vegassports-odds.com
vegassports-odds.com January 20, 2018


Man installed Mac malware on thousands of machines: claim

14 January 2018, 07:13 | Marlene Myers

EnlargeChris Potter

EnlargeChris Potter

An Ohio man allegedly used malware to secretly hijack thousands of webcams. Dubbed "Fruitfly", the malware collected keystrokes and spied on users' screens, webcams and microphones.

A computer programmer from OH has been charged in a 16-count indictment with creating the "Fruitfly" malware and installing it on unwitting victims' computers with the alleged intent of spying and creating child porn.

Phillip Durachinsky faces a 16-count indictment filed in Cleveland federal court charging him with Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations, wiretapping, production of child pornography, and aggravated identity theft.

Fruitfly, which we first heard about in January 2017, consists of just two files created to open a backdoor into the Macs it infects, letting it receive instructions from the hacker's computer.

He "regularly kept detailed notes" of what he saw, the indictment says.

(He) used the malware to steal the personal data of victims, including their logon credentials, tax records, medical records, photographs, banking records, internet searches, and potentially embarrassing communications.

Authorities say cyber experts have had him on their radar as he previously hacked into schools, companies, and local police departments. Security firm Malwarebytes previous year also found that the malware had infected biomedical research institutions.

Six months later, Forbes reported that Patrick Wardle, a former National Security Agency analyst and now a researcher specializing in Mac malware, found a new version of Fruitfly, decrypted the names of several backup domains hardcoded into the malware and found the addresses remained available.

Everton boss Allardyce acknowledges Tottenham's quality
But they made it 3-0 on the hour as Kane was again the man in the right place and his scuffed finish bounced beyond Pickford. In doing so, Son joined Jermain Defoe as the only Tottenham player to score a goal in five consecutive home matches.

Joshua, Parker Heavyweight Title Fight Set To Be Announced
The bout is thought to take place on March 31st at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The two world champions are close to agreeing terms on a unification bout.

Migranti, Trump: Paesi di merda? Mai usato quel linguaggio
Pur ammettendo di aver usato "un linguaggio duro", Trump ha negato di aver mai usato l'espressione " shithole countries ". L'indiscrezione arriva dal Washington Post e rappresenta l'ennesima bufera ad abbattersi su Donald Trump .

The technical description of the "Fruitfly" malware is "spyware".

Wardle reverse-engineered the command-and-control infrastructure for a "B" variant of Fruitfly, finding that at least 400 computers were infected with it and that the malware had been around for at least five years.

The FruitFly malware was also the subject of a presentation at the Black Hat USA 2017 and DEF CON 2017 security conferences.

What Fruitfly proved was that Mac software was no more secure than any other operating system and it could be knocked over by a 15 year old. "It is this kind of collaboration that has enabled authorities to bring this cyber hacker to justice".

The indictment also alleges that Durachinsky produced child pornography.

It's still unclear how Fruitfly ended up on computers.

The man - Phillip R. Durachinsky - is alleged "to have watched and listened to victims without their knowledge or permission and intercepted oral communications taking place in the room where the infected computer was located".

To store the information and obscure the activity, Fruitfly needed bandwidth and storage.



Other News

Trending Now

Vuzix Making Alexa-Enabled Smart Glasses, to Debut at CES 2018
Using Alexa on your Vuzix Blade AR Smart Sunglasses is simple and hands-free - just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly. In every category, Google Assistant bested Alexa-in some cases, by as much as a factor of five.

Has a 'severe' flu season reached its peak in Idaho? Maybe not
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ), flu activity is now widespread in most of the United States. Officials, cautioned, however, that the hospitalization rate for the flu so far this year is slightly below the 2014-2015 rate.

Michigan State vs. Michigan
However, the game was tied at halftime and Rutgers trailed by only two points with eight minutes to play in regulation. Izzo said his team had four goals heading into the game and one was guarding the ball screen.

The Human Voice Takes Center Stage at CES
Google has made great strides with Assistant, but the search giant still has plenty of work to do to catch up with Amazon's Alexa. Alexa could get a bit more opinionated about media in the future, Amazon Fire TV VP Marc Whitten told Variety . " Hey, Google .