News - Page 6 category archyve:

Cyber-thieves steal 500,000 euros from a European bank

Cyber-thieves steal 500,000 euros from a European bank

Kaspersky Lab has recently reported on an attack against a European bank, resulting in the loss of €500,000 (£400, 000) in the course of a week. The investigation of the financial fraud has revealed that there are over 190 victims, most of who are located in Italy and Turkey. The sums stolen from unsuspecting bank client vary from 1,000 to 39,000 Euros. Read more »

Facebook down today - 2014-06-19

Facebook down today - 2014-06-19

If you log into Facebook right now, you may be greeted with the Facebook error message which reads “Sorry, something went wrong.” Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be any heads up on when Facebook will be back up, so users will have to sit tight and hope for the best. Read more »

Beware bogus Java update

Beware bogus Java update

If you want to browse the web without facing any risks, you need to look out for beware bogus Java updates. The most recent scam based on the reputable name of Java is linked to the widely popular TV show Game of Thrones. According to the most recent statistics, the TV show averages at 14.2 million viewers per episode, and the numbers are likely to rise. All in all, there is no question why cyber criminals have chosen the name of the show to camouflage a seriously disturbing scam. Have you become a victim of the scam already? Unfortunately, this could have resulted in the installation of malicious applications, advertisement supported software, intrusive tracking cookies and other threats. Read more »

netfx_core_x64.msi

If you are concerned about the file netfx_core_x64.msi, do not worry because it is a legitimate file that belongs to .NET Framework, which is a software framework used mainly by Microsoft Windows. The file netfx_core_x64.msi is a component of the user interface. The file size is 1.81 MB and it is located in the Windows directory. More specifically, you can find the file by following the path C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\SetupCache\Client\netfx_core_x64.msi.  The file is used by Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Android, Macintosh, ans some other operating systems. Read more »

Google Redirect Virus

First it needs to be stated that what the users call "Google Redirect Virus does not only affect the Google search engine. The name simply originated because of the high use of Google as a default search engine/home page. The virus affects Yahoo, Bing, Ask, Aol, etc. Thus the virus is kind of generic for all of the search engines mentioned and probably so much more of those that are not as popular. But for the sake of it and popularity of the term in this article I’ll refer to this particular virus as Google Redirect Virus. Thus some reports state the Google Redirect Virus have effected as much as 45.00.000 systems worldwide, which is quite a figure! Get rid of Google Redirect Virus to avoid becoming another number in the statistics. Read more »

Mobogenie

Mobogenie

Mobogenie is best known as the all-in-one Android Phone Manager. The app is compatible with Windows 8/7/XP/2003/Vista versions, and it works with Android smart-phones. The program created by Gamease Age Digital Technology Co., Ltd. is promoted at mobogenie.com/landingpage/android-manager-ggs.html and mobogenie.com/pc.html, and anyone can install it for free. Once installed, Mobogenie provides its users with wallpapers, games, ringtones, videos, and different apps. The application is also meant to alleviate the management of all Android-to-PC functions, and enable backup & restore. Needless to say, plenty of Windows and Android users have already downloaded this application. Are you interested in the Mobogenie removal? Even though the application is not identified as malicious, some computer users find better alternatives or choose to delete the application for other reasons. We can help you with this removal. Read more »

Heartbleed

Heartbleed

A great security vulnerability has been discovered and it is now known as the Heartbleed Bug. This is not an ordinary vulnerability which is linked to a specific service or operating system. In fact, this exploit can be detrimental to the users of various operating systems using various different services. Whether you shop online using Amazon web services, blog on Tumblr, or manage your finances online, the clandestine bug can abuse your virtual security. The main objective behind this vulnerability is to expose your login data to parties who know how to use it. Unfortunately, this data could have been leaked already, even if you know nothing about it. If you take no action, it is possible that sooner or later your virtual accounts will be hijacked, and this is extremely dangerous. Read more »

Pony botnet

'Pony' botnet steals bitcoins

In the cyber world, the term ‘Pony’ refers to a computer infection. The Pony virus makes the victimized computer part of the Pony botnet. The Pony botnet is employed by the criminals to steal account credentials and such digital currencies as Bitcoins, Litecoins, Primecoins and Feathercoins. Digital currencies are getting more popular; moreover, it is much easier to steal digital currencies than steal money from a bank. In order to prevent online breaches, computer users should pay more attention to the so-called digital wallets. If your digital money is not encrypted, i.e., it is no protected by a password, remove attackers can steal the private key associated with the virtual wallet and safely transfer the content of your wallet to another wallet. Read more »

Gendarmerie Nationale Mac OS X Virus

Gendarmerie Nationale Mac OS X Virus is an online scam aimed at deceiving Apple users. For years, Windows operating systems have been the major target of the creators of ransomware, but now those user who have Mac OS X are on target. Gendarmerie Nationale Mac Os X Virus is a deceitful browser warning which appears on Safari while browsing insecure websites. Usually, when a Windows user finds a full-screen warning that demands money, it means that the computers has been infected with a dangerous Trojan horse, which encrypts files and does not allow the user to access the system. In the present case, the system is not affected by Gendarmerie Nationale Mac Os X Virus, but it does not mean that it cannot be tampered with in the near future. Read more »

csrss.exe

Csrss.exe is an authentic Windows component, so you should not be surprised to discover it running on your Task Manager. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers also indicate that you should be extremely careful with the removal of this file because it could lead to serious Windows dysfunctions. Why would you want to delete csrss.exe from your operating Windows system? Even though the executable exists on all Windows computers at times you may discover several versions of it. In case this happens, there is a great chance that one of these files is malicious. What is more, cyber criminals could even hijack the authentic executable to initiate malignant activity. Unfortunately, such activity could be hidden to avoid malware detection and removal, so we recommend reading the report to learn whether you personal computer has been infected by cyber criminals. Read more »