Max Metzger

LeakerLocker ransomware blackmails unwitting mobile app store users

LeakerLocker ransomware blackmails unwitting mobile app store users

A new kind of mobile ransomware has been found lurking on the Google Play Store.
By Max Metzger Jul 13 2017, 10:45AM
SQL injection vulnerability found in popular WordPpress plug in, again

SQL injection vulnerability found in popular WordPpress plug in, again

Security researchers have found yet another SQL injection vulnerability in a WordPress plugin.
By Max Metzger Jul 4 2017, 10:34AM
After the WannaCry ransomware campaign, why aren't people patching?

After the WannaCry ransomware campaign, why aren't people patching?

A massive ransomware campaign attacked countless endpoints for the second time in just over a month, exploiting a vulnerability that had been patched months earlier. So, why does this keep happening?
By Max Metzger Jul 3 2017, 10:40AM
NotPetya: Researchers find 'kill switch',  then clash over naming

NotPetya: Researchers find 'kill switch', then clash over naming

Researchers claim to have found a 'killswitch' for NotPetya, but there seems to be disagreement over what to call it.
By Max Metzger Jun 29 2017, 10:34AM
Petya variant at heart of new global ransomware campaign

Petya variant at heart of new global ransomware campaign

A variant of Petya ransomware, GoldenEye, is infecting systems all over the world with particular enthusiasm for Ukrainian targets.
By Max Metzger Jun 28 2017, 10:18AM
Australian speed cameras infected with WannaCry ransomware

Australian speed cameras infected with WannaCry ransomware

In the latest episode in the WannaCry saga, the infamous piece of ransomware has locked up dozens of speed cameras in regional of Victoria.
By Max Metzger Jun 23 2017, 10:49AM
Malware piggybacks on IoT devices from Vietnam and Taiwan - Kaspersky

Malware piggybacks on IoT devices from Vietnam and Taiwan - Kaspersky

In Vietnam and Taiwan, malware is being mass produced alongside cheap web cameras, DVRs and other IoT devices, according to a report from Kaspersky Lab.
By Max Metzger Jun 22 2017, 12:59PM
Spyware found targeting Mexican journalists, lawyers and activists

Spyware found targeting Mexican journalists, lawyers and activists

NSO Group spyware has been found attempting to surveil the communications of Mexican citizens, engaged in high profile corruption investigations.
By Max Metzger Jun 21 2017, 10:53AM
Vault 7: WikiLeaks dumps reveal CIA's use of home router exploits

Vault 7: WikiLeaks dumps reveal CIA's use of home router exploits

The latest WikiLeaks dump shows off the CIA's exploitation of vulnerabilities in internet routers.
By Max Metzger Jun 20 2017, 11:31AM
North Korean spies behind global WannaCry Ransomware attacks, says NSA

North Korean spies behind global WannaCry Ransomware attacks, says NSA

The US National Security Agency has announced it believes with 'moderate confidence' that North Korea was behind last month's WannaCry ransomware attacks.
By Max Metzger Jun 16 2017, 10:42AM
Putin talks fondly of 'free spirited' hackers, denies interference

Putin talks fondly of 'free spirited' hackers, denies interference

The Russian President uttered some strangely forgiving remarks about Russian hackers. A case of getting their excuses in early?
By Max Metzger Jun 5 2017, 10:33AM
Microsoft sues mystery hackers and virtual gaming currency scalpers

Microsoft sues mystery hackers and virtual gaming currency scalpers

Microsoft is taking a shadowy company to court over hacking Microsoft user accounts to fraudulently buy in-game currency to sell on.
By Max Metzger Jun 1 2017, 10:35AM
Wikileaks Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released

Wikileaks Whistleblower Chelsea Manning released

The Whistleblower behind the massive leaks of documents from inside the Iraq War effort has been released, concluding a sentence that was commuted by former President Obama from 35 years to just seven.
By Max Metzger May 18 2017, 9:42AM
Android flaw used by 74% of ransomware to be fixed in August

Android flaw used by 74% of ransomware to be fixed in August

A flaw in Android reportedly used by most mobile ransomware is due to be fixed this summer when the new operating system, Android 0, is released
By Max Metzger May 15 2017, 10:18AM
FBI: Whaling now a US$ 5 billion business as execs targeted

FBI: Whaling now a US$ 5 billion business as execs targeted

Whaling, or Business Email Compromise, has exploded in popularity shown by the massive sums that Whalers are raking in.
By Max Metzger May 10 2017, 11:00AM
False positive putsch: Webroot AV cant tell friend from foe

False positive putsch: Webroot AV cant tell friend from foe

Webroot security tools started throwing up false positives this week and quarantining critical Windows files.
By Max Metzger Apr 27 2017, 10:15AM
Russian hacker handed 27 years, 'longest sentence ever', in US courts

Russian hacker handed 27 years, 'longest sentence ever', in US courts

Roman Seleznev, a Russian born master hacker, has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for the unprecedented scale of his financial crimes.
By Max Metzger Apr 26 2017, 10:11AM
Locky returns from the dead with new features and an old botnet

Locky returns from the dead with new features and an old botnet

News of the death of Locky ransomware has been grossly exaggerated as researchers note its return to the streets, wrapped in a new package.
By Max Metzger Apr 26 2017, 10:11AM
Turkish Crime Family hackers claim 'victory' in iCloud ransom threats

Turkish Crime Family hackers claim 'victory' in iCloud ransom threats

New questions emerge as the Turkish Crime Family show off a bitcoin wallet with what it claims is the fruit of a ransom campaign on Apple.
By Max Metzger Apr 11 2017, 10:09AM
Windows 10 users sue after installation causes data loss

Windows 10 users sue after installation causes data loss

Three unwilling Windows 10 users are attempting to sue Microsoft for losing them time and money after the installation of the new OS damaged their computers and destroyed much of their data.
By Max Metzger Mar 28 2017, 11:06AM