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]

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]

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!

Security Knowledge [May, 15, 2015]

Professional hackers available for hire, charge over US$200 for hacking Facebook and WhatsApp

Illegal hacking services are being advertised publicly with costs ranging from as little as US$1.25 to a hefty 2000 Euro.

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, 8, 2015]

Lenovo’s system update vulnerability allows man in the middle attacks

Lenovo is facing heat once again after the Superfish debacle…

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, 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 [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, 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.

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.

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.