Microsoft has reclassified the Ask Toolbar as unwanted software, which means its security tools will automatically detect and remove all versions, except for the most recent, from Windows computers.
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SANS Institute reports that Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware infections emanating from the Angler Exploit Kit are on the rise, and coincide with a spike from malicious spam campaigns.
Developers behind the banking Trojan Vawtrak have begun obscuring some of their servers with Tor2Web, a move that’s added another level of difficulty when it comes to uncovering their activity.
Any human with an email address likely has gotten thousands of spam messages that look like delivery notifications, invoices, or other alleged communications from shipping companies such as UPS or DHL. They typically contain malicious attachments with exploits for a browser or plug-in vulnerability, but a researcher at the University of Cambridge has run across[…]
The latest campaign to leverage Skype – a botnet circulating adware, composed entirely of Skype users – was recently disrupted by researchers.
The developer behind Tox, a ransomware-as-a-service tool that only surfaced late last month, acknowledged he’s over his head and will sell the platform off.
Nitlove and several new versions of PoSeidon can be added to the growing heap of point-of-sale (POS) malware discovered this year.
The attackers behind the TeslaCrypt ransomware, which is one of the newer entries on the scene, may not be making as much money yet as some of their more experienced competitors, but researchers say that their malware is having a profound effect on victims. Like many other pieces of ransomware, TeslaCrypt often spreads with the[…]
Google is rolling out a new policy that will force all Windows and Mac users to install Chrome extensions only from the Chrome Web store. The company last year began enforcing this policy for Windows users on the main, stable channel for Chrome. Google offers several different channels for Chrome users, depending upon their tolerance[…]
Tens of thousands of home and office-based routers have been hijacked over the last several months to stage a distributed denial of service attack campaign.