Weekly News Digest #6

Industry news and insights,

Microsoft Windows XP Source Code Reportedly Leaked Online

The source code of one of the most popular Operating Systems in the past, Windows XP, was leaked. 43 Gbs of source code related to the XP family was published on torrent trackers. Last week some enthusiasts built Windows Server 2003 operating system from sources, so if you are still using Windows XP, it’s time to update.

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Beware: New Android Spyware Found Posing as Telegram and Threema Apps

Two of the most secure messengers Threema and Telegram were falsified by a hacking group known for its attacks in the Middle East. This group created a fake application and published it in the Google Play Market store. During the investigation, experts found information that fake applications collect all messages and send them to Control Servers. 

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Microsoft Office 365 Phishing Attack Uses Multiple CAPTCHAs

Warning of an ongoing Office 365 credential-phishing attack. A high qualified hacking group prepared the attack with opportunities to bypass CAPTCHA and MFA protection. Beware, cybercrime is working to steal your data.

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Facebook Shut Down Malware That Hijacked Accounts to Run Ads

Facebook shut down the attack, which targeted its ad services and spent $4 million of the advertising budget of Facebook clients. Also, an attacker used obfuscation techniques to obfuscate their activities. For now, Facebook is under an investigation process to find who is an attacker and beneficiary of these actions.

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A researcher reverse-engineered an internet-connected coffee maker to see what kinds of hacks he could do with it

Researches infected coffee machines by ransomware and demonstrated how each device that could connect to the internet directly is dangerous. In a few years, ransomware operators will change their priorities to the IoT devices, so the new age with new threats is so close.

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XDSpy cyber-espionage group operated discreetly for nine years

Popular AntiVirus vendor researchers have published information about a cyber-espionage group that operates for over nine years. It’s such a sophisticated group that is interested mostly in Belarus government organizations.

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