Monthly Archives - December 2019

Zombieload V2 Is Back To Wreak Havoc On Intel Chips

Oh no! Zombieload is back.  First discovered in May of this year, it was described as a successor to the infamous Meltdown attack. That was a data-leaking side-channel vulnerability that impacted all Intel processor generations from 2011 and beyond. Intel hasn't had a good run of late, being beset almost constantly by these kinds of issues, and Zombieload was one of three new MDS variants discovered. The company struggled to deal with the issue and finally resolved it, much to the...

Trojan Malware Steals Passwords From Chrome

If you use Google's Chrome web browser, there's a new threat you should be aware of.  A new trojan targeting Windows-based machines will attempt to steal passwords stored in the Chrome browser. Dubbed CStealer, it was discovered by the Malware Hunter Team. They found some points of interest that make this threat more notable than others in its class. If infected by this malware, the code will connect to a MongoDB database where it will upload stolen credentials at periodic intervals. ...

New Trojan Malware Steals Passwords From Chrome

If you use Google's Chrome web browser, there's a new threat you should be aware of.  A new trojan targeting Windows-based machines will attempt to steal passwords stored in the Chrome browser. Dubbed CStealer, it was discovered by the Malware Hunter Team. They found some points of interest that make this threat more notable than others in its class. If infected by this malware, the code will connect to a MongoDB database where it will upload stolen credentials at periodic intervals. ...

Adobe Acquired Magento Marketplace Suffers Data Breach

Recently, the Magento Marketplace was acquired by Adobe and suffered a breach that exposed a limited amount of user data to an unknown third party. When Adobe discovered evidence of the breach, they temporarily shut the marketplace down so they could assess the extent of the breach.  It has subsequently been reopened. If you're not familiar with Magento, it is an online repository where users can find extensions, both paid and free, that enhance the capabilities of the e-commerce platform the...

New T-Mobile Data Breach Compromised Customer Info

Recently the US branch of the global telecom company T-Mobile disclosed a security breach that impacted a small percentage of its customer base. Specifically, the breach revealed certain information belonging to a small number of the company's prepaid cellphone users. The exposed data included customer names, billing addresses, account numbers, rate plans, plan features, and user phone numbers. The company stressed that no payment card information or passwords were compromised. T-Mobile has contacted and has begun working with law enforcement agencies to...