Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 30, 2015]

Chinese government seemingly blocked access to Facebook.net causing a DDoS scare

Web requests from China for a large number of websites were being redirected to wpkg.org, causing massive confusion.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 30, 2015]

Romanian police arrests cybergang who stole over $15 million from banks

The gang hacked into banks by cloning credit cards and then used them to withdraw money from various ATMs in several different locations.

Security Knowledge [Apr, 30, 2015]

Safe emails vs scams: the key differences

80,000 people are the target of email scams on a daily basis. Learn how to recognize safe emails in order to avoid losing your identity and money.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 28, 2015]

US hospitals to use AC power probes to treat malware on medical devices

A new platform dubbed WattsUpDoc developed by Phd’s Benjamin Ransford and Dennis Foo Kune can be used to detect and treat malware on medical devices using AC power.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 28, 2015]

University student jailed for using a keylogger to up his exam scores

Birmingham University student Imran Uddin is facing incriminating charges after using a keylogger to raise his exam scores.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 28, 2015]

IRC botnets have evolved to steal passwords and avoid detection

A recent study unveils various types of IRC Botnets and their different infection and propagation methods.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 25, 2015]

Hackers can potentially hack WIFI systems on aircrafts to commandeer the plane

The FBI has discovered that it is possible for hackers to break into singular WIFI systems on newer model planes and commandeer the aircraft using their laptop computer.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 25, 2015]

Nigerian man accused of hacking a bank computer to steal $340 million

The man has been arraigned for hacking the server of a second generation bank and transfer the money to his personal accounts.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 24, 2015]

A Samsung Galaxy S5 flaw allows hackers to clone your fingerprints

A potential flaw has been discovered by Samsung on the popular Samsung Galaxy 5 smartphone. This flaw will allow hackers to clone your fingerprints and gain access to your phone.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 23, 2015]

CozyDuke malware is being used to spy on high profile US organizations

Government agencies and influential individuals are being spyed on by CozyDuke. It is an advanced malware threat that is to be considered more dangerous than others. Find out why!

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 18, 2015]

Arkansas Police send malware-laden hard drive to lawyer representing whistleblowers

An Arkansas lawyer found out that the cops had sent him a hard drive filled with malware that could be used for spying purposes.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 18, 2015]

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.

Security Knowledge [Apr, 16, 2015]

Avoid scams: stay safe on Facebook

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. Here’s what you need to keep an eye out for.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 16, 2015]

Urgent! Update your Windows to patch several critical vulnerabilities‏

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.

Reviews & Awards [Apr, 16, 2015]

Emsisoft detects 100% in March edition of AV-Comparatives Real-World Protection test

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.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 15, 2015]

Large scale Windows SMB vulnerability puts user login credentials at risk

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.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 14, 2015]

LG Split Screen software disables UAC

Split Screen, a software for LG monitors entirely disables UAC during installation, making the system vulnerable to multiple threats.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Apr, 11, 2015]

Joint international police operation targets Beebone botnet

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.