Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

History
#1428 Cry ransomware uses UDP, Imgur, Google Maps
Ransomware purporting to come from a phony government agency, something called the Central Security Treatment Organization, has been making the rounds, researchers say.

The ransomware, which is already known by a number of names including Cry, CSTO ransomware, or Central Security Treatment Organization ransomware, uses the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) to communicate and the photo sharing service Imgur and Google Maps to carry out its infections to an extent, as well.

A security researcher who goes under the guise MalwareHunterTeam discovered the malware last Thursday.
Read more
#1429 "Catastrophic" DDoS attack pummels Linode servers over labor day weekend
#1428 Cry ransomware uses UDP, Imgur, Google Maps
#1427 Hackers “find Twitter exploit” and resurrect banned accounts
#1426 Google fixes final 'Quadrooter' flaws with new security patch
#1425 Banking trojan, Gugi, evolves to bypass Android 6 protection
History
2017: 01 02 03 04 05
2016: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12