Archive for the ‘Cyber Security News’ Category


Free Versions of CCleaner Contained a Malicious Code to Collect and Transmit User Data

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The UK technology company Piriform announced this week that its cleaning and optimization software CCleaner had been compromised with malicious code. On September 12 this year, the company's security team identified that a suspicious IP address was receiving data sent from some software found in the company's CCleaner version 5.33.6162 ...

UK National Health System Hit by a New Cyber Attack

Friday, September 1st, 2017

At the end of last month, the UK National Health System (NHS) suffered another cyber attack that infected with malware the systems operated by the Lanarkshire board. The board announced on August 25 this year the systems of three hospitals were hit by the hackers, affecting the computers that operate ...

OurMine Hackers Hit FC Barcelona and Announce False Player Signing

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

After hitting the social media accounts of HBO and PlayStation in a quick succession, the hackers from OurMine claimed another high-profile victim after they breached the Twitter and Facebook accounts of Football Club (FC) Barcelona. After gaining access, the first thing the attackers did was to post a false announcement ...

Opening a PowerPoint Slide Show Now Means Risking Malware Infections

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Instances of using malware-infected PowerPoint files are known, but there is a recent ongoing trend in spam campaigns that show a rise in their prevalence. It doesn't take too much to make it happen either, just a trick in PowerPoint that makes dropping malware easy, no clicking of links required. The ...

New ‘Invisible Man’ Malware Targets Android Devices

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Cyber security company SophosLabs reports about a new malware threat that targets Android mobile devices. The new virus is disguised as a bogus Flash Player update that urges users to install it as soon as possible, and it is based on a known malware threat named Svpeng and discovered around ...

Hackers Attack Bank of America Clients via Phishing Scam

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Despite the popularity of ransomware threats in 2017, it would seem that phishing scams are an evergreen in the cybercrime world. It's no surprise that the target was once again bank clients. Earlier this year a very professionally built threat was launched against the users of Australia and New Zealand ...

Cybercriminals try to Taint the Spongebob Name with Ransomware

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Security experts have stumbled upon a ransomware threat using the name of the beloved TV cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants. The Spongebob Ransomware 2.0 supposedly encrypts the victim's files and then demands a ransom to be paid in bitcoins - nothing out of the ordinary, except it doesn't work. The GUI and ...