Bell Canada Hacker Arrested and Charged

Last Friday the police arrested a teen hacker, who they believed is a member of the hacktivist group called NullCrew. This arrest was carried out in relation to the hacking incident which took place in February 2014 where a third party IT supplier of Bell telecommunications company was targeted.
During an interview, a representative of the group stated that they did inform Bell about this vulnerability but nothing was done. They exploited it and were able to get access to customer's information. In a press release from Bell Canada, it was announced that a total of 22421 usernames and passwords of Bell small-business customers had been posted on the Internet the previous weekend. There were also 5 valid credit cards which were leaked.

The teenager has been changed with one count of unauthorized use of computer and two counts of mischief in relation to data.

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Mozilla Firefox 30 Released, 7 Security Fixes Addressed

Internet browser Firefox 30 has been released officially. A total number of 7 security flaws have been addressed among which, 5 have been marked as critical. The remaining two are labeled as having high security impact.

Fixes in Firefox 30:
  • MFSA 2014-54 Buffer overflow in Gamepad API
  • MFSA 2014-53 Buffer overflow in Web Audio Speex resampler
  • MFSA 2014-52 Use-after-free with SMIL Animation Controller
  • MFSA 2014-51 Use-after-free in Event Listener Manager
  • MFSA 2014-50 Clickjacking through cursor invisability after Flash interaction
  • MFSA 2014-49 Use-after-free and out of bounds issues found using Address Sanitizer
  • MFSA 2014-48 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:30.0 / rv:24.6)

Adding to this, there have been some extra features which were added, such as:
  • Sidebars button in browser chrome enables faster access to social, bookmark, & history sidebars
  • Mac OS X command-E sets find term to selected text
  • Support for GStreamer 1.0

We advise our readers to update their Firefox to get the latest security fixes and also to enjoy the new features added.

Source:[Mozilla]

Beware of Fake British Airways ‘Your Flight Ticket Not Activated’ Scam Email Distributing Malware

An email pretending to be from British Airways, title as Your flight ticket is not activated yet, is at the moment in circulation. The email contains a zip file which contains malware installer.
This email is not from British Airways and we advise recipients not to open it. This email claims that your air flight ticket has not yet been activated and to activate it, you are advice to download the zip attachment. Once you open the zip file, you will find a file with .exe extension and if you open the .exe file, you can install the malware on your device. Malwares usually collect personal and sensitive information such as password and usernames. They can also install other unwanted programs.

We request all those who received the email to ignore and delete it. Those who already opened the .exe file,  update your antivirus and do a complete scan of your device and change all your login credentials.

Source:[Hoax Slayer]

North Bengal International University Website Hacked By Myanmar Hackers

Members of the hacking group Myanmar Hackers United defaced the official website of the North Bengal International University Rajshahi , Bangladesh. The hackers uploaded an animated defacement page where they added the map of their country and the following message,
"We are HACKTIVISTS for POLITICAL OUTCOMES & JUSTICE for what we've lost.
At the time of publishing, the website was still defaced. The defacement was announced on their official Facebook fan page which is followed by over 7000 fans.

Website:
http://www.nbiu.edu.bd/
Mirror:


Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested

Photo Courtesy: AFP
Peter Sunde, the pirate bay co founder has been arrested in Sweden on Saturday. In 2009 he was convicted of aiding copyright infringement and was sentenced to a year in jail which was later reduced to 8 months. Carolina Ekeus, spokeswoman at the Swedish National Police Board said, "We have been looking for him since 2012,".. "He was given eight months in jail so he has to serve his sentence."
Peter Althin, who defended Sunde during the trial, said that the Peter is extremely talented and still think that the judgment was wrong.
Pirate bay website was launched in 2003 and provided links which connected users to music and movie files that were stored on each others' computer. Such sharing strategy was not appreciated by copyright holders and took the company to Court. After these entire problems, the website is still running under new ownership and registered in the Seychelles.

Source:[Reuters]

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