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10 December 2013
Chinese hackers compromised European Ministries' computers before G20 summit
Network Security company FireEye found out Chinese hackers have compromised computers of 5 European foreign Ministries before the last Sep. G20 Summit, reports
The cyber attack was achieved by sending spam email containing malicious file entitled "US_military_options_in_Syria". Once the recipient opened the file, it infects the their computer.
The company said they were monitoring the main command and control(C&C) server used by hackers in late August. However, the researchers lost access after the hackers moved to another server before the G20 summit began.
FireEye believes the hackers were preparing the attack to steal data from the compromised computers.
Based on evidences, especially the language used in the hacker's server and computers used for testing the malware, researcher come to conclusion that the attack is from China.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
IT Security News
09 December 2013
Chinese Vendors no longer accepting Bitcoins as currency
We aware that Chinese Government
Banks from doing Bitcoin transactions. As a result of this, Chinese vendors that previously accepted bitcoins as currency also stopped doing the Bitcoin transactions.
Baidu, Chinese Biggest Search engine, that had started accepting the virtual currency on October 14 for their website-hosting service, also stopped accepting Bitcoins.
Chinese local smartphone and Smartwatch vendor Geak which claimed to be the first China's commercial company allow bitcoin transaction said it would cease accepting bitcoin, PCWorld
And a Chinese grocery store said they also stopped accepting bitcoin.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Over 30 Rajasthan Government websites hacked by Pakistan Hacker "H4x0r HuSsY"
More than 30 India's state 'Rajasthan' Government websites has been hacked and defaced by a Pakistani hacker named as "H4x0r HuSsY".
The motivation of the hack is appeared to be increasing defacement notification in Zone-h. The hacker claims he is the "person with the highest number of special (.IN) Notifs."
"Proved to be Hell For India! I might Opt Out of the Cyber World As I don't get much time. But Here's a Peace Message. To All Indian Hackers etc etc U Gotta Look at my Zone-H Archive Whenever you have Intentions of hacking (.PK) Sites" The defacement message reads.
It appears hacker does not like to deface the main page because it will be easily detected by admins. He just uploaded 1337.html which contains the defacement contents instead.
This is not the first time these Rajasthan Government Government websites being hacked by Pakistani hackers; Last year, KhantastiC haXor defaced them.
The hacker also mentioned that the server was previously compromised by the Khantastic and he again compromised the server with another security flaw in the server.
In july 2013, H4x0r HuSsY also
more than 15 Goa government websites.
Full list of hacked websites:
Monday, December 09, 2013
08 December 2013
ANZ inadvertently sent Bank Statement of customers to 2 year old kid
The Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Bank has inadvertently sent the bank statements of customers holding hundreds of dollars to a two year old kid.
The kid Joel Morrison who has his own saving account of about $200 received those statements in the mail after his mom Stacey Morrison requested details of her own spending.
The ANZ requested Stacey to return the statements. However, she first informed the account holders in question and they are all disappointed with the incident.
ANZ Spokesperson told
that they have launched an investigation to find out how it happened. He said their "inquiries point to it being a handling error at a printer".
The bank replied to those client who asked what could have happened if the details fallen into wrong hands that it didn't contains any sensitive data that put their accounts at risk.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
IT Security News
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