Intel Takes Security to the Silicon Level

The past year or so has delivered multiple lessons on IT security with a single conclusion: that whatever people, including individual consumers to business organizations to the IT vendors who serve them, have done or are doing, it isn’t enough. However challenging or even hopeless he situation may appear, it sets the scene for the The post Intel Takes Security to the Silicon Level appeared first on TechSpective.
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After the Hack: Tips for Damage Control

Reading Time: ~4 min.According to the Identity Theft Research Center, in 2017 alone, nearly 158 million social security numbers were stolen as a result of 1579 data breaches. Once a cybercriminal has access to your personal info, they can open credit cards, take out loans that quickly ruin your credit, or leave you with a giant bill. But The post After the Hack: Tips for Damage Control appeared first on Webroot Blog.
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.CRAB Virus (GANDCRAB V2.1 Ransomware) – Remove and Restore Files

This article aims to explain what exactly is the GANDCRAB V2.1 ransomware virus and show how to remove and restore .CRAB encrypted files on your computer. A newer version of GandCrab v2 ransomware has been detected in the wild, calling...Read more The post .CRAB Virus (GANDCRAB V2.1 Ransomware) – Remove and Restore Files appeared first on How to, Technology and PC Security Forum | SensorsTechForum.com.
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.trobibtc218 Files Virus (BansomQare Manna) – Remove + Restore Data

This article has been created to explain what is the BansomQare Manna ransomware virus and show how to remove it from your computer and restore .trobibtc218 encrypted files. A ransomware virus, called BansomQare Manna has been detected by security researchers...Read more The post .trobibtc218 Files Virus (BansomQare Manna) – Remove + Restore Data appeared first on How to, Technology and PC Security Forum | SensorsTechForum.com.
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PBot: a Python-based adware

Recently, we came across a Python-based sample dropped by an exploit kit. Although it arrives under the disguise of a MinerBlocker, it has nothing in common with miners. In fact, it seems to be PBot: a Python-based adware. Categories: Malware Threat analysis Tags: adwarePBotpbot adwarepythonpython-based adware (Read more...) The post PBot: a Python-based adware appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Stresspaint Malware Campaign Targeting Facebook Credentials

On April 12, 2018, Radware’s threat research group detected malicious activity via internal feeds of a group collecting user credentials and payment methods from Facebook users across the globe. The group manipulates victims via phishing emails to download a painting application called ‘Relieve Stress Paint.’ While benign in appearance, it runs a malware dubbed ‘Stresspaint’ The post Stresspaint Malware Campaign Targeting Facebook Credentials appeared first on Radware Blog.
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70 Percent of Energy Security Pros Fear Digital Attacks Could Produce a “Catastrophic Failure”

Digital attackers are targeting organizations in the energy sector like never before. For example, just a few weeks ago, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a joint report describing a massive Russian hacking campaign to infiltrate America’s critical infrastructure. In a first, the US government publicly blamed Russia’s government for attacks on energy infrastructure. … Read More The post 70 Percent of Energy Security Pros Fear Digital Attacks Could Produce a “Catastrophic Failure” appeared first on The State of Security.
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Minecraft players exposed to malicious code in modified “skins” | Avast

UPDATE: Minecraft has issued an update to resolve the skins issue." Nearly 50,000 Minecraft accounts have been infected with malware designed to reformat hard-drives and delete backup data and system programs, according to Avast data from the last 30 days. The malicious Powershell script identified by researchers from Avast’s Threat Labs uses Minecraft “skins” created in PNG file format as the distribution vehice. Skins are a popular feature that modify the look of a Minecraft player’s Avatar. They can be uploaded to the Minecraft site from various online resources.
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Myspace vs. Facebook: the good old days?

There's a debate happening at the moment: Myspace vs. Facebook. Was it safer? Easier to use? More welcoming of sparkly gifs? We take a walk down memory lane and remind you that privacy and safety concerns plagued ye old social networks of yore. Categories: Cybercrime Privacy Tags: adwarecongressfacebookmalwaremyspacemyspace tomprivacyscamssecuritySocial Engineeringtom (
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Thousands of compromised websites spreading malware via fake updates

Malicious hackers have been exploiting thousands of legitimate websites since at least December 2017 in a sophisticated campaign that has disguised malware as fake software updates. Security researchers at MalwareBytes report that they have uncovered evidence of thousands of compromised websites running popular content management systems (CMS) such as SquareSpace, WordPress and Joomla. Having injected … Read More The post Thousands of compromised websites spreading malware via fake updates appeared first on The State of Security.
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