A former sysadmin is facing up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 after he used a backdoor account and sabotaged his former employer on the day he was fired.
Researchers have spotted a new strain of Android ransomware that could evade detection on all mobile antivirus engines at the time of its discovery. Currently targeting Russian-speaking users, this ransomware lacks basic decryption functionality.
Scientists from two Israeli universities have come up with a way to use flatbed scanners as relay points when sending commands to malware installed on an air-gapped computer. Further research also revealed the scanner could also be used to relay stolen data to a nearby attacker.
In an era of the Internet when most browser vendors are taking steps to migrate away from Flash and all security experts recommend you blast that piece of insecure junk off your computer, the nice people at FedEx are giving you a $5 promo code to (re)install or reactivate it in your browser.
The European Commission, through the voice of EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, announced plans to find a way for law enforcement to access data exchanged via encrypted instant messaging services, such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, and others.
What appears to be a new version of the Mirai malware was behind a massive DDoS attack that targeted an unnamed US college and lasted for 54 hours straight, reports cyber-security firm Incapsula, who was providing DDoS mitigation service for the affected college.
A new attack on smart TVs allows a malicious actor to take over devices using rogue DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting — Terrestrial) signals, get root access on the smart TV, and use the device for all sorts of nasty actions, ranging from DDoS attacks to spying on end users.
Microsoft confirmed today the launch date for the next major Windows 10 version, nicknamed Creators Update, which will roll out on April 11, the same day the company will be officially retiring the dreaded Windows Vista OS.
Since July 2016, attackers have been using a zero-day in IIS 6.0 to compromise and take over Windows servers. The vulnerability only affects IIS 6.0, which was released in November 2010, and shipped with Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
Once more, Vivaldi broke the classic browser model with the release of Vivaldi 1.8, its latest version, which now features a one-of-a-kind History panel, unlike anything you've seen in other browsers.
The US Department of Justice announced yesterday that Maxim Senakh, 41, of Velikii Novgorod, Russia, pleaded guilty for his role in the creation of the Ebury malware and for maintaining its infamous botnet.
The author of the Nuclear Bot banking trojan has leaked the source code of his own malware in a desperate attempt to regain trust and credibility in underground cybercrime forums.
Yesterday, Apple unleashed a wave of security updates for several of its products, including the new and highly anticipated APFS file system, currently only available with iOS 10.3.
Security researchers discover a new ransomware being distributed through the RIG exploit kit on Saturday. This ransomware has a strong resemblance to CTB-Locker, but does not appear to be related as it is programmed in Python.
iOS 10.3, released yesterday, has thwarted a screen-locking ransomware campaign that used a bug in mobile Safari to lock users' browsers and demand a ransom paid in iTunes pre-paid gift cards.
A person or group of malware authors calling themselves "Mafia Malware Indonesia" claimed responsibility for writing a collection of ransomware families that includes threats such as KimcilWare, MireWare, MafiaWare, CryPy, and the recent SADStory and the eponymous Mafia Malware Indonesia ransomware.
In an alert sent to medical and dental healthcare entities, the FBI is asking organizations to mind and secure their FTP servers in the face of hackers trying to get protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII).