Archive | July, 2016

Chthonic Banking Trojan Distributed via Legitimate PayPal Emails

Victims would have a hard time spotting malicious emails Jul 26, 2016 23:50 GMT  ·  By Catalin Cimpanu  ·  Share: Legitimate emails sent from PayPal’s official email address included links that redirected users to a website that distributed Chthonic, a newer variant of the infamous Zeus banking trojan. At the source of this problem is […]

Backdoor Account Found in Dell Network Security Products

Dell SonicWall equipment came/comes with a hidden account Jul 20, 2016 21:04 GMT  ·  By Catalin Cimpanu Security researchers have discovered six serious security issues that plague several Dell SonicWall products, one of which is a hidden account with easy-to-guess credentials. US-based security firm Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) found the issues and reported the problems […]

French authorities serve notice to Microsoft for Windows 10 privacy failings

Strict online privacy laws in the EU continue to bedevil American tech companies. Latest to catch flak is Microsoft, over a handful of objections from a French data protection agency. By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report | July 20, 2016 — 19:57 GMT (12:57 PDT) | Topic: Windows 10 Microsoft loses lawsuit over […]

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Huge Spam Wave Drops Locky Variant That Can Work Without an Internet Connection

New Locky variant uses a weaker encryption method Jul 14, 2016 00:35 GMT  ·  By Catalin Cimpanu During the past days, the crooks behind the Locky ransomware have amped up their operations and distributed hundreds of thousands of spam emails that contain malicious files, which, when opened, would install a new version of the Locky […]