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Chatbots News Sunday, June 17

Syscoin Cryptocurrency Client Has Been Hacked

  • A hacker was able to hack Syscoin and replace the official Windows client with added Malware.
  • The poisoned Syscoin Windows client contained Arkei Stealer, a malware that specialises in stealing passwords and private keys of the wallets.
  • The developers of Syscoin has issued a warning to the users who have downloaded the Syscoin client between June 9th, 2018 10:14 PM UTC to June 13th, 2018.
  • The Syscoin client was used to mine the new Syscoin Cryptocurrency and also allow users to run Syscoin funds, The incident came to light yesterday when the Syscoin team received a warning from the users of the Windows Defender SmartScreen installing Windows Syscoin client as malicious.
  • All Windows users should identify their installation date: – – If the modified/installation date is between June 9th, 2018, and June 13th, 2018, take the following precautions: – – The users who have downloaded the Syscoin client in the above-mentioned dates should reinstall it by removing the client completely.

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North Korean Malware ‘Typeframe’ Discovered By US Government

  • Just days after the historic summit between the US and North Korea the US Department of Homeland Security identifies malicious activity originating from the North Korean Government, this was based on a report released on Thursday.
  • The DHS has issued a new alert due to North Koreas malicious cyber activity.
  • This malware variant is known as TYPEFRAME, according to the report by the DHS Computer Emergency Readiness Team, noting that the US Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA.
  • This is not the first time for the US to blame North Korean Hackers saying they have targeted major nations.
  • Since June 2017, DHS and the FBI have publicly released 11 national cyber awareness products associated with North Korean government malicious cyber activity; four joint Technical Alerts (TA) and seven joint Malware Analysis Reports (MAR), a DHS spokesperson told CNN.

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Apple Creating An Update to Mitigate GrayKey’s Hacking Tool From Unlocking iOS Devices

  • A new Reuters report explained that Apple is currently planning to introduce an update to the operating system that will prevent agencies from unlocking the device.
  • USB interactionwill be restricted to ensure that it can only charge the device after an hour of being unlocked, the result will give police a small window of time to deploy GrayKey devices successfully.
  • A report from Malwarebytes showed that GrayKeyinstalls low-level software using the iPhones Lightning port when the device is plugged in briefly.
  • The target iPhone will run the GrayKey Software and the device will display the passcode of the iPhone after two to three days.
  • Apple is not responding to any comment currently, the company is rapidly trying to push an update to the iPhone to fix the security flaw in the device.

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