There is a new wave of attacks delivering the CTB-Locker or Critroni crypto ransomware, arriving through spam messages with a variety of lures in several different countries. CTB-Locker is one of the newer variants in the crypto ransomware family, a kind of malware that encrypts victims’ hard drives and demands a relatively large payment in order[…]
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A cyberespionage campaign pulled off by pro-Syrian hackers against Assad opposition fighters used social engineering to steal military planning documents.
UPDATE: A new piece of malware is making the rounds on Facebook, infecting users after luring them in with a link to a salacious video.
Business email compromise scams trick corporate executives, employees and clients into transferring business funds to criminal bank accounts in China.
Gitrob, an open source intelligence tool, helps security analysts search Github organization repositories for files not meant for public consumption.
Spam campaigns in the U.K. are using Office macros to spread the Dridex banking Trojan, researchers at Trustwave report.
Security researchers are tracking a new version of the Emomet malware that is targeting users’ banking credentials and also has the ability to steal email usernames and passwords, which are then used to send spam from compromised accounts. The new variant of Emomet has mostly been seen targeting users in Germany, but researchers at Microsoft[…]
Microsoft is warning of a significant uptick in threats tricking users to enable macros and then infecting them with malicious macros files.
Unknown hackers were able to compromise vital systems belonging to ICANN, the organization that manages the global top-level domain system, and had access to the system that manages the files with data on resolving specific domain names.
Computer users will click through browser warnings and security alerts in order to complete a task, but once they’re hacked, their behaviors change, a recent BYU study learned.