06 Apr 2021

LinkedIn Spear-Phishing Campaign Targets Job Hunters

A new campaign has been observed to target job hunters seeking opportunities via Linkedin. A threat group named Golden Chickens is allegedly behind the campaign, which creates fake job offers to lure professionals into downloading a backdoor Trojan called more_eggs. The spear-phishing campaign was discovered by researchers at eSentire. The

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06 Apr 2021

Meet Janeleiro, a new banking Trojan striking company, government targets

A new Brazilian banking Trojan has emerged, targeting government entities. The malware has allegedly been in development since 2018, according to an advisory published on Tuesday by the ESET. The malware has been named Janeleiro, and appears to be focused on Brazilian targets exclusively. The malware has targeted other entities,

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05 Apr 2021

Call of Duty Cheats Expose Gamers to Malware, Takeover

Activision has warned the public that cyberattackers are currently disguising malware within cheat programs for video games such as Call of Duty: Warzone. The game is actively being targeted with these attacks that insert remote-access Trojan malware into advertisements for cheat tools. According to Activision, the scam first surfaced in

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25 Mar 2021

Rise in Attacks on ICS Computers in Second Half of 2020

According to new research from Kaspersky, attacks on Industrial Control System (ICS) computers went up by .85 percentage points in the second half of 2020. The analysis found that the variety of malware families targeting these devices also increased by a third between the first and second half of 2020.

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24 Mar 2021

Purple Fox malware evolves to propagate across Windows machines

An upgraded version of the Purple Fox malware, which has been around since 2018, has been observed in a new aggressive and expanding campaign. The malware historically relied on exploit kits and phishing emails to spread until recently when researchers found a weeks-long campaign that utilized the malware variant. The

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22 Mar 2021

CopperStealer Malware Targets Facebook and Instagram Business Accounts

A new password and cookie stealer malware called CopperStealer has emerged, targeting accounts of tech giants such as Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook. According to researchers, the malware operators have hijacked the online accounts existing within these entities since 2019, later using them for criminal activities. The operation has gone

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19 Mar 2021

Five Months After Takedown Attempt, CISA and FBI Warn of Ongoing TrickBot Attacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and FBI have warned of an uptick in attacks deploying the TrickBot malware, largely utilizing phishing campaigns as the initial infection vector. The two entities released a joint advisory to the public on Wednesday, alerting individuals of the sophisticated attacks. According to the

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18 Mar 2021

FBI Warns Pysa Ransomware Targeting Education Sector

The FBI has warned the public that malicious actors are targeting education sector organizations in a campaign distributing the Psya ransomware variant. The alert was issued to organizations in the US and UK, advising the potential targets to practice high caution over the next several weeks. The attacks have been

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18 Mar 2021

$4,000 COVID-19 ‘Relief Checks’ Cloak Dridex Malware

Cybercriminals have been taking advantage of the American Rescue Plan, the recently signed Covid-19 relief legislation. Researchers at Cofense found that threat actors are impersonating the IRS to distribute emails donning the agency’s official logo originating from a spoofed domain. The emails ask users to click on a malicious link

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12 Mar 2021

TrickBot Takes Over, After Cops Kneecap Emotet

TrickBot is now the top threat according to Check Point’s new risk assessment index, replacing Emotet after a law enforcement takedown on the Emotet ransomware operators. TrickBot also recently launched and conducted a massive spam campaign that targeted several different organizations. Check Point published a recent list titled most popular

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