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  • New crypto-ransomware encrypts video games files

    12.03.2015

    A new piece of ransomware that (mis)uses the Cryptolocker "brand" has been analyzed by Bromium researchers, and they discovered that aside from the usual assortment of file types that ransomware usually targets, this variant also encrypts file types associated with video games and game related software.

  • CS:GO players targeted with phishing attempt, malware

    12.03.2015

    Typosquatting is an effective means to trick users into believing they have landed on the legitimate site they wanted to visit, so it's no wonder that it's often used by phishers The latest phishing campaign employing this tactic has been spotted targeting players of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), a popular online tactical first-person shooter that can be played via Steam, the gaming platform developed by Valve Corporation.

  • Cyber crooks take advantage of ad bidding networks to deliver ransomware

    12.03.2015

    Malware peddlers are taking advantage of real time advertising bidding networks to deliver ransomware to unsuspecting users, FireEye researchers are warning.

  • Beware of fake invites for WhatsApp's Free Voice Calling feature!

    10.03.2015

    Fake WhatsApp invites are actively luring users to sites where they are urged to fill out surveys and download unknown applications, warns The Hacker News' Mohit Kumar.

  • Active campaigns deliver old and new ransomware families

    10.03.2015

    Cyber crooks' love for ransomware continues unabated, and user are warned about several active campaigns trying to deliver the malware on target computers.




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Why vulnerability disclosure shouldn’t be a marketing tool

Brian Honan, CEO at BH Consulting, talks about a recent vulnerability disclosure trend – a trend that he believes may ultimately cause more harm than good: security vendors using vulnerability disclosure as a marketing tool with the goal of enhancing their company’s bottom line.


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