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State hackers actively misuse AI for debugging and malware creation

State hackers actively misuse AI for debugging and malware creation

State-sponsored hackers from several countries actively use AI and LLMs to support their attack campaigns. Microsoft and OpenAI share how they are leveraging their research results to improve the security of AI tools. According to Microsoft and OpenAI, state-sponsored hackers increasingly use AI... Read more

date16 days ago
How Chinese cyber spies targeted the Dutch Ministry of Defense

How Chinese cyber spies targeted the Dutch Ministry of Defense

The Dutch Ministry of Defense discovered in 2023 that it was being spied on by China via malware. The damage appears to have been limited in scope, but Dutch intelligence services say Chinese state actors are frequently targeting the Netherlands and its allies. The malware has been christened CO... Read more

date24 days ago
Androxgh0st botnet steals AWS and Microsoft credentials

Androxgh0st botnet steals AWS and Microsoft credentials

CISA and the FBI warn of a campaign aiming to steal cloud credentials. Cybercriminals are attempting to use the Androxgh0st malware to create a botnet that steals credentials from cloud services. This data is then used to deliver malicious payloads. Androxgh0st is known as an "SMTP cracker," whi... Read more

date1 month ago
Microsoft blocks MSIX protocol handler

Microsoft blocks MSIX protocol handler

Microsoft has again blocked the MSIX ms-appinstaller protocol handler to prevent hackers from using it to infect Windows environments with ransomware. Microsoft's research shows that malware attacks on Windows environments again exploit the CVE-2021-43890 Windows AppX Installer spoofing vulnerab... Read more

date2 months ago
Android malware bypasses biometric scan and steals phone PIN

Android malware bypasses biometric scan and steals phone PIN

The so-called Chameleon malware is not new, but it has worrying new capabilities. Android users can download an otherwise normally functioning app without ever realizing that Chameleon is running in the background. Discovered in April, Chameleon is known as a "banking trojan," an umbrella term f... Read more

date2 months ago
Google Chrome has Safety Check: controls and needs control

Google Chrome has Safety Check: controls and needs control

Google is working on the security of the Chrome browser for the desktop. The functionality of the feature is mainly scanning for threats. But further actions are a task for the user. The latest update for Chrome adds the Safety Check feature to the browser. This feature always runs in the backgr... Read more

date2 months ago
Qakbot malware returns with phishing attack on hospitality industry

Qakbot malware returns with phishing attack on hospitality industry

The infamous Qakbot malware has made a return. Microsoft Threat Intelligence warns of new phishing emails purporting to be from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In late August, international police units announced they had eliminated the giant Qakbot botnet during "Operation Duck Hunt." ... Read more

date3 months ago
‘Most cyber attacks hide in encrypted web traffic’

‘Most cyber attacks hide in encrypted web traffic’

Most cyber-attacks take place with malware hidden in encrypted web traffic. This is what Zscaler found out in its ThreatLabz 2023 State of Encrypted Attacks Report. According to Zscaler's annual report, the spread of cyber threats via encrypted (HTTPS) web traffic is increasing every year. In 20... Read more

date3 months ago
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