Modified video games on Russian forum tainted with WaterMiner cryptominer

Modified video games on Russian forum tainted with WaterMiner cryptominer

A Russian hacker implanted a stealth cryptominer in his creations, including a mod of Grand Theft Auto that was recently found on a Russian-speaking forum, available for download.
By Bradley Barth Oct 19 2017, 10:08AM
Kaspersky Lab renews threat sharing relationship with INTERPOL

Kaspersky Lab renews threat sharing relationship with INTERPOL

Kaspersky Lab and Interpol announced on Thursday that they have signed a new cyber-crime threat sharing pact that will strengthen the two organisations' collaborative relationship.
By Bradley Barth Oct 16 2017, 1:16PM
Apple kills bugs in iCloud for Windows, macOS High Sierra, macOS Server

Apple kills bugs in iCloud for Windows, macOS High Sierra, macOS Server

Apple has issued security updates for its macOS operating system, macOS Server, and iCloud for Windows products, fixing 67 vulnerabilities.
By Bradley Barth Sep 28 2017, 9:58AM
BlueBorne shows Bluetooth protocol's security inadequately researched

BlueBorne shows Bluetooth protocol's security inadequately researched

The highly eclectic and fragmented nature of devices relying on Bluetooth means that some may never issue secure updates.
By Bradley Barth Sep 15 2017, 12:20PM
Malicious replacement touchscreens could completely compromise phones

Malicious replacement touchscreens could completely compromise phones

Mobile users who substitute their damaged phone touchscreens or other hardware components with third-party replacements could be infecting their phones with malicious components.
By Bradley Barth Aug 28 2017, 12:56PM
Mac users under attack as never before, and android ransomeware up 138%

Mac users under attack as never before, and android ransomeware up 138%

In the first half of 2017, incidences of Android malware increased more than five percent since the start of the year.
By Bradley Barth Aug 28 2017, 10:51AM
New fileless cryptocurrency miner abuses WMI, leverages EternalBlue

New fileless cryptocurrency miner abuses WMI, leverages EternalBlue

This is not the way you want to be mining bitcoins.
By Bradley Barth Aug 23 2017, 10:50AM
Malicious PowerPoint slide show files deliver REMCOS RAT

Malicious PowerPoint slide show files deliver REMCOS RAT

Malware distributors are now maliciously crafting PowerPoint Open XML Slide Show (PPSX) files to take advantage of a Microsoft Office vulnerability.
By Bradley Barth Aug 17 2017, 11:16AM
Microsoft overseas data: US judges claim extra-territorial jurisdiction

Microsoft overseas data: US judges claim extra-territorial jurisdiction

Two US judges rule against Microsoft Ireland decision in cases pitting Google against DOJ
By Bradley Barth Aug 15 2017, 11:59AM
Wikileaks releases CIA tool set which help malware onto air-gapped PCs

Wikileaks releases CIA tool set which help malware onto air-gapped PCs

WikiLeaks has dumped more leaked CIA documents with its latest Vault 7 disclosures, this time publishing materials from a tool suite called Brutal Kangaroo that allows attackers to indirectly infiltrate a closed network or air-gapped computer using a compromised flash drive.
By Bradley Barth Jun 26 2017, 10:36AM
Hackers post plastic surgery clinic's patient files after blackmail campaign

Hackers post plastic surgery clinic's patient files after blackmail campaign

Hackers have publicly posted more than 25,000 files and private images stolen from a Lithuanian plastic surgery clinic.
By Bradley Barth Jun 2 2017, 11:40AM
New malware steals cookies and hijacks WordPress sessions

New malware steals cookies and hijacks WordPress sessions

Sucuri researchers recently observed a malware attack that injected obfuscated code into a JavaScript file in order to steal web users' cookies and hijack their WordPress sessions.
By Bradley Barth May 15 2017, 10:18AM
Late 2016 marks start of WhatsApp encryption back-ups to iCloud Drive

Late 2016 marks start of WhatsApp encryption back-ups to iCloud Drive

Facebook added another layer of protection for users of its WhatsApp encrypted mobile messaging service in late 2016.
By Bradley Barth May 12 2017, 10:31AM
Execution of largest hack in YouTube history claimed by OurMine

Execution of largest hack in YouTube history claimed by OurMine

The OurMine hackers known for hijacking online social media accounts, supposedly to test their security, executed what it's calling the largest hack in YouTube history.
By Bradley Barth Apr 19 2017, 1:08PM
Scammers create fake emulators for new Nintendo gaming platform

Scammers create fake emulators for new Nintendo gaming platform

A YouTube page that supposedly allows visitors to download a Nintendo Switch emulator program actually installs a downloader that introduces a potentially unwanted application called OneSystemCare.
By Bradley Barth Apr 3 2017, 10:15AM
Malicious apps make nearly a million Minecrafters feel like blockheads

Malicious apps make nearly a million Minecrafters feel like blockheads

ESET researchers found 87 fake Minecraft mod apps that either redirected users to scam websites or were actually an aggressive ad-displaying downloader.
By Bradley Barth Mar 27 2017, 10:15AM
Mac malware reportedly first to infect machines using macros

Mac malware reportedly first to infect machines using macros

Researchers have identified what they believe is the first in-the-wild instance of hackers using malicious macros in Word documents to execute malware on Mac computers, instead of Windows-based machines.
By Bradley Barth Feb 14 2017, 10:31AM
WordPress pages defaced following patched bug disclosure

WordPress pages defaced following patched bug disclosure

More than 100,000 WordPress web pages have been defaced, following last week's public disclosure of a patched vulnerability that allows attackers to remotely modify the content of pages and posts.
By Bradley Barth Feb 10 2017, 12:37PM
Gooligan ad fraud malware infects 1.3 million Android users, installs over 2 million unwanted apps

Gooligan ad fraud malware infects 1.3 million Android users, installs over 2 million unwanted apps

A newly discovered malware program that targets older versions of the Android OS has infected roughly 1.3 million Google accounts, currently breaching devices at a rate of 13,000 victims per day.
By Bradley Barth Dec 2 2016, 11:47AM
Malware turns headphones into mics for eavesdropping

Malware turns headphones into mics for eavesdropping

Headphones plugged into a computer's audio output jack can be converted into a microphone that secretly records nearby conversations by modifying the device's software via malware, according to a new research report.
By Bradley Barth Nov 25 2016, 10:42AM