Archive for the ‘Cyber Security News’ Category

TheDarkOverlord Hacker Steals Millions of Healthcare Records to Sell and demanding Ransom fees

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The hacker who is known as TheDarkOverlord has stolen an astonishing amount of healthcare records, claimed to be nearly 10 million records. The records, which contain social security numbers, names, addresses, and personal healthcare information has been compromised from serval US-based healthcare providers. In an attempt to get paid ...

New Version of Locky Ransomware Operates Offline

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Ransomware has made its mark in the history books as being one of the most aggressive forms of malware. Recent ransomware is focused primarily on money extortion schemes through holding an infected system and its files through encryption for ransom. In all, ransomware has turned the computer world upside-down. ...

Stegoloader Malware Steals Data and Hides Code in Image Files

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Malware developers may often surprise security specialists with new ways to mask their malicious software, and to make it more difficult to intercept and analyze. However, while some malware may be more difficult to analyze, this it doesn't mean that the task is impossible. This was recently proven when ...

Cybercriminals Leverage Fake Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Video to Hide Malware

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Time has ticked away and many have lost hope for finding the lost Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, but it is not stopping cybercriminals from leveraging the tragedy to spread malware through Email and Facebook. It was noted back in early March by computer security researchers that hackers and cybercrooks took ...

Wildcard Certificates Used by Cybercrooks for Phishing Attacks Explained

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

It may be stunning to know that everyday computer users are scammed through phishing sites. What may be somewhat of a mystery is the idea of cybercriminals abusing legitimate technologies to make their phishing operations more effective, such as through the use of wildcard certificates. Wildcard certificates are public key ...

Fake Flash Player Malware Distributed by Hackers from SkyDrive

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

It is a rather old technique for hackers to distribute malware through fake Flash Player update notifications or downloads. However, as old as this technique may be, it still works, which is why cybercrooks are taking to SkyDrive to distribute malware using yet another Flash Player update notifications. In ...

Yahoo Advertisements Hit with Malware Attack Spreading Botnet-Type Infections

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Researchers at the internet security firm Fox IT have found a malware infection that has served up malicious advertisements through Yahoo infecting about 27,000 users every hour. This attack started off with malicious ads that redirected users to an infected site then used security holds in Java to install ...