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How to check if you were affected by the malware delivered by Yahoo’s ads in Europe

You might have heard of the incident that shadowed the beginning of the year for Yahoo. If you visited Yahoo during December 6th, 2013 and January 3rd, 2014 then it is best that you read on this article until the … Continue reading

Ransomware in the wild: the CryptoLocker malware

The Cryptolocker is a new variant of ransomware malware that encrypts various files on user’s computer and demands the owner of the computer to pay the malware authors in order to decrypt the files. The affected files are documents, images, … Continue reading

Fake emails from debt collecting agency used to spread malware

We wrote more than two month ago about fake emails in German pretending to come from various known online shops that contain attached archives with malware. The email pretended that the attached files were invoices that the receiver of the email … Continue reading

Opera.com hacked, distributed malware signed with their certificate to probably thousand of users (Update)

According to a post on the Opera Security Blog, the company suffered on June 19th “a targeted attack on  internal network infrastructure”. The attackers were able to obtain at least one old and expired Opera code signing certificate, which they have … Continue reading

Emails containing fake invoices from Zalando and Deutsche Bahn distribute malware

We wrote before about the smart methods of fooling users to do things (execute files) which they would not normally do. Two weeks ago we’ve seen a mass mailing in the German language containing malicious payload pretending to be invoices … Continue reading

New movies, same old malware tricks

  You probably don’t live on this planet if you haven’t seen at least the trailers from these two movies. And, from curiosity, there is only one step to social engineering for the masses. Iron Man 3 and Star Trek … Continue reading

Is your smartphone infected?

With the exponential growth in the usage of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) also the amount of threats has grown. Actually, most of us forget more often the wallet at home than the mobile phone. Despite the fact that the smartphone has become a tool … Continue reading

Emails with malicious links exploit the explosion in Waco,Texas

In the same day with the spam campaign that was making use of the tragedy in Boston to spread malware, we have started to see the second wave of spam going on. This campaign is making use of the explosion … Continue reading

Emails with malicious URLs use the tragedy in Boston to exploit vulnerable Java installations (updated)

Yesterday the USA has suffered a bomb attack during a marathon that took place in Boston. This attack was characterized by the US President as a “terrorist attack” since it involved civilians. Not even 24h later, we have started to … Continue reading

Avira users are protected against the MiniDuke Malware (Updated)

If you live on this planet, you must have definitely have heard of the new malware that is making use of a zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Reader. This malware is called MiniDuke, and it is slowly but surely becoming the … Continue reading