A recent study by security firm McAfee regarding celebrities that generate the most dangerous web results reveal Avril Lavigne at the top of the list, which is reportedly caused by free mp3 searches.
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Trend Micro has discovered a new campaign that distributes two variants of ransomware which can alternate. This allows re-encryption even after a victim has already paid up from the first infection.
A new malware that attacks devices via Bluetooth has been discovered by a security firm. Without the need to pair, it can spread itself onto other devices without the victim's knowledge.
After introducing colored status updates, Facebook seems to be testing a new feature that could also do the same to comments. A small number of users were reportedly able to use it.
The Recording Industry Association of America has settled with YouTube-mp3.org, after it sued the online service on behalf of labels last year. Its operators have agreed to shut down the website.
Acer has revealed today at IFA an updated version of its Chromebook 15 laptop, which now has an aluminum design and support for Android apps. Its specifications can be customized by the buyer.
Security firm AppRiver has recently discovered a spike in the email distribution of the infamous Locky ransomware, sending it out to as much as 23 million people in just over 24 hours.
The Internal Revenue Service of the United States has released a warning over an email scam that uses the name of the agency and FBI to discreetly download ransomware, locking the victim's files.
A ransomware development kit from China allows anyone interested to customize their own ransomware for Android. Coding skills are not necessary, only requiring the user to fill out a form.
A security researcher recently discovered a new malware attack on Facebook that uses social engineering. It can even detect a user's system settings so they can be targeted with appropriate adware.
Remote access solutions firm Fireworld received flak after it published an article saying how its spying software can be used to check if a parent's son is gay. The writeup has been taken down since.
A new variant of the Locky ransomware has been discovered, which now utilizes a new file extension. After encrypting files, it will demand 0.49 Bitcoins, which is equal to more than $2,000.
A student from Uruguay has been rewarded by Google with $10,000 after he found a security issue that could have been used by hackers to steal sensitive information. The flaw has since been fixed.
A vulnerability in Windows OLE is being exploited by cybercriminals. The attack makes use of an innocuous-looking PowerPoint attachment, which in turn downloads malware to spy on users.
An adware called Mughthesec has been recently discovered. It masquerades as an installer for Flash Player, which comes bundled with three other programs. These will then modify browser settings.