The news is reported here, here and here. The new ransomware strain known as ‘Petya’ is exploiting the same flaws in Microsoft Windows software used by WanaCry recently. Upgrade your systems to Windows 10 to be on the safe side.
Spamhaus has a damning report about the increasing use of Amazon and Google cloud computing platforms to host botnet command and control (C & C) servers. Since early 2017, we at Spamhaus have seen a significant increase in the number of botnet… Read More ›
This phishing scam has been making the rounds on the Internet – targeting and fooling Gmail users around the world. Wordfence and Fortune has the report. The attacker pretends to be a familiar contact, sends an email with an attachment to… Read More ›
The U.S, China and Russia currently tops Spamhaus list of the world’s worst Spam haven countries for enabling spamming. According to the latest statistics published on Spamhaus website (an international organization that tracks email spammers and spam-related activity), the number of… Read More ›
Suleman Ibrahim, a PhD researcher, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway University of London recently published a very interesting article titled “The view that ‘419’ makes Nigeria a global cybercrime player is misplaced“. Some excerpts: This unfortunate generalisation, especially in the media, has… Read More ›
Trend Micro in partnership with INTERPOL recently released a report on the West African threat landscape titled “Cybercrime in West Africa: Poised for an Underground Market.” The 34 page report among other things examines the current state of cybercrime in… Read More ›
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) website was taken down last weekend in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. DDoS attack is a method of taking a website offline by overwhelming it with internet traffic beyond what it can normally handle. This… Read More ›
It has recently been found that an officer working for the Europol agency has leaked sensitive material about the agency’s …read more
Two young Israeli men alleged to be the co-owners of a popular online attack-for-hire service were reportedly arrested in Israel on Thursday. The pair were arrested around the same time that KrebsOnSecurity published a story naming them as the masterminds behind a service that can be hired to knock Web sites and Internet users offline with powerful blasts of junk data.
18-year-old Yarden Bidani.
According to a story at Israeli news site TheMarker.com, Itay Huri and Yarden Bidani, both 18 years old, were arrested Thursday in connection with an investigation by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The …read more
Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have discovered a new cyber espionage malware called Careto (Spanish for “Ugly face” or “Mask”). It is said to be one of the most sophisticated cyberespionage campaigns ever seen, according to the researchers at Kaspersky Lab. The… Read More ›
In the dark world of cyber crime, a TV or even a refrigerator can now be an accomplice. The concept of getting spammed by your refrigerator may seem laughable, but it points to a serious potential problem. A U.S based… Read More ›
I finally got the email I’ve been waiting for. It’s from Adobe. It starts
As we announced on 3 October 2013, we recently discovered that an attacker illegally entered our network and may have obtained access to your Adobe ID and encrypted password. We currently have no indication that there has …read more
A new deadly ransomware virus is currently spreading like wildfire across the Internet and infecting computers. Users of infected computers are in danger of losing their personal files forever – yes forever! The virus known as Cryptolocker was discovered recently… Read More ›
The CBN in 2011 announced its cashless cash-less policy and commenced a pilot of the policy in Lagos state in April 2011. With the recent roll out of the scheme in the FCT and five additional states (Abia, Anambra, Kano,… Read More ›