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, 10, 2015]

Popular Chrome extension turns out to be Spyware!

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.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Mar, 3, 2015]

Europol takes down Ramnit botnet that infected millions of computers

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.

Alerts & Outbreaks [Feb, 22, 2015]

Beware of Babar: the spyware created by the French Secret Service

Babar is yet another example of government agencies actively using malware and hack tools to spy.