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Chrome exploit allows Svpeng Trojan to bypass security measure; patch reportedly coming

Chrome exploit allows Svpeng Trojan to bypass security measure; patch reportedly coming

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Experts at Kaspersky Lab now understand how the mobile banking trojan Svpeng has been able to automatically download itself via malvertising ads while bypassing Google Chrome browser permissions.

Mac and Jeez! When will enterprise wake up to MacOS security threat?

Mac and Jeez! When will enterprise wake up to MacOS security threat?

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A malvertising campaign has been discovered on Google AdWords, targeting Macs. Should businesses be getting up to speed with Mac threats?

Cerber 4.0 spotted in EKs just a month after 3.0 release

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Trend Micro researchers have spotted several exploit kits delivering Cerber 4.0 ransomware just a month after the release of version 3.

Global malvertising campaign shuts down

Global malvertising campaign shuts down

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The Shadowgate malware campaign has been halted by security firm Talos and hosting company GoDaddy

ICYMI: UAE VPN ban; Malvertising; Voice recognition, US drops SMS; Bitcoins stolen

ICYMI: UAE VPN ban; Malvertising; Voice recognition, US drops SMS; Bitcoins stolen

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at UAE's VPN ban; Hidden malvertising; Bank voice recognition; US drops SMS -2F; Bitcoins stolen.

Huge malvertising campaign uses steganography to hide malware in plain sight

Huge malvertising campaign uses steganography to hide malware in plain sight

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By encoding malware in innocuous-looking images and only decoding it once the victim has been found to be "safe", creators of AdGholas managed to hide their malvertising campaign for over a year.

34% of Brits willing to sacrifice their online safety for weight loss

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With summer just around the corner, people are looking for quick diet solutions online to get their bodies 'beach ready'. A third of Brits (34 percent) are willing to sacrifice their online safety to lose a few pounds by clicking on potentially malicious websites that offer to help 'lose belly fat'.

PerezHilton.com gossip site serves up malicious ads - again

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PerezHilton.com, home to Hollywood and celebrity gossip news, has served up a new set of malicious ads to some of its half a million daily site visitors.

'Perfect storm' of ransomware, malvertising and phishing attacks follow 'Celebgate' forum breach

'Perfect storm' of ransomware, malvertising and phishing attacks follow 'Celebgate' forum breach

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'Celebgate' forum breach leads to flood of ransomware, phishing attacks and malvertising malware on mobile site

ICYMI: Mouse gives up TOR, new body for recruitment, teen hackers arrested

ICYMI: Mouse gives up TOR, new body for recruitment, teen hackers arrested

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In Case You Missed It: Researchers identify Tor users by their mouse, cyber-security recruitment body formed, teens arrested for hacking Instagram users and more...

New York Times, BBC and Newsweek dish up malvertising

New York Times, BBC and Newsweek dish up malvertising

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An array of global entertainment, news and commentary sites have been hit with perhaps the largest malvertising campaign yet.

Teens arrested for hacking hundreds of key Instagram users

Teens arrested for hacking hundreds of key Instagram users

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Police say two teenagers made tens of thousands of euros by hacking 'big' Instagram users with many thousands of followers.

Trustwave identifies whopping big new Angler campaign

Trustwave identifies whopping big new Angler campaign

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Malvertising campaign discovered which is leveraging the good reputation of an abandoned domain name to get malicious ads on to popular sites.

RSA 2016: Fingerprinting the latest twist used for malvertising attacks

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Malwarebytes released a new study at RSA 2016 this week that looks into the updated techniques and technologies being used in malvertising campaigns that are proving particularly hard for security analysts and advertisers to spot.

Joomla targeted in WordPress campaign that delivers TeslaCrypt

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The cyber gang behind the ongoing WordPress malvertising campaign is now targeting Joomla sites.

Clean house to keep WordPress infection from coming back again and again

Clean house to keep WordPress infection from coming back again and again

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Malware keeps re-infecting sites and installing multiple backdoors in WordPress websites, according to a researcher from Sucuri Security.

Malicious Chrome extension inundates users with annoying popups

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A malicious Google Chrome extension forces users to install it via its irritating installation popups and then spies on browser histories and sends them to a remote server.

Bot fraud will net criminals $7.2bn from advertising budgets in 2016

Bot fraud will net criminals $7.2bn from advertising budgets in 2016

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Advertisers are losing billions to ad-clicking botnets that generate fake traffic, according to a study by the Association of National Advertisers and security vendor White Ops.

Let's Encrypt certificates issued for malvertising campaign

Let's Encrypt certificates issued for malvertising campaign

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The generosity of the free TSL certificate non-profit, Let's Encrypt, has been abused by malvertising cyber-criminals

Microsoft moves to mitigate man-in-the-middle malvertising

Microsoft moves to mitigate man-in-the-middle malvertising

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Microsoft has announced that with effect from March 31, 2016, it will enforce new adware objective criteria in an attempt to mitigate the evolving malicious advertising threat landscape.

Torrent sites served malware to 12 million users a month

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This past summer, nearly one-third of the 800 known torrent websites served malware.

DailyMotion hit by malvertising attack

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Researchers at Malwarebytes spotted a malvertising attack targeting the popular video-sharing site DailyMotion.

Hundreds of porn sites affected in malvertising campaign

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Dozens of attacks targeting hundreds of adult sites have been spotted by researchers at Malwarebytes.

Malvertising on Barclays Premier League fantasy site exploits Flash vulnerabilities

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Malwarebytes spotted malvertising on the Barclays Premier League official fantasy site that redirected users to Nuclear Exploit Kits that exploited Flash vulnerabilities.

PageFair adblocking site 'recovers' from Halloween hack in 83 minutes

PageFair adblocking site 'recovers' from Halloween hack in 83 minutes

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Web publishing analytics firm PageFair handles malicious JavaScript hack with deft response, lessons learned for all?

ICYMI: Malvertising, the Saudis, massive attack, Cyphinx and WinRAR

ICYMI: Malvertising, the Saudis, massive attack, Cyphinx and WinRAR

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In this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Porn site hit by malvertising, Saudi Arabia tried to buy Hacking Team, botnet-powered massive attack, Cyphinx cyber-security game goes live and half a billion WinRAR users left open to assault.

Malvertising campaign found on Google Adwords

Malvertising campaign found on Google Adwords

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Google's advertising service vulnerable to cyber-crooks

Adult websites hit by malvertising scam

Adult websites hit by malvertising scam

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Sex sites lead to users' systems picking up a nasty little bug.

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