Showtime s websites exploited clients’ CPU resources to mine Monero

Showtime is an American premium cable and satellite television network that brought one of the most thrilling and addictive TV shows/movies. If you are obsessed with such masterpieces like Homeland, Shameless or Episodes, and cannot get your eyes of the screen while these series are on, you might be interested inlearning a disturbing fact. Showtime … Continued

Locky makes a move: uses a new extension of .ykcol

Security researchers were caught off-guard by a sudden attack from hackers, controlling Locky ransomware. The main confusion occurred because people assumed that a new variant appended .ykcol extension to the encoded data. However, the assumption was incorrect as the good-old-buddy Locky decided to introduce a new variant. As you might have already heard, a variant … Continued

DolphinAttack: what is it and how can it affect speech recognition systems?

Six security researchers from Zhejiang University have published an interesting study on speech recognition systems like Siri, Google Now, Samsung S Voice, Huawei HiVoice, Cortana and Alexa. It has become beneficial for users to control their devices via voice commands, but anyone barely approaches the topic of whether these systems are properly secured. Voice controllable … Continued

OurMine hacked Wikileaks: claim they were provoked

A group of hackers, going by the name of OurMine, have been noticed in action several times. Recently, they compromised playstation network, and have carried similar strategies against BuzzFeed. Now, OutMine decided to shame WikiLeaks controllers that pretended to be invincible by the hands of crooks. However, when website began redirecting people to an … Continued

Hackers sent 23 million emails with payloads of Locky ransomware

There is no way of stopping some cyber attacks from happening. A grand spam campaign, delivering payloads of Locky virus, is the focus of this article. The incident took place on the 28th of August and hackers are accused of sending 23 million of deceptive letters. Researchers from AppRiver revealed this discovery in their blog … Continued

Story of NotPetya continues: is it bound to return with a vengeance?

Roaring of NotPetya disk wiper still echoes around the world as compromised businesses aim to restore their services to the fullest. Just a few days ago, we discussed that the reprehensible WannaCry ransomware might have dipped its toes back into the dark waters, and today, we have to evaluate the possibility of another nightmare repeating … Continued

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