Category: Malware

Mirai-Like ‘BrickerBot’ Malware Kills Unsecured IoT Devices

A new variant of malware, dubbed BrickerBot, has been discovered operating in the wild by targeting IoT devices running Linux, the popular open-source operating system. BrickerBot operates similarly...

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Mac Malware Rises as Ransomware Extortionists Target Apple Users

A survey by security software firm Malwarebytes’ analysis of malware and cybercrime in the first quarter of 2017 has revealed an increasing number of attacks targeting Apple users using...

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US Feds Start Dismantling Destructive Spam Botnet Kelihos

The US Department of Justice has announced the launch of an extensive effort to put an end to the Kelihos botnet, a global network of over 10,000 infected computers that has been delivering spam and...

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Researchers Discover Android Variant of Dreaded iOS Spyware Pegasus

The infamous Pegasus malware, a strain of spyware that is known to target iOS devices now has a cousin in Chrysaor, an Android variant that can steal and compromise the world’s most widely used...

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Star Trek ‘Kirk’ Ransomware Includes Spock Decryptor, Picks Monero over Bitcoin

The malware author of a new strain of ransomware has taken inspiration from Star Trek, going where not many have gone before to release a new malware family called Kirk ransomware, themed after the...

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MacOS Malware Linked to Russian Hackers Steals Passwords, iPhone Backups

A new variant of a Mac malware allegedly developed by APT28, the same cyber espionage group believed to be responsible for the hacks of the Democratic party in the lead up to the 2016 presidential...

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Malware Targeting MS Word for Apple Mac OS Discovered in the Wild

Macros-based malware attacks targeting Windows machines running Microsoft Word have been proved to be a long-standing and routine threat to PCs. Now, security researchers have discovered attackers...

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Yahoo, MSN Struck by Advanced Malvertising Campaign

 A treacherous malicious advertising campaign is making a comeback on major publishing websites including the likes of MSN and Yahoo, merely months after researchers discovered and were thought to...

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Authorities Arrest ATM Malware Thieves for Stealing $3.2 Million

A sweeping law enforcement operation with agencies from Europe and Asia has seen five members of an international organized criminal group apprehended, with three of them convicted so far. The group...

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Disk-Wiping Malware KillDisk Now Targets Linux Systems

Infamous disk-wiping malware KillDisk gains an update which sees it compromise Linux systems alongside Windows machines. The malware, known to be used in hacking attacks during espionage operations...

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US Charges Chinese Citizens with Hacking Law Firms

U.S. prosecutors have charged three Chinese citizens with insider trading on confidential corporate information, allegedly gathered by hacking into the servers and networks of law firms involved in...

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Microsoft’s PowerShell is Being Abused by Malware Authors

Microsoft Powershell, the software giant’s prominent scripting language that is now the default shell in the ever-popular Windows operating system is being used by cybercriminals to spread...

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Java Keylogger Malware Puts Online Shoppers at Risk

An exploit that forwards credit card details from checkout pages stems from a Java keylogger malware, researchers have discovered. The credit card information is stolen from online checkout forms...

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Neutrino Exploit Kit Takes Over Distribution of CryptXXX Ransomware

Earlier this year, the malware authors behind the re-tweaked CryptXXX 3.1000 ransomware jumped from the Neutrino Exploit Kit over to the Angler Exploit Kit, choosing the latter as its distribution...

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This Open-Source Tool Protects Your MBR from Ransomware

Cisco Systems’ Talos cybersecurity team has released an open-source available freely to protect the master boot record of a computer from the menace of malware including ransomware.  The...

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Surveillance Cameras Sold on Amazon Found Infected with Malware

A security researcher has discovered that a set of outdoor surveillance cameras purchased on Amazon was found with malware embedded into the cameras on arrival from Amazon. Security researcher Mike...

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Darkhotel APT: An Elite Spying Group Targeting Executives

Extremely skilled, elite hackers, are targeting executives when they're vulnerable with surgical precision.

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Secret Manuals for an Advanced Government Spyware Created by the Hacking Team Released

Italian company Hacking Team sells spyware to a number of oppressive governments to spy on their citizens and even Americans. Should we be concerned?

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WireLurker: A Revolutionary Malware Targeting Apple iOS Devices

Do you own an Apple device? If so, you need to read this to minimize the risks of getting infected by this revolutionary malware that infected hundreds of thousands of users already.

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Kaspersky Provides More Information on the Sandworm APT Team

The Kaspersky team has recently provided more information on the (presumably) Russian APT group named Sandworm, the hackers behind the attacks on NATO and Ukraine. According to the original post by...

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Some Smartphones Come Preinstalled with Chinese Spyware

You new, expensive smartphone might be spying on you out of the box.

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CryptoWall Surpassing Expectations: Victims Paying Up to $2000 to Get Files Back

You might have heard about the infamous ransomware CryptoLocker. It was something of a prototype for the current wave of ransomware. The premise of the malware is simple. Once it gets onto a victim...

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