Hackers use malicious Word documents to target Charities

  Security researchers at security company McAfee Labs uncovered a ‘nation-state level’ cyber espionage operation that has targeted humanitarian aid organisations around the world backdoors hidden within Word documents.     The malware – which appears to use a modified version of the original Syscon first observed in August was spotted being distributed via phishing emails.     The malware creates a backdoor into the infected system, which can then be used to spy on the PC and allow hackers to steal data.   Full story: – Hacking operation uses…

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NHS and other government websites hacked for Bitcoin mining

You can be mining Bitcoin when visiting the NHS or other government websites. It was reported the Guardian, late on Sunday that thousands of websites, including those belonging to NHS services, the Student Loans Company and several English councils, have been infected by malware that forces the computers of a visitor to the site to mine cryptocurrency while using the site.     The website of the UK’s data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office, was taken down to deal with the issue after it was reportedly infected by the…

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