08 Feb 2021

With one update, this malicious Android app hijacked millions of devices

Google Play has been battling malicious apps for years, and the most recent to sneak into the Play Store has hijacked roughly 10 million devices. The application in question is a popular barcode scanner app that was transformed into malware with one update. The app had been available on the

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05 Feb 2021

New ‘Hildegard’ Malware Targets Kubernetes Systems

Hacking group TeamTNT has been employing new malware referred to as the Hildegard malware to infiltrate Kubernetes systems, according to research from Palo Alto Networks. In the summer of 2020, the APT was targeting both Docker and Kubernetes systems through a different method, a crypto-mining worm that was able to

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03 Feb 2021

Agent Tesla Upgrades with New Delivery & Evasion Tactics

Agent Tesla, a remote access Trojan, has been upgraded to include new evasion tactics as well as the ability to target more applications for credential theft, updated communication tactics, and new techniques for surpassing endpoint defense. The new version targets Microsoft Anti-Malware Software Interface as a means to bypass endpoint

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01 Feb 2021

Hacker group inserted malware in NoxPlayer Android emulator

A popular Android emulator has been compromised by a mysterious hacking group. A handful of victims across Asia were targeted in a supply chain attack, leaving malware on their device. The attack targeted BigNox, the company that creates NoxPlayer. NoxPlayer emulates Android apps on Windows or macOS desktops. Slovak Security

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28 Jan 2021

Cops Disrupt Emotet, the Internet’s ‘Most Dangerous Malware’

Emotet, one of the world’s more notorious botnets in the world, has been wrecking chaos all over the internet for half a decade. However, a massive global police investigation has allegedly resulted in Emotet’s takedown and the arrest of multiple operators and members of the criminal operation behind the botnet.

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28 Jan 2021

NetWalker Ransomware Suspect Charged, Tor Site Seized

The NetWalker ransomware operator has been charged by the Department of Justice for ransomware attacks and seizing ransom payments. The man, Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins of Gatineau, Canada, allegedly made more than $27.6 million from NetWalker activities such as ransom payments. It is unclear what Desjardin’s official role within the operation was,

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28 Jan 2021

Pirated themes and plugins are the most widespread threat to WordPress sites

With more than 70 million malicious files on more than 1.2 million WordPress sites over the past year, pirated themes and plugins were the most common source of malware infections to sites. Wordfence, a provider of website application firewall solutions for sites operating over WordPress, detected the massive amount of

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21 Jan 2021

‘LuckyBoy’ Malvertising Campaign Hits iOS, Android, XBox Users

A new campaign is targeting mobile and other connected device users through utilizing cloaking and obfuscation techniques to evade detection. The malvertising campaign has been named LuckyBoy and consists of a multi-stage, tag-based approach and attack method. Andriod, Xbox, and iOS users are being targeted in the attacks. According to

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13 Jan 2021

Microsoft Defender Zero-Day Fixed in First Patch Tuesday of 2021

83 vulnerabilities have been patched on Microsoft’s first Patch Tuesday of 2021. The patches addressed 10 major flaws, including a zero-day remote code execution bug in Microsoft Defender. 73 of the fixes are classified important and one is publicly known. The fixes addressed Microsoft Windows, the Edge search browser, ChakraCore,

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08 Jan 2021

Emotet Tops Malware Charts in December After Reboot

The Emotet Trojan, after undergoing a makeover, is back at the top of malware charts, according to Check Point’s Global Threat Index for December 2020. Emotet was re-designed to boast more evasive strategies that prevent detection. The malware was in fifth place in the Global Threat Index in November but

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