A random "friend" on Facebook said I won $500,000. Here's what happened. Wow! I've won a half-million dollars. At this point, any normal person would block this scammer, but I decided to reel him in. At this point, suddenly the entire Messenger session disappeared. I checked the account's profile, and it was deleted. I figured that was the end of it, and started to make lunch. A couple minutes later, I start receiving texts on my cell phone. Okay, game on. We are going to a new level. I've got his phone number now. It turns out to be a Google Voice number, but that gives me an idea. Maybe I can mix things up a little if I start texting him out of the blue from a different number and pretend to be someone named "Bob". First, let's establish communication again, then go quiet for a while. Texting as…
MacUpdate has been caught again repackaging legitimate software with malicious payloads.
Adobe plans to patch this next week. I recommend removing Flash from your system entirely.
The plugin downloads malicious code, hijacks your admin account and grants the plugin author full access to your WordPress site.
This malware attacks your website, then converts your electric bill and CPU cycles directly into cash. Secure web hosting is a full-time job. It's constant learning curve adapting to new attacks. From the article at wordfence.com: To summarize, the attacker is leveraging sophisticated malware to control compromised WordPress servers remotely. The servers are being used to both attack other WordPress sites and to mine for Monero, a cryptocurrency that can be efficiently mined using web server hardware. We discovered evidence showing that the attacker has earned almost $100,000 from mining already, and likely quite a lot more.