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Pair of WordPress plug-ins inject malicious scripts to deliver unwanted ads

Two malicious plug-ins were recently discovered injecting obfuscated JavaScript into WordPress websites to generate advertisements that appear if a visitor clicks anywhere on the page.

The USA goes nuclear: how should the security community react?

The attribution of a cyber-attack is a key question in this debate about nuclear responses. It is extremely difficult to pinpoint the source of a tech invasion, as complex coding techniques mean users are able to retain online anonymity.

A minor twist on inserting cryptocurrency miners detailed

Cryptocurrency miners basically do what they do with little fanfare or attempts at obfuscation, but one group of miners has been seen using a technique that allows the malware to make injections to 64-bit processes from 32-bit loaders.

BitPaymer malware - ransomware with sophisticated obfuscation

Julia Sowells explains how the BitPaymer malware initially executes itself, makes a copy of itself and runs in two ADS. It hides in empty files; deletes its older executable file and transfers control of the malware to the newly created files.