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  • New Zeus variant targets users of 150 banks

    19.12.2014

    A new variant of the infamous Zeus banking and information-stealing Trojan has been created to target the users of over 150 different banks and 20 payment systems in 15 countries, including the UK, the US, Russia, Spain and Japan.

  • ICANN systems breached via spear-phishing emails

    18.12.2014

    As many organizations before it, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been compromised after some of its employees fell for cleverly constructed spear-phishing emails sent by the attackers.

  • Sony hackers threaten company and movie-goers

    17.12.2014

    Guardians of Peace, the hacker group that hit Sony Pictures Entertainment, has released another batch of data labeled simply with "Michael Lynton," the name of the company's CEO.

  • TorrentLocker exposed: Investigation and analysis

    16.12.2014

    ESET researchers analyzed a widespread case of ransomware generally known as TorrentLocker, which started spreading in early 2014.

  • GOP hackers announce more Sony data leaks for Christmas

    15.12.2014

    As the Guardians of Peace announced another explosive data leak for Christmas, Sony Pictures Entertainment got into incident minimization mode by sending out a message to news outlets, demanding they stop publishing information gleaned from the already released data and future releases.




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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