Security and spyware news

Stay safe online - 2018-06-18

FacexWorm cryptocurrency mining virus spreads via Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger exploited for spreading password-stealing crypto hijacker FacexWorm. More
News Viruses and parasites   2018-05-02

Drupal sites can be hacked by any visitor because of the code-execution bug

Drupal hacked for the second time in one month. Patch vulnerabilities immediately. More

X-Ray and MRI healthcare machines attacked by Orangeworm Kwampirs Trojan

Orangeworm malware tries to hack servers of healthcare institutions. More
News Viruses and parasites   2018-04-30

Master keys expose a security flaw in hotels' locking systems

Vision locking system was wrongfully deemed to be secure. When you decide to stay in a hotel and leave all important items, such as passports, money, credit cards, keys and similar, in the room, you don't have the slightest thought that your hotel room's locks might be unsafe. More
News   2018-04-28

Amazon’s Alexa hacked purposely to demonstrate security flaws

Echo devices might not be that safe, research shows. Voice activation devices such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant are useful and fun-to-use. More
News   2018-04-27

Magnitude EK leveraged to push out GandCrab ransomware

Magnitude Exploit Kit forsook Magniber and switched to the infamous GandCrab ransomware. More
News Viruses and parasites   2018-04-26

Ukraine's Energy Ministry website is hacked by Bitcoin ransomware

Ukraine's Energy Ministry suffers from the ransomware attack. More
News   2018-04-25

Gmail users receive spam from themselves, but no accounts hacked

Spammers managed to circumvent Gmail spam filter. Since Saturday, Gmail help forum filled up with the reports of concerned users claiming that their accounts were hacked and currently being in use for distributing spam. More

Data firm LocalBlox exposes information collected from 48million users

LocalBlox left a 1.2TB database file in an unprotected S3 bucket. More
News   2018-04-23

Ransomware breaches doubled last year. Growth expected in 2018

Ransomware attacks dominated in 2017, Verizon Enterprise analysis reveal. More
News Viruses and parasites   2018-04-22

RansSIRIA ransomware is exploiting Syrian refugee crisis for profit

RansSIRIA ransomware developers exploit misfortune to profit. More
News Security   2018-04-20

50,000 gamers infected with malware after downloading Minecraft skins

Malicious code uploaded onto the official Minecraft website. More
News   2018-04-19

XiaoBa ransomware shifts into becoming a cryptominer

Coinminers are taking over ransomware viruses. Since the emergence of deadly cyber attacks, such as WannaCry and NotPetya, it seems that cybercrooks have shifted to different money generators - coinminers. More
News   2018-04-18

Microsoft engineer took care of Reveton ransomware financial affairs

Microsoft network engineer charged in Reveton ransomware case. More
News Viruses and parasites   2018-04-17

Natalie Cassidy and Georgia May Foote are next Fappening 2018 victims

X-rated photos are stolen from two celebrities. The Fappening started back in 2014 and has already involved tens of famous stars as victims. More
News   2018-04-16