CryptoWall 4.0 has been discovered being installed via the Nuclear Exploit kit. As an added twist, the malware payload is also being delivered as a NSIS installer that when executed installs the CryptoWall 4.0 ransomware.
A new file-encrypting ransomware has been floating around this past week called CryptInfinite or DecryptorMax. At first this ransomware looked secure, but with further analysis by Fabian Wosar, it was discovered that a decrypter could be made that would recover your files for free.
A new deal is available for 56% off a Monster Digital 128GB Portable SSD Drive. This portable drive is normally $79.95, but is discounted 56% to $34.99.. This drive includes a detachable USB 3.0 cable and comes with 3 years of free data recovery.
The Chimera Ransomware uses a new technique for distributing decryption keys through a peer-to-peer messaging application called Bitmessage. This method provides a very easy method of pushing decryption keys out to the victim while staying anonymous behind the peer-to-peer network.
A new variant of TeslaCrypt has been released that utilizes the same .CCC extension for encrypted files, but now uses the _how_recover_
A new deal was released yesterday for 92% off of a White Hat Security Hacker Bundle. These courses normally go for $622.00, but have been discounted 92% to $49.00 USD. For those who wish to learn about penetration testing and how to protect your environment from web threats, this looks like an interesting bundle.
Microsoft and Code.org have partnered to release a new Hour of Code installment based around the popular Minecraft game. In this installment of Hour of Code, you learn how to control either Steve or Alex as they perform various tasks in a top-down Minecraft world.
Google has updated their Safe Browsing feature to warn visitors of sites that are considered deceptive. Google categorizes deceptive sites as ones that pretend to act, or try to look and feel, like a trusted company or ones that try to trick you into doing something like calling for tech support or installing software.
A new Ransomware as a Service has been discovered called the Cryptolocker Service. This service states it will go live in the next few days and allow affiliates to distribute their ransomware for a 10% commission.
We have a new deal today for a Pay What You Want: The Android Expert's Coding Course Bundle where 10% of the proceeds go to the Project Hope charity. With the Pay What You Want bundles, you are able to get these courses for as little as you want to pay while helping charities.
Today Microsoft released their first major update for Windows 10 called the November Update. This update includes performance enhancements as well as new features for Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and the enterprise.