Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#544 Crypto ransomware targets called by name in spear-phishing blast
For the past decade, spear phishing—the dark art of sending personalized e-mails designed to trick a specific person into divulging login credentials or clicking on malicious links—has largely been limited to espionage campaigns carried out by state-sponsored groups. That made sense. The resources it takes to research the names, addresses, and industries of large numbers of individuals was worth it when targeting a given organization that had blueprints or some other specific piece of data prized by the attacker. But why go through the trouble to spread crypto ransomware or banking trojans to the masses when a single scam e-mail could do the trick?
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#546 Ubuntu patches kernel vulnerabilities
#545 First Windows 10 preview with bash support is out now
#544 Crypto ransomware targets called by name in spear-phishing blast
#543 Quanta LTE router beset by over 20 critical security flaws
#542 Phishing email that knows your address
#541 Apple iPhone 6S, 6S Plus vulnerable to new lock screen bypass flaw
#540 Nexus Security Bulletin—April 2016
#539 Obtaining login tokens for an Outlook, Office or Azure account
#538 Microsoft patches severe account hijacking security flaw
#537 Samsam may signal a new trend of targeted ransomware
#536 NoScript and other popular Firefox add-ons open millions to new attack
#535 Emergency update coming for Flash vulnerability under attack
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