Scammers leveraging Google SEO to drive a hacked Windows Movie Maker version

The latest case of Windows Movie Maker scam involves cyber-criminals using their SEO skills to drive a modified version of the now defunct software, delivered from the bad guy’s site, to the top of Google’s rankings resulting in the malware quickly spreading. When downloaded the malware does nothing to the computer, but attempts to convince …

Microsoft employee installs Chrome mid-presentation after Edge keeps crashing

This is truly half-brutal, half-hilarious. A Microsoft employee was forced to pause his Azure presentation in the middle of a live demo session in order to install Google’s Chrome… because the company’s own Edge browser kept crashing. At some point, the presenter even jokes his blunder “is not going to help make Google better,” when …

Bitcoin is scaring banks, reduces need for central third-party institutions

Tech. blogs and financial news networks are buzzing about blockchain, a cryptographic, distributed trust technology. The key innovation is how it reduces the need for central third-party institutions to serve as central authorities of trust — banks, courts, large corporations, stock markets and even governments, for example. Distributed trust enables co-operative forms of organization without …

Altea software crashes causing major disruption at airports around the world

Dailymail is reporting that airline passengers are suffering major disruption at airports around the world as various check in systems have crashed. Problems have been reported in Charles de Gaulle Paris, London Gatwick, Washington DC, New York, Changi in Singapore, Johannesburg and Zurich. Passengers are reporting huge delays A Gatwick Airport spokesman said: ‘This is …

Twitter to meet US Congressional panel probing 2016 election

According to Reuters, Twitter Inc representatives will meet with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff next week in relation to inquiries into the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a company representative said. The committee, along with other congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller, is investigating possible links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and …

Transportation industry vulnerable to Ransomware and IOT attacks

New study has found that Cyberattacks leveraging IoT devices are also becoming commonplace particularly in the transportation where 29 percent of companies indicated they experienced an IoT attack. The energy, construction, and IT sectors aren’t far behind 22 percent of respondents from each industry reported attacks, respectively. To combat these threats researchers said companies will …

eScan Warns on Security Flaws in Xiaomi’s MIUI Software

Security solutions company eScan on Thursday in a 36-page report alleged that Xiaomi’s MIUI custom Android ROM has multiple flaws that affected the security of user data. Xiaomi system apps such as the uninstall mechanism and Mi Mover were some of the flawed aspects of MIUI, the report stated. The Chinese smartphone company has refuted …

Almost half of UK businesses would pay ransom following an attack

UK businesses are most likely to pay up following a ransomware attack, new figures have claimed. Research by security firm Malwarebytes found that almost half (49 per cent) of UK businesses would pay ransom following a ransomware attack. Globally, the figure sits somewhat lower, at 42 per cent, according to Malwarebytes’ “Second Annual State of …

ESET warns of Malware capable of cause power outages

Two cyber security firms have uncovered malicious software that they believe caused a December 2016 Ukraine power outage, they said on Monday, warning the malware could be easily modified to harm critical infrastructure operations around the globe. ESET, a Slovakian anti-virus software maker, and Dragos Inc, a U.S. critical-infrastructure security firm, released detailed analyses of …