A week in security (Sep 04 – Sep 10)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from September 4th to September 10th. This week, we talked about a fake Pokémon Go app, a Mac OSX junk app, and some new Google Safe Browsing updates.

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Transmission hijacked again to spread malware

In this article, we take a look at a couple important takeaways from 2 recent hacks on Transmission.

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Mr. Chow’s website serves up ransomware

A high profile fine Chinese cuisine restaurant has had their site hacked. Unsuspecting visitors will get infected with ransomware if their machines are vulnerable.

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PokemonGo Ransomware comes with some clever tricks

We have all seen the current popularity and craze with PokemonGo, it’s no surprise cyber-criminals would plan on using this to their advantage and imitate the game with malicious substitutions.

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Venus Locker another .NET ransomware

The current cyberthreat landscape is an ever dynamic threat, we have state-sponsored cyberthreats and very sophisticated cybercriminals to defend against. These threats come with their own motivations and objectives. We have all come to know ransomware, which, according to our study published earlier this month, has become one of the biggest cybersecurity threats in the…

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