Google’s Web Store Spreads Malware Again, 100,000 Users Infected By Malicious Chrome Extensions

Security firm Radware has uncovered malicious extensions believed to infect more than 100,000 Google Chrome users. According to a report released on Thursday, malware was discovered in the browser’s official Web Store. Using machine-learning algorithms, Radware was able to pinpoint a…

Intel to Make Chip With Built-In Spectre & Meltdown Malware Protection

In January of this year, the revelation of memory-related vulnerabilities known as Spectre and Meltdown rocked the entire computing world—everyone had been sitting on top of a potential landmine for decades that hackers could have taken advantage of. After the…

Over 500,000 Google Chrome Users Affected by Malicious Extensions

Google has just recently removed four extensions from the Chrome Web Store after they were discovered to be malicious. The extensions, which already had over 500,000 downloads, were used to carry out click fraud and SEO manipulation. The malicious extensions…

Google Removed 1.7 Billion Bad Ads in 2016

Google more than doubled the amount of ads it took down in 2016 from its platform compared to 2015, removing over 1.7 billion “bad” ads. Why take down so many ads? “Ultimately, bad ads pose a threat to users, Google’s…

Hard Rock Las Vegas Credit Card Data Scraped

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas discovered a major breach of their credit card processing data with card scraping malware placed on its payment-card system. Cardholders who purchased anything at Hard Rock Las Vegas including restaurant and…

Google Ads Get New Botnet Protection Feature

Google announced a new feature for its ads that automates the filtering of traffic from three ad fraud botnets along with the ones Google is already monitoring and defending against. According to the company, it’s resilient to possible changes to…

Digital Ad Industry Would Gain $8.2 Billion A Year By Fixing These Things

The digital ad industry stands to gain $8.2 billion a year by eliminating fraud and issues with the Internet supply chain, a new study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and EY finds. According to the study, fraudulent impressions, infringed…

Home Depot Data Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

The world’s biggest home improvement store has just given us the specifics on the lengthy data breach it confirmed a little over a week ago. According to the company, the attack put 56 million credit cards at risk. “Criminals used…

UPS Stores Fall Victim to Data Breach

UPS has notified UPS Store customers that their information may have been compromised thanks to a malware attack that affected 51 retail locations across the country. After being notified by a government bulletin on a ‘broad-based malware intrusion’, UPS identified…

Antivirus Software: No Match For Potential Cybercrime

“There are only two kinds of companies: those who have been breached and those who will be breached.” Such is the claim of Cynthia James, director of business development for Kaspersky Lab, a leading antivirus and Internet security firm. Her…