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Booking.com Users Attacked by CryptoWall 4.0

According to security researchers, a phishing email masking itself as a Booking.com email, has been confusing PC users these days. The malware-disguised email consists an “E-TICKET_CONFIRM.doc” attachment which, when downloaded, makes the user enable embedded macro codes that infect the computer with CryptoWall. Usually, the virtual machine gets infected with CryptoWall when the malicious macro …

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Vicious Google Chrome Extension Is Spying on You

Google Chrome browser is famous for some of the best security tools ever made. Among its pupular features is Safebrowsing which protects users from malicious websites. Actually, ChromeOS, which powers the affordable Chromebooks, is one of the safest systems a user can get. Despite the fact that the surface of attack is smaller than that …

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Decrypter For The LeChiffre Ransomware Released

LeChiffre ransomware has been wandering around since June 2015. What is interesting about this ransomware is that it is not distributed via ordinary means like Trojan downloads, exploit kits, or email, but rather by being manually installed in hacked servers. Usually, the malware creators hack a server via remote desktop or terminal services, manually run …

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42% of UK Security Breaches In 2015 Down To Ransomware

According to a recent research, 42% of security breaches in the UK in 2015 were down to ransomware. The security reseller Foursys polled 400 UK IT managers and found about 62% expected security to be a higher priority this year. Nearly 15% reported a security breach in 2015, 42% said to have been infected with …

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LeChiffre Ransomware Causes Severe Damages At Three Indian Banks

At the beginning of this month, the computer systems of three Indian banks and a pharmaceutical company have been severely infected with crypto-ransomware. The unknown hacker used the LeChiffre ransomware family to encrypt files on the infected virtual machines. LeChiffre is a hand-cranked ransomware which works only if launched into execution manually. Apparently, the hacker …

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TeslaCrypt Flaw Allows Free File Decryption

The ransomeware family TeslaCrypt came out about a year ago and it includes a design flaw which has already allowed security researchers to build a free file decryption tool. According to Lawrence Abrams, the problem which affects TeslaCrypt and TeslaCrypt 2.0 variants of the malware, resides in the encryption key storage algorithm. It has been …

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Best Antiviruses Still Unable To Save Your Files From Ransomware

Considering all the computer viruses being released every day, users should know that internet can be a very dangerous place. Among the most vicious computer viruses these days is the so called “ransomware”, which encrypts users’ files, leaving them scrambled unless they pay for the decryption key. Ransomware is a criminal business model which has …

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Chrome Extensions For Steam Steal Gamers’ Assets

Lately, gamers have been attacked by vicious Chrome extensions which seriously threaten to empty their Steam inventory. According to the security researcher Bart Blaze, the supposedly “helpful” Chrome extensions for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) are nothing but scamware. Last week, Blaze wrote: “Instead of being able to change your CS:GO Double theme, your items from …

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