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Ransomware Targets Ads on Trusted Websites

June 19, 2014  Malware News

Malicious ads, known as malvertising, are tempting visitors into trusted domains that have been hacked and infected with ransomware. These ads, discovered by Cisco Systems®, can be found on sites associated with Facebook®, Disney®, the Guardian© newspaper and more. Visitors clicking on tampered ads are unknowingly redirected to malware-infected sites that eventually invades their computers, encrypts their files and demands payment within a specified amount of time to decrypt them.

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New Trojan Targets Vulnerable Microsoft Office® Users

April 10, 2015  Malware News

Opening email attachments just got a bit more risky, especially for Microsoft Office® users working in the energy sector. Security software company Symantec® reports a new malware program named Trojan.Laziok arrives in emails and exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Office® that actually should have been patched by users back in April 2012.

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