Posts Tagged ‘hijack’

Transmission hijacked to broadcast Mac malware

September 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Developers of the Transmission BitTorrent client have admitted that hackers replaced downloads of its file-sharing software with trojanised code. The hack, detected within hours, was designed to spread a Mac OS X backdoor, Keydnap, which steals user credentials. It’s unclear how many people were affected. The dodgy file was not made available through an auto-update. […]

EU referendum petition hijacked by bots

June 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

An online petition calling for a second EU referendum has been hijacked by automated bots adding false signatures. Posts on the 4chan message board indicated that some users had scripted programs to automatically sign the petition. Thousands of signatures appeared to have come from people in Vatican City and Antarctica. The House of Commons petitions […]

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