The Pirate Bay Hits Rough Seas

On the morning of December 9th, Swedish Police in Nacka, Stockholm raided a data center in connection with copyright violations. The takedown, aimed at enforcing international intellectual property rights, hit the servers of popular torrent site The Pirate Bay (TPB). Other torrenting and Pirate Bay sites seem to have been hit as well including the […]

2015 Security Predictions

2014 has seen some interesting developments in computer security and the lack thereof: the growth of encryption based ransomware, the exposure of several highly sophisticated state sponsored cyber espionage malware packages, the takedown of the Silk Road drug sales website (twice), a series of massive credit card breaches from major retail chains in the US, […]

U.S. SMS Phishing Attacks on the Rise this Fall

SMS Bank and account phishing in the U.S. more than tripled in September and continues as the nation’s number one category of reported SMS. However, some very notable cities such as New York City have dodged these malicious attempts at users’ financial and account details. Over the past two months, we’ve seen a sharp increase […]

Fake Pizza Hut “Free Pizza” Coupons Latest Malware Threat

Starting on October 28, we saw a new hook used to try and trick users into installing a Trojan on their computer – Free Pizza. Fans of Robert Heinlein will be familiar with the acronym TANSTAAFL – There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. In this case TANSTAAFPE – There Ain’t No Such […]

#Lawlipop: Android’s Latest Security Intiative

Just the act of Googling “Lollipop security” is reason for pause – who knows what surveillance list that might trigger? But do so and you’ll discover that the presumably amply insured head of Android security doesn’t bother locking the front door to his urban San Francisco home. As Seth Rosenblatt of CNET reports, the exact […]

Cloudmark’s 3Q 2014 Security Threat Report

This quarter we investigate knock-off designer goods pitched by way of Apple iMessage’s first major spam campaign, examine the curious patterns of sub-domains generated for by DNS resource exhaustion attack, discuss the popular Peter Pan attack, and more trends in Cloudmark’s Q3 2014 Security Threat Report. On-going since last quarter, iMessage has been hit with the […]

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