Month: April 2017

30 Apr

Burglary and theft of customer data

During yesterday’s attack on Netia’s servers, hackers managed to steal customer databases. Among the information that has fallen victim to the criminals include names, addresses, bank account numbers, telephone numbers and email addresses – informs the service

The attack information appeared, or was deliberately spread from three anonymous accounts on Twitter, which repeatedly attacked Ukrainian nationalists on a major television and internet provider in a repeated message.

Soon the site stopped working, and after a few hours the company reported a maintenance break.

The service has been able to reach files made available by hackers of the size of a dozen gigabytes in size, including “the history of orders made by people who want to become customers of the company through its Web site, as well as the history of some clients’ financial transactions.”

Even Thursday evening, in an official statement Netia admitted that on July 7 at noon there was a hacker attack on the site, but said all services were normal and that “none of our customer data systems were attacked by our best knowledge.”

A few hours later Netia updated her statement:

July 7, 2016 around midday netia.pl website was attacked by hackers. NetiaOnline passwords and logins are secure, so there is no need for any client action.

All Netia customer support services work properly. Experts analyze the course of the attack. The activities undertaken have allowed to minimize the effects of the measures on the company. In collaboration with the leading cyber security experts, we immediately reinforced the protection of our network resources.

However, as a result of the attack, hackers entered the websites containing the details of the submitters through Netia’s willingness to contact. These are often fragmentary entries, mainly containing contact telephone numbers.

In addition, intruders have access to data from the contract form electronically via the Netia website. Netia wants to be the most cautious, so any potential leak customer will be notified. This concerns a small portion of the company’s subscribers.

The situation has been stabilized. The data of clients and co-operating companies are secured by Netia experts supported by an additional, highly qualified …

MBank warns against a virus that intercepts confidential and phishing SMS passwords

“Pro forma invoice” or “Payment” is the most common title for messages sent by criminals impersonating a notary or sales office accompanied by dangerous attachments.

Attempting to open the alleged invoice may end up infecting your computer. In that case the malicious software will try to take over the client ID and password – the victim after the data will see the prepared website, suggesting waiting for the login, and then a message informing the activation of mbackank free moneyback service, which must be confirmed by SMS.

In fact, at that time criminals have already logged in to the account and added a “trusted recipient” for the transfers. Of course, to confirm this change in your account, you need an SMS code that is sent to the customer’s phone.

As you can see on the screenshot attached by mBank, the victim may be misled by a properly displayed page address and a “green padlock” and prefix, suggesting an encrypted connection.

It is therefore worth remembering that mBank never requires entering SMS passwords when logging into a transaction service to confirm activation of financial services or transactions.…

20 Apr

Facebook launches filters for fictitious messages

In the next few weeks, Facebook will launch filters to eliminate false messages. They will start operating in Germany and will be the first European country to use this technology.

Last year’s presidential elections in the United States have shown everyone how big a problem there may be with false news posted on the Web. Large companies operating on the Internet have therefore announced measures to combat this type of business. Among them we also find Facebook.

The largest social networking site a few weeks ago introduced new tools in the US aimed at eliminating false news. Special tools flag the information, which is then sent to independent organizations to verify it for accuracy. If it turns out to be invented, it will be removed. The page that has placed it on its profile may also be awaiting the consequences of blocking its profile.

So far, such a system has only functioned in the United States, but it will soon begin to operate in Europe, more precisely in Germany. The technology is still undergoing testing and in a few weeks it should go into general use.

Why did Facebook decide to launch its own system in Germany? Because lawyers believe that false messages are a big problem and even plan to impose Facebook fines on dissemination of such information.

Suspicious messages will therefore be sent to Correctiv, Berlin’s information organization, which will review their content. If you fail to verify the truth of the facts, then the entry will receive a special tag that will alert the user that the information may not be true. Moreover, such a post will also be placed at the lower position in the news.…

7 Apr

The first pirate arrested in Croatia

The Croatian authorities have made the first suspected piracy in the country. The 31-year-old man has been accused of making 1250 videos available online. He did it through his own site called Filmovit.

Many European countries struggle with piracy and severely chase people who make illegal content available online. Croatia has so far been completely ignored by this issue, but the authorities in this country have recognized that it is time to take appropriate action, as piracy harms the economy of the country.

To become the first person arrested in this country for piracy, he has 31-year Matej Kalanj, a resident of the port city of Rijeka and the third largest Croatian metropolis. Accused since 2014, a website called Filmovita, which deals with the distribution of illegal video to its users.

Investigators have determined that through the steepness, the man together made 1250 production, which is not particularly high. However, it should be noted that these were films with Croatian inscriptions. The site is very popular in this country, and according to Alexa, it is the 47th most visited site. Her Facebook profile has 165,000 fans.

The investigation revealed that the man earned $ 89,000 on his deal, causing losses for distributors at $ 592,000. At least the companies themselves say the prosecutor is no longer convinced about the amount of losses and believes that there may be a problem with their proof. The site acts on the international domain, not on the localhound, so precise determination of losses can be very difficult.

The wife of a man was charged with laundering money. She was accused of trying to hide the source of income from the site by transferring money between different bank accounts.…