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Security & Hacking

Meet Gozi: The Number 1 Financial Malware

Gozi (Ursnif) is a notorious and widely distributed banking trojan. It is so widely distributed that, according to IBM, it makes up 25% of all malicious activity targeted towards financial institutions and has been on the threat landscape for multiple years....

Vishing: The New Generation of Phone Scams Pushing Thailand’s Buttons

Reading this, you’ve probably experienced a shady call or two, phone scams are nothing new from boiler room boys promising the next hot stock (financial fraud) to paid-for horoscope subscriptions (cramming), technological advances have always been a useful weapon in any conman’s arsenal....

Protect yourself from Business Email Compromise:

Protect yourself from a scam on the rise, BEC or Business Email Compromise is the cyber fraud of the internet age, a highly effective, cheaply orchestrated scam that is costing businesses billions. For those now versed in the basics of a BEC scam, we have...

10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

Ransomware protection requires vigilance and education in many areas. There is no single way to protect yourself completely from ransomware. However, by following a number of practices you will be safer and reduce the risk of catching ransomware. Here is a top-ten list of protections...

EDWARD SNOWDEN SAYS GET RID OF DROPBOX, AVOID FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE

Welcome to the Weekend Round-up. Edward Snowden knows a thing or two about online privacy, so when he suggested avoiding services like Google, Facebook and Dropbox at last week’s New Yorker Festival, it’s hard to ignore his advice. Like many of you, I use all three services,...

THE LURES OF PIRATED SOFTWARE JUST MIGHT LEAD YOU TO PAY AN EVEN GREATER PRICE

Welcome to What’s Trending in Thailand. Every year governments, businesses and consumers are affected personally and financially by cyber-crimes. According to a Norton report, the global price tag of consumer cyber crime is a whopping USD$ 113Bn. Making the average cost per victim at USD$ 298. Hackers...

J.P. MORGAN SAYS ABOUT 76 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS AFFECTED BY CYBER BREACH

Welcome to the Weekend Round-Up The contact information of more than 76 million former and current customers of JP Morgan Chase were compromised by the malware attack that used the “Zero-Day” code, making it one of the largest cyber breaches against a major financial institution. According to investigations, hackers...

BADUSB – AN UNPATCHABLE MALWARE THAT INFECTS USBS

2 months ago we saw that it’s possible to corrupt any USB device with insidious, undetectable malware. The BadUSB attack was demonstrated at the Black Hat security conference by Karsten Nohl, and according to Nohl, the vulnerability is practically unmatchable. Due to the severity of the security problems and the lack of any easy patch...

WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND ROUND-UP – WEB ATTACKS BUILD ON SHELLSHOCK BUG

Welcome to the Weekend Round-Up Last week, millions of servers were compromised by Shellshock, with reports suggesting up to 500 million machines that could be vulnerable to the bug. The Shellshock bug was first discovered in a tool known as Bash, which is widely used by Unix operating system...