A week in security (February 4 – 8)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:05:33 +0000

A roundup of security news from February 4 – 8, including Facebook’s secure messaging integration, Google’s changes to URLs, a scam involving the Kindle store and John Wick, and more.

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Luas data ransom: the hacker who cried wolf?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:00:00 +0000

Irish tram firm Luas were recently compromised and told to pay 1 Bitcoin, or risk user data being fired into the void. The deadline for paying the ransom has now passed: So what happens next? And is anyone out there really at risk?

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Christmas tech scams roundup

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 17:30:14 +0000

What’s under the Christmas tree? It’s worse than lumps of coal, it’s a not very festive assortment of tricks and scams designed to give you a festive season hangover.

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Sophisticated Ransomware : “Katyusha”

Credit to Author: Ghanshyam More| Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:59:58 +0000

For several months, Quick Heal Security Labs has been observing an increase in ransomware, we have found one more interesting ransomware which encrypts files and adds extension “.katyusha” and demands for an amount of 0.5 btc within three days and threatens to release the data to public download if the ransom is not…

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Sextortion emails: They’re probably not watching you

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Yes, those sextortion email scams using old passwords are still making the rounds. How can you spot a real sextortion attempt from an empty threat? And when should you report to authorities? Read on to find out.

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Fortnite gamers targeted by data theft malware

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 14:00:00 +0000

If you’ve ever been tempted to cheat at Fortnite, think again—with the release of season six of the popular video game, we found a data theft malware masquerading as a cheat tool, ready to steal your browser sessions, cookies, and even your Bitcoin.

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