The "ActionFraud" UK National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Center has issued an alert this week to UK educational institutes, warning against cyber-criminals cold-calling British schools and tricking staffers into installing ransomware on the school's computers.
What started as isolated incidents on Monday has transformed into an all out destruction of thousands of MongoDB servers by the end of the week.
Google's automated over-the-air (OTA) update system has plugged a "high-risk" vulnerability that affected the Android bootloader on Nexus smartphones.
2017 is here and ransomware continues to pump out at a rapid pace. We have a lot of little variants popping up this week, with a special emphasis on malware devs adopting the FSociety brand name. We also have some new decryptors, a Christmas related ransomware, and plenty of small ransomware infections.
Browser autofill profiles are a reliable phishing vector that allow attackers to collect information from users via hidden fields, which the browser automatically fills with preset personal information and which the user unknowingly sends to the attacker when he submits a form.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against D-Link, a Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, for misrepresentations about the security of various devices it sold in the US, and for failing to take action and secure devices when security flaws were reported.
Today we have a deal for an online course bundle that provides over 22 hours of training on how to use Linux. This training course is normally priced at at $693, but has been discounted 97% to $19 as part of this deal.
Google has banned the AdNauseam Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store, an add-on that became very popular with users because it automatically clicked on all ads on a page.
MongoDB administrators are about to be tought a hard lesson in database management practices, as the number of hackers that are now involved with DB hijacking attempts has gone from one to three, and more are expected to join in the upcoming days.
Researchers have discovered a Linux variant of the KillDisk ransomware, which itself is a new addition to the KillDisk disk wiper malware family, previously used only to sabotage companies by randomly deleting data and altering files.
Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, held in Las Vegas, USA, Google together with Samsung will be unveiling the next line of Chromebook laptops that also double as a tablet thanks to its new touchscreen and built-in support for running Android apps.
On January 1, 2017, a new law went into effect in California that makes ransomware use a standalone crime. Under the new law, a person engaged in ransomware will be convicted of a felony and could be imprisoned up to four years.
Most smart meters that are installed, or are soon to be installed, in hundreds of millions of homes around the world are woefully insecure and can be easily hacked by a remote attacker to alter energy consumption levels, hack other smart devices in the user's home, or even cause the meter to explode.
Fabian Wosar of Emisoft has released a decrypter for version 3 of the Globe Ransomware. This decryptor will decrypt the Globe Ransomware variants that commonly append the .decrypt2017 and .hnumkhotep extensions to encrypted files.
A cyber-crime infrastructure known in infosec circles as pseudo-Darkleech has been the source of many ransomware infections during the past year, either by malicious spam attachments or via automated attacks carried out via exploit kits.
Today's we have a pay what you want deal for 8 courses with 63 hours of training on the latest security tools and practices. This deal has a combined value of $1,271, but with the Pay What You Want bundles, you are able to get all of the courses by beating the average price.
The Merry X-Mas Ransomware is here and it's not bringing you any presents. Victims who become infected with this ransomware will have their files encrypted and then be shown a ransom note that wishes them a Merry Christmas while demanding they pay a ransom to get their files back.