PostBus, a subsidiary of ÖBB-Personenverkehrs AG, has fixed a serious data exposure vulnerability in one of its online Swiss public transport platforms. ZTF cybersecurity researchers Sven Faßbender, Martin Tschirsich, and Dr André Zilch conducted a penetration test on the Ticketcontrol.ch platform and found that it was vulnerable to attack.
VPN Software for Private Users Is Being Tested
VPN software is used for many things. It can help you get around geo-blocking. Or it can tune the ping when gaming or surfing online. It also lets you download or send messages without anyone spying on what you are doing. The lab at AV-Test reviewed many VPN products to see which ones are fast, secure, and keep your information private too.
Main Types of Malware
Malware can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Knowing how to recognize the different forms and how they’re presented will help you know how to prevent them from being installed on your computer or what to do if they have been installed.
2021: The Worst Hacks
In 2020, hackers were very active, and it was the year of the pandemic lockdown. In 2021, hackers continued to attack schools as well as health care facilities and critical infrastructure. The pandemic is still happening. Some people are working to stop it. Other people are trying to help. Governments are also doing things to stop the pandemic.
Billing Software App: SQL Injection Flaw
Cybercriminals are exploiting a vulnerability in BillQuick, the popular billing software. They are making it so that ransomware is spread. Security researchers at Huntress warn about this. BQE Software’s BillQuick Web Suite versions earlier than 188.8.131.52 has an SQL injection that gives rise to a more serious remote code execution (RCE) risk. The CVE-2021-42258 vulnerability … Read more
Three Malicious Packages after More than 10,000 Downloads Are Removed by PyPI Admins
The Python Package Index (PyPI) has removed thousands of packages that are dangerous. These packages tricked people by using the name of other packages, but they were really malware-deploying and data-stealing. Two packages in this group of three malicious packages included their source code URL as an existing popular library. This made it look like … Read more
Data-Breach Extortion Attacks Will Increase Over Time
A new group called SnapMC can hack into your computer and steal all of your information.
Hackers Filched Cryptocurrency From Wallets
A critical vulnerability in OpenSea, the world’s largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, could’ve been abused by malicious actors.
What is Malware?
The total cost of damage caused by malware in 2015 was about $502 billion in 2019 that jumped to $2 trillion. And it’s expected to hit $6 trillion in 2021. To put that into perspective, that’s more than the entire retail sales of all of the United States.