Like most other variants of ransomware, VaultCrypt encrypts files, but instead of directly asking for a ransom, it directs users to their so called “customer support” website.
Almost 50% of all Android devices are vulnerable to an Installer hijack. This may lead to unauthorized installation of adware or malware.
At a recent security conference researchers suggest BIOS malware is a lively and pertinent threat. The LightEater bug can be exploited to compromise millions of systems from popular manufacturers like HP, ASUS, Dell and Lenovo.
Europol conducted an operation against a massive botnet called Ramnit and managed to shut down several servers, which will hopefully turn out to be a major setback for the cyber criminals behind this zombie network.
Hackers placed ransomware ads on the Huffington Post website demanding for USD$300.
The spam emails try to lure users with misleading, fake invoices from banks, telephone companies and even PayPal in order to steal bank account credentials.
Ransomware ‘Cryptowall 2.0′ is using the TOR network to mask its tracks. It encrypts users data and asks for ransom in return for the key to unencrypt the data.
Microsoft warns that hackers are using email to phish for users to turn on the macro features in Microsoft Office in order to install malware.
It has been discovered that a Chinese smartphone company by the name of Coolpad has loaded Android phones with malware that steals information, installs apps and can disable system features.
Hackers are using the Steam Chat room to spread dangerous malware by sending hyperlinks that appear to come from a trusted friend.
South Korean nuclear reactor was breached with an unauthorized USB device containing malware.
The app Android/Badaccents claims to download the movie The Interview, but instead torments Android users who download the app with a banking trojan that has already infected more than 20,000 users.
Chthonic trojan is infecting Microsoft products by stealing online banking information using spear-phising and web injection attacks.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware for Server detected all malware and received the highest award that Virus Bulletin offers.
Microsoft, BlackBerry, Android and (jailbroken) Apple phones infected with Inception/Cloud Atlas malware that steals sensitive user information.
Linux impregnable to malware? Last week, security researchers discovered a new trojan that infected Linux operating systems around the world, targeting government and pharmaceutical companies.
By now most users will already be familiar with ransomware, either because they have been affected by it themselves at some point or because they have seen it on a friend’s PC. Ransomware usually refers to a special category of malware that essentially tries to hold a user’s computer and files hostage and demands payment […]