Written By Shane Schick

Necurs Downloader Takes Screen Grabs to Improve Ransomware Attacks

The cybercriminals behind the Necurs botnet are now taking screenshots of victims' machines to improve the performance of ransomware attacks.

Researcher Uncovers Shipping Industry Security Flaws

Using a simple online search engine, a researcher exposed several shipping industry security gaps that could leave container ships vulnerable to threats.

Cryptocurrency Mining Websites Attract 500 Million Monthly Visitors, According to Report

Security researchers discovered that roughly half a billion people visit websites that secretly run cryptocurrency mining scripts every month.

37,000 Users Download Phony Adblock Plus App

Users who downloaded a phony Adblock Plus app should be on the lookout for a possible data breach. Google has since removed the app from its Chrome Store.

Firms Unprepared for Public Disclosure of Cybersecurity Attacks, IBM Security Vice President Warns

IBM's Caleb Barlow suggested that most companies are unprepared to effectively respond to cybersecurity attacks after they are publicly disclosed.

Thermal Security Camera Flaws Could Let Cybercriminals Launch Remote Attacks

Cybercriminals could launch remote attacks through thermal security camera vulnerabilities. The flaw, first found in FLIR, could also expose other systems.

Research Shows Huge Growth in Size of DDoS Attacks Since 2015

DDoS attacks are larger and more frequent in 2017 than they were just two years ago, new security research has shown.

Report Shows Cybercrime Is Cheaper and More Accessible Than Ever

A SecureWorks study revealed that cybercrime tools are widely available and cost less than what consumers may imagine.

Display Widgets Plug-In Conducted Malware Attack Across 200,000 WordPress Sites

Approximately 200,000 websites running WordPress have been affected by a malware attack that used the Display Widgets plug-in to collect IP addresses.

POS Attacks Possible as Different Types of Malware Infect 4,000 ElasticSearch Servers

Kromtech Security found different types of malware that infected more than 4,000 ElasticSearch servers. Other security experts found additional risks.