A Remote Access Trojan is being distributed through hacked Steam Accounts sending SPAM that contain download links to the Trojan. Once the Trojan is installed, it will allow the attacker to gain full access to the computer and all the files contained on it.
Version 53.0.2785.143 m of Google Chrome was released today that fixes for 2 remote code execution vulnerabilities that were submitted to Pwnium. Remote code execution vulnerabilities are considered critical as it could allow attackers and malicious web sites to remotely execute any command they wish on an affected computer.
This week really picked up when it comes to ransomware news. Lots of new variants, new decryptors, and new ransomware. Of particular interest this week is Locky switching to using the ODIN extension and for security companies releasing a lot of decryptors this week.
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Kaspersky posted a great article about their TeamXrat Ransomware analysis and how they were able to create a decryptor for its victims. Reported back in mid September in our forums, I and other security researchers were never able to find an actual sample of the malware.