06 Aug 2020

Malware Attacks Exploiting Machine Identities Double

According to new research released by threat analysts at Venafi, the number of malware campaigns that exploit machine identities doubled between 2018 and 2019. Venafi gathered data on the misuse of machine identities through analyzing security incidents in the public domain, uncovering the rapid increase in the hacking technique. Venafi’s

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29 Jul 2020

Lazarus Group Shifts Gears with Custom Ransomware

North Korean advanced persistent threat (APT) group called Lazarus has emerged with new custom ransomware first spotted by Kaspersky in attacks against two organizations in March and April of this year. Researchers who have been observing the group’s actions state that the strain of ransomware utilized in the attacks is

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27 Jul 2020

Malware is down, but IoT and ransomware attacks are up

According to a threat report published by SonicWall in the middle of 2020, malware attacks declined by 24% globally in the first half of the year. However, the report also states that IoT attacks and ransomware attacks have increased, with the US experiencing a huge 109% jump in the number

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16 Jul 2020

Brazil’s Banking Trojans Go Global

According to researchers, four sophisticated malware families historically targeting Brazilian individuals and entities have spread their reach to new countries as well as increasing capabilities. The malware families have expanded to target users in North America, Europe, and other Latin American countries. The most sophisticated banking trojans are often engineered

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16 Jul 2020

New BlackRock Android malware can steal passwords and card data from 337 apps

A new Android malware strain called BlackRock has been discovered by researchers at ThreatFabric. BlackRock comes equipped with a range of sophisticated data theft capabilities that allow it to target over 300 Android applications. The malware was discovered in May and operates similarly to most other Android banking trojans. The

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15 Jul 2020

More Malware Found Hidden in Chinese Tax Software

Researchers at Trustwave have uncovered more malware as part of a malware campaign hiding backdoors in mandatory Chinese tax software, highlighting the fact that the campaign may be more extensive than previously thought. Last month, Trustwave warned that it had found the GoldenSpy backdoor installed on several clients’ systems after

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10 Jul 2020

This macOS malware can wipe your entire device

MacOS users could be vulnerable to a new form of ransomware discovered by security professionals at the firm SentinelOne. MacOS owners have been warned to monitor device security closely after the new malware variant known as ThiefQuest began to target victims, encrypting entire systems, and stealing personal data from the

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09 Jul 2020

Joker Android malware keeps evading Google Play Store defenses

The Joker Android malware operators have continuously managed to slip spyware infected apps onto the Play Store, which is Google’s official Android app store. Android applications infected with the Joker malware have been tracked since 2017 and were originally designed to perform SMS fraud. However, the Joker operators have now

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07 Jul 2020

Purple Fox Exploit Kit Adds Two Microsoft Vulnerabilities

Security company Proofpoint has disclosed two new Microsoft exploits that have been coded into Purple Fox, which is an exploit kit that has evolved drastically over the past year. The new updates show that cybercriminals are investing in infection tools and putting time and energy into increasing their capabilities to

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07 Jul 2020

Android Users Hit with ‘Undeletable’ Adware

According to researchers at Kaspersky, 14.8 percent of Android users who were targeted with mobile malware or adware last year were left with permanent and undeletable files. This is called a system partition infection, and the undeletable files can range from trojans that can install and run apps without the

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