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Stay safe online - 2019-06-16

New York Albany City ransomware attack: several services impacted

The ransomware crippled some of the city's services, although the officials worked on swift recovery. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-04-02

Toyota Japan breach leaves 3.1M customers exposed

More than 3.1 million customer information exposed after the second Toyota security breach in less than five weeks. More
News Security   2019-04-01

Gustuff banking trojan targets Android cryptocurrency and banking apps

Android banking trojan targets 130 cryptocurrency and banking applications and steals funds. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-03-30

Google Dev uncovers TP-Link SR20 router Zero-day vulnerability

Google security expert Matthew Garrett discloses Zero-day arbitrary code execution vulnerability after 90-day silence from TP-Link. More

Tech support scam scheme cost Office Depot and $35 Million

Office Depot companies and provided users with "PC Health Check" app that convinced them to buy diagnostic and repair services. More
News Security   2019-03-28

UC Browser apps have been exposing users to MiTM attacks

UC Browser is found to contain malicious ability to expose its users to remote attackers. More

Operation ShadowHammer: ASUS Live Update software pushed malware

Hackers hijacked updates propagated via ASUS Live Update Utility to install backdoors on thousands of users' PCs. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-03-26

Gandcrab 5.2 spread via false CDC emails that warn about a Flu pandemic

Crooks spread Gancrab 5.2 ransomware via suspicious email messages that pretend to be from the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-03-25

Facebook users' passwords stored in plaintext by accident since 2012

Hundreds of millions of Facebook users' passwords stored in plaintext since 2012 by accident. More
News Security   2019-03-24

Police Federation hit by ransomware that locked files and deleted backups

UK's Police Federation announced a malware attack that not only encrypted files on networks but also erased some of the backups. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-03-22

After defrauding Google and Facebook, Lithuanian faces up to 30 year sentence

Lithuanian sentenced for 30 years of prison for scamming Google and Facebook. More
News   2019-03-21

Aluminum producer Norsk Hydro hit by LockerGoga ransomware

A high-profile organization Norsk Hydro had to switch to manual operations after LockerGoga ransomware infected its IT infrastructure. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-03-20

Latest Boeing 737 accidents used to spread malware via email spam

Hackers are persuading users to open a malicious file that allegedly contains information about the two recent Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes. More
News Spam and phishing   2019-03-19

STOP ransomware variant now incorporates password stealer Azorult

The new strain of STOP ransomware also downloads and installs Azorult, an info-stealing trojan that is capable of harvesting the most sensitive data. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-03-18

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   2019-03-15
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