Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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ransomware attacks

Report: Chinese Hackers Behind US Ransomware Attacks

Security researchers claim that cyber criminals who use tactics and tools previously associated with Chinese government-supported computer network intrusions have joined the cyber crime industry of ransomware. Ransomware, that involves encrypting a...
ransomware on the rise

Report: Ransomware Infections Up by 14 Percent

FireEye's latest report states that you cannot keep ransomware down. The report analyzes ransomware's deeper impact into the world's computers. One of the top conclusions in the report is the one that...
ransomware-attacks

Ransomware Leads The Path of Growing Malware Attacks

The share of ransomware attacks as part of the malware sector increased drastically throughout the second half of 2016. Security researchers at Check Point report that the percentage of ransomware attacks...
locky ransomware version

New Version of Locky Ransomware Adds a “S**T” Extension to Infected Files

MalwareHunterTeam reported that Locky ransomware has come back, accompanied by a brand new spam campaign which is spreading an innovated Locky version. A week ago, the Malware Protection Center of Microsoft had...
windows activation scam

New Windows Activation Scam Talks to its Victims

A couple of days ago Symantec researchers discovered a ransomware/tech support scam which mimics the Windows Activation Screen, locks the victims` computers and asks them to call a number shown on...
Scarab-Ransomware

New Necurs Campaign Delivers Scarab Ransomware

A brand new Necurs botnet campaign is delivering a new variant of the Scarab ransomware. The campaign started at 07:30 UTC on Thanksgiving Day, and by 13:30 UTC on the same...
BandarChor-Ransomware

The BandarChor Ransomware is Back with a New Version

A new version of the BandarChor ransomware is being distributed via malicious advertisements on adult websites and store selling drones, alarm researchers. This latest BandarChor`s variant was discovered by Proofpoint security...
KasperskyLab-Flaw

Russian Hackers Exploited Kaspersky AV to Hack into NSA Contractor

Russian spies extracted NSA exploits from a NSA Contractor’s home PC using Kaspersky Lab software. According to anonymous sources, a malicious code let hackers steal classified code, documentation and some other sensitive...
CVE-2016-3238 Windows Vulnerability

CVE-2016-3238 Windows Vulnerability Allows Hacking Companies Via Printers

Microsoft reported that it has fixed the CVE-2016-3238 Print Spooler vulnerability which lets attackers hack any version of Microsoft Windows. The Microsoft Patch from yesterday includes security bulletins which address 50 security...
tordow trojan

New Android Trojan Steals Browser’s Passwords and Roots Phones

Researchers have detected a new Android malware family, the Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.Tordow.a, raging out and targeting Android users. The Trojan infects smartphones, roots them, steals valuable information and sends it to the crooks`...