Steganography, the technique of embedding hidden messages inside public files, has become very popular with exploit kit operators in 2016.
The US charged three Chinese nationals with hacking two New York law firms and stealing data from their email servers, which they later used to make a profit on the stock market.
You'd expect that by now, users should be aware that downloading "cracks" for any kind of software would come with inherent dangers, such as adware, infostealers, backdoors, and even ransomware. Sadly, this isn't the case and a fairly decent amount of users are still get infected with all sort of nasties this way.
Windows 10 Insider builds will now feature a Green Screen of Death (GSOD) instead of the classic Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error page we have all become accustomed to.
A malware family previously used to sabotage computers by deleting and rewriting files has added a ransomware component, now encrypting files and demanding a huge ransom.
Last week, a report published by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee and the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has made it crystal clear that the US government considers encryption backdoors as a threat to its "national interests."
Today we have a deal for an online course bundle that provides 50+ hours of training and 48+ hours of courses to prepare you for the CompTIA Security+ (new for 2015), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) & Cisco's CCNA Security exams. This training course is normally priced at at $1,895, but has been discounted 98% to $29.99.
Mirai-based DDoS botnets have lost the exclusivity on high output DDoS attacks, according to DDoS mitigation firm Imperva, who says that it mitigated a DDoS attack of over 650 Gbps and over 150 million packets per seconds (Mpps) on December 21.
An Android trojan named Switcher (Trojan.AndroidOS.Switcher) targets Android devices in order to take over local WiFi routers and hijack the web traffic passing through them.
David W. Kent pleaded guilty last week of hacking his former company to boost his current business, which he then tried to sell back to his former firm, together with the stolen data.
Starting last week, foreign travelers entering the US without a visa are now asked to provide details about their social media presence.