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Stay safe online - 2019-03-20
Latest Boeing 737 accidents used to spread malware via email spam

Latest Boeing 737 accidents used to spread malware via email spam

Hackers are persuading users to open a malicious file that allegedly contains information about the two recent Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes. More
News Spam and phishing  2019-03-19
STOP ransomware variant now incorporates password stealer Azorult

STOP ransomware variant now incorporates password stealer Azorult

The new strain of STOP ransomware also downloads and installs Azorult, an info-stealing trojan that is capable of harvesting the most sensitive data. More

Two-thirds of Android anti-malware tools on Google Play are useless

Two-thirds of Android anti-malware tools on Google Play are useless

The 2019 Android Test results published by AV-Comparatives showed that most apps provide inadequate protection from malware. More
News Security  2019-03-15
Zero-day exploits used in 1.6 Counter-Strike servers to spread malware

Zero-day exploits used in 1.6 Counter-Strike servers to spread malware

39% of Counter-Strike 1.6 active servers are exploited via the remote code execution vulnerabilities. More
News Security  2019-03-14
Patch Tuesday ensured automatic buggy update removal on Windows 10

Patch Tuesday ensured automatic buggy update removal on Windows 10

Windows 10 will now uninstall faulty updates automatically, without user intervention. More
News  2019-03-13

Two Ukranian men sued for scraping data on Facebook from 63k users

Two Ukranian men sued for scraping data on Facebook from 63k users

Facebook is suing two Ukrainians who used quick apps to illegally harvest private data of 63k users for advertisement purposes. More
News Security  2019-03-12
Ransomware attack at a medical billing company: 15K patients affected

Ransomware attack at a medical billing company: 15K patients affected

Ransomware attack at Wolverine Solutions Group leads to thousands of NOCHS patients affected. More

Banking Trojan horse distributed by using false Google reCAPTCHA

Banking Trojan horse distributed by using false Google reCAPTCHA

Crooks pretend to be from Google and try to steal users credential data. More
Pinchy Spider group takes up Big game hunting with GandCrab

Pinchy Spider group takes up Big game hunting with GandCrab

The notorious Gandcrab ransomware is going big game hunting: developers and the affiliates now targeting enterprise organizations to increase profits. More
What you need to know about Ethical Hacking

What you need to know about Ethical Hacking

Hacking skills can be put to good use as well. Over the years, the term “hacking” has gained a negative connotation, not surprisingly. More
General News  2019-03-07

Update Google Chrome to avoid this zero-day security vulnerability

Update Google Chrome to avoid this zero-day security vulnerability

Patch Google Chrome immediately: zero-day CVE-2019-5786 vulnerability in the wild. More
JCry ransomware utilized in #OpJerusalem campaign against Israeli sites

JCry ransomware utilized in #OpJerusalem campaign against Israeli sites

The attack was meant to compromise thousands of Israeli websites users with JCry ransomware, but the plot failed due to the flaw in the code. More

The first million from Bug Bounty awards earned by a 19-year-old

The first million from Bug Bounty awards earned by a 19-year-old

A teen self-taught hacker made his first million dollars thanks to legal hacking. More
News Security  2019-03-04
TikTok pays $5.7M penalty for collecting children's private data

TikTok pays $5.7M penalty for collecting children's private data

TikTok failed to protect children's private data and agrees to pay $5.7M as a monetary fee. More
News Security  2019-03-02
Cryptojacking software Coinhive will be terminated next week

Cryptojacking software Coinhive will be terminated next week

Coinhive, a legitimate Monero mining tool that has been abused by malware authors, will be shut down due to economical unviability. More

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