Category Archives: Alerts & Outbreaks

Alerts & Outbreaks [Jun, 6, 2015]

Ransomware “Locker” automatically decrypts all affected files, after its creator is struck by conscience

Locker, a new ransomware variant was discovered last month. In a surprising turn of events the creator of the ransomware actually posted a public apology and promised to automatically decrypt files on affected systems.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 27, 2015]

Exploit kit attacks DNS settings of over 50 different router models

Several home and office router brands are vulnerable to a unique, obfuscating CSRF attack that attackers are using to alter router DNS settings.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 27, 2015]

Malware masquerades as AdBlock Plus application

A new Adblock impersonating threat has been discovered. Although at first glance the program seems to be just a PUP, it has advanced capabilities like virtual machine detection and even contains rootkit elements.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 24, 2015]

NitlovePOS: New Point of Sale malware that steals payment card information

A new variant of the POS malware family has emerged that is capable of stealing track one and track two payment card data.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 22, 2015]

Logjam attack, similar to the FREAK vulnerability, breaks TLS security

The FREAK vulnerability is yet to be forgotten, and already a similar major issue has come up. TLS security and Diffie-Hellman export keys are involved this time.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 20, 2015]

Malvertising makes use of the Magnitude exploit kit to deliver ransomware

Malvertising networks lead users to ransomware using the Magnitude exploit kit. CryptoWall 3.0 is the first malware dropped.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 19, 2015]

NetUSB hack puts Millions of home users at risk

Using a home router with NetUSB enabled? Turn it off now! A major security flaw enables attackers to do a lot of nasty things…

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 19, 2015]

Chinese hacker group APT use Microsoft’s Technet web portal to obfuscate their CnC servers

Hackers are now using legitimate services offered by popular websites and blogs to masquerade their malicious operations.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 17, 2015]

Microsoft Word Intruder, the tool that creates document based malware

Microsoft Word Intruder, a malware creation tool is being widely used to create booby-trapped RTF files. Watch out with those attachments!

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 13, 2015]

Curiosity arousing Facebook scams lead to nothing but malware

Want to watch a “shocking video” on Facebook? Not a good idea. It is just a scam and the only end result is, the scammers making money out of your personal information.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 7, 2015]

Half a million computers infected as Macro Malware makes a comeback

Macro malware returns, infecting over 500,000 computers through malicious documents spread via spam email.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 2, 2015]

Former JP Morgan employee charged with selling customer information to thieves

The situation for a former JP Morgan employee is looking bleak as he is facing incriminating charges for selling sensitive customer banking information to supposed criminals.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 1, 2015]

Smart city technology could be potentially vulnerable to hacking

Hackers can exploit unsecured, vulnerable technology in cities to cause blackouts, potential disasters, and denial of service.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 1, 2015]

Password Alert, Google’s new form of defense against Phishing

Google releases a new chrome extension called “Password Alert” to combat phishing.

Alerts & Outbreaks [May, 1, 2015]

Teleoperated surgery robots are vulnerable to malicious hijacking

Researchers at a Washington University have discovered that it is possible for a hacker to potentially hijack a teleoperated surgery robot and ultimately control its movements and feed it commands remotely.

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.