Category: Threats & Malware

Threats and Malware

Network security, Threats & Malware

FBI chief signals need to understand potential threats tied to cryptocurrency

March 8, 2018

Via: The Hill

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday said the bureau must be prepared to confront a new set of emerging cyber threats. “The digital environment presents new challenges that the FBI has to address in terms of what’s coming down the […]

Cyber warfare, Network security, Threats & Malware, Tracking

Dem senator introduces bill to help DHS identify terror threats

February 8, 2018

Via: The Hill

Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) on Wednesday introduced a bill in the upper chamber designed to help the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) improve its ability to identify potential terrorist threats. Hassan said the DHS Data Framework Act will streamline the […]

Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Researchers warn of invisible attacks on electrical sensors

January 29, 2018

Via: Naked Security

Are the humble analogue transducers embedded in vast numbers of sensors the next low-level technology in need of a security rethink? A new research note discussing what are termed “transduction attacks” argues that they are being taken for granted but […]

Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

On Saturday Malwarebytes delivered a buggy update that caused excessive memory usage and crashes.

January 29, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

On Saturday Malwarebytes issued a buggy update to its home and enterprise products that caused serious problems for the users, including excessive memory usage, connectivity issues, and in some cases system crashes. A buggy update rolled out over the weekend […]

Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Spectre and Meltdown explained: What they are, how they work, what’s at risk

January 15, 2018

Via: CSO Online

In the first days of 2018, published research revealed that nearly every computer chip manufactured in the last 20 years contains fundamental security flaws, with specific variations on those flaws being dubbed Spectre and Meltdown. The flaws arise from features […]

Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Intel: Massive cyber-vulnerability not limited to our chips

January 4, 2018

Via: The Hill

The massive cyber-vulnerability revealed this week in Intel’s chips goes beyond the firm and affects other companies’ chips as well, according to Intel. The chip flaw leaves many computer processors created over the last 10 years, according to some reports, open […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Europol releases dramatic video of Romanians arrested for spreading CTB Locker and Cerber ransomware

December 21, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

As part of an extensive law enforcement operation called “Bakovia,” Romanian authorities on Wednesday arrested five individuals suspected of infecting tens of thousands of computers across Europe and the United States using the infamous Ransomware-as-a-Service model leveraging two of the […]

Cyber-crime, Network security, Threats & Malware

Year in Review: How Did the Cyberthreat Landscape Change in 2017?

December 20, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

The cyberthreat landscape has evolved over time, and 2017 saw an increase in attacks over the 90 million intrusions recorded in 2016. While threats such as ransomware are not new, this year saw a major paradigm shift in which malicious […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Word slams the door on DDEAUTO malware attacks

December 19, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Remember the DDEAUTO vulnerability? DDEAUTO, short for automatic dynamic data exchange, is a command you can put right inside the data of an Office file to get it to pull data out of another file. According to Microsoft’s official documentation, […]

Malware, Phishing, Threats & Malware

Exploits and fileless malware drive record new malware surge

December 19, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

McAfee released its McAfee Labs Threat Report: December 2017, examining the growth and trends of new malware, ransomware, and other threats in Q3 2017. McAfee Labs saw malware reach an all-time high of 57.6 million new samples – four new […]