A mini-controversy broke out this week in the infosec community after cyber-security firm CRITIFENCE led journalists and other security experts to believe that they've detected in-the-wild attacks with a new ransomware called ClearEnergy, specialized in targeting ICS/SCADA industrial equipment.
WikiLeaks dumped 27 documents today as part of the "Vault 7" series of leaked documents, which the organization claims to belong to the CIA.
Microsoft adds Uninstall button for OneDrive. Users no longer have to walk on nails and sacrifice lambs to the Microsoft deity in order to uninstall OneDrive from their PCs.
Security researchers from ESET have discovered a new malware called Sathurbot that relies on malicious torrent files to spread to new victims and carries out coordinated brute-force attacks on WordPress sites.
A large SPAM campaign is underway where victims receive an email that pretends to be a requested invoice and contains a password for a password protected encrypted Word document attachment. These password protected word documents contain embedded VBScript files that will download and install the Urlsnif keylogger.
For more than a month, at least ten groups of attackers have been compromising systems running applications built with Apache Struts and installing backdoors, DDoS bots, cryptocurrency miners, or ransomware, depending if the machine is running Linux or Windows.
A new ransomware called RensenWare was discovered today by MalwareHunterTeam that makes a unique ransom demand; score over 0.2 billion in the LUNATIC level of TH12 ~ Undefined Fantastic Object or kiss your files goodbye!
A group of criminals went as far as to register and manage two Internet Service Providers in two different countries in order to manage an illegal TV streaming platform that offered IPTV (IP Television) service to customers all over the world.
Amazon and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have agreed to drop all ongoing litigation, paving the way for Amazon to refund over $70 million to customers whose kids made unauthorized in-app purchases.
Austrian police arrested a 19-year-old teenager from Linz for infecting the network of a local company with the Philadelphia ransomware.
An Indian developer is playing around with an open source ransomware builder, which in the long run may end up causing serious problems for innocent users.
Microsoft turned a new leaf today and published a list of diagnostics data the company will be collecting from users of Windows 10 Creators Update, scheduled for launch next week, on April 11.
Microsoft will officially release Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11, the same day it will retire Windows Vista, but users unwilling to wait that long can install it starting today, April 5, using the Windows 10 Update Assistant.
Anonymous members who wanted to participate in this year's annual #OpIsrael cyber-attacks were the targets of an intelligence gathering operation carried out by an unknown threat actor.
Hackers are using a combination of low and high-tech attacks to make ATMS spit out cash, according to Kaspersky researcher Igor Soumenkov, who presented this novel attack at this year's Security Analyst Summit, taking place in St. Maarten this week.
Over the weekend, a disgruntled customer was taught a lesson in civility after the owner of an IoT company disabled client's product after a post on the vendor's forum and a negative Amazon review.
Owners of Android and iOS devices should pay special attention to security updates released by Google and Apple on Monday, as they contain fixes for a series of critical bugs affecting their phone's WiFi component.
Hacker magazine 2600 said today it would pay $10,000, possibly more, to anyone who provides it with Trump's tax returns. The magazine ran a similar pledge last year before the presidential election but without any success.