$250 McDonalds Gift Card – Facebook Scam

by Alex - on Aug 20th 2014 - Comments Off

The McDonald’s gift card trick is not new, but it appears to make the rounds on Facebook again, in search of new victims. Cybercriminals have used this method to lure unsuspecting users into completing online surveys, downloading malicious files or for driving traffic to a specific website and downloading application that are part...

75,000 Jailbroken iOS Devices Infected by AdThief Malware

by Alex - on Aug 19th 2014 - Comments Off

Think your iOS device is immune to malware? Think again. If you jailbreak, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch could be infected by “AdThief” malware, a money-making machine that is now installed on an estimated 75,000 devices. First discovered back in March and also known as “Spat,” AdThief was created by a Chinese hacker and...

Charlie Sheen Does Ice Bucket Challenge, Is Awesome – Video

by Alex - on Aug 19th 2014 - Comments Off

Charlie Sheen doesn’t get enough credit for how amazing he is and the wonderful gestures he occasionally makes. So this here is meant like a round of applause and a standing ovation for him, because he took the famous Ice Bucket Challenge and turned it into something it should have been from the start: a generous gesture for a good...

Dwayne Johnson Confirms He’s Playing in the Superhero Movie “Shazam”

by Alex - on Aug 19th 2014 - Comments Off

There has been rampant speculation that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is going to star as a superhero in a possible DC Comics project. The actor has helped fan the flames by constantly posting hints such as photos or short mysterious messages on his social media. Now it’s finally confirmed: Dwayne is going to play the role in “Shazam,”...

Windows 9 Preview Concept Imagines Metro 2.0

by Alex - on Aug 19th 2014 - Comments Off

Windows 9 Preview is expected to be unveiled next month if everything goes as planned, but it’s not yet clear whether this early build of the operating system could come with most of the options on the table for the final product, or Microsoft only plans to provide limited access to the feature lineup. In the meantime, designers across...

ZeroLocker Ransomware Poses as Crypto-Malware Decryption Tool

by Alex - on Aug 19th 2014 - Comments Off

Unlike most crypto-malware ransomware announcing the encryption of the files on the computer and asking for a fee to unlock them, the new ZeroLocker claims to be a decryption tool that can rescue the data locked by a different threat, if a license of the program is purchased. This is just a small variation of the ransomware model adopted...

New TorrentLocker Ransomware Uses CryptoLocker and CryptoWall Components

by Alex - on Aug 19th 2014 - Comments Off

An active phishing campaign that is probably targeting Australian users has been spotted by security researchers to drop a new type of ransomware, which contains elements from cryptlocker and CryptoWall but with a totally different underlying code. Dubbed TorrentLocker, the fresh ransomware proceeds to encrypt specific files on the...

Hospital network hacked, 4.5 million records stolen

by Alex - on Aug 18th 2014 - Comments Off

Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment...