exploit kit activity

Exploit Kit Activity Down 96% For The Past Two Months

Two of the most popular exploit kits Angler and Nuclear are gone, with Neutrino and RIG being the leading crimekits now, though, still far from reaching the EK traffic registered just...
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...
mangit

Newly Discovered Mangit Malware Offers Banking-Trojan-as-a-Service

Security experts from Trend Micro have discovered a new malware family called Mangit. The newly-found malware is linked to the Brazilian hacking underground, where it's peddled as a Banking-Trojan-as-a-Service offering. According to...
email

Keep Your Email Communication Private

Most of us use e-mail every day and we take it for granted – but how safe is it really? E-mail is like a traditional message - if it's opened, it can...
pentagon hack

‘Hack the Pentagon’ Participants Discovered 138 Security Flaws with Five Government Websites

On Friday, the Defense Secretary Ash Carter reported that the US government invited hackers as part of a pilot program to find flaws with five Pentagon websites discovered 138 security vulnerabilities. According...
cryptxxx turns to neutrino

CryptXXX Ransomware Dumps Angler in Favor of Neutrino

Right after noticing the Necurs botnet, which used to send out malicious email blasts delivering Locky and Dridex, the of security experts registered another drop in Angler exploit kits and other...
flash zero day

Windows DDE Protocol Abused by Latest Flash 0-day

Last week, the latest Adobe patched a zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2016-4171) was used in targeted cyber-espionage attacks. According to the Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab, the vulnerability abused the Windows DDE protocol...
adobe patch

Adobe Patches Latest Flash Zero-Day Vulnerability

Adobe has patched the Flash Player zero-day vulnerability exploited by APT group. This is a relatively new advanced persistent threat, dubbed “ScarCruft”, in attacks aimed at high-profile targets Alongside the release of...
uk

A UK Council Fell Victim to Ransomware 13 Times in a Year

The endpoint security software company Avecto reported that at least 30% of the councils in the UK have been victims of a ransomware attack The company's report was based on a freedom...
nemucod malware

Nemucod Becomes Stealthier, Evades Most Anti-Viruses

During the past few months, Nemucod malware has suffered some improvements which have made it even harder to detect while it's performing its activity Nemucod is a trojan which falls in the...