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Fraudsters use 42,000 fake websites to push adware and ads

Fraudsters use 42,000 fake websites to push adware and ads

Fraud group 'Fangxiao' built a network of 42,000 sites that impersonate well-known businesses. The network was designed to steer victims to websites pushing adware. Fangxiao uses fake domains to generate website traffic and advertising revenue for its own websites and the websites of customers w... Read more

date2 months ago

Forget Ransomware, the next big threat is “killware”

The U.S. Homeland Security Secretary says cyber attacks are increasingly posing risks to "public health and safety". Alejandro Mayorkas, the current Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, sat down for an interview with USA TODAY's Editorial Board last week. What he had to say ab... Read more

date1 year ago
Millions of websites vulnerable due to zero-day in WordPress plugin

Millions of websites vulnerable due to zero-day in WordPress plugin

WordPress is under fire after hackers discovered a vulnerability in the popular plugin 'File Manager.' Millions of WordPress sites have been probed to find the weakness and exploit it this past week. According to Defiant, the company behind the Wordfence web firewall, the sites attacked could be mo... Read more

date2 years ago
Dutch, Belgium and French providers target of DDOS attacks

Dutch, Belgium and French providers target of DDOS attacks

A number of providers in the Netherlands, Belgium and France have stated that they were under fire last week from targeted DDoS attacks. Among them are Delta, Online.nl, FreedomNet and Tweak.nl. The NBIP informed ZDNet that the attacks took place at the end of August and that several providers w... Read more

date2 years ago