Nuclear Plants Infected with Malware

The Gundremmingen nuclear power plant, which is only 75 miles outside of Munich Germany, has been infected with malware. The system used to monitor the fuel rods has been infected with the Conficker worm, and W32.Ramit. Conficker is used to turn computers into bots in order to launch denial of service attacks, and W32.Ranit gives…

WhatsApp Encryption Makes iPhone Small

The D.O.J. versus Encryption; this may have been the biggest case regarding personal privacy in the digital age, and it went undecided. Rather than force the court to make a ruling the D.O.J. withdrew their petition because the F.B.I. found a way to hack the iPhone. But in the tech industry the fall out is…

Speeding Ticket Scam

The Police Department of Tredyffrin PA announced the discovery of a speeding ticket scam. Victims received emails with the following content: From: Speeding Citation (citation@safe-browsing.com) To: vfiorillo@phillymag.com Subject: Notification of excess speed First Name: Victor Last Name: Fiorillo Notification of excess speed Route: Mill Road Date: 8 March 2016 Time: 7:55 am Speed Limit: 40…

Free Protection Form Ransomware

Ransomware attacks have been growing exponentially making anti-virus companies scramble to keep up with the latest attacks.  One of these companies, Bitdefender, takes a new tactic and makes it available for FREE. The Bitdefender solution makes it appear as though your computer is already infected with current versions of Ransomware. Kind of like a vaccine…

Custom Backdoor Hack Goes Undetected For Years

Establishments in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and the U.S. have been attacked by a newly discovered Malware called Dripion. Dripion is a custom program that creates a back door into computers. It is installed through another malicious software called Blugger. Blugger, using encryption to hide its communication, downloads Dripion from English-language blogs. The blogs could…

Secret Iranian Attack of Wall Street Revealed

On Thursday March 24, 2016 the courts unsealed an indictment on seven Iranian government contractors for committing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against 46 Wall Street financial institutions between 2011 and 2013. These same enemy combatants also penetrated a remote monitoring and control system (SCADA) that operates a dam some 20 miles outside of New York…

XcodeGhost Malware Attacks iOS 9

In September some of the most popular Chinese-developed apps in the iStore were found to have malicious software embedded in them. It turns out Chinese developers were fooled into using a compromised versions of Apple’s developer tool kit called Xcode. The affected apps are able to send data about the device, show fake alerts that…

New Malware Strains Infect 20k Apps on Androids

Security researchers at Lookout found three new families of “auto-rooting adware” for Android. Each one can root the device and install itself as a system application. The infections are designed to survive even a “factory data reset”. Lookout found over 20,000 popular apps infected, and some of these apps appear to be legitimate, having titles…

EU Parliament Net Neutrality Bill Full of Holes

The European Parliament passed a new bill preventing Internet service providers from blocking Internet traffic, but allows service providers to block or restrict traffic when required by law, or “necessary to manage congestion”. And what is or isn’t congestion is decided by the service providers. The bill allows the same service providers to offer different…

John Oliver’s Call To Arms

John Oliver’s report about net neutrality sending a call to arms for all commentators to send there comments to the FCC caused  the FCC website to crash. I usually only report the facts but I have to say about Oliver’s editorial: FUCK YEAH!!!!! Watch the video here.