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Sophisticated malware attacks through routers

Engadget

Kaspersky describes these two elements as "masterpieces," and for good reason. For one, it's no mean feat to run hostile kernel code without crashes. Slingshot also stores its malware files in an encrypted virtual file system, encrypts every text string in its modules, calls services directly (to avoid tripping security software checks) and even shuts components down when forensic tools are active. If there's a common method of detecting malware or identifying its behavior, Slingshot likely has a defense against it. It's no wonder that the code has been active since at least 2012 -- no one knew it was there.


Tech Companies Targeted by Sophisticated Malware Attack

U.S. News

San Jose, California-based Cisco Systems and its Talos cybersecurity group discovered and disclosed the breach after hackers targeted Cisco's own internal domain, as well as domains of Microsoft, Google, Samsung and other tech companies.


GoToMyPC resets user accounts amid "very sophisticated password attack"

ZDNet

GoToMyPC has been targeted with "very sophisticated password attack," and is advising all users to reset their passwords. In a statement on its website, Citrix, which owns the remote control service, said users will be required to reset your GoToMyPC password before they can login again and encourages users to use two-factor authentication. "We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and frustration this issue may be causing," Citrix said. The company didn't confirm the number of passwords it believes are stolen or what other information the hackers may have, as it's still investigating the hack. We have reached out to Citrix for more information and will keep you updated.


Deloitte Hit by Sophisticated Cyber Attack: Guardian Newspaper

U.S. News

"In response to a cyber incident, Deloitte implemented its comprehensive security protocol and began an intensive and thorough review including mobilizing a team of cybersecurity and confidentiality experts inside and outside of Deloitte," a spokesman told the newspaper.


Fruit bat's locating clicks echo sophisticated radar

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Researchers at universities in the United States have discovered a sophisticated form of echolocation in bats, one that is remarkably similar to human-made location systems.