Ransomware known as HDDCryptor (or Mamba) has infected 2,112 computers belonging to the San Francisco Municipal Railway system (nicknamed Muni).
Mozilla engineers are preparing a very intrusive, but quite useful method of warning users that they're about to enter sensitive passwords and login via an insecure HTTP connection.
Microsoft shot down rumors it was sharing personal user data acquired from Windows 10 telemetry with US security vendor FireEye.
Websites offering free keygens for various enterprise software applications are helping crooks spread the Gatak malware, which opens backdoors on infected computers and facilitates attacks on a company's internal network, or the theft of sensitive information.
US authorities charged Michaela Gabriella King, 18, of Murrysville, Pennsylvania with launching multiple DDoS attacks against Franklin Regional High School, the school she was attending.
There's a growing trend in the cybercrime landscape, and the trend is for malware authors to distribute backdoored malware using promotional videos and hacking tutorials on YouTube.
Lots of ransomware stories this week. We have two new decryptors, quite a few new ransomware infections, PadCrypt being hidden inside a fake credit card generator, and a few new variants. The biggest news is two new variants of the Locky ransomware that append the .zzzzz and .aesir extensions for encrypted files.
Financial and government institutions in Asia and Africa have been the victims of targeted cyber-attacks that have leveraged a zero-day in the InPage Word processor in attempts to install keyloggers and backdoor trojans on targeted computers.
By infecting a Tesla owner's phone with Android malware, a car thief can hack and then steal a Tesla car, security researchers have revealed this week.
An ongoing spam campaign is using boobytrapped image files to download and infect users with the Locky ransomware, Israeli security firm Check Point reports.
Cerber 5.0 has been spotted by security researcher Bryan Campbell being distributed via RIG-V exploit kits. These exploit kits allow the ransomware to be installed on a victim's computer without their knowledge when they browse to a compromised web site or possibly through malvertising.
I can't tell if the Locky developers are trying to put us to sleep with all their extension changes or paying homage to the Tryptophan in Thanksgiving turkey, but they have changed the extension used for encrypted files to .zzzzz.
Old XUL-based Firefox extensions built on the ancient Add-ons SDK will stop working when Mozilla releases Firefox 57, scheduled for the end of 2017.
Malwarebytes' Black Friday deal has already begun and its a free license of Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit when you purchase Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. These two products together normally have a combined value of $49.90, but during this promotion you can get both for $24.95.
The US Navy announced last night that one of its contractors had lost the personal details for 134,386 current and former US sailors.
Will Dormann, a Vulnerability Analyst for the US-CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), is advising Microsoft to continue developing EMET because Windows 10 does not provide the same protection measures, in spite of the company's claims.
A new battery technology developed in the US will take seconds to charge, last over a week, and survive 30,000 recharge cycles, 20 times more than regular Lithium-ion batteries deployed today.
Black Friday is still two days away, but Emsisoft has decided to kick off their promotions a bit earlier! Emsisoft is offering 3 for 1 deals on Emsisoft Anti-Malware, Emsisoft Internet Security, and Emsisoft Anti-Malware for Servers. To sweeten the deal, they are also including a free copy of the SyncBackSE backup software.
It may be possible that in the upcoming future we may see the group behind the Locky ransomware use MHT (MHTML) files as email attachments and deliver their malicious payload to victims' machines.