A dormant ransomware similar to Cryptolocker has recently been activated. Dubbed "Locker," the program encrypts computer files, and asks the victim for 0.1 bitcoin in exchange for the decryption key.
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A new version of the famous ransomware Cryptolocker named TeslaCrypt has been released, and is out to target gamers. It holds game files hostage unless a payment in bitcoins is made.
Microsoft has updated the Malware Protection Engine found in many of its security programs such as Windows Defender, Security Essentials and Forefront Security, to patch a serious vulnerability.
A security vulnerability found in Microsoft Word (which was patched last month) has been used by hackers to target government and educational institutes in Taiwan who failed to update their systems.
Comcast was recently hacked by the group NullCrew_FTS exposing user accounts and passwords for potentially millions of users. The security flaw was linked to their mail servers.
Microsoft has offered a clarification on its recent software security advisory, narrowing down the software products are are affected by the exploits that are being used in some attacks.