The website of Popular Science magazine was found infecting users with malware via the RIG exploit kit.
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Researchers with Microsoft have spotted a spike in Crowti, a ransomware similar to Cryptolocker that encrypts files on victims’ machines and then asks for payment to unlock them.
The Dyreza Trojan is exploiting the recently disclosed CVE-2014-4114 vulnerability in Windows that was first used by the Sandworm attackers.
Attackers are using BlackEnergy malware to attack HMI software running inside industrial control systems, according to an advisory from ICS-CERT.
DHS sounded the alarm Monday on Dyre, the banking Trojan that’s been siphoning bank credentials from large enterprises and major financial institutions.
APT28, a Russian hacking group, has been tied to attacks against the country of Georgia, Eastern European political and military organizations, and NATO, a report from FireEye said.
A new iteration of the Android ransomware Koler has surfaced that’s propagating through SMS messages.
A security researcher has identified a Tor exit node that was actively patching binaries users download, adding malware to the files dynamically. The discovery, experts say, highlights the danger of trusting files downloaded from unknown sources and the potential for attackers to abuse the trust users have in Tor and similar services. Josh Pitts of Leviathan[…]
More than 1 million SOHO routers and embedded devices are vulnerable to a serious vulnerability in the NAT-PMP protocol that enables traffic hijacking and denial of service attacks.