Tag: CryptoLocker

Passwords of about 5 Million Email Accounts Published Online by Russian Hackers

Cyber Security
A user of a Russian cryptocurrency forum has published a list of nearly 5 million email accounts and their passwords, reports BusinessInsider The Daily Dot reports that a forum poster known as "tvskit" posted a list of 4,930,000 email addresses and passwords on Russian Bitcoin forum BTCsec. It was claimed that around 60% of the passwords were valid, although forum administrators quickly removed the file and redacted the passwords. BTCsec A screenshot of the email horde. Some forum users who viewed the unredacted list claimed that the passwords shown were around 10 years out of date. Other accounts shown have been suspended or deactivated for years. Along with Gmail accounts, the list also included email addresses for Yandex, the Russian search engine. The affected Gmail account

Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 extends ransomware, webcam, Wi-Fi protection

Cyber Security, Internet
Kaspersky Labs has announced its updated product range for home users, including Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 ($59.95) and Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 (also $59.95, 3 PCs, 1 year: offer expires 25th August 2014). Reports Betanews. Both products now include an extra layer of protection from Cryptolocker-type ransomware. Kaspersky’s System Watcher now looks out for suspect processes trying to modify user files, and immediately backs up the originals. If the package finds the process was malicious then not only will the malware be removed, but you’ll get your documents back, too (or any tampered with in this session, anyway – backups are deleted when the program closes down).  Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 also tackles "camfecting", illicit attempts to access a webcam. Kaspersky’s Appli

CryptoLocker Email Attachments Sent to Tens of Millions in UK

Cyber Security
Tens of millions of online banking customers in the U.K. are the targets of a dangerous spam campaign enticing users to open an attachment containing the CryptoLocker ransomware. The U.K.’s National Crime Agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit posted an advisory late last week warning people to be vigilant about opening email attachments, in particular those from small- and medium-sized banks and financial institutions. “The emails may be sent out to tens of millions of UK customers, but appear to be targeting small and medium businesses in particular,” the advisory said. “This spamming event is assessed as a significant risk.” The attachments purport to be about a number of potential issues with a user account, including details of suspicious transactions, invoices, voicemails or faxes. In