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25 Years and our computers are still…

From Ghostball to the nVir virus to Reveton and CryptoLocker, here’s a look back at the last 25 years in cyber security.

Mt. Gox Lost and Found

Lost Mt. Gox Bitcoins found.

Bitcoin Malware Found in Leaked Mt.Gox Files

Leaked Mt.Gox files: no valuable data, just malware

Cyber-criminals Use Cancer to Deliver Malware

Cyber-criminal messages instill fear of cancer.

Bitcoin Theft in the Underground

Silk Road 2, the underground marketplace specializing in nefarious services, had all of its Bitcoins stolen.

FBI Takes Down Poorly Secured Carders

Feds bust group selling counterfeit credit cards online.

Malicious Acquisition vs Moral Development

Malware authors look for new infection opportunities in pre-existing user bases, say for example, those that use browser extensions.

Updated browser-based ransomware uses more advance payment process and also now abuses CloudFlare.

Paunch Pinch Confirmed

Russian authorities have arrested and prosecuted 13 people, including “Paunch”, who were responsible for the Blackhole exploit kit.

Yelling Across the Gap

German researchers proved that malware could communicate via audio, what does that mean for the future?

Back in July 2013, we had discovered a new method of spreading the infamous FBI ransomware by using JavaScript code and iframes to create an illusion that the victim’s browser was locked. After several months, the threat is still very much alive hopping from one domain name to the next. The message is still the same and […]

Bitcoins, Pools and Thieves

Bitcoin started out as a digital currency, free from duplication and free from centralization and assumed, free from organized crime. However over the last couple weeks, there have been two major incidents against online Bitcoin trading and storage that have resulted in the loss of approximately $5.4 Million in Bitcoins. The exchange rate currently lies […]

A lesser known aspect of the popular cloud storage Google Drive is its built-in site publishing feature that allows you to upload an entire directory containing static web files (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, etc.) and to publish your own website. Bad guys are uploading malicious scripts and using them as part of a well thought chain […]

The criminals behind CryptoLocker that encrypts all your personal files are now offering a late payment option, albeit at a higher cost.

World’s first Bitcoin ATM comes to Canada

Bitcoin, the famous digital currency which has sparked much controversy over the years, is now heading to an ATM near you. The world’s first Bitcoin ATM is set to open today in Vancouver.

A few hours ago, a tweet from Maarten Boone, a security researcher at Fox-IT, a Dutch security firm reports that Blackhole exploit kit author Paunch and partners were arrested in Russia.

U.S. Federal authorities arrested Ross William Ulbricht–the alleged leader behind the Silk Road criminal marketplace–in San Francisco yesterday.

Right on Cue, Hijackers Pose as NSA

Ransomware authors are now posing as the NSA, claiming to be using the PRISM system to identify users performing illegal activities and demanding payment for their system to be unlocked.

Multi-pronged attack is not representative of what we normally see in the wild, but we found one and dissected it.

Linux Bank Trojan ‘Hand of Thief’ debuts

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that malware targets other Operating Systems besides Windows. However, it does exist, and is equally potent in its malicious nature. Researchers at RSA recently uncovered a new Linux Bank Trojan called “Hand of Thief”. Offered in closed cyber-crime communites

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