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Flight Sim Labs’ ‘Heavy Handed’ Anti-Piracy Tactics Raise Hackles

Developer Flight Sim Labs is in hot water after acknowledging that it has installed malware in its flight simulator product that it said targets pirate users of its software.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/flight-sim-labs-heavy-handed-anti-piracy-tactics-raise-hackles/

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The advent of GDPR could fuel extortion attempts by criminals

The number of exploit kit attacks is, slowly but surely, going down, and malware peddlers are turning towards more reliable tactics such as spam, phishing, and targeting specific, individual vulnerabilities. That’s the good news. The bad news is that everything else is on the rise: BEC scams, ransomware, stealthy crypto-mining, the number of enterprise records […]

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Hack In The Box announces keynote speakers for 2018 Amsterdam event

Hack In The Box Security Conference (HITBSecConf) is returning to Amsterdam in April this year with more than 70 speakers who will take to stage. This year’s marks the 9th annual HITBSecConf in Europe, and will run from April 9th to 13th at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky. Keynotes Michel van Eeten, Professor of Cybersecurity at […]

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Expected changes in IT/OT convergence and industrial security

Ten years ago, I was brought into the industrial security arena by a top company executive in who was convinced that we needed traditional endpoint protection on smart meters. I had spent fifteen years before that in enterprise security, so it took a while to shape my focus around the nature of the problem of […]

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Researchers Detail Linux-Based “Chaos” Backdoor

A Linux-targeting backdoor observed in live attacks in June last year was recently found to have been part of an older rootkit, GoSecure researchers reveal. In a recent report detailing the threat, the security researchers explain that the backdoor was designed to spawn a fully encrypted and integrity checked reverse shell. Dubbed Chaos, the backdoor […]

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