WIP26 malware attacks telecom operators
The WIP26 malware uses public cloud environments to launch attacks against telecom operators. The malware tries to appear as legitimate.
These findings come out of research by SentinelOne. The WIP26 malware targets spying activities. Telecom operators in the Middle East are particularly affected... Read more
Hackers exploit vulnerability that threatens 300,000 PrestaShop users
Hackers are targeting websites using the PrestaShop platform, leveraging a previously unknown vulnerability chain to perform code execution and potentially steal customers' payment information.
The PrestaShop team issued an urgent warning last Friday, urging the admins of 300,000 shops using its... Read more
IT service giant SHI hit by malware attack
SHI's network was hit by a malware attack. The IT solution provider was forced to put several systems offline, including its public websites and email.
SHI is one of North America's biggest IT solutions providers with $12.3 billion in projected revenue for 2021 and hubs in the United States, t... Read more
Panchan malware spreads across networks through Linux servers
The peer-to-peer Panchan malware spreads throughout educational institutes using Linux servers to mine cryptocurrencies.
Discovered by Akamai researchers in March, the virus spreads using stolen SSH keys and operates its cryptomining malware in devices' memory. Instead of stealing intellectual p... Read more
Researchers constructed a malware that runs even on a shutdown iPhone
Researchers have managed to craft malware, particularly for iPhone, which continues to operate even when the device is turned off.
Every time you switch off your iPhone, think again if you're really safe from all the possible hackers. When an iPhone is switched off, it doesn't completely shut do... Read more
Belgian port giant Sea-Invest hit by hacking attack
The site of Sea-Invest in Ghent, a Belgian port terminal, has shut down all operations due to a hacking attack. This is reported by the Belgian newspaper De Tijd.
According to De Tijd, operations at Sea-Invest have been at a standstill since January 28 due to a cyber attack. Sea-Invest is a glob... Read more
BotenaGo malware is targeting millions of IoT devices and routers
A new form of malware has emerged that exploits dozens of flaws, targeting and attacking millions of routers and ‘Internet of Things’ devices. First detailed by AT&T Alien Labs researchers, the ‘BotenaGo' malware is written in the open-source programming language Golang and deployed with ... Read more
More than 300 million ransomware attacks in the first half of 2021
There was a 185% increase in ransomware attacks in the US and 144% in the UK. Other targets include Germany, South Africa, and Brazil.
What is happening?
According to a report by SonicWall, there were 304.7 million ransomware attacks in the first half of 2021. They observed a surge in attempt... Read more
The EU Commission wants to create a cyber unit to combat cybercrime
The European Commission submitted a proposal on Wednesday, to pool resources and expertise sourced from its 27 member states, to form an overarching ‘internet police’ unit that will fight online criminals. The announcement comes amid a spate of highly publicized attacks across Europe and the wo... Read more
Kubernetes clusters for crypto mining targeted by “Hildegard”
Kubernetes clusters used for cryptocurrency mining are being targeted in the wild by a new form of malware. Details of this were released by security researchers at Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42. The malware has been named Hildegard and was first detected in January. It is believed that the TeamTN... Read more