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7 Chrome Extensions Spreading Through Facebook Caught Stealing Passwords

7 Chrome Extensions Spreading Through Facebook Caught Stealing Passwords

May 11, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Luring users on social media to visit lookalike version of popular websites that pop-up a legitimate-looking Chrome extension installatio...
A New Cryptocurrency Mining Virus is Spreading Through Facebook

A New Cryptocurrency Mining Virus is Spreading Through Facebook

May 01, 2018Swati Khandelwal
If you receive a link for a video, even if it looks exciting, sent by someone (or your friend) on Facebook messenger—just don't click...
How to Steal Bitcoin Wallet Keys (Cold Storage) from Air-Gapped PCs

How to Steal Bitcoin Wallet Keys (Cold Storage) from Air-Gapped PCs

April 24, 2018Wang Wei
Dr. Mordechai Guri, the head of R&D team at Israel's Ben Gurion University, who previously demonstrated various methods to steal ...
Hackers Behind Healthcare Espionage Infect X-Ray and MRI Machines

Hackers Behind Healthcare Espionage Infect X-Ray and MRI Machines

April 23, 2018Mohit Kumar
Security researchers have uncovered a new hacking group that is aggressively targeting healthcare organizations and related sectors acros...
Over 20 Million Users Installed Malicious Ad Blockers From Chrome Store

Over 20 Million Users Installed Malicious Ad Blockers From Chrome Store

April 19, 2018Mohit Kumar
If you have installed any of the below-mentioned Ad blocker extension in your Chrome browser, you could have been hacked. A security r...
CCleaner Attack Timeline—Here's How Hackers Infected 2.3 Million PCs

CCleaner Attack Timeline—Here's How Hackers Infected 2.3 Million PCs

April 18, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Last year, the popular system cleanup software CCleaner suffered a massive supply-chain malware attack of all times, wherein hackers com...
Cybercriminals Hijack Router DNS to Distribute Android Banking Trojan

Cybercriminals Hijack Router DNS to Distribute Android Banking Trojan

April 16, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have been warning about an ongoing malware campaign hijacking Internet routers to distribute Android banking malware...
Hackers Found Using A New Code Injection Technique to Evade Detection

Hackers Found Using A New Code Injection Technique to Evade Detection

April 13, 2018Mohit Kumar
While performing in-depth analysis of various malware samples, security researchers at Cyberbit found a new code injection technique, dub...
Microsoft Office 365 Gets Built-in Ransomware Protection and Enhanced Security Features

Microsoft Office 365 Gets Built-in Ransomware Protection and Enhanced Security Features

April 06, 2018Mohit Kumar
Ransomware has been around for a few years, but it has become an albatross around everyone's neck, targeting big businesses, hospital...
New Android Malware Secretly Records Phone Calls and Steals Private Data

New Android Malware Secretly Records Phone Calls and Steals Private Data

April 03, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers at Cisco Talos have uncovered variants of a new Android Trojan that are being distributed in the wild disguising as ...
Trojanized BitTorrent Software Update Hijacked 400,000 PCs Last Week

Trojanized BitTorrent Software Update Hijacked 400,000 PCs Last Week

March 14, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A massive malware outbreak that last week infected nearly half a million computers with cryptocurrency mining malware in just a few hour...
13 Critical Flaws Discovered in AMD Ryzen and EPYC Processors

13 Critical Flaws Discovered in AMD Ryzen and EPYC Processors

March 13, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers claimed to have discovered 13 critical Spectre/Meltdown -like vulnerabilities throughout AMD's Ryzen and EPYC li...
MOSQUITO Attack Allows Air-Gapped Computers to Covertly Exchange Data

MOSQUITO Attack Allows Air-Gapped Computers to Covertly Exchange Data

March 12, 2018Mohit Kumar
The team of security researchers—who last month demonstrated how attackers could steal data from air-gapped computers protected inside a...
ISPs Caught Injecting Cryptocurrency Miners and Spyware In Some Countries

ISPs Caught Injecting Cryptocurrency Miners and Spyware In Some Countries

March 09, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Governments in Turkey and Syria have been caught hijacking local internet users' connections to secretly inject surveillance malware,...
New Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Infected Over 500,000 PCs in Just Few Hours

New Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Infected Over 500,000 PCs in Just Few Hours

March 08, 2018Mohit Kumar
Two days ago, Microsoft encountered a rapidly spreading cryptocurrency-mining malware that infected almost 500,000 computers within just ...
Hacker Who Never Hacked Anyone Gets 33-Month Prison Sentence

Hacker Who Never Hacked Anyone Gets 33-Month Prison Sentence

February 27, 2018Mohit Kumar
A hacker who was arrested and pleaded guilty last year—not because he hacked someone, but for creating and selling a remote access trojan...
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