Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

History
#621 Security firm SurfWatch Labs discovers secret plan to hack numerous websites and forums
Security researchers from SurfWatch Labs have shut down a secret plan to hack and infect hundreds or possibly thousands of forums and websites hosted on the infrastructure of Invision Power Services, makers of the IP.Board forum platform, now known as the IPS Community Suite.

The plan belonged to a malware coder known as AlphaLeon, who at the start of March this year started selling a new trojan called Thanatos.

Advertised as a MaaS (Malware-as-a-Service) rentable platform, to be attractive to its customers, Thanatos had to run on a very large number of infected hosts. In the infosec community this structure is called a botnet, and the bigger it is, the easier is to carry out all sorts of cyber-attacks.
Read more
#632 Can Switzerland become a safe haven for the world's data?
#631 Oracle fixes 136 vulnerabilities with April critical patch update
#630 Latest TeslaCrypt targets new file extensions, invests heavily in evasion
#629 DRAM bitflipping exploits that hijack computers just got easier
#628 RansomWhere?: Generic ransomware detection comes to Apple OS X
#627 MULTIGRAIN – POS attackers make an unhealthy addition to the pantry
#626 New crypto-ransomware JIGSAW plays nasty games
#625 CryptXXX: new ransomware from the actors behind reveton, dropping via Angler
#624 Python-based PWOBot targets European organizations
#623 Netflix: VPN blockade backlash doesn’t hurt us
#622 FBI tells congress it needs hackers to keep up with tech company encryption
#621 Security firm SurfWatch Labs discovers secret plan to hack numerous websites and forums
#620 Google is partially dangerous - according to Google
History
2017: 01 02 03 04 05
2016: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12