Equifax sends breach victims to fake support site

Equifax sends breach victims to fake support site Can you tell the difference between equifaxsecurity2017.com and securityequifax2017.com? One is a lookalike support page set up to teach Equifax a lesson. A tweet from Wednesday sending breach victims to the mock support site.Twitter/Screenshot by Alfred Ng Now Equifax knows what it’s like to have its identity stolen. The…

This scary Android malware can record audio, video and steal your data

GhostCtrl creates a backdoor into Android devies allowing attackers to do virtually anything. Image: iStock A new form of malware has proved to be one of the most advanced Android information-stealers ever discovered, enabling attackers to open a backdoor in order to monitor data, steal information, record audio and video, and even infect the phone…

New computer ransomware attack needs attention

Some of the companies impacted included international pharmaceutical giant Merck, global law firm DLA Piper, global shipping company Maersk, and a number of Ukrainian governmental agencies. This new strain of ransomware — apparently a variation of the “Petya” strain of ransomware — utilizes the same exploit as WannaCry, which was the ransomware used in a…

Microsoft reveals two big ways to stop ransomware attacks

Microsoft chief legal officer Brad Smith has two requests that could cut down on ransomware. More Microsoft (MSFT) has had quite enough of ransomware attacks like WannaCry and Petya. But if the company is going to get a handle on the problem, it needs the help of customers, businesses and governments around the globe. When it comes to…