This has been a heck of a week for the security industry, with many new Vulnerabilities and Malware’s discovered by security researchers around the world. Plus a major hacking attack on LoopPay by Chinese hackers, which has raised many questions on the security of Samsung Pay.
iOS and Android security teams also hit with a setback of latest malware discovered by security researchers, which has already effected their thousands of users around the world. Here’s the roundup of all the top news of this week.
Palo Alto researchers has discovered a new malware which they dubbed as the “YiSpecter
“. This Malware is attacking both type of iOS devices (Jailbroken and Non – Jailbroken). The Malware can bypass the Apple’s App Store which is something seen very rarely. So far iOS users in U.S are not effected with this malware but it has effected thousands of users in China and Taiwan.
Android developers and security team also had to hear a bad news this week when they discovered on Wednesday that a Malware name “Kemoge” is effecting their users in more than 20 countries around the world. The malware was identified by the Fireeye Researchers, which they believed is developed by Chinese Hackers. The malware can enter the users device through third-party app, an once it was installed it sends all the users data to remote server.
This is one good news for the security industry. The researchers of Cisco disrupted the $30 to $60 Million a year hacking operation, where hackers demand ransom after taking the users system hostage. Tech firm said criminals had used the notorious Angler Exploit malware tool to target tens of thousands of users every day. The users who are effected on daily basis with this operation is believed to be around 90,000.
A group of Chinese hackers breached the LoopPay servers which has raised many question on the security of newly introduced Samsung’s pay system. The security researchers around the world are very concerned with the breach of LoopPay servers. The news that Chinese Hackers Breached LoopPay, the core of Samsung Pay system, has been provided by the The New York Times and has been confirmed by Samsung with an official statement.
Another big giant has been on the top of news this week, when a secret operation of Iranian Hackers is reveled. This group of hackers are targeting LinkedIn users through 25 fake profiles, which looks pretty valid when you see them first time. Their target was telecommunication and defense sector of Middle East and Asia. LinkedIn has taken down those accounts immediately but has not released any statement.
Self-driving cars has been vulnerable to hackers like we saw previously. This week in an interview a General Motors representative he asks security researchers to report any Vulnerability they find in their new cars to them directly. This is the first time any motor manufacturer has asks hackers to report vulnerabilities directly to them. Cadillac’s ELR is one of the GM vehicles potentially vulnerable to hacking.