Stay safe online - 2019-10-23

Avast and French authorities delete Retadup malware from 850,000 PCs

The authorities managed to take down the whole infrastructure of the Retadup malware botnet. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 28, 2019  

Hostinger data breach prompted password reset for 14 million customers

The hacker accessed a database of the web hosting company Hostinger and breached information of 14 million customers in 78 countries. More
News Security   August 27, 2019  

Fake copy of NordVPN website spreads info-stealing banking trojan

Researchers discovered a clone of NordVPN site designed to deploy banking Trojan Win32.Bolik.2. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 26, 2019  

Valve under fire: now patches LPE Zero-days on Steam

The gaming giant Valve called the averting researcher's efforts via the HackerOne bug-reporting bounty platform a "mistake". More
News Security   August 23, 2019  

An unprotected server leaked credit cards numbers of MoviePass clients

MoviePass is the most recent company to experience a data breach due to an unprotected database. More
News Security   August 22, 2019  

Off-Facebook Activity - a new way to ensure Facebook users' privacy

Facebook users can now disable access to their browsing information. More
News Security   August 21, 2019  

Porn site Luscious data breach affected 1.2 million user profiles

Authentication failure of a niche porn site exposes users' emails and related account activity. More
News Security   August 20, 2019  

Coordinated Ransomware attack on Texas: 23 local governments affected

Ransomware hit multiple Texans governments on Friday, emergency assist teams deployed for help. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 19, 2019  

Biometrics security fails: fingerprints and facial recognition data leaked

Biometrics security casts a shadow on itself due to the recent data leak. More
News Security   August 17, 2019  

Choice Hotels data breach: 700 000 records with customer data stolen

Cybercriminals used open MongoDB database and demanded $3 800 for the stolen customer record recovery. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 16, 2019  

Meet Norman: a highly evasive and persistent cryptojacking malware

Norman crypto jacker is so evasive that it spread to almost every computer of the affected company without being detected. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 15, 2019  

Android banking trojan Cerberus is being rented on the dark web

The new Cerberus malware enters the scene equipped with amazing capabilities. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 14, 2019  

ACCC is taking Google and Facebook to court over user privacy violations

ACCC chair says that five landmark cases against Google and Facebook needed to lay down the rules in court. More
News   August 13, 2019  

Over 40 Windows drivers are vulnerable to privilege escalation flaws

Drivers from 20 popular vendors are vulnerable to multiple vulnerabilities as revealed in DEF CON 27 security conference. More
News Security   August 12, 2019  

Varenyky spambot targets French users, records visited adult sites

The new trojan turns the host machine into the spambot that sends out malicious emails and records screens of users who visit porn sites. More
News Viruses and parasites   August 09, 2019