Cracked[dot]com Spreads Malware

On Monday, November 11th, it was discovered that Cracked[dot]com was infected by malware performing drive by downloads. The discovery comes from Barracuda Labs Research. The malware was spread through a drive-by-download. The number of systems it has infected is unknown. Given the site is ranked by Alexa as number 289 in the U.S. and 654 worldwide the…

FBI Warns Of New Malware

The FBI is warning people of a new type of malware known as Beta Bot. Cyber criminals are using Beta Bot to target financial institutions, e-commerce sites, online payment platforms, and social networking sites to steal sensitive data such as log-in credentials and financial information. Beta Bot blocks computer users’ access to security websites and…

Cyber Criminals Get More Sophisticated

Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) jumbles the memory locations of important components of a program making it problematic for attackers to determine where the components exist in in order to exploit them. ASLR is the most effective mans for averting a Windows security breach. However, Current trends in malware show a shift toward an ASLR…