Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#996 Nuclear, Angler exploit kit activity has disappeared
Criminal hackers are fickle about their attack vectors. You need to look no further for evidence of this than their constant migration from one exploit kit to another. And while there is an expansive menu of exploit kits, attackers do seem to congregate around a precious few.

Researchers who study exploit kits closely, however, are reporting that two major kits, Angler and Nuclear, may be off the table. Both are responsible for tens of millions of dollars in losses, and countless web-based infections dropping everything from ransomware to click-fraud malware. But the recent arrests of the Russian gang behind the Lurk malware may have put an end to the availability of the Angler Exploit Kit and an expose from Check Point Software Technologies has apparently done in the Nuclear Exploit Kit.

French researcher Kafeine, one who specializes in exploit kits, said he has not seen any Nuclear activity since April 30, and Angler since June 7.
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#1006 Apple’s official statement on why the iOS 10 kernel is not encrypted
#1005 WordPress security update patches two dozen flaws
#1004 Unpatched remote code execution flaw exists in Swagger
#1003 Let’s Encrypt celebrates big HTTPS milestone
#1002 Hackers would like to join your LinkedIn network - and you'd probably accept them
#1001 McAfee Labs: Threats Report (PDF)
#1000 ‘GODLESS’ mobile malware uses multiple exploits to root devices
#999 Firm pays $950,000 penalty for using WiFi signals to secretly track phone users
#998 Advantech patches WebAccess remote code execution flaws
#997 Ransomware a two-year nightmare in the making
#996 Nuclear, Angler exploit kit activity has disappeared
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#994 154 million voter records exposed, revealing gun ownership, Facebook profiles, and more
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