15 Oct 2019

Apple Mac Hack Warning: North Korea Uses Fake Cryptocurrency Companies To Break Into macOS

The infamous North Korean hacking collective known as Lazarus Group is using a sophisticated new attack technique in order to compromise macOS systems, a security researcher has discovered. In the first stage of the campaign, the threat actors set up a front company, called JMT Trading. The hackers then wrote

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15 Oct 2019

Tactics of Supply-Chain Attack Group Exposed

Recent research by ESET has uncovered some of the tactics and tools used by the Winnti hacking group that has been carrying out supply-chain attacks against gaming companies since at least 2011. The attackers usually target game developers in order to embed backdoors in video games. In March of this

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15 Oct 2019

Microsoft rolls out Windows Tamper Protection for Windows antivirus to keep hackers at bay

Microsoft has added a new security feature called Tamper Protection to Windows Defender, the built-in antivirus solution for modern Windows systems. Tamper Protection is designed to prevent malware from disabling or otherwise tampering with Windows Defender and other Windows security features. According to the tech giant, Tamper Protection blocks “malicious

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14 Oct 2019

FIN7 Hackers Load New RAT Malware Into ATM Maker’s Software

New research by FireEye’s Mandiant group shows that the infamous FIN7 cybercrime group is using new hacking tools in order to target ATMs produced by NCR Corporation. The new tools include a malware dropper called BOOSTWRITE that is designed to deliver multiple payloads. The malware delivered by BOOSTWRITE consists of

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11 Oct 2019

Gaming, photo apps in Google Play infect Android handsets with malware

Last month, researchers with Dr. Web discovered that a number of apps on the Google Play Store were riddled with malware, including banking Trojans, adware, spyware, and info stealers. The malicious apps claimed to be games, tools, camera plugins or other seemingly legitimate software. Among the discovered malware samples was

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08 Oct 2019

Magecart Skimmers Spotted on 2M Websites

A new report by RiskIQ provides and in-depth look at the evolving Magecart threat. Magecart is an umbrella term for various criminal groups that attack websites with the aim of injecting them with “skimming” malware designed to steal the payment card information of visitors. The average Magecart breach lasts 22

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04 Oct 2019

Four US Food Chains Disclose Payment Card Theft via PoS Malware

In April of this year, threat actors managed to infect the payment card systems of three Focus Brands subsidiaries with point-of-sale (PoS) malware, the companies announced this week. The intrusion went undetected for three months, allowing the malware to freely harvest the payment card data of customers at McAlister’s Deli,

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02 Oct 2019

New Google Android Warning As Malicious Apps Hit 300 Million Play Store Users

Despite Google’s efforts to keep the Play Store safe, cybercriminals keep sneaking malicious software onto the official Android app store. In September, security researchers found 172 malicious Android apps on the Play Store with a combined total of more than 335 million installations, a new report by ESET researcher Lukas

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02 Oct 2019

New Adwind RAT Variant Used Against the US Petroleum Sector

Security researchers with Netskope have uncovered a sophisticated malware campaign targeting firms in the US petroleum industry. Companies in the sector are receiving malicious phishing messages that trigger the download of a new variant of the Adwind Remote Access Trojan (RAT). Adwind is also known as jRAT, AlienSpy, JSocket, and

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01 Oct 2019

Malvertiser exploited two browser bugs to show over one billion malicious ads

Since Thanksgiving of last year, a sophisticated cybercrime group called eGobbler has been taking advantage of two browser vulnerabilities in order to display malicious ads on legitimate websites, researchers with Confiant warn. Between August 1 and September 23 of this year, eGobbler campaigns accounted for a whopping 1.16 billion ad

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