Tag: malware

Judy Malware May Have Affected 36.5 Million Android Devices

Researchers have discovered what could possibly be the “largest malware campaign found on Google Play”, a Korean auto-licking adware dubbed “Judy”. While the newest wave of malware doesn’t...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Controlled Malware

As the world of internet of things (IoT) grows, the number of attacks through the cyber space will continue to grow as well. Recently, with the massive worldwide spread of the ransomware, WannaCry,...

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40% of Android Devices at Risk of Screen Hijack Exploit

Security researchers have uncovered a significant flaw in Google’s popular mobile platform Android, allowing malicious attackers to target victims with a plethora of malware. While Google has...

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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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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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IBM Study: Ransomware up 6,000%, a Billion-Dollar Business

A new study from IBM security has revealed that ransomware has increased a staggering 6,000% this year compared to 2015 and is on course to become a billion dollar business by the end of the year. A...

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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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Mirai Botnet Malware Continues to Wreck Havoc Around the World

Hundreds of thousands of customers of UK telephone provider TalkTalk and the Post Office are without access to the internet after crippling cyberattacks caused by the Mirai malware, a strain that...

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Cybersecurity Expert: IoT Botnets are the Trojan Horse of the 21st Century

The sweeping and unprecedented cyberattack that occurred on October 21, 2016 draws parallels with the giant horse filled with Greek soldiers that was presented to the Trojans as a peace offering some...

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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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