An Arkansas lawyer found out that the cops had sent him a hard drive filled with malware that could be used for spying purposes.
NY hacker sentenced to 3 years in prison for cyber attacks on DirecTV, Farmers Insurance and L.A. public works
A Staten Island hacker was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment this Thursday after he pleaded guilty to his several charges including infiltrating protected computer systems. The 32 year old must also pay US$ 2.7 million in restitution to DirecTV, Farmers Insurance and L.A. public works, the three affected parties.
Scammers love Facebook because it provides them with a place to try out their scams in front of an audience of over a billion people. Many old and new scams surface on the network giant every day and many people get tricked. Here’s what you need to keep an eye out for.
Microsoft releases a major security update fixing multiple critical vulnerabilities. This includes the remote code execution vulnerabilities in Office and IE, the elevation of privilege bug and more.
Antivirus testing organization AV-Comparatives published the first real-world protection test in its 2015 test series. The result: Emsisoft scores 100% in real-world protection.
A large scale vulnerability “Redirect to SMB” has been unearthed that allows hackers to steal sensitive login information. The affected applications list is a long one and it even includes antivirus programs.
Several government and private agencies target the Beebone botnet which has infected over 12,000 computers. Europol has claimed that they have successfully ‘sinkholed’ the botnet by registering, suspending or seizing all domain names with which the malware could communicate and traffic was then redirected.
A popular Chrome extension known as Webpage screenshot starts collecting sensitive user information a week after installation for financial benefits. The sleep-activate feature of this spyware allows it to evade security measures, which highlights a greater issue with the current app/extension verification system.
Have you received an email recently with an unusual attachment? It may be the trojan downloader waski, disguised as a pdf file. This banking trojan steals login credentials by directing users to modified versions of bank websites. It can also directly intercept the traffic containing login information in most popular browsers like Chrome and IE.
A new variant to the PClock ransomware has emerged that targets a large number of file extensions. The locked files can be retrieved by using Emsisoft’s decryption tool.
While cyber criminals use advanced techniques to plunder cash, some still stick to the old ways. A few robbers armed with crowbars and hammers tried to literally hack their way into an ATM. The machine was utterly destroyed although the criminals failed to crack open the safe in order to claim their prize.
We are very excited to announce that the beta versions of Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security 10 are now available for beta testing. A series of awesome improvements is on the way!
YouTube had a massive vulnerability where it allowed any video on the website to be deleted by sending a simple request.
A Google study has found several sneaky and deceptive ad injectors forcing their way through browsers. Google acknowledged that such behavior is definitely unwanted and took firm steps by disabling a multitude of such Chrome extensions.
Popular adult website Xtube has been compromised. The website has been injected with malicious code which exploits Flash on unpatched systems to drop malware like Cryptowall.
Because there are multiple players involved in the distribution of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), you can end up with a sequence of PUPs coming from multiple different sources.