Category: Malware

  • Cyber Criminals Held Cancer Services Computers for Ransom

    Little Red Door is the name of the Cancer Services of East Central Indiana. The executive director of the organization revealed on Tuesday that their computer systems have been infected with a ransomware by cyber criminals who happen to be “an international cyber terrorist organization”. Aimee Fant, the Executive Director of Little Red Door, officially revealed its involvement in the […]

  • Researchers Expose Fake Android Apps Stealing Instagram Passwords

    Instagram undoubtedly is a very popular social networking platform, which is the main reason why it attracts the attention of cyber-criminals, hackers and scammers so frequently. According to latest findings from the mobile malware research team at Intel Security, Google Play store has become a haven for Instagram password stealers. These malicious cybercriminals are distributing […]

  • Meet Spora, a ransomware that infects users in good faith – Literally

    Security researchers have discovered a new ransomware campaign that not only gives back the encrypted files after payment of ransom but also offers immunity from future ransomware attacks to the victim. It is being distributed through spam emails that appear as invoices and contain a ZIP file in which an HTML Application or HTA file […]

  • Student Arrested for Selling Keylogger that Infected thousands of devices

    A malware developer from Great Falls, Virginia created a keylogger having the capability of recording every single keystroke on a computer and sold it to over 3,000 people. As a result, around 16,000 systems were infected. The US Department of Justice released a press release revealing that the 21-year old hacker Zachary Shames was arrested […]

  • Facebook users hit with “You are in this video?” malware scam

    Until now you must have heard about so many scams involving Facebook Messenger that whenever you see a suspicious chat message sent from other friends on your Facebook profile, you instantly feel alerted. However, there are still innocent Facebook users who fall prey to such scams every other day. The latest scam also uses the […]

  • Shadow Brokers quit operation; giving away free Windows hacking tools

    Earlier yesterday it was reported that the notorious Shadow Brokers hacking group is selling hacking tools which can be used to hack Windows-based devices. Now, it may come as a surprise the group has suddenly decided to quit their operation and give away some of the stolen Windows hacking tools for free. In a goodbye note on […]

  • Hamas Compromised Dozens of IDF Soldiers’ Phones Using Seductive Female Images

    The IDF and Israeli Security Agency Shin Bet have jointly conducted an operation called “Operation Hunter’s Network” against the Hamas network after the officials got a hint of a new campaign from Gaza-based Hamas hackers. In this new campaign, hackers posted seductive pictures of young, beautiful Israeli women on social media to attract IDF soldiers […]

  • LA College Hit By Ransomware: Pays $28,000 to Unlock Files

    Cybercriminals are now using new techniques to infect users with ransomware in order to make easy money. That is exactly what happened with Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) who recently had their computer systems infected. In return, the college was forced to pay the whopping sum of $28,000 (£22,500, €25,936) in Bitcoin. It all started on 30th December 2016 when the […]

  • Tech Support Scammers Targeting Mac Users with DoS attacks

    The IT security firm has revealed that scammers are targeting Apple‘s Mac users with a new kind of malware that hijacks its Mail App and Safari browser to conduct denial of service (DOS) attacks. The attackers direct these apps to continually draft emails till the machine runs out of RAM and crashes eventually. The report also […]

  • Latest WhatsApp Scam Infects Users with Banking Malware

    Hackers have started a new campaign in which they have chosen WhatsApp as the primary malware-distributing platform. In this campaign, hackers are distributing the malware through 2 files namely “NDA-ranked-8th-toughest-College-in-the-world-to-get-into.xls” and “NIA-selection-order-.xls” respectively. These files are being circulated via WhatsApp in the form of authentic word files obtaining sensitive information from users which include online […]

  • New Malware Poses as Android Client to Infect Wi-Fi Networks and Hijack DNS

    Android users are always at the target of malicious threat actors. Now, there is a new Android-based Trojan discovered by Kaspersky Lab researchers known as Switcher Trojan because of its ability to firstly infect the device’s Wi-Fi routers and then switch users of that infected network to various infected sites. This means, the Trojan doesn’t directly […]

  • Meet the Leet DDoS Botnet, Just as Powerful as Mirai

    Security experts from Imperva Security are describing Leet Botnet as more powerful than its counterpart botnet Mirai. In fact, Leet is being regarded as the winner of the title of most powerful DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack of 2016 with a humongous speed of 650 GBPS (gigabit per second) noticed recently by Imperva network. […]

  • LG Smart TV Screen Bricked After Android Ransomware Infection

    A ransomware infecting a Television should not be surprising for the readers since security researchers have already identified Android-based TV sets are vulnerable to such attacks, but the below-mentioned incident is somewhat brutal. About two days ago a Twitter user going by the handle of @DarrenCauthon shared a picture with the public showing that an LG smart TV […]

  • Cerber Ransomware Infecting Devices by Exploiting Flaws in Web Browsers

    There is a fresh ransomware campaign circulating on the web that is spreading Cerber ransomware. This campaign is quite dangerous because it has the tendency of infecting a large number of systems. Andra Zaharia, a member Heimdal Security research team states that this ransomware campaign affects not just individual internet users but also enterprises. The research […]

  • Beware: Android Super Mario Run is Actually Malware; Don’t Download It

    Super Mario game is loved by all, elders, adults and young ones alike. The game has been released on iOS but not on Android OS, yet. Android device owners have been waiting anxiously for the game to be released so that they could enjoy it while on the go. We do know that android users […]

  • Ukraine Suffers Power Outage Possibly Due to Energy Plant Hack

    Looks like hackers are hell bent on giving Ukrainians a glimpse of stone age by keep on targeting country’s power sector. In the latest, Ukraine’s national energy company has become a victim of what could be a massive cyber attack. Ukrenergo, the national energy company, experienced power failure this Saturday. In a post on Facebook, […]

  • Tordow Banking Trojan – A Grave Threat for Android Users

    Just a couple of weeks ago we reported about “Gooligan” attack affecting millions of Android devices worldwide. Now, Comodo Threat Research Labs have identified a new malware Tordow v2.0 which is the first mobile banking Trojan created specifically for Android devices affecting users in Russia. It has become a serious threat for Android users because […]

  • This Malware converts your Computer into a Cryptocurrency Miner

    Zcash, a cryptocurrency that debuted on 28th October 2016, is believed to be more anonymous than the overhyped Bitcoin. This new virtual currency has attracted the attention of investors, academics as well as hackers since the latter have managed to use this new currency for their malicious purposes. Reportedly, hackers are installing software on Windows-based computers […]