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Stay safe online - 2019-07-18

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

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   2019-03-14

Patch Tuesday ensured automatic buggy update removal on Windows 10

Windows 10 will now uninstall faulty updates automatically, without user intervention. More
News   2019-03-13

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   2019-03-12
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