Vulnerabilities

Data breach risks - are enterprises out of touch with reality?

Data breach risks - are enterprises out of touch with reality?

03/21/2017 - It is notable that many respondents in a recent survey expressed confidence in their overall cybersecurity strategy. Looking at the coverage of recent data breaches, though, this degree of confidence might seem unwarranted. Still, there is light at the end of the tunnel: both governments and businesses have started putting more emphasis on the topic and awareness has risen considerably within...

Author: Giulio Vada (G DATA Italia)

World of Warcraft: one simple line of code can cost you dearly

World of Warcraft: one simple line of code can cost you dearly

07/22/2016 - A few days ago, a new type of gold/item scam made the rounds. Usually scamming in MMORPGs is done using social engineering techniques, e.g. an attacker sells a fake item code for alleged in-game items like mounts to a potential victim for in-game currency. But this most recent kind of attack does not only involve social engineering but also relies on the misuse of a previously undocumented feature...

Author: Sascha Curylo & Sabrina Berkenkopf

“HummingBad“ – Money-making Malware, Made in Asia

“HummingBad“ – Money-making Malware, Made in Asia

07/08/2016 - During the past few days and weeks reports surfaced according to which a new type of malware has infected millions of smartphones and tablet PCs worldwide. The malware in question is highly lucrative for its makers – each month they can rake in up to 300.000 Euros in revenue. The makers of this malware work for an advertising company called “Yingmob” which is based out of China, say researchers of...

Author: Tim Berghoff
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