New malware that infects Windows via search results ads
A newly discovered form of malware has been detailed and shows an interesting system of delivery. Named MosaicLoader, the malware is delivered through adverts in search results. The malware can steal passwords, install cryptocurrency miners and deliver other trojan malware.
MosaicLoader was deta... Read more
There’s a new phishing campaign using an odd lure to infect machines
Cybersecurity experts have identified a new phishing campaign that lures victims into downloading malware which grants the attackers full control over the targeted Microsoft Windows machines. The QRat trojan first appeared in 2015 and has wreaked havoc because it is not easily detectable.
The wh... Read more
New Information-Stealing Trojan goes after Outlook files and more
Python-based malware family targets Microsoft users to steal Outlook processes and browser credentials.
The good people at Palo Alto Networks have identified a new cybersecurity threat. Their Unit 42 researchers have been tracking the threat group AridViper, which has been targeting the Middle E... Read more
BlackBerry discovers hacker group selling their services
BlackBerry's security team has come across a group of hackers offering their services for hire. The group calls itself CostaRicto and appears to be based in South Asia.
The group is responsible for a series of orchestrated attacks on every continent, although most attacks take place in India, Ba... Read more
McAfee says more than 400 new cyber threats were detected every minute in Q2
In 2020’s second quarter, there were more than 400 new cybersecurity threats recorded every minute, according to a report from McAfee. The new malware samples grew by 11.5% in the same period. Covid-19 themed attacks and PowerShell malware has dominated the entire landscape.
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A spike in Emotet activity means the ransomware gang is not far behind
Emotet attacks have been on the rise, leading to more machines getting compromised. This has prompted cybercriminals to launch more malware infections and ransomware campaigns on compromised devices.
The HP-Bromium Threat Insights Report released in October shows a 1200% increase in Emotet attac... Read more
Android users warned after Cerberus leaks to the dark web
The source code for the banking malware Cerberus is now available for free on underground forums.
The full source code for the Cerberus banking malware has been released online, according to cybersecurity company Kaspersky.
Cerberus, a sort of Trojan virus, was originally tracked in the summ... Read more
New trojan gives attackers control over Windows systems
A newly discovered trojan focuses on organisations in health care and education. It is a tailor-made, Python-based trojan that gives attackers control over Windows systems. This gives them the ability to control actions and steal sensitive data.
The trojan gives hackers remote access, and is cal... Read more
Android-backdoor entered firmware via supply chain
In 2017, the news sounded that criminals had managed to install an advanced backdoor on certain Android devices, even before they had left the factories. Now, almost two years later, this is also confirmed by Google itself.
The backdoor in question is Triada, a malware that was uncovered by Kaspersk... Read more
Ancient Ramnit-trojan refocuses arrows on financial institutions
According to security company F5 Labs, the Ramnit Trojan has refocused its efforts on the financial sector. The Trojan also had this sector in mind at first, but later focused much more on e-commerce.
F5 Labs says it has seen a strong increase in malware in February and March. According to the comp... Read more