Exactly one week ago, an anonymous user shared a link on the 4chan message board. This link led to a file archive of about 3GB, where parts of the source code of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are located. Although these Windows versions have been out of date for years, the open source code poses a threat to current systems.
A major Covid19 scam that caused a sensation in mid-April of this year has now finally been completed. At the beginning of September the two criminals behind the big scam were arrested in the Netherlands.
Hacker attacks are more and more in the spotlight, as the number of expensive attacks is increasing. In a hacker attack, most people imagine that a criminal finds a security hole in the system from a distance and exploits it. However, there is also a so-called internal hacker attack, in which the own employees cause damage. This is exactly what happened recently at the three companies Shopify, Tesla and Instacart.
In the fourth week of the blog series, in which we present various hacking tools, we will deal with Arjun, but we are still in the reconnaissance phase, which means that we want to get to know our target system as well as possible. Unlike the previous tools, our pentest tool #4 Arjun is not pre-installed in Kali Linux.
Phishing is the most common attack vector currently used by hackers. Phishing refers to the sending of e-mails that are intended to intercept sensitive information. For this purpose, these e-mails are disguised as if they come from a trusted person. Since phishing is a well-known problem, many companies train their employees with phishing campaigns. A US institute has now created a new form of evaluation, the so-called Phish Scale, which is intended to help to better understand the results of such phishing campaigns.