Security researchers have uncovered a "strong connection" between a mysterious data dump and a group of hackers known as the Equation Group who are believed to be working for the United States National Security Agency. This connection indicates that the data dump does indeed containing information that belonged to the Equation Group.
Check Point Software, along with IntSights, have released a very detailed report on the Cerber Ransomware and its Ransomware as a Service affiliate system. The revenue generated by the Cerber affiliate system is staggering, with Cerber generating $195,000 in profits for July and the malware developer taking a 40% cut from this total.
Malware is believed to have infiltrated point-of-sale (POS) terminals and compromised customers' payment card information at 20 HEI Hotels & Resorts locations. This malware affected a total of 12 Starwood hotels, six Marriott resorts, and one location of Hyatt and Intercontinental each.
For those who have been affected by the Cerber Ransomware and decided not to pay the ransomware, we have good news for you! Today, Check Point released a free decryption service for files encrypted with the .CERBER and .CERBER2 extensions.
A new Ransomware as a Service, or RaaS, called the Shark Ransomware Project has been discovered. The Shark Ransomware Project offers would-be criminals the ability to create their own customized ransomware without needing any technical experience and by simply filling out a form and clicking a button.
Researchers have devised a new cryptocurrency called DDoSCoin that could potentially incentivize criminals to harass, extort, and attack websites designated as targets. This coin would award people who perform Denial of Service Attacks on chosen victims by rewarding them with DDosCoins.
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A new variant of the TorrentLocker ransomware, otherwise known as Crypt0L0cker, that pretends to be a bill from the Italian energy company Enel. When the ransomware is executed it will encrypt a victim's data and append the .ENC extension to encrypted files.
With the popularity of PokemonGo, it was inevitable that a malware developer would create a ransomware that impersonates it. This is the case with a new ransomware that impersonates a PokemonGo application for Windows and includes such interesting new features such as a backdoor and spreading to removable drives.
This week we have 4 new ransomware infections, 1 new decryptor, and 1 new ransomware variant. Lots of development ransomware discovered, which only indicates how many criminals are getting into the ransomware game. Also, saw some interesting hacks by Pen Test Partners, where they installed ransomware on a thermostat!
A mother in Houston, Texas was horrified to learn hackers had compromised her home's security camera system and put up a live feed of her two daughters' bedroom online. Jennifer, who has requested the media not include her last name, told ABC News she found out about the feed after her friend notified her of a post she had seen on F
Information theft can be very lucrative for malware developers who target companies for the theft of corporate secrets. BleepingComputer has discovered a computer infection that scans victim's computer for files containing certain file extensions and then uploads matching files to a server under the malware developer's control.
Only 9 days after the Microsoft released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has started pushing out new Insider Preview builds again. Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14901 for PC to insiders on the fast ring.
With the threat of ransomware hanging over every company's head, does it make sense for companies to stockpile a few bitcoins in the event of a ransomware attack? Getting bitcoins is not the easiest of tasks and with the a ransomware timer counting down, does it make sense to have some on hand?
At the 25th Usenix Security Symposium, research will deliver a presentation that unveils two security vulnerabilities that together threaten the security of 100 million vehicles made by Volkswagen, Ford, and other well known car manufacturers.
A new Windows Activation scam has been discovered that pretends to be a Windows Activation screen and talks to you every time you click on the screen. These scammers then want to charge you $99.99 USD to remove the infection.
A set of malicious gaming applications for Android available on the Google Play Store employ obfuscation at multiple levels and antiemulation techniques to avoid detection. There are six malicious apps in total. They all advertise a different mod for Minecraft, the popular sandbox video game.
This past weekend at the IoT Village in the DEF CON security conference, Pen Test Partners set to out to demonstrate the sad state of security when it comes to IoT devices. They did this buy showing how they could easily hack a smart thermostat so that ransomware could be installed on it.
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Today is the August 2016 Microsoft Patch Tuesday and we have nine security updates being released by Microsoft. Of these nine updates, five of them are rated as Critical as they allow remote code execution on the affected computer.