VLC player launches cobalt strikes on Oz
The malware looks for healthcare institutions
The VLC multimedia player is being used to deliver Cobalt Strike beacons to targets in Australia.
Trend Micro finds new Linux based ransomware
Targets VMware ESXi servers
Researchers at Trend Micro have discovered some new Linux-based ransomware that's being used to attack VMware ESXi servers.
Trend Micro notes cyber-attack increases
Eight billion threats in the first two months of 2020
Trend Micro said it blocked nearly eight billion threats in the first two months of 2020, with ransomware and business email compromise (BEC) attacks surging over the period.
Trend Micro set up a fake IT factory
Wanted to study attackers
Trend Micro created a fake tech company, complete with AI-generated photos of fake employees, in order to build a honeypot environment that looked like an actual, working tech factory environment.
Apple purges unsafe phone home apps
We thought that was the point of the App store?
Fruity cargo cult Apple is finally getting around to checking its app store for privacy stealing software.
Trend Micro hit by Wordpress blitz
It obviously does not read Fudzilla
Last week we warned about a particularly nasty blitz on Wordpress sites from hackers trying to deface a vulnerably which allowed them to deface sites.
Delete QuickTime now
Government health warning
Forget Flash, Apple’s QuickTime videoplayer is so insecure it should be deleted from any PC unfortunate to have it, the US government has warned.
Older Qualcomm Snapdragons have security hole
Trend Micro worried about the Internet of Things
Security experts at Trend Micro have discovered a vulnerability in Qualcomm Snapdragon-produced SoC (system on a chip) devices which has highlighted a few worries about the internet of things.