Grant Wilcox, an ethical hacking degree candidate at the University of Northumbria in the U.K., said the Wassenaar Arrangement rules were one reason he decided not to publish exploits he developed for his dissertation.
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Ad fraud malware is one of the more profitable specialties in the cybercrime world, and the attackers who use it often have to adapt their tactics in order to keep the money rolling in. One of the tactics that they have adopted in recent months is that of updating the version of Flash that’s installed on an infected machine.
Attackers have compromised the network of Italian intrusion software vendor Hacking Team and released a large cache of the company’s private documents, including customer invoices that show sales to oppressive governments.
The SANS Internet Storm Center reports that the Angler Exploit Kit, pushing Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware, uses rapidly changing URL patterns—almost daily changes—to evade detection and rake in profits.
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[…]
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.