Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#425 Steam stealer malware ‘booming business’ for attackers targeting gaming service
Malware that targets Steam accounts has proliferated the gaming platform and become what researchers are calling a “booming business” for cybercriminals over the last few months.
#424 Big-name sites (NYT, BBC, MSN, AOL) hit by rash of malicious ads spreading crypto ransomware
Mainstream websites, including those published by The New York Times, the BBC, MSN, and AOL, are falling victim to a new rash of malicious ads that attempt to surreptitiously install crypto ransomware and other malware on the computers of unsuspecting visitors, security firms warned.
#423 Mozilla's new Servo browser will be released in june 2016
Servo started as an experimental project belonging to the Mozilla Research team, which set out to build a sleeker Web layout engine as an alternative to Firefox's default engine called Gecko.

The difference between Servo and Gecko is that the former was coded entirely in Rust, a programming language that Mozilla developed for its applications, focused on performance and stability, something that Firefox was lacking at that particular point in time.
#422 Chinese hackers turn to ransomware
Chinese hackers are launching sophisticated ransomware attacks - in which they hijack machines and demand payment to decrypt them, according to reports.
#421 Watch a thief turn a regular credit card reader into a skimmer in rhree seconds
Turning a regular credit and debit card reader into a device that steals a victim’s credit card information—commonly known as a skimmer—can take less than three seconds.
#420 Documents with malicious macros deliver fileless malware to financial-transaction systems
Spammed Word documents with malicious macros have become a popular method of infecting computers over the past few months. Attackers are now taking it one step further by using such documents to deliver fileless malware that gets loaded directly in the computer's memory.
#419 Typosquatters target Mac users with new ‘.om’ domain scam
According to Endgame security researchers, the top level domain for Middle Eastern country Oman (.om) is being exploited by typosquatters who have registered more than 300 domain names with the .om suffix for U.S. companies and services such as Citibank, Dell, Macys and Gmail. Endgame made the discovery last week and reports that several groups are behind the typosquatter campaigns.
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