gaming

Fake Gaming Torrents Campaign Spreads Malicious PUPs

Security experts from Symantec warn PC users of an ongoing malware distribution campaign which leverages interest in gaming piracy to install PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) on users' PCs.The company reports that...
cryptxxx

CryptXXX Dumps Angler, Switches To Neutrino Exploit Kit

Researchers from SANS Internet Storm Center reported that the developers of CryptXXX 3.100 ransomware have switched its distribution from the Angler Exploit Kit to the Neutrino Exploit Kit.“This is not the...
online banking

Vawtrak Banking Malware Gets Stronger

About two years ago, SophosLabs published a paper entitled Vawtrak – International Crimeware-as-a-Service. The paper explained how hackers have adopted the “Pay As You Go” model which has become very popular...
necurs botnet

Dridex And Locky Spam Cut Off By Necurs Botnet

Necurs botnet has been classified as the largest malware distribution botnet today. However, it looks like the botnet is currently facing some technical problems and this downtime leads to a huge...
google chrome

Chrome PDF Reader’s Bug Allows Arbitrary Code Execution

Often, vulnerabilities in software are due to faulty implementations of elements developed by other code writers.CVE-2016-1681, the heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability affecting PDFium, the default PDF reader that is included in...
ultracrypter key

Do Not Pay UltraCrypter Ransom, You Will Never Get the Decryption Key

CryptXXX ransomware is in the spotlight again after the news that the decryption services on its payment website was not working properly. At the same time, Jigsaw ransomware, which is known...
brute force attacks

How to Secure Your Network Against Brute Force Attacks

Brute force attacks use strength rather than cunning to infiltrate a network. These attacks will use all methods systematically until the target has been infiltrated. They can be carried out either...
malicious macros hidden

Malicious Macros Find a New Way to Evade Detection

The developers of malware are placed among the most creative and talented programmers you'll find. Probably, this is the reason why malware infections are spreading faster and faster all over the...
university of calgary

University Of Calgary Pays A $20k Ransom To Get Its Data Back

University of Calgary, Canada, had to pay a $20,000 ransom to cyber criminals in order to release their computer systems' files, after getting infected with malware.About a month ago, the university...
crysis ransomware

Crysis Ransomware Silently Gaining New Heights

While the security experts were waiting for the high-profile ransomware families to expand their spheres of influence, they discovered that the low-profile ransomware known as Crysis has been gaining momentum and...