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Alert: Working Exploit Released for "Total Meltdown" Bug Introduced by Microsoft

Remember the simpler days? Before Meltdown and Spectre turned patching Windows systems into a complete mess?  This week the saga took yet another turn when researcher XPN shared working...

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Multi-Stage Microsoft Word Attack Drops Trojan Without Using Macros 

Attackers are constantly experimenting with new ways to deploy malware without triggering detection. An increasingly common tactic is to conduct...

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Apr 2018
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New AVCrypt Ransomware Attempts to Uninstall Antivirus Software

Seemingly still under development, analysis from researchers MalwareHunterTeam, Michael Gillespie, and Lawrence Abrams suggests "AVCrypt" has been...

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Mar 2018
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City of Atlanta Hit with SamSam Ransomware: 5 Key Things to Know

Atlanta city officials held a press conference on Thursday to confirm the city is actively grappling with a ransomware infection, resulting in...

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Mar 2018
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Barkly vs. Backup-Deleting Zenis Ransomware

Researchers have spotted a new ransomware variant making the rounds. Dubbed "Zenis," this new ransomware is still being actively researched and...

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Mar 2018
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GandCrab, Saturn, and Data Keeper: 3 New Ransomware-as-a-Service Platforms Gaining Steam

If malware were a traveling roadshow, ransomware would no longer be the headliner. The once undisputed heavyweight champion of payloads has taken...

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Feb 2018
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New Data-Stealing, Cryptomining Malware Campaign on the Rise

Researchers at Bitdefender have unearthed a specialized multi-staged piece of malware that is spreading across Asia and the United States. Dubbed "

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Feb 2018
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Destructive Malware Hits Winter Olympics

Pyeonchang Winter Olympics organizers have confirmed that a cyber attack hit Olympic computer systems during the opening ceremony on Friday. While...

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Feb 2018
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Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware Spreads via Facebook Messenger

For the vast majority of cyber criminals, the reason for hijacking a victim’s computer ultimately comes down to making a buck. While the last few...

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Jan 2018
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2018 Winter Olympics Malware Campaign  Evades Antivirus

Researchers at McAfee are reporting a new malware campaign targeting organizations associated with the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in...

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Jan 2018
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File Spider Ransomware Gives 96 Hours to Pay

According to researchers @malwarehunterteam and @LawrenceAbrams, File Spider is currently being distributed through malspam and is spreading in...

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Dec 2017