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Chinese Iron Tiger APT is back, a close look at the Operation PZChao

February 2, 2018  By Pierluigi Paganini   Chinese Iron Tiger APT is back, the new campaign, dubbed by Operation PZChao is targeting government, technology, education, and telecommunications organizations in Asia and the US.   Malware researchers from Bitdefender have discovered and monitored for … Continue reading

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System Cryptomix Ransomware Variant Released

February 2nd, 2018 By Lawrence Abrams   Michael Gillespie discovered a new Cryptomix variant uploaded to ID-Ransomware this week. Today, I was able to find a sample so we can see what has changed. For the most part, it is the … Continue reading

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Malicious Chrome Extensions Found in Chrome Web Store, Form Droidclub Botnet

February 1st, 2018 By Joseph C Chen   The Trend Micro Cyber Safety Solutions team has discovered a new botnet delivered via Chrome extensions that affect more than half a million users. (The malicious extension is detected as BREX_DCBOT.A.) This … Continue reading

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MindLost Ransomware Is a Piece of Junk That Wants to Collect Credit Card Details

January 31st, 2018  By Catalin Cimpanu   Security researchers have discovered a new strain of ransomware that encrypts users files and redirects users to an online page to pay the ransom via credit/debit card.   The ransomware is not under … Continue reading

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Unsanitary Firefox gets fix for critical HTML-handling flaw

Versions 56 through 58 need patching, pronto   By Richard Chirgwin 30 Jan 2018   Mozilla’s cleaned up its act so you can clean up your Firefox browser   Mozilla has patched a nasty bug in Firefox, affecting releases in the version … Continue reading

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Ploutus.D Malware Variant Used in U.S.-based ATM Jackpotting Attacks

See Also First ‘Jackpotting’ Attacks Hit U.S. ATMs     January 29th, 2018  By Tom Spring   The United States Secret Service issued a warning on Friday to financial institutions citing “credible information” about “planned” attacks against U.S. cash machines using … Continue reading

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Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US army bases

January 28th, 2018  By Alex Hern   Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities   Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has … Continue reading

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Hacker Compromised Official phpBB Download Links

January 27th, 2018 By Catalin Cimpanu     An unknown attacker has compromised download links for the phpBB forum software, according to a statement released today by the phpBB development team.   The hacker compromised only two downloads links, for … Continue reading

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Coincheck hacked in ¥58 billion cryptocurrency heist

January 27th, 2018  By Kazuaki Nagata   Echoing the Mt. Gox fiasco nearly four years ago, Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck disclosed Friday it had been hacked and lost about ¥58 billion ($532 million) worth of its holdings, sending clients into a … Continue reading

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E-on discloses breach that began in 2013

Here is a story to keep your eye on.   January 25th, 2018  By Dissent   Statement on the Cyber-Attack at e-on   January 25, 2018   Dear Community of e-on Users —   Safeguarding your personal and financial information … Continue reading

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