Stay safe online - 2018-12-15

3ve ad fraud scheme taken down by the United States

The guilty ones for the 3ve ad fraud scheme arrested and charged with numerous crimes. More
News Viruses and parasites   November 28, 2018  

Lenovo's settlement with FTC over Superfish adware reached $7.3M

Lenovo agrees to pay $7.3 million for compromising users' security by pre-installing price comparison software on 28 models of their laptops. More
News Security   November 27, 2018  

Hacked Target's Twitter account used in Bitcoin mining scam

Bitcoin mining scam strikes again: Target's Twitter account hacked. More
News   November 26, 2018  

Personal Amazon customer data exposed: technical error to blame

Amazon reports about a technical error that leaked emails and customers' names just before Black Friday. More
News   November 25, 2018  

Outlaw group uses botnet for scanning, cryptomining and brute-forcing

Outlaw hackers used Shellbot trojan variant to target organizations. More
News Viruses and parasites   November 23, 2018  

Millions of USPS users’ data leaked due to a security vulnerability

A security bug on site leads users to data exposure. More
News Security   November 22, 2018  

Phishing attempts against UK students seek to steal banking data

UK students are facing phishing attempts mimicking tax refund emails. More
News Spam and phishing   November 21, 2018  

A security flaw in Instagram resulted in users' password exposure

Download Your Data tool bug exposed passwords in plain text. More
News Security   November 20, 2018  

Black Friday and Cyber Monday alert: beware of scams!

Beware of malware targeting customers during Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. More
News   November 19, 2018  

Due to unprotected database, Kars4Kids suffered from the data breach

Kars4Kids data breach exposed 21 612 records filled with personally identifiable information. More
News Security   November 18, 2018  

WebCobra - Russian origin crypto-malware mines Monero and Zcash

WebCobra drops a different miner depending on system's architecture. More
News Viruses and parasites   November 16, 2018  

Ransomware virus hits Media Prima's email system and asks 1000 BTC

Ransomware hits Media Prima Berhad Malaysian media group. Last Thursday, the computer systems of the largest Malaysia's media company, Media Prima, were affected by a ransomware virus.More
News Viruses and parasites   November 15, 2018  

Steam bug allowed game developers to generate license keys for free

Valve awarded the flaw hunter $20,000 for disclosing the bug that allowed unlimited access to all games on the Steam platform. More
News Web browsers and vulnerabilities   November 14, 2018  

WannaCry is alive. Thousands of users are in danger

WannaCry is still attacking users from all around the world. More
News Viruses and parasites   November 13, 2018  

New variant of Emotet banking trojan employs email harvesting feature

Banking trojan Emotet is back with the newest spam campaign: can also steal email content . More
News Viruses and parasites   November 12, 2018  
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