A new Android malware has been discovered, which cloaks itself as a Flash player update. If a user falls for it, more malicious software will be downloaded, which will spy on unsuspecting users.
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Security researchers are warning of widespread attacks on numerous institutions with a highly sophisticated type of malware that's almost impossible to detect because it doesn't use files.
The updated malware not only made it onto the Google Play store, but has been downloaded 'several million times' as part of specially crafted applications designed to infect a user's device.
The company's security engineers detailed some of the protocols designed to keep Android users safe. The company explained how it keeps a close eye on devices and apps even when they're infected.
A new phishing scam was seen targeting a US financial services provider, delivering an innocent-looking Word file. However, it contains malware that could leak sensitive data to cybercriminals.
App stores operating in the People's Republic of China will now have to register with the Cyberspace Administration of China. The move should see the spread of malware via stores lessen.
The Action Fraud centre of the United Kingdom is warning educational institutions of cybercriminals posing as government officials. They will send "important" documents, which contain ransomware.
A malicious code is targeting macOS, exploiting a vulnerability within Safari as well as the Mail app. It will open multiple email draft windows, which will slow down and freeze the system.
A new ransomware called 'Koolova' has recently been discovered. Unlike others, it will provide the decryption key for free if the victim reads two articles about security and staying safe online.
A new malware was recently seen attacking routers using Android phones. It brute forces routers using a predefined list of default router passwords, and uses the network to further spread crime.
An infamous disk-wiping malware called KillDisk is now functioning as ransomware. It will demand a surprisingly steep amount of 222 bitcoins, or equal to almost $215,000 to unlock infected files.
Security experts are foreseeing ransomware to further explode in the coming year, bringing with it more dangerous features like being able to easily spread from one computer to another.
Cybereason has released RansomFree, a free-to-use program which aims to protect computers from ransomware attacks. If an unusual encryption activity is detected, it will quickly suspend the process.
Security research firm Doctor Web has revealed a list of cheap Android smartphones which were found to contain trojans that display ads and could download other apps in the background.
A new Facebook spam campaign is sending alleged videos of celebrity sex tapes to unsuspecting victims. However, it only installs a malicious Chrome extension that spreads the malware even further.
A new variant of the Petya ransomware has recently surfaced, called 'GoldenEye.' The program exploits macros and manipulates the boot process to further convince victims to pay up.
A new variant of ransomware has been discovered, which not only encrypts a victim's files, but it also makes a computer unusable by placing a lock screen right even before a user could boot.
A new type of ransomware has been discovered, which utilizes tech support scammers to supposedly help victims. They will demand a large amount of money, but will not decrypt affected files.
A security firm found a new attack vector which exploits image files sent on Facebook. It will download a malicious file, which when activated will activate the Locky ransomware.
A group of researchers have created a piece of code that has the ability to turn headphones into microphones, which in concept will make it possible for hackers to listen in and spy on people.
Security researchers and ATM manufacturers are warning that attackers have managed to compromise ATMs and are stealing money after they force the devices to 'spit out' cash.
A new malware is spreading via compromised Facebook accounts. It will send an innocent-looking image file to friends, which will install either a malicious extension, or worse, ransomware.
Office supply store Office Depot has been allegedly swindling its customers, by saying that there are malware and viruses on their computer. This, according to an employee, is done to meet quotas.
Google has updated its Safe Browsing policies, after the company discovered websites that continue to host malware and phishing content after their website has been reviewed and marked as safe.
A new malware designed for macOS users has been detected by security researchers. It attacks users via a purported Google Chrome download, which instead installs a fake software to the computer.
About 3.2 million debit card details have been stolen by attackers using malware on payment systems in India. Some banks have already blocked the cards, while others have asked users to change PINs.
Users who've donated or bought merchandise from the National Republican Senatorial Committee over the last 8 months have very likely had their credit card info stolen by hackers.
A Microsoft executive has argued that recent malware attacks have proved that iOS is as vulnerable as Android, and that organizations should preemptively arm themselves against exploits.
A new strain of ransomware called CryPy has been discovered by researchers. Built in Python, the malware assigns a unique key for every file it encrypts, making it harder to have the files decrypted.
The DXXD ransomware has recently been seen targeting PC servers. However, after it was decrypted by security researchers, the malware developer took the time to modify it and make it secure again.
A new malware that has the ability to control a victim's computer has been discovered. It was found being distributed via websites that pose as distributors of WinRAR and TrueCrypt software.
It was recently discovered by a Spotify user that the service would randomly open links, which are infested with malware. The issue was seen occurring on a PC, Mac, and Ubuntu computer.
A new variant of the dreaded ransomware has been discovered by security researchers. Dubbed as "Princess," the malware encrypts a victim's files, and demands a premium amount of money to decrypt them.
A security researcher has found that a certain malware now has the ability to detect if it is being used on a virtual machine. It will refuse to run if affirmed, so it cannot be dissected.
A variant of ransomware has been discovered, which encrypts not only files, but the entire hard drive as well. This will then prevent the PC from booting, unless a payment is made.
Victorian police is warning residents against ever using any of the infected devices that have shown up in people's mailboxes. The drives are considered to be "extremely harmful".
A new ransomware sample was found to be pretending as software from Malwarebytes, a cybersecurity firm. It was found out to be malware called 'DetoxCrypto,' discovered back in August.
An Android Trojan called Gugi bypasses new security features implemented in Marshmallow. It will superimpose itself over other apps, and it will request for permission to make calls and send messages.
An experiment was conducted about security by the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. The study sent scam emails to test subjects, and then measured who would open the links inside the message.
A security researcher has found a vulnerability in Google's login pages, which could be manipulated for malware download. However, Google did not consider the issue to be alarming.
A new ransomware variant has been discovered, which is designed for Linux computers. Dubbed 'FairWare,' it deletes files from a server, and then demands money in order for victims to regain them.
A new variant of the dreaded ransomware has been discovered. It utilizes a fake Windows Update screen, in order to deceive users. However, it is actually encrypting files in the background.
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A new spam email supposedly containing a clip of presidentiable Hillary Clinton meeting with ISIS' leader is spreading on the internet. However, it only contains malware to infect the recipient.
A report by a security firm recently explored the recent trends when it comes to the Cerber ransomware. It has discovered that the developers and affiliates earn almost $1 million per year in profit.
A Trojan horse for Android has been discovered by security researchers, which steals users' banking information. The malware was discovered being distributed using Google's AdSense network.
Patrons of these hotels would do well to keep a close eye on their bank accounts and credit cards, because the malware has likely stolen sensitive data including payment details and security codes.
With the hype of the game Pokémon GO, a ransomware has been discovered, which was named after it. Once infected, it encrypts files, and it creates a backdoor account, for the hacker to control.
A mirror of KickassTorrents recently returned online, after it was seized because of copyright complains. However, the domain only scams users, attempting to steal personal details.
An O2 marketing campaign that was giving away free USB sticks to business customers, went horribly wrong after it was confirmed that some of the sticks were infected with viruses.