Archive for the ‘Cyber Security News’ Category

19% of Online Shoppers Avoid Retailers that have been Hacked at One Time

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

According to a survey conducted by KPMG Cyber in a Consumer Loss Barometer study, about 19% of consumers in the U.S. would entirely abandon a retailer due to a previous hack. In the same study, it is said that 33% of the people surveyed fare that their personal information ...

Edward Snowden Rebukes WikiLeaks’ Release of recent hacked DNC Data

Friday, July 29th, 2016

All things circulating this year's election season are starting to kick into overdrive as information starts to leak out on each candidate and their political party affiliation. The recent leak of DNC (Democratic National Committee) data, which was suspected to have been hacked by Russian cyber thugs, has raised ...

BlackMoon Malware Targets 160,000 South Korean Banking Accounts through Theft of Login Data

Monday, July 25th, 2016

The BlackMoon Trojan horse, malware that has returned with a vengeance, has accounted for over 160,000 stolen South Korean banking account credentials. The banking account theft has taken place in the past month, nearly a year after its rampage on as a threat that masked itself as a malicious ...

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 ...