Predictions: Android Ransomware, Mobile Banking Fraud

“With mobile firmly entrenched in both the personal and work arena, cyber-criminals are stepping up attacks against smartphones and tablets. Practically every security expert Security Watch talked to had something to say about the increasing volume of attacks against mobile devices. Android won’t be the only one under attack, but iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry, … Read more

TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of June 4, 2018

It was a busy day yesterday, with Adobe issuing four emergency patches for their Flash Player, including one for a zero-day being actively exploited in the wild. Adobe has indicated that CVE-2018-5002 was discovered being used in limited, targeted attacks on Windows users in the wild. The attacks use Microsoft Office documents embedded with malicious … Read more

Canadian Accused of Assisting Ross Ulbricht Extradited to U.S.

A fifty-nine-year-old Canadian man accused of advising Ross Ulbricht, the creator and operator of the first anonymous free market, Silk Road, has been extradited to the United States from Thailand. Roger Thomas Clark has been charged by federal prosecutors for a number of crimes relating to the operations of Silk Road, including narcotics trafficking, computer … Read more