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Windows DRM Files

Windows DRM Files Deanonymize Tor Browser Users

The Hacker House security experts have warned that downloading and opening Windows DRM-protected files can decloak Tor Browser users and reveal their IP addresses.The attacks via DRM-protected multimedia files in Windows...
Chrome Malware

Chrome Malware Campaign Drops the Spora Ransomware

A couple of weeks ago researchers reported about a malware campaign what was going after Chrome users on Windows OSs. The campaign was first noticed in December last year by Proofpoint...
CryptoShield

The Rebranded Version of CryptoMix Called CryptoShield 1.0 Uses Exploit Kits

CryptoMix ransomware, also known as CrypMix, has had another version made. The new build is called CryptoShield 1.0, or CryptoShield for short. The infection was first spotted by ProofPoint security researcher...
Netflix Login Generator

Netflix Login Generator Spreads Out New Ransomware

The Trend Micro security team warns that a brand new type of ransomware is being spread out via a Netflix login generator.Netflix has always been among the high-priority targets of hackers....
Dridex-Trojan

The Latest Dridex Trojan Version Bypasses Windows UAC With a New Tactic

Flashpoint security experts have recently stumbled across a new variant of the notorious Dridex banking Trojan which is leveraging a new tactic to go around the User Account Control (UAC).Dridex is...
VirLocker Ransomware

New VirLocker Ransomware Version Still Effective Despite Uncovered Flaw

VirLocker ransomware came back with a vengeance last week after a lengthy absence. The virus was first spotted in 2014. It is part of a ransomware family first dubbed Operation Global...
Charger-Android-Ransomware

Charger Android Ransomware Found at Google Play Store

An application containing the new Android ransomware family called Charger, has just been removed from the Google Play Store.The app is called EnergyRescue and it was disguised as a battery-saving...
Spora Ransomware

Spora Ransomware Spreads Worldwide

Spora Ransomware was first noticed in the beginning of 2017 and it has already started to spread worldwide.The first version of the ransomware included a ransom note only in Russian, which...

The Sage 2.0 Ransomware Preparing for Wider Distribution

In December last year, the security researcher Kafeine posted a forum support topic discussing a new ransomware strain, called Sage. According to the researcher, the ransomware was a variant of the...

A flawed Adobe Extension Automatically Installed on 30 Million Chrome Browsers

Tavis Ormandy, a Google Project Zero researcher, stumbled across a cross-site scripting (CSS) flaw in an automatically installed Adobe Acrobat Chrome extension. The extension, which converts web pages into PDF files,...