The chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee is asking some pointed questions of the FBI director about the bureau’s use of zero-day vulnerabilities, phishing attacks, spyware, and other controversial tools. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey asking for “more specific information about the FBI’s current use of[…]
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Authorities in six different countries worked together last week to take down a cybercrime ring which ultimately infected tens of thousands of computers with Zeus and SpyEye malware and made off with roughly $2.25 M dollars from banks in the process.
People love to try and get something for nothing, especially on the Internet where there’s all kinds of things available for nothing. But a lot of those free things are illegal and attackers have become very adept at taking advantage of users’ desire for free episodes of Gilmore Girls or bonus Dragon Ball Z content. Researchers[…]
Exploits for the recently patched Adobe Flash Player zero-day have appeared in the Magnitude Exploit Kit and are leading to Cryptowall ransomware infections.
Samsung said today it will no longer automatically disable Windows updates on PCs and laptops it manufactures and will release a patch “within a few days.”
Samsung’s update mechanism for Windows PCs and laptops silently disables Windows Update, computing enthusiast Patrick Barker has discovered.
Adobe released an emergency patch for a Flash zero day used in targeted attacks by APT3, the same group behind 2014’s Clandestine Fox attacks.
In a little more than a year, consumers affected by the Cryptowall ransomware have reported to the FBI more than $18 million in losses related to infections from the malware. Cryptowall is among the group of ransomware families that encrypt the files on victims’ computers and then demands a ransom in order to obtain the[…]
RubyGems maintainers patched a vulnerability, reported by Trustwave and OpenDNS, that allows RubyGem clients to be redirected to an attacker-controlled gem server.
Dell SecureWorks said a new version of the Stegoloader malware uses steganography to hide itself from detection.