Omg

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OMG is a variant of the Mirai malware, designed to exploit Internet of Things (IoT) devices by turning them into proxy servers for cryptomining. This malicious software operates covertly, typically entering systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, and once inside, it can disrupt operations, steal personal information, or even hold data hostage for ransom. The primary purpose of this malware variant is to use the processing power of infected devices to mine cryptocurrency without the user's knowledge or consent. The OMG malware came to public attention when it was reported by HackRead. Its impact on IoT devices has been significant, as these devices often lack robust security measures, making them easy targets for such attacks. It's also worth noting that the malware's name, "OMG," doesn't seem to be related to the popular Ubuntu-related news site OMG Ubuntu, which covers various topics related to the Ubuntu operating system, including new releases, updates, and features. In other tech news, the Regolith Desktop 3.0 was released with initial Wayland support, as reported by OMG Ubuntu in August 2023. Also, Ubuntu 18.04 ended its standard support in May 2023. In addition, Proton Mail launched a desktop app for Windows, macOS, and Linux, according to TechCrunch and BetaNews reports in March 2024. These developments are unrelated to the OMG malware but represent important milestones in the tech industry.
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Mirai is a type of malware that primarily targets Internet of Things (IoT) devices to form botnets, which are networks of private computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a group without the owners' knowledge. In early 2022, Mirai botnets accounted for over 7 million detections g
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Clop is a notorious malware, short for malicious software, known for its disruptive and damaging effects on computer systems. It primarily infiltrates systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user. Once inside, Clop can steal personal information, disrupt o
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Proton is a malicious software, or malware, that has been found to exploit and damage computer systems. It can infect systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often without the user's knowledge. Once inside, Proton has the capability to steal personal information, disrupt operation
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Meltdown is a significant software vulnerability that was discovered in 2018, alongside another threat known as Spectre. These vulnerabilities affected virtually every modern microprocessor and sparked widespread concern due to their potential to expose confidential user data to hackers. Both Meltdo
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CERT-EU
4 months ago
Small-business owners and activists who rely on TikTok say the US House measure forcing a sale or ban would damage their livelihoods and harm their communities
CERT-EU
4 months ago
US cybersecurity company Zscaler acquires Israel-based cybersecurity startup Avalor for $350M; Avalor was founded in 2022 and has raised just $30M to date
CERT-EU
5 months ago
New Linux Malware "Migo" Exploits Redis for Cryptojacking, Disables Security
CERT-EU
a year ago
Links 30/08/2023: New Firefox, Chrome Woes (Sync is Spyware)
CERT-EU
8 months ago
Microsoft fixes security holes including 3 already exploited
Trend Micro
a year ago
Improving Software Supply Chain Cybersecurity
Krebs on Security
a year ago
Why is ‘Juice Jacking’ Suddenly Back in the News?
CERT-EU
a year ago
TikTok air fryer hack that will 'change your life' | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker - National Cyber Security
CERT-EU
a year ago
Links 20/07/2023: MySQL 8.1 and WordPress 6.3 Release Candidate 1
CERT-EU
a year ago
JavaScript malware infects eFile.com tax-return service since mid-March
CERT-EU
a year ago
Lessons from MSI's UEFI key breach: How safe are the secrets in your software?
CERT-EU
a year ago
Comic: Goodnight Phone
CERT-EU
a year ago
Links 14/04/2023: Libreboot 20230413 and Kirigami Addons 0.8.0
CERT-EU
a year ago
Links 11/04/2023: Budgie Desktop 10.7.x and Ubuntu Budgie 23.04
CERT-EU
a year ago
Links 01/05/2023: Mayday Mayday
CERT-EU
a year ago
Russia arrests U.S. citizen, Wall Street Journal reporter, on espionage claims
CERT-EU
10 months ago
MidgeDropper Variant Targets Work-from-Home Employees on Windows PCs
CERT-EU
a year ago
Unstoppable Swifties! Meet the fan who hacked his way to free premium seats | Trending | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker – National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Techrights — Snaps Were Never Good at Security, But the Media Coverage is Just Appalling
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Canonical's Snap Store Restricts Uploads Following Possible Security Issue - Slashdot