Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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The Harsh Ransomware Reality

When it comes to ransomware infection, doing the right thing is not always possible.Everybody knows that if you are infected with ransomware, you should not pay as it only encourages crooks...
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Large Businesses Threatened by Ransomware Attacks

Over the past few years, ransomware has become one of the most dangerous means of cyber attack worldwide. Lately, as the technique evolves, the attacks are becoming more directed towards the...

The Latest Cerber Build Triple Checks For Security Programs

Cerber is a ransomware infection with many faces. New variants of the program have been surfacing regularly after the first build came out in early 2016. Over the course of the...
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MS Office Loader Drops a Myriad of Malware

Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks have recently discovered a Microsoft Office loader that drops multiple malware families, using malicious macros. The loader was first detected in early December 2016 and,...
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Gmail Distributes Spoofed Messages

Security researchers warn that Gmail delivers spoofed emails without even warning users of any suspicious activity.Unlike spam emails which are usually used for delivering malicious documents or links to unsuspecting users,...
CRYSIS-Ransomware

CRYSIS Ransomware Returns, Once Again Using RDP Attacks

The CRYSIS ransomware, which was first noticed last year, appears to be back and once again using attacks leveraging brute force via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).Trend Micro researchers discovered that the...

Pony Credential Stealer Masquerades As Microsoft Publisher Documents

Researchers at Cisco Talos report that the Pony malware has started using an unusual distribution campaign. The notorious credential harvester has been hiding behind Microsoft Publisher documents. This file type is...

Erebus Ransomware Bypasses UAC and Requests a $90 Ransom Amount

The MalwareHunterTeam has recently found a sample of a potentially new infection, named Erebus ransomware. A few months earlier, in September 2016, TrendMicro had reported another ransomware using the same name....
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Locky and Sage Ransomware Use the Same Distribution Infrastructure

PhishMe security researchers warn that the Locky ransomware is relying on the same delivery infrastructure which was previously used for the Sage ransomware distribution.Cybercriminals often share infrastructure between one another,...
Vulnerability

0-Day Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Exploit SMB Traffic

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is warning about a 0-day memory vulnerability in the SMB (Server Message Block). The organization issued an advisory last week to alert computer...