From Darknet with Love: Meet Spora Ransomware
Ransomware has been a growing threat, with new families cropping up every week. Emsisoft researchers are often involved in the discovery and analysis of new threats, and this ransomware is no different. Originally spotted on ID-Ransomware earlier today, it caught our attention due to a few unique features and the high level of professionalism in both implementation […] The post From Darknet with L...
Gooligan Android malware breaches 1 million Google Play accounts
13,000 devices are infected with Gooligan every day A new malware attack is hitting Android devices at an alarming rate. This attack is the largest ever breach of Google accounts, according to Check Point, a security research firm that is working with Google to monitor and document the outbreak. The malware attack hijacks phones using […] The post Gooligan Android malware breaches 1 million Google...
Microsoft calling? Mind the tech support scammer!
After a long day, there is nothing like sitting down at your computer with a cup of tea to catch up on the news online. But what would you do if you were faced with a pop-up telling you that your computer has a virus and that ‘tech support’ is conveniently letting you know? The […] The post Microsoft calling? Mind the tech support scammer! appeared first on AhelioTech.
30 seconds and 50 dollars is all it takes to steal your PC login
Imagine you’ve been at work for a few hours. It’s time to get up, grab a coffee and some morning tea. You’ll only be away from your desk for ten minutes so you know it will be easier to just hit the lock screen on your workstation than to completely log out and then log […] The post 30 seconds and 50 dollars is all it takes to steal your PC login appeared first on AhelioTech.
Malware in sex toys: How private is your playtime?
In a time where fridges self-monitor their own food levels and cars can drive themselves, it was inevitable that the Internet of Things would catch up with the sex toy industry. Our playthings can now be controlled by an app and that can be paired to another person’s phone from wherever in the world they happen […] The post Malware in sex toys: How private is your playtime? appeared first on Aheli...
No honour among thieves: hackers who hack each other
In ransomware, as in any profitable business, there is a constant struggle to compete in the marketplace. Ransomware, the strain of malware which crypto locks a victim’s hard drive until the developer of the malware is paid, is a highly lucrative – and illegal- income earner for its authors. The strategy is so successful that […] The post No honour among thieves: hackers who hack each other appear...