Here’s an announcement that we’ve been waiting for a long time to reveal: this week we launched a project in partnership with the London Digital Security Centre. It’s a free Cyber Security course for small and medium business owners. So, if you want to keep your business as safe as possible from the game of hacks, find out more about this course in our dedicated blog post.

In other security news, once again we rang the alarm for Angler Exploit Kit. In our latest security alert we explain how and why Angler EK accounts for more than 80% of the Drive-by Attacks observed in the past month.

We also brought up to date one of the most important articles on our blog: it covers the top dangerous financial malware that can empty your bank account.

Now off to the latest hacks, data breaches and malware campaigns:



Security articles of the week

1. Malvertising on The Pirate Bay drops the Cerber ransomware

Counting on torrents website to provide you with the latest episode of your favorite TV series? You might also end up with a bonus in form of ransomware.

Malicious ads served on The Pirate Bay dropped the Cerber ransomware on users.

2. SMS phishing attackers continue to pursue Apple users

Phishing attacks via sms continue to pursue Apple users. Beware of where you give out your Apple ID credentials.

3. Data breach at Qatar National Bank, 1.4 GB of data leaked online

Two new major breaches from this past week:
1. Qatar National Bank, 1.4 GB of data leaked online;
2., private data of 1.1 million “elite” daters leaked

4. Uber fraud: Scammer takes the ride, victim gets the bill

Come to the dark side. We have Uber accounts for sale.

The scams have come to be called “ghost” or “phantom” rides, made possible when cyber criminals steal login credentials from users of a ride service like Uber, and then sell them to fraudsters on the Dark Web.

5. Former Tor developer created malware for the FBI to hack Tor users

FBI contracted an ex Tor Project employee to help them unmask users of the Tor network.

The cybersecurity expert worked as a part-time employee at Tor Project until 2009.

6. Spotify denies hack, users beg to differ

In what would be just another hack in a long series, details on hundreds of Spotify accounts have been leaked online.

The Swedish music streaming service claims that there’s been no breach. In the meantime, users beg to differ, saying that someone’s been messing with their accounts.

7. Why changing your passwords regularly can turn into a terrible idea

Spoiler alert: passwords overload.

How to avoid it: password management software.

8. What risks you expose yourself to when you close your social media accounts

Thought that closing your social media accounts will keep you protected? You might expose yourself to some different risks.

9. You can thank Edward Snowden for the increased use of encryption

Thank you, Snowden.

Later update: this just came out and thought you might wanna see it. The latest trailer for the movie that reveals the untold story of Edward Snowden:

10. Parents reveal why they post nothing about their kids online

Here’s an older opinion article written by some parents on why they post absolutely nothing about their kids online. And why you should do the same.


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