Smashing Security #158: The man behind The Missing Cryptoqueen

We’re joined by special guest Jamie Bartlett of “The Missing Cryptoqueen” podcast in this bumper episode where we discuss his investigation into the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam, the Russian cybercriminals behind Evil Corp, and the mysterious leaks about the NHS that have turned oh-so-political…

All this and much much more can be found in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast, hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.

Microsoft zero-day vulnerability was being exploited for cyber-espionage

Two separate attack campaigns exploited the same Microsoft zero-day vulnerability to infect users with spyware and crimeware. But mystery shrouds which country might have been behind the state-sponsored attacks.

David Bisson reports.

Microsoft patches Word zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited in attacks

Microsoft has issued patches for 44 vulnerabilities, 13 of which are rated “critical”.

What does a .locky file extension mean? It means you’ve been hit by ransomware

Ransomware with apparent links to a Dridex botnet affiliate has been spotted attempting to infect at least 450,000 computer users.

David Bisson reports.

No, you haven’t hired a toilet. You’ve been sent malware

I have a loo in my house. I don’t need to hire a loo.

Therefore, I’m not likely to be tricked into being infected by this malware campaign.

Email from your photocopier? It could be a malware attack

Watch out! Criminals spam out malware attack disguised as scanned document from your photocopier.

Dridex malware adopts redirection attacks to target high-value UK banking customers

The Dridex trojan has adopted a new attack methodology that it is using to target high-value customers of several UK banks.

David Bisson reports.

The Dridex botnet ain’t done yet, say researchers

Security researchers are finding signs that a botnet responsible for infecting computers with the banking malware Dridex might still be functioning despite a recent international takedown.

David Bisson reports.

YOU are the computer security problem!

How are you going to “patch the bug in your brain” that so many hacking attacks rely upon?

Watch my latest video and find out.


PC users warned of Dridex malware attack, targeting online bankers

Law enforcement agencies around the globe have thrown a spanner into the works of a malware campaign that has earnt its criminal masters’ at least $50 million.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.