Stay safe online - 2019-02-16

Russian "IT consultants" making money by scamming ransomware victims

Russian scammers are charging ransomware victims for the alleged decryption service. More
News   December 09, 2018  

UNNAMED1989 WeChat ransomware authors get arrested by Chinese police

Chinese authorities arrested a 22-year-old perpetrator on December 5th. More
News   December 07, 2018  

Sky Brazil users' data leaked due to unsecured ElasticSearch server

ElasticSearch unsecured network affects 32 million Sky Brasil's users. More
News Security   December 06, 2018  

WeChat ransomware attack: over 100 000 computer infections in four days

China infected by WeChat ransomware that demands to pay the ransom via WeChat Pay app. More
News Viruses and parasites   December 05, 2018  

Quora security breach: data of 100 million users compromised

Quora's hack resulted in stolen names, passwords, email addresses, and other data. More
News Security   December 04, 2018  

Marriott hack involves 500 million Starwood quests' data

Marriot announces a data breach that involves around 500 million Starwood customers. More
News Web browsers and vulnerabilities   December 03, 2018  

Ransomware attacks Ohio hospitals leading to disabled networks

Medical services in Ohio have finally recovered after a ransomware attack . More
News Viruses and parasites   December 02, 2018  

Indian police raids 26 call centers: arrests 63 tech support scammers

The arrests were made after Microsoft officially complained to the officials. More
News Spam and phishing   November 30, 2018  

Iranian hackers found guilty for launching SamSam ransomware attack

The Department of Justice announced about the criminals who were found guilty of spreading SamSam ransomware. More
News Viruses and parasites   November 29, 2018  

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