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Day: January 24, 2018

Critical Flaw Hits Popular Windows Apps Built With Electron JS Framework

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: Thehackernews.com reveals an interesting find that Electron, a popular web application framework, has a serious remote code execution vulnerability report that supports thousands of widely used desktop applications, including Skype, Signal, WordPress, and Slack, allowing remote code execution. Electron, an open source framework based on the Node.js and Chromium engines, allows application

Dark Caracal hacking group has stolen hundreds of gigabytes of data from 21 countries

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary: I couldn’t believe this story from techrepublic.com that explains an interesting fact that the dark Caracal hacking organization stole hundreds of GB of data from 21 countries. Hacked organizations tracked down by the Lebanese government have been aggressively attacking desktops and Android devices since 2012. Dark Caracal, a hacker group linked to

Rapid Ransomware Continues Encrypting New Files as they Are Created

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary This story from bleepingcomputer.com announces a hidden new ransomware, called Rapid Ransomware, that remains active after initially encrypting computers and encrypting any newly created files. Although this behavior is not a distinct behavior of Rapid, it is not a common behavior we often see. Although it is not known how Rapid

Metrolinx thwarts cyber attack by North Korean hackers

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary A must read story from toronto.ctvnews.ca covers an interesting news, that the Ontario government and Metrolinx have blocked cyberattacks from North Korean hackers. The anti-hacking team at a shipping company in Shanghai discovered the malware last week, but after tracing the source they found a surprising answer. According to sources, the