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Facebook users particularly businesses and consumers are now facing a new malware attack that targets them by sending fake emails. A recent phishing and social engineering campaign targeting businesses and consumers represents the information as being sent from official Facebook authorities. The sender's name poses to be "Facebook" and the email address also suggests that the mail is coming...

An email having the subject of "Quick Question" pretends to send a resume from a random sender is currently in the rounds. The so-called attached resume is a malicious .rtf attachment, actually a word docx file and tries to download password stealers, Trojans like Dyreza and Dridex, and ransomware like Teslacrypt and Cryptolocker into your system. Most of these emails...

The Google Chrome team has finally decided to fix an address spoofing bug after keeping the issue under consideration for more than a month. This potential security threat was brought into notice in the start of June by a UK Security firm researcher, David Leo. According to Leo, when a new page is loaded by Chrome, the content of...

Loanbase, an international Bitcoin lending platform known previously as BitLendingClub had its systems breached this Sunday. The security message sent out the the clients by Loanbase notified that hackers had exploited vulnerability in the WordPress blog of the company and accessed user information. The information database consisted of names, phone numbers and email addresses. Hackers were able to compromise 4 accounts...

common passwords of 2016

It seems as though we are never going to learn. Once again, “123456” made it to the top in the list of world’s most common passwords of 2016. Keeper, a password management company, released a list of most common passwords used all over the world in 2016 by analyzing 10 million passwords that were cracked in various data breaches...

Last year in October, Apple’s OS X Gatekeeper security feature was bypassed by Patrick Wardle, research director of Synack. Wardle bundled up a legal Apple-signed application with an unsigned malicious app that was put in the same directory and wrapped it up in Apple disk image file. In response to this, Apple attempted to block Wardle’s attack method (CVE-2015-7024)...

Recently, Pakistan has been trying to develop an intelligent mass data surveillance system that will serve to be as good as the National Security Agency and would allow tapping emails and phone calls worldwide. For this, the Pakistani government has been in talks with U.S and European companies as well as some local companies to help develop the system....

A recent Search Engine Optimization (SEO) campaign that attacks targeted websites by making use of SQL injections has been making rounds. The Threat Research Division of Akamai Technologies has reported that, with SEO web application attack, attacked websites are made to distribute secret HTML links which confuse search engine bots and cause them to display incorrect page rankings. According to...