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[…]
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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.
More than five percent of all unique IP addresses accessing Google sites included some kind of ad injector software, and there are more than 50,000 of those injector browser extensions in use today, according to new research from Google.
Cybercriminals are using the Angler exploit kit to infect users with the Bedep Trojan, which then uses their computer resources to perform click-fraud and artificially inflate video views.
The earthquake that hit Nepal late last month has caused untold damage in the region and kicked off a massive relief and aid effort. Attackers are loathe to let a chance like that go by, and they have concocted a number of schemes to deprive victims of their money and hope for relief funds. Aid organizations[…]
Attackers have recently taken to the job searching website CareerBuilder to spread Microsoft Word documents that masquerade as job hopefuls’ resumes, but in reality, are laden with malware.
The SANS Institute reports a new strain of CTB-Locker ransomware moving this week via spam messages.
Malware that uses macros as part of its infection method has been around for more than a decade, and was one of the first major techniques to drive changes at software vendors such as Microsoft. The tactic has been making a comeback of late, and Microsoft is seeing a major spike in the volume of[…]
Teslacrypt, the fairly new strain of ransomware that’s been targeting gamers, is continuing to make the rounds online.