Stay safe online - 2019-04-23

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   March 15, 2019  

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   March 14, 2019  

Patch Tuesday ensured automatic buggy update removal on Windows 10

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

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   March 12, 2019  

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

Ransomware attack at Wolverine Solutions Group leads to thousands of NOCHS patients affected. More
News Viruses and parasites   March 11, 2019  

Banking Trojan horse distributed by using false Google reCAPTCHA

Crooks pretend to be from Google and try to steal users credential data. More
News Viruses and parasites   March 09, 2019  

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
News Viruses and parasites   March 08, 2019  

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   March 07, 2019  

Update Google Chrome to avoid this zero-day security vulnerability

Patch Google Chrome immediately: zero-day CVE-2019-5786 vulnerability in the wild. More
News Web browsers and vulnerabilities   March 06, 2019  

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
News Viruses and parasites   March 05, 2019  

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   March 04, 2019  

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   March 02, 2019  

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
News Viruses and parasites   March 01, 2019  

Apex Legends mobile app scam: fake download sites distribute malware

Apex Legends fans download malware instead of a promised iOS or Android version of the game. More
News Viruses and parasites   February 28, 2019  

Ransomware encrypts 15 000 patient records in Australian hospital

Cardiology unit at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern experienced ransomware attack that ended in encrypted and compromised patient files. More
News Viruses and parasites   February 27, 2019