Category Archives: Cybercrime & Hacking

NTP Amplification DDoS Attack on CloudFlare

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CloudFlare disclosed the information for the largest DDoS attack that exploited vulnerability in NTP protocol. The report estimates the DDoS attack to be 400 Gb/s. This is a new threat that target network time protocol on port 123 that is

Identity Theft: How 2012 Affects What You Should Do in 2014

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In 2012, identity theft cost U.S. citizens more than $24 billion. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports losses affecting 16.6 million people. In the vein of government-related identity crimes, fraudulent tax returns and falsified filings of government benefit papers top

Yahoo Serves Malicious Ads

Thousands of users were victims to a new malware attack according to Fox-IT Security Company that is based in Netherlands. The malware infects any user that is browsing a website contain Yahoo advertising banner. The first investigation revealed that the

Halloween scams hit Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Free Halloween products is what scammers using to trick more victims to their malicious campaign, TrenMicro alerting about more scams that are posted on social network platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The first scam is on YouTube where if

Phishing scam pose as Microsoft Windows Error Fix

If you receive an email from Microsoft you should verify the source. Cybercriminals are now sending fake emails claiming that they have an Urgent Windows Error Fix. This is a very clever trick as in the last period many windows

Breaking Bad Used for Scams

Social network is one of the sources that cyber-criminal use to promote their links.  Symantec has reported a new spamming campaign where attackers are using twitter for some marketing purposes. The attackers are not directly posting the suspicious link on

South Korean Malware Infects, Wipes MBR

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South Korean company NSHC have released more information about the software tools that have been used for attacks March 20, 2013 against banking systems and media in South Korea. The computer networks of three broadcasters and two banks froze at