FBI announcement: paying the ransom is a bad idea

The FBI not only officially inform the world that they agree, ransomware is getting worse, but also decided to tell folks to not pay the ransom. We say “It’s about time.”

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PSA: Tech Support Scams Pop-Ups on the Rise

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a public service announcement warning about a “new twist to the telephone tech support scam”. This new type of scam goes beyond the social engineering aspect and threatens users with actual malware. Find out what this scam is about and most importantly how to stop and/or avoid it.

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FBI Takes Down Poorly Secured Carders

Feds bust group selling counterfeit credit cards online.

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Ransomware demands additional payment to delete ‘criminal records’

Back in July 2013, we had discovered a new method of spreading the infamous FBI ransomware by using JavaScript code and iframes to create an illusion that the victim’s browser was locked. After several months, the threat is still very much alive hopping from one domain name to the next. The message is still the same and…

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Firefox Zero-Day Used to Reveal Identities: Does The End Justify The Means?

An Exploit for Mozilla’s Firefox version 17 is making headlines, not simply because it is a zero-day but mainly because it appears to be part of a U.S. government program to uncover the identity of people using the Tor Browser to view child pornography.

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