Cyber Security News (27th June 2018)

  1. PBot adware spams ads & installs cryptominer on Windows PCs

          The IT security researchers at Kaspersky have discovered an adware written in Python language targeting Windows-based computers.

Dubbed PBot (PythonBot) by researchers; the adware not only spams an infected computer with advertisements but also installs cryptocurrency miner and ad extensions in the browser – This means the PBot is much more than a typical adware.

Currently, PBot is being distributed through malicious partner sites who redirect visitors to sponsored links. Once there, clicking anywhere on the page opens a new browser window with a link with PBot download page.

Cyber Security Tips:

  • If you are a Windows user, watch out for PBot and refrain from visiting unknown sites or clicking links sent by unknown senders. Moreover, keep your computer updated and run a full-system scan.

 

2.  Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox

 Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Firefox ESR and Firefox.

A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to cause a denial-of-service condition.

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