The cybercrime ecosystem: attacking blogs

It is very common to see cybercriminals exploit vulnerabilities in blogging software such as WordPress and Joomla! for injecting their malicious code. In my research, I decided to investigate this further and see what the current threat landscape looks like by researching the most visited blogs in Sweden. Read Full Article

Not-so-dear subscribers

Many people have had a run-in with subscriptions to mobile content providers. They appear out of the blue, and get discovered only when account funds run dry. We recently discovered several apps in Play Market directly related to such intrusive services. Read Full Article

Threats to users of adult websites in 2018

We examined malware disguised as pornographic content, and malware that hunts for credentials to access pornography websites. We looked at the threats that are attacking users across the internet in order to find out which popular websites might be dangerous to visit. Additionally, we checked our phishing and spam database to see if there is a lot of pornographic content on file and how is it used in the wild. Read Full Article

USB threats from malware to miners

In 2016, researchers from the University of Illinois left 297 unlabelled USB flash drives around the university campus to see what would happen. 98% of the dropped drives were picked up by staff and students, and at least half were plugged into a computer in order to view the content. For a hacker trying to infect a computer network, those are pretty irresistible odds. Read Full Article