Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1927 Netflix scam delivers ransomware
Netflix has a 93 million-strong subscriber base in more than 190 countries, so it’s unsurprising that cybercriminals want a piece of the pie. Among their modus operandi: stealing user credentials that can be monetized in the underground, exploiting vulnerabilities, and more recently infecting systems with Trojans capable of pilfering the user’s financial and personal information.

What other purposes can stolen Netflix credential serve? Offer them up as bargaining chip to fellow cybercriminals, for instance. Or more nefariously, use them as lure to trick certain users into installing malware (and turn a profit in the process). If you’re planning to free ride your way into binge-watching your favorite shows on Netflix, think again. Your computer’s files may end up getting held hostage instead.
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#1929 Exploiting a misused C++ shared pointer on Windows 10
#1928 PayPal users targeted in sophisticated new phishing campaign
#1927 Netflix scam delivers ransomware
#1926 SMS-exploitable bug in Samsung Galaxy phones can be used for ransomware attacks
#1925 WordPress 4.7.2 update fixes XSS, SQL injection bugs
#1924 Cisco warns of critical flaw in teleconferencing gear
#1923 Majority of Android VPNs can’t be trusted to make users more secure
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