Highlights and Updates

VIRUS ALERT: MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES VIDEO

Thursday, 20th March 2014
There is a file spreading around via email and social media sites named "Malaysian Airlines MH370 5m Video.exe."  Please do not run it. 
Users who attempt to access this attachment are infected with a generic Trojan, which opens a backdoor onto their systems.

Google Play goes down twice this week after hacker exploits vulnerability

Wednesday, 19th March 2014
Google Play became unavailable to Android users and app developers this week after a hacker tested a vulnerability he found in the developer console.

Kenya Establishes Special Dedicated Unit for Cyber-crime

Wednesday, 19th March 2014
Kenya has established a special dedicated unit that will handle all cyber-crime related cases in the country, in a bid to stamp out the growing problem.

Whatsapp CEO addresses data privacy issue.

Wednesday, 19th March 2014
If you still have concerns about the privacy of your personal data due to Whatsapp being bought by Facebook, the CEO of Whatsapp, Jan Koum, has put up a lengthy post on the Whatsapp Company Blog where he attempts to set the record straight about Whatsapp privacy issues. You can read it here.

Mozilla Releases Updates for Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey

Wednesday, 19th March 2014
Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information, cause a denial-of-service condition, execute arbitrary code, or operate with elevated privileges on an affected system.

Google Public DNS hijacked for 22 minutes

Monday, 17th March 2014
According to Internet monitoring firm BGPmon, Google's free public DNS (Domain name system) resolvers were hijacked for 22 minutes over the weekend, Causing all international traffic to be rerouted to Venezuela and Brazil for that period of time.

NATO websites hit by massive DDoS attacks

Monday, 17th March 2014
NATO says several of its websites have been targeted in significant DDoS attacks that have been claimed by a Ukrainian hacker group called Cyber Berkut.

Google starts encrypting searches in China to protect users

Monday, 17th March 2014
Google has started encrypting searches made by people in China to prevent government censors from detecting sensitive search terms.

How did the Syrian Electronic Army Hacked Forbes?

Saturday, 15th March 2014
The SEA hackers managed to hack forbes ultimately because they had the Senior Executives username and password. 
This is how they got it.

Syrian Electronic Army hacks U.S Central Command & threatens to leak Secret Documents

Saturday, 15th March 2014
The hacktivist group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) plans to release U.S. military data it obtained in an alleged hack of the U.S. Central Command.