of reinvention we haven’t seen from Apple in several years. The biggest news comes from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo (widely regarded ... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/03/massive-apple-leaks-reveal-radical-new-iphone/
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Apple to use drones to improve maps data

Apple to use drones to improve maps data | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Since its launch in 2012, Apple Maps has come a long way yet has not been able to surpass its rival Google Maps which is why now it has decided to hop drones on its mission. Apple has got approval from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use drones for data collection. The drones will be... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/02/apple-to-use-drones-to-improve-maps-data/
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Police Shut Down Global Cybercriminal Fraud Service

Police Shut Down Global Cybercriminal Fraud Service | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
‘Avalanche’ Provided Support for Malware DistributionLaw enforcement in the U.S., Europe and Asia say they’ve dismantled a resilient network used by cybercriminals to infect tens of millions of computers with malicious software. http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/02/police-shut-down-global-cybercriminal-fraud-service/
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Buffer overflow exploit can bypass Activation Lock on iPads running iOS 10.1.1

Buffer overflow exploit can bypass Activation Lock on iPads running iOS 10.1.1 | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Enlarge / The iPad Air 2 and Mini 4. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple’s Activation Lock feature, introduced in iOS 7 in 2013, deters thieves by associating your iPhone and iPad with your Apple ID. Even if a thief steals your device, puts it into Recovery Mode, and completely resets... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/02/buffer-overflow-exploit-can-bypass-activation-lock-on-ipads-running-ios-10-1-1/
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USB Killer, yours for $50, lets you easily fry almost every device

USB Killer, yours for $50, lets you easily fry almost every device | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Last year we wrote about the “USB Killer”—a DIY USB stick that fried almost everything (laptops, smartphones, consoles, cars) that it was plugged into. Now the USB Killer has been mass produced—you can buy it online for about £50/$50. Now everyone can destroy just abou... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/02/usb-killer-yours-for-50-lets-you-easily-fry-almost-every-device/
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German elections may be disrupted by Russia

German elections may be disrupted by Russia | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Germany’s spy chief, Bruno Kahl warned that state-sponsored hackers aligned with Russia may disrupt German elections taking place next year by spreading campaigns of misinformation and hacking government emails which could undermine the democratic process. Kahl, president of the German... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/01/german-elections-may-be-disrupted-by-russia/
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‘Avalanche’ Global Fraud Ring Dismantled

‘Avalanche’ Global Fraud Ring Dismantled | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
In what’s being billed as an unprecedented global law enforcement response to cybercrime, federal investigators in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe today say they’ve dismantled a sprawling cybercrime machine known as “Avalanche” — a distributed, c... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/01/avalanche-global-fraud-ring-dismantled/
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Shamoon wiper malware returns with a vengeance

Shamoon wiper malware returns with a vengeance | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Enlarge / Saudi Arabia has been hit by another wave of Shamoon wiper attacks, this time with a message about Syrian refugees. A new variant of Shamoon, the malware that wiped hard drives at Saudi Aramco and other energy companies in 2012, has struck at least one Saudi company in a new... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/01/shamoon-wiper-malware-returns-with-a-vengeance/
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Mozilla and Tor release urgent update for Firefox 0-day under active attack

Developers with both Mozilla and Tor have published browser updates that patch a critical Firefox vulnerability being actively exploited to deanonymize people using the privacy service. “The security flaw responsible for this urgent release is already actively exploited on Windows... http://nulzsec.com/2016/11/30/mozilla-and-tor-release-urgent-update-for-firefox-0-day-under-active-attack/
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Firefox and Tor release urgent update for 0-day that’s under active attack

Developers with both Mozilla and Tor have published browser updates that patche a critical Firefox vulnerability being actively exploited to deanonymize people using the privacy service. “The security flaw responsible for this urgent release is already actively exploited on Windows... http://nulzsec.com/2016/11/30/firefox-and-tor-release-urgent-update-for-0-day-thats-under-active-attack/
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Tor releases urgent update for Firefox 0day that’s under active attack

Developers with Tor have published a browser update that patches a critical Firefox vulnerability being actively exploited to deanonymize people using the privacy service. “The security flaw responsible for this urgent release is already actively exploited on Windows systems,” a... http://nulzsec.com/2016/11/30/tor-releases-urgent-update-for-firefox-0day-thats-under-active-attack/
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1 million Android accounts compromised by Android malware called Gooligan

1 million Android accounts compromised by Android malware called Gooligan | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
(credit: Ron Amadeo) Researchers say they’ve uncovered a family of Android-based malware that has compromised more than 1 million Google accounts, hundreds of them associated with enterprise users. Gooligan, as researchers from security firm Check Point Software Technologies have... http://nulzsec.com/2016/11/30/1-million-android-accounts-compromised-by-android-malware-called-gooligan/
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VindowsLocker Ransomware mimics tech support scam

VindowsLocker Ransomware mimics tech support scam | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Phone-based Windows support scams have been going on for at least six years despite repeated warnings from Better Business Bureau, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the FBI, and Microsoft themselves. Now, the tech support scammers are too taking on their data hostage by targeting unsuspecting... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/03/vindowslocker-ransomware-mimics-tech-support-scam/
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Obama Panel Urges Trump to Quickly Address Cybersecurity

Obama Panel Urges Trump to Quickly Address Cybersecurity | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Presidential Cybersecurity Commission Issues 100-Page ReportAcknowledging the urgent IT security challenges the nation faces, a cybersecurity commission named by President Barack Obama encourages the incoming administration to adopt some of its recommendations in the first 100 days of Donald... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/02/obama-panel-urges-trump-to-quickly-address-cybersecurity/
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There’s a new DDoS army, and it could soon rival record-setting Mirai

There’s a new DDoS army, and it could soon rival record-setting Mirai | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Enlarge (credit: ellenm1) For almost three months, Internet-of-things botnets built by software called Mirai have been a driving force behind a new breed of attacks so powerful they threaten the Internet as we know it. Now, a new botnet is emerging that could soon magnify or even rival that... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/02/theres-a-new-ddos-army-and-it-could-soon-rival-record-setting-mirai/
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Fast-Spreading Mirai Worm Disrupts UK Broadband Providers

Fast-Spreading Mirai Worm Disrupts UK Broadband Providers | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
TalkTalk and Post Office Have Developed FixesMirai, the ever-morphing malware behind devastating DDoS attacks, has also disrupted two U.K. broadband providers. The malware’s framework is becoming a platform for attacks against IoT devices. http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/02/fast-spreading-mirai-worm-disrupts-uk-broadband-providers/
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Visa Delays Chip Deadline for Pumps To 2020

Visa Delays Chip Deadline for Pumps To 2020 | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Visa this week delayed by three years a deadline for fuel station owners to install payment terminals at the pump that are capable of handling more secure chip-based cards. Experts say the new deadline — extended from 2017 — comes amid a huge spike in fuel pump skimming, and means ... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/02/visa-delays-chip-deadline-for-pumps-to-2020/
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At least 10 million Android users imperiled by popular AirDroid app

At least 10 million Android users imperiled by popular AirDroid app | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Enlarge / AirDroid’s example imagery. For at least the past six months, a popular remote management app available in the official Google Play Store has opened tens of millions of Android users to code-execution and data-theft attacks when they use unsecured networks, researchers said ... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/01/at-least-10-million-android-users-imperiled-by-popular-airdroid-app/
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Exploited Script in WordPress Theme Sends Spam

Exploited Script in WordPress Theme Sends Spam | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
As WordPress continues to grow in popularity, so does its library. New and experienced developers are creating themes and plugins – which creates diverse directories. While this is useful to the WordPress community, the nature of mass creation can account for coding errors and... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/01/exploited-script-in-wordpress-theme-sends-spam/
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Legal raids in five countries seize botnet servers, sinkhole 800,000+ domains

Legal raids in five countries seize botnet servers, sinkhole 800,000+ domains | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Enlarge / Avalanche once hosted ransomware that spoofed messages from law enforcement. Now, a team of 40 law enforcement agencies has shut it down. (credit: Symantec) A botnet that has served up phishing attacks and at least 17 different malware families to victims for much of this decade... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/01/legal-raids-in-five-countries-seize-botnet-servers-sinkhole-800000-domains/
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A beginner’s guide to beefing up your privacy and security online

A beginner’s guide to beefing up your privacy and security online | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
Enlarge / Unfortunately, it’s easier to stick a lock on the Brooklyn Bridge than it is to secure your data. We can at least try to help, though. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) With Thanksgiving behind us, holiday season in the US is officially underway. If you’re reading Ars, that... http://nulzsec.com/2016/12/01/a-beginners-guide-to-beefing-up-your-privacy-and-security-online/
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New Mirai Worm Knocks 900K Germans Offline

New Mirai Worm Knocks 900K Germans Offline | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
More than 900,000 customers of German ISP Deutsche Telekom (DT) were knocked offline this week after their Internet routers got infected by a new variant of a computer worm known as Mirai. The malware wriggled inside the routers via a newly discovered vulnerability in a feature that allows ISPs t... http://nulzsec.com/2016/11/30/new-mirai-worm-knocks-900k-germans-offline/
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Tor releases urgent update for Firefox 0-day that’s under active attack

Developers with Tor have published a browser update that patches a critical Firefox vulnerability being actively exploited to deanonymize people using the privacy service. “The security flaw responsible for this urgent release is already actively exploited on Windows systems,” a... http://nulzsec.com/2016/11/30/tor-releases-urgent-update-for-firefox-0-day-thats-under-active-attack/
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1 million Google accounts compromised by Android malware called Gooligan

1 million Google accounts compromised by Android malware called Gooligan | Nulzsec Security Blog | Scoop.it
(credit: Ron Amadeo) Researchers say they’ve uncovered a family of Android-based malware that has compromised more than 1 million Google accounts, hundreds of them associated with enterprise users. Gooligan, as researchers from security firm Check Point Software Technologies have... http://nulzsec.com/2016/11/30/1-million-google-accounts-compromised-by-android-malware-called-gooligan/
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