China Mobile has over 683 million subscribers making it a great place to pass a virus along. ‘Trojan!SMSZombie” a newly discovered virus that has infected over 500,000 phones by spreading via SMS in china. The Trojan attacks its victims by making unauthorized payments via Chinese Android app stores. Furthermore, this virus is hard to find as it makes small unnoticeable transactions when it attacking its victims. First spotted by TrustGo security firm on July 15th, it has the potential to infect many more, so be careful, as you never know what your really downloading.
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- Tagged Android, Black Hat, China, China Mobile, Malware, MobilePhone, security firm, SMS, Texting, Trojan, Virus, virus trojan
Have you ever thought that you could use your hacking skills and earn money legally? Well, now Google is hosting Pwnium 2, a black hat conference that has over 2 million dollars in prizes. Google has decided, that rewarding people to find exploits in their web browser was so successful that now their doing it again. As this is a great business model, little investment is needed, and lots of rewards are gained by Google. So remember hacking is useful for criminals and law abiding citizens too.
Source: Google Blog
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- Tagged Black Hat, chrome, Chromium, exploit, exploited, Google, Google Chrome, hack, hacked, hacker, hackers, Hacking, hacks, Internet, malicious, prize, Pwnium, Pwnium 2, Pwnium2, security, security hole, SecurityHole, technology, Web browser
Black hat (for personal gain) hackers are everywhere, a disease that never stops spreading, will eventually reach you. As Sony and others, have been constantly hacked at, has only proved how insecure your information is on the web, even with big companies. So if you’re a World of Warcraft or Starcraft gamer, don’t hesitate to change your password, as Blizzard has stated that some account information has been illegally accessed and stolen. This does not include personal information, such as credit card numbers and address locations. If I were you I would immediately change my login information.
One 21 year-old suspected member of the infamous Anonymous hacking group, has been caught red-handed after posting on Facebook about his plans to hack numerous government websites. This comes at a surprise as the Hong Kong Anonymous group has been very inactive since the spring. The thoughts are, that if he hadn’t tried to miss with the Chinese government they could care less on who he was hacking.
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- Tagged Anonymous, anonymous group, Black Hat, China, China Government, Chinese government, Facebook, Government of the People's Republic of China, Hacking, Hacktivists, Hong Kong, technology, Website Hacking