Chrome and Firefox Phishing Attack Uses Domains Identical to Known Safe Sites

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

There is a phishing attack that is receiving much attention today in the security community. As a reminder: A phishing attack is when an attacker sends you an email that contains a link to a malicious website. You click on the link because it appears to be trusted. Merely visiting the ...

Fake Font Update on Google Chrome Uses Social Engineering to Infect Users with Ransomware

Friday, February 24th, 2017

We’ve seen social engineering attacks manipulate users time and time again. From phishing emails, to baiting attempts – this breed of cyberthreat has continued to manipulate users for years. And now a new scam has emerged that utilizes a fake update on Google Chrome to trick users into downloading and ...

Remove ransomware infections from your PC using these free tools

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Ransomware, a variety of malware which encrypts user files and demands payment in return for a key, has become a major threat to businesses and the average user alike. Coming in a variety of forms, ransomware most often compromises PCs through phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails. Once a PC is infected, ...

Hackers Could Break Into Your Monitor To Spy on You and Manipulate Your Pixels

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

We think of our monitors as passive entities. The computer sends them data, and they somehow—magically?—turn it into pixels which make words and pictures. But what if that wasn’t the case? What if hackers could hijack our monitors and turn them against us? As it turns out, that’s possible. A group of ...

Angler Exploit Learns New Tricks, Finds Home On Popular Website

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Researchers report Angler Exploit Kit attacks have become more brazen and are now targeting top websites with new tricks that can evade browser-based antimalware protection. Karl Sigler, a SpiderLabs researcher at Trustwave, told Threatpost his lab found the Angler Exploit Kit on a popular website for the second time in ...