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Hackers spread malware via Microsoft PowerPoint, avoiding AV detection

Recently, security experts detected that cybercriminals were leveraging an exploit which allows avoiding detection, using Microsoft PowerPoint. The Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)...

US court changed Hutchins’ bail rules but forbid to leave the country

Marcus Hutchins denied developing the Kronos malware during yesterday’s hearing, which took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now, the WannaCry hero has to prepare for...

Shared libraries on Android prone to privilege escalation

UK researchers, two of Oxford and one of Cambridge, have spotted a security issue on Android caused by shared libraries. As they have discovered, a...

Hackers are targeting hospitality sector, stealing guests’ data

Last Friday, security specialists reported an infamous cyber-espionage organization stealing travelers’ sensitive data in both Europe and the Middle East. Experts from FireEye mentioned...

Researchers hacked DNA sequencer with a DNA exploit

DNA is nothing but executable quaternary code. Of course, DNA sequencers don’t execute it, leaving this job for the cells, which are supposed to...

CouchPotato: alleged CIA’s trojan with tweaked ffmpeg filching video streams

Today is August 10, and Wikileaks has just pleased us with another Vault 7 release, CouchPotato. If the user guide marked “SECRET//NOFORN” is valid,...

Microsoft reports tech support scammers using a new technique

Microsoft's Malware Protection Center discovered that scammers have implemented a new technique expanding their search range of potential victims. Now, cybercriminals trick their targets...

Ukrainian citizen detained after spreading the Petya.A virus

On Monday, August 7, Ukrainian cyber-police detained a citizen of Ukraine, suspecting him in propagating the infamous Petya.A malware. At the time, the virus...

Marcus Hutchins, the WannaCry-slayer, denied developing Kronos

Marcus Hutchins, a security specialist who became famous for stopping a series of the WannaCry attacks, was charged with creating the Kronos banking malware....

Brit who found a kill switch for WannaCry gets arrested in Las Vegas

On Wednesday, US authorities arrested a 22-year-old security specialist, who had discovered a kill switch to stop the WannaCry outbreak. Known by a pseudonym MalwareTechBlog...
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