20 Mar 2019

Bank hackers team up to spread financial Trojans worldwide

Financial Trojans are among the biggest global cyber threats, and the risks for organizations and users only appear to be increasing, for new IBM research shows that the cybercrime groups behind various prominent financial Trojans are increasingly collaborating with each other in order to launch more successful malware campaigns. Last

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14 Mar 2019

Researchers expose massive mobile adware and data stealing campaigns with 250 million downloads

In the latest sign that Google is failing to keep dangerous applications from appearing on the Play Store, researchers with Check Point Research have uncovered two malicious campaigns labeled SimBad and Operation Sheep that together affect over 250 Android users across the globe. SimBad is adware that has been found

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13 Mar 2019

Business PC users are most at risk in these 10 countries

A new report(pdf) by Avast indicates that home PCs running Windows 7, 8, and 10 PCs are almost twice as likely (20%) to be infected with malware than business PCs (11%). The reports also found dramatic differences between countries in terms of business PC safety, with users in the US

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12 Mar 2019

Cryptominers Remain Top Threat but Coinhive’s Exit Could Change That

A new report by Check Point shows that cryptominers, i.e. malware that hijacks the processing power of infected systems in order to mine cryptocurrency, remained the dominant malware threat in February. As was true throughout 2018, the number one threat was Coinhive, a cryptomining software developed for legitimate purposes but

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11 Mar 2019

Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading

In the summer of 2017, a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia experienced a worrisome security incident that cybersecurity experts consider to be the first-ever cyberattack carried out with “a blatant, flat-out intent to hurt people.” The attack involved a highly sophisticated new malware strain called Triton, which was capable of

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11 Mar 2019

Windows malware: Slub taps Slack, GitHub to steal your info

Researchers with Trend Micro have discovered a new malware campaign in which victims are infected with ‘Slub’ malware through a watering hole attack on an unnamed website. The malware allows attackers to steal data from infected Windows devices by relying on Slack, GitHub and file.io, a popular file-sharing website. In

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08 Mar 2019

Banking Trojans flood the enterprise, Android attacks surge

Banking Trojans are growing threat to enterprises, a new Kaspersky Labs study shows. The company detected around 900,000 cyberattacks involving financial malware last year, which is 16% more than in 2017. The most popular banking Trojans were Zeus (Zbot), Gozi, and SpyEye. Financial malware campaigns often rely on phishing messages

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08 Mar 2019

For enterprises, malware is the most expensive type of attack

New research by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute indicates that cybercrime is on the rise and that the resulting costs for organizations are increasing. The average number of breaches per organization in 2018 jumped 11% compared to the year before, costing the average firm $13.0 million annually, a $1.4 million

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06 Mar 2019

NSA releases cybersecurity tool to the public

The National Security Agency has made its custom reverse-engineering tool known as Ghidra available for download to anyone with an Internet connection. The move is intended to make it easier for security researchers in the public and private sector to study malicious code. Ghidra was designed to help NSA researchers

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05 Mar 2019

Microsoft Sees 250% Phishing Increase, Malware Decline by 34%

The 24th volume of Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report shows that phishing surged in 2018. The detected 250% increase in phishing attacks last year confirms similar findings of other recent studies. The research also confirmed that threat actors are moving away from ransomware and malicious software (malware) in general, as malware

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