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Infographic of GiraffeDog Breach Attempts for 2013

GiraffeDog have been providing web hosting for our customers since 1999. We started off with one server handling data for our clients and our own websites. We now have multiple servers hosted in multiple data centres running on our own custom cloud platform, both here in the UK as well as the US. As part of our active monitoring, our firewalls notify us immediately of any malicious attacks....

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Avast Discovers Malicious Version of FileZilla FTP Application

Avast Discovers Malicious Version of FileZilla FTP Application

Antivirus specialist Avast announced today that they have spotted a malicious version of common FTP application; FileZilla in the wild. This malicious application is apparently masquerading versions 3.7.3 and 3.5.3. The first suspicious signs are bogus download URLs. As you can see, the installer is mostly hosted on hacked websites with fake content (for example texts and user comments are...

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Microsoft Blog Hacked Again by Syrian Electronic Army

Microsoft Blog Hacked Again by Syrian Electronic Army

Microsoft have been attacked again by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) and had their Office Blog defaced, hours after a redesign. This has been on top of having two of their twitter accounts hacked earlier. The Microsoft Office Blogs site had a rogue article titled “Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.” The article has since been removed, but they posted a screenshot via their twitter...

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SplashData’s annual “Worst Passwords” list for 2013 released

SplashData’s annual “Worst Passwords” list for 2013 released

Adobe’s website was breached back in 2013 and all user passwords and credit card details were exposed. What was also evident was the frequency of commonly used passwords. SplashData has undertaken some analysis on this, and the results are quite interesting. SplashData has announced its annual list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet. For the first time since SplashData...

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CryptoLocker 2.0 Ransomware Continues to Plague Windows Systems

CryptoLocker 2.0 Ransomware Continues to Plague Windows Systems

The ransomware CryptoLocker continues to infect Windows systems and has so far infected approximately 250,000 PCs. There appears to have been an update to the software too, with the new one being referred to as CryptoLocker 2.0. Some of the machines that have been infected have included a US police department. With an average pay out of $300.00 per machine, millions in laundered Bitcoin have been...

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