Thursday, January 19, 2017
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CryptXXX Ransomware

CryptXXX Ransomware Updated With New Ransom Note And Payment Site

Since the beginning of June the creators of CryptXXX ransomware have changed their ransom note and Tor payment website twice. However, what more important to those developing detection signatures and administrators...
Pokemon GO

Backdoored Pokemon GO Android App Threatens Users’ Security

Security researchers from ProofPoint have found a backdoored version of the popular Pokemon GO Android App which could let hackers take control over victim’s device. Gamers are crazy about the latest Nintendo...
ftp

Vulnerable FTP Servers Spread PhotoMiner Worm

Recently, it has become clear that PhotoMiner worm gets distributed via vulnerable FTP servers, infects public Web pages, spreads to Windows computers and sets up a mining process for the Monero...
botnet attack

Unnamed Bank Attacked by Botnet-powered Account Hacking Campaign

Akamai threat researcher Ryan Barnett has reported two instances of account takeover (ATO) campaigns. Mr. Barnett revealed that the attacks were performed by a single entity. The hacker targeted a financial...
data breach

Report: 89 Percent of Organizations Admit Patient Data Breaches

According to a Ponemon study, a staggering eighty-nine percent of healthcare organizations have suffered a data breach. The Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data conducted by...
zepto ransomware

Zepto Ransomware Debuts as Locky’s Successor

Zepto is among the new types of ransomware attacks cropping up during this month. It is considered as the very latest version of ransomware which hits internet users and thus far,...
laptop bloatware

Buying a New PC? Bloatware Report Warns of Millions at Risk

Bloatware pre-installed on millions of new PCs could present hack-doors Major flaws in bloatware that presented security risks were uncovered in Dell and Lenovo machines last year. The companies made a quick...
Banking Trojan

Banking Trojan Leveraging on PowerShell Attacks Brazil

A new banking Trojan has been detected by security researcher from Kaspersky Lab raging out in Brazil. Called Trojan-Proxy.PowerShell.Agent.a, it uses Microsoft PowerShell to change the local proxy settings of a...
ransomware share

Top 3 Ransomware Families: CryptoWall, Locky and TeslaCrypt

A US cyber-security firm Fortinet reported that today's top ransomware families are CryptoWall, Locky, and TeslaCrypt. The security company collected the data using its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) system. The experts logged...
criminal gang

It is Official: Jail Time for the Lurk Trojan/Angler EK Criminal Gang

Yesterday, the Russian-based security company, Kaspersky Lab, officially confirmed that the cyber gang behind the notorious Lurk banking Trojan is the same gang responsible for the creation of the Angler exploit...