Increased monetization means more ransomware attacks

From helpnetsecurity.com

more ransomware attacks

Organizations are detecting and containing attacks faster as the global median dwell time, defined as the duration between the start of a cyber intrusion and it being identified, was 56 days. This is 28% lower than the 78-day median observed in the previous year, according to FireEye.

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7 Tips To Keep Windows 7 Secure After End Of Life

From hackersonlineclub.com

Windows Secure

From January 14th, 2020, Microsoft has officially ended support for one of its best products – Windows 7.

Windows 7 was the one that lifted Microsoft again after the major downfall they received when they released Windows Vista.

Even after the release of Windows 8 and Windows 10, there were a huge number of people who still relied on Windows 7 and continued with it. But now it is officially gone.

Although it doesn’t mean that if your system is equipped with Windows 7, it will stop working altogether. Don’t worry your system will not be dead but it won’t get any technical support from Microsoft anymore.

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Presenoker virus – detection name indicating the program that installs and manages content without users’ consent or permission

From 2-spyware.com

Presenoker virus

Presenoker virus is the threat that has various detection names associated with the malware but can be set to perform different tasks from adware-type symptoms to info-stealing and spying. In more general terms, this is a riskware that can be a potentially unwanted program or even fall into the malware subtype, depending on the particular payload. People[1] speculate that this is a false positive because the detection shows up out of nowhere and raises too many questions about the security state of the machine.

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ObliqueRAT – A New RAT Malware Distributed Through Weaponized Office Documents Targeting Government Organizations

From gbhackers.com

ObliqueRAT

A new malware campaign dubbed ObliqueRAT using malicious Microsoft Office documents to target government organizations in Southeast Asia.

Researchers believe that the ObliqueRAT campaign linked with the CrimsonRAT campaign as they share the same similar maldocs and macros.

In this campaign, attackers use phishing Email messages with weaponized Microsoft Office documents to deliver the ObliqueRAT malware.

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Privacy Concerns Raised Over New Google Chrome Feature

From bleepingcomputer.com

Google Chrome

With the release of Google Chrome 80, Google quietly slipped in a new feature that allows users to create a link directly to a specific word or phrase on a page. A Brave Browser researcher, though, sees this as a potential privacy risk and is concerned Google added it too quickly.

In February 2019, we reported about a new web feature created by Google called ‘Scroll To Text Fragment’ that allows users to create links to a specific word on a web page and automatically highlight it.

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