25-year-old LulzSec hacker Cody Kretsinger (aka "recursion") has been sentenced to spend one year in prison for his involvement in the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack that resulted in the the compromise of over one million user accounts.
US-CERT has issued an alert regarding the ongoing massive brute-force attacks against WordPress sites, warning users and administrators to keep their installation always updated and to change the username and password for their WordPress accounts - especially if they kept the default "admin" username and use an easy-to-guess, commonly-used password.
Users are once again being targeted with fake notifications about a scanned document, but instead of attaching a malicious file to the email, malware peddlers have opted for including a link to a site serving malware: The email's headers have been spoofed to make it look like the message was sent by a printer inside the victim's enterprise, and the fact that the crooks chose the HP brand is accidental - they could have just as easily have used - and have in the past - Xerox, Lexmark or any other popular brand of printers, scanners, or photocopiers.
Malware peddlers continue to use the old "your naked photos online" lure to trick users into following malicious links or downloading malicious attachments, warns Total Defense's Alex Polischuk.
Bitcoin-mining malware is nothing new, but with the success of Bitcoin and the renewed interest it is receiving lately, cyber crooks are again concentrating their efforts to harness the power of random computers in order to create them.
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