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Steam Stealer Malware Targets Thousands of Gamers Each Month

The security company Kaspersky released a new report that clearly shows just how much of a problem the Steam Stealer malware is. Not only does the malware infect thousands of people each month, it is also…

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White Hat Hacker Tweaks Dridex Malware to Distribute Antivirus Software

The Dridex banking malware has been a huge headache for a large part of the financial and technology industries, but it seems there’s a white knight out there looking to turn the tables on this pesky…

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Cryptsy on Verge of Bankruptcy After $7.5m Bitcoin Theft

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy is on the verge of bankruptcy after the startup admitted that it had fallen victim to an online heist in July 2014, during which a total of $9.58 million-worth of Bitcoins and…

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PageFair Breach Infects Windows PCs with Trjoan Flash Installers

PageFair, a service designed to “help websites survive the rise of adblock”, has been compromised, causing websites using its software to spread malicious Trojan Flash installers the PCs of visiting users. The company, which believes that…

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Ransomware Locks Your Android Phone Pin And Asks For Cash

Ransomware is akin to the booming stock market of yesteryear for hackers, the notion of locking an individual’s infected device is a powerful reality for today’s modern day connected gadgets. As such it can be no…

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95% of Android Devices Vulnerable to Dangerous Exploit

Researchers from cybersecurity firm Zimperium have discovered a vulnerability within Android that allows hackers to access and control a device remotely, with 95% of smartphones and tablets running the operating system (between versions 2.2 and 5.1)…

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VLC Developer: Sourceforge Has Been Pushing “Crapware” Since 2012

Fans of software repository Sourceforge were aghast to discover that the site was hijacking orphaned pages and turning legitimate software into Trojans by bundling them with malware, the biggest profile of which were GIMP and Nmap.…

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Sourceforge Hijacks GIMP and Nmap with Trojans

Sourceforge has been found to be hijacking orphaned open source projects and adding malware to their repositories. Notable victims of this practice are the popular GIMP and Nmap accounts, using them to distribute third-party “bundle-ware” installers.…

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New Rootkit Uses Your Graphics Card as Blind Spot

Viruses, Trojans and Malware all have one thing in common, they try to stay hidden and move around so they won’t be detected before the job is done and the user discovers the unwanted piece of…

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Anonymous Accused of Running Botnet With Thousands of Hacked Home Routers

Haven’t yet changed your router username and password from “admin/admin”? If so, then your router could be part of a massive botnet, possibly run by members of Anonymous, according to cybersecurity experts Incapsula. The network of…

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Xtube Infecting Visitors With Malware

Adult site Xtube, rated in the top 800 sites in the United States, has been compromised and is infecting users with malware, warns Malwarebytes Labs. Visitors to the site can be redirected to the Neutrino Exploit…

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Same Tech Used in Lenovo Superfish Software found in Twelve Other Apps

The SSL-busting technology recently discovered to be pre-installed on Lenovo laptops has been found as part of another 12 pieces of software, including Trojan malware. The HTTPS-bypassing code, developed by Israeli company Komodia, was a part…

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Trojan Posing as Infamous Movie The Interview Attacks Android Phones

Malware, under the guise of notorious Seth Rogen comedy The Interview, has been attacking Android smartphones in India. The Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) first detected the Trojan, proliferated via a link offering a…

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Facebook Falling Prey to Porn-Based Malware

‘Don’t click on Facebook porn links’ is, generally, a good rule to live by, but it is doubly true right now: porn-based malware is spreading across the social network, infecting over 110,000 in just two days.…

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Symantec Uncovers Tricky ‘Regin’ Malware

Anti-Virus company Symantec has identified a heavy malware threat named ‘Regin’. It’s said by PC World that this nasty piece of work was likely developed by a nation state and used by these criminals to spy…

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JPMorgan Customers Target in Huge Phishing Campaign

JPMorgan, the No. 1 U.S. bank by assets, has confirmed that spammers have launched a phishing campaign targeting its customers. The spam-campaign is dubbed Smash and Grab and was launched on Tuesday by an unknown group.…

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Ransomware Threat Awareness Rising Among IT Security Experts

Almost half of IT security staff know at least one company that has been hit by ransomware attacks, designed to lock victims out of critical files until a monetary ransom is provided. It’s a frightening threat with…

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New Malware Is Reported To Be Affecting World Of Warcraft Gamers

World of Warcraft gamers and other MMORPG players are subject to hacks and exploits that attempt to steal their user names and passwords, after which the hackers will either rob the character of all their gold,…

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Ransomware The Good, Bad, And The Ugly

There are some sick people out there, people that try to take advantage of poor souls that do not know and understand computers. Today I happened upon a friends computer that had this strange image posted…

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Thousands Of Computers Attacked By MalwareBytes Monday

Do you use Malwarebytes? If so you are among millions of customers of the Anti-Malware software distributor. Many of us monitor and repair our own computers, and we use largely known companies to keep our computers…