CIA targeting Gnu/Linux users with OutlawCountry malware

Wikileaks which is known for exposing corruption within governments and corporations, has released a massive data dump which included some interesting news about what the CIA has been up to recently. According to the leak, the CIA has targeted Gnu/Linux users, with an exploit that re-routes network traffic towards them for analysis. The exploit called [...]

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WikiLeaks reveals CIA’s Imperial hacking project targeting Mac and Gnu/Linux

WikiLeaks has published the latest of its Vault 7 CIA leaks, this time looking at a project going by the name Imperial. The project is made up of three tools: Achilles and SeaPea which target OS X, and Aeris which targets various flavors of Gnu/Linux, including RedHat, Debian and CentOS. User guides relating to the [...]

Backdoor built in to widely used tax app seeded NotPetya outbreak

The third-party software updater used to seed last week's NotPetya worm that shut down computers around the world was compromised more than a month before the outbreak. This is yet another sign the attack was carefully planned and executed. malware was spread through a legitimate update module of M.E.Doc, a tax-accounting application that's widely used [...]

Debian Warns Of Hyper Threading Issue With Intel Sky/Kaby Lake CPUs

The Debian project is warning Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake users to disable Hyper Threading (HT) on their CPUs due to a possible issue affecting those with out-of-date microcode. Intel Skylake and Kabylake (6th and 7th gen CPUs) could "dangerously misbehave" when Hyper Threading is enabled. Users are advised to get an updated BIOS/UEFI while [...]