Archive for the ‘Cyber Security News’ Category

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 ...

Lily Collins Declared by McAfee as World’s Most Dangerous Searched-For Celebrity

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

There are many search terms that have proven to be among the most risky when it comes to clicking on result links within most search engines. Placed at the top of the list of most dangerous search terms remains to be celebrities and Lily Collins, daughter of musician Phil ...

FakeDefender Android Malware Mimics PC Rogue Security Apps by Spreading Via Spam Email Campaigns

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

A crafty spam campaign that spreads a variation of the Android malware known as FakeDefender has been identified by researchers at FireEye. The FakeDefender threat has been found to utilize methods that trick Android device users to make them think that their device is infected with malware, and they ...

Hacked HootSuite Accounts Advertise Diet Website Scams on Twitter

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

HootSuite, the popular website for online brand management services, has had several accounts hacked to serve up links to scammy diet websites through Twitter. In the past, hackers have placed their crosshairs on services like Facebook and Twitter to hack accounts to spread malicious links that may eventually lead to ...

August Shows a Spike in Malware Activity

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

According to the network security provider Fortinet's August Threatscape report, malware activity in the month of August 2009 has shown a considerable increase. While it may not be too surprising to many security experts, malware has been in the increase for a long time now. Malware is not showing any ...