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Instead of developing customized hacking tools or buying them from third-party suppliers on the criminal underground, cyberespionage threat actors are using tools available on the web for research purposes. Several cyberespionage campaigns utilizing such tools have been spotted recently by experts. Read Full Article

Beware of Backdoored Linux Mint ISOs

Yesterday a blog post on “The Linux Mint Blog” caught our attention. Apparently criminals managed to compromise a vulnerable instance of Wordpress which the project used to run their website. The attackers modified download links pointing to backdoored ISO files of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition. Read Full Article

Malware on the Smart TV?

In a comment on Reddit this week, user “moeburn” raised the possibility of new malware circulating for Smart TVs. We immediately got to work trying to figure out if this threat was targeting connected televisions specifically or whether this was an accidental infection. Read Full Article

Social Networks – A Bonanza for Cybercriminals

Security experts have for years reiterated: cybercriminals can make use of any information that you publish about yourself on a social network. However, a huge amount of users still continue to share news and a plethora of personal information with their virtual friends as well as incidental onlookers. This may lead to unpleasant and, at times, unforeseen consequences. Read Full Article