12 Jul 2019

Persistent Threats Can Last Inside SMB Networks for Years

Persistent threats can compromise the networks of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) for years on end according to a new report by Infocyte. The study, which focused on organizations with a headcount between 99-5,000 and no more than $1 billion in annual revenue, found that persistent threats excluding ransomware last

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12 Jul 2019

Gone phishing: Why summer brings increased security threats to the enterprise

A new report by LastLine shows that cyber risk may be highest during the summer months, with 30.5% of respondents indicating they see more cyber threats during the summer compared to the rest of the year. However, 47.1% said they did not notice seasonal attack trends. As to the specific

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12 Jul 2019

One issue is probably to blame for your IT outages and data losses – and it’s not hackers

A new survey by Databarracks identifies hardware failure as the most common cause of data loss, ahead of human error and cyberattacks. However, cyberattacks are increasingly associated with data loss compared to previous reports, while the opposite trend is true for hardware failure and human error. In fact, the report

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11 Jul 2019

Agent Smith Malware Infects 25M Android Phones to Push Rogue Ads

Check Point researchers are sounding the alarm over a new strain of Android malware that has already compromised 25 million devices. The malware, referred to as Agent Smith, is capable of replacing legitimate applications with malicious copies that display rogue advertisements. The malware is delivered via seemingly benign apps on

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11 Jul 2019

Buhtrap Group Used Windows Zero-Day in Government Attack

Threat actors have been targeting a government institution in Eastern Europe by taking advantage of CVE-2019-1132, which is one of the two Windows zero-days fixed by Microsoft as part of this month’s Patch Tuesday, ESET researchers report. The hacking group, known as Buhtrap, abused the privilege escalation flaw in a June

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11 Jul 2019

Latest FinSpy Modules Lift Data from Secure Messaging Apps

Researchers with Kaspersky have uncovered new versions of the notorious FinSpy malware in the wild. The malware, which has been found on both iOS and Android devices, is designed to steal information such as contact lists, text messages, emails, GPS location data and much more. In fact, FinSpy can “monitor

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10 Jul 2019

Anubis Android banking malware returns with extensive financial app hit list

Trend Micro researchers recently detected 17,490 new samples of Anubis, a powerful banking Trojan. The malware is being distributed via phishing campaigns and is capable of targeting 188 legitimate banking and financial mobile applications that are used in the US, India, France, Italy, Germany, Australia, and Poland. Anubis is often

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09 Jul 2019

Iran-Linked Malware Shared by USCYBERCOM First Seen in December 2016: Kaspersky

Against a background of mounting US-Iran tensions and reports that both countries have been stepping up offensive cyber campaigns directed at each other, United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) recently uploaded various malware samples to VirusTotal that have been used by Iranian cyber espionage group APT 33. A Kaspersky report shows

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09 Jul 2019

US Coast Guard Issues Cybersecurity Warnings for Commercial Vessels

The US Coast Guard is urging commercial vessels to implement best cybersecurity practices in order to protect internal networks and control systems. The warning mentions a February incident in which a vessel was infected with malware that “significantly degraded the functionality of the onboard computer system.” The Coast Guard explains

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09 Jul 2019

GoBotKR Targets Pirate Torrents to Build a DDoS Botnet

Threat actors are distributing malware via torrent sites in order to build a botnet, new ESET research shows. The malware, referred to as GoBotKR, is hidden in pirated copies of South Korean films, TV series and video games that are distributed via Korean and Chinese torrent sites. People who download

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