Chinese hackers used NSA exploit years before Shadow Brokers leak

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Chinese state hackers cloned and started using an NSA zero-day exploit almost three years before the Shadow Brokers hacker group publicly leaked it in April 2017. EpMe is the original exploit created by Equation Group around 2013 for a Windows zero-day bug tracked as CVE-2017-2005. The vulnerability was used for escalating Windows user privileges after gaining… Read more »

DigitalOcean Data Leak Incident Exposed Some of Its Customers Data

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DigitalOcean, one of the biggest modern web hosting platforms, recently hit with a concerning data leak incident that exposed some of its customers’ data to unknown and unauthorized third parties. Though the hosting company has not yet publicly released a statement, it did has started warning affected customers of the scope of the breach via… Read more »

Some D-Link and Comba WiFi Routers Leak Their Passwords in Plaintext

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Cybersecurity researchers from Trustwave’s SpiderLabs have discovered multiple security vulnerabilities in some router models from two popular manufacturers—D-Link and Comba Telecom—that involve insecure storage of credentials, potentially affecting every user and system on that network. Researcher Simon Kenin, discovered a total of five vulnerabilities—two in a D-Link DSL modem typically installed to connect a home… Read more »