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‘Encrypted cyberattacks increase by 20 percent’

‘Encrypted cyberattacks increase by 20 percent’

Cybercriminals increasingly encrypt attack traffic. A research report from Zscaler suggests that more than 85 percent of all cyberattacks were partially or fully encrypted from October 2021 through September 2022, up 20 percent year-over-year. Encrypted attack traffic slows detection and analy... Read more

date2 months ago
Check Point unveils widespread wiper malware Azov

Check Point unveils widespread wiper malware Azov

Nine different families of wiper malware have emerged in 2022. Researchers discovered at least two more in the last week. Both have sophisticated codebases built to wreak havoc.  On Monday, Check Point's research division published a report on Azov, a previously unknown data wiper that experts ... Read more

date2 months ago
New phishing threats exploit zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows

New phishing threats exploit zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows

Recent phishing attacks use a zero-day Windows vulnerability to drop the Qbot malware without displaying Windows' usual security warnings, BleepingComputer reports. When users download files from an 'untrusted' remote location, such as an Internet website or an email attachment, Windows adds a s... Read more

date3 months ago
StrelaStealer can steal Outlook and Thunderbird accounts

StrelaStealer can steal Outlook and Thunderbird accounts

A new infostealer dubbed 'StrelaStealer' is aggressively stealing account credentials from Outlook and Thunderbird, two commonly used email clients. StrelaStealer's behaviour differs from most infostealers, which seek to steal data from various sources like browsers, cloud gaming apps and crypto... Read more

date3 months ago
Researchers find dozens of PyPi packages pushing malware

Researchers find dozens of PyPi packages pushing malware

Researchers at software supply chain security firm Phylum have discovered over two dozen Python packages that are pushing info-stealing malware on the PyPi registry. The company published their findings in a report on the 1st of November. "Last week, our automated risk detection platform al... Read more

date3 months ago
LinkedIn launches security features to remove fake profiles

LinkedIn launches security features to remove fake profiles

LinkedIn has introduced new security features to curb the threat of malicious actors on its platform. LinkedIn is the largest social media platform for businesses. There's been a rise in fake profiles and threat actors as of late. Due to its nature, malicious actors can get through the platform ... Read more

date3 months ago
Typosquatting campaign impersonates 27 brands

Typosquatting campaign impersonates 27 brands

27 brands from different sectors are being impersonated in a typosquatting campaign to trick unsuspecting users and install malware in their systems. Typosquatting is as old as the internet. The technique involves a malicious actor creating a fake website with a domain name similar to a legitima... Read more

date4 months ago
WIP19 malware threatens IT service providers and telecom companies

WIP19 malware threatens IT service providers and telecom companies

Security researchers from SentinelOne have discovered a new malware cluster dubbed WIP19. The malware variant is likely used by Chinese cybercriminals and primarily targets IT service providers and telecom companies. According to the security researchers, the malware variant recently surfaced am... Read more

date4 months ago
New malware variant found in hundreds of Linux and Windows devices

New malware variant found in hundreds of Linux and Windows devices

Researchers discovered a never-before-seen cross-platform malware variant that infected various Linux and Windows systems, including tiny office routers, FreeBSD machines and huge business servers. Black Lotus Labs, the research branch of security firm Lumen, named the malware 'Chaos', a term th... Read more

date4 months ago
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