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Category: Malware


Hacker, Malware

Iranian Hackers Target Aerospace, Energy Companies

September 20, 2017

Via: Security Week

A cyber espionage group linked by security researchers to the Iranian government has been observed targeting aerospace and energy organizations in the United States, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. The threat actor, tracked by FireEye as APT33, is believed to […]


Malware, Phishing, Security

Office 365 Phishing attacks create a sustained insider nightmare for IT

September 20, 2017

Via: CSO Online

DERBYCON – Earlier this month, Salted Hash deconstructed a Phishing email that had bypassed company filters and made into the general inbox. The email focused on an outdated company subdivision, and was easily spotted as a scam. However, we’ve since […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Malware attacks leverage the Hangul Word Processor and PostScript to spread malware

September 18, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

It has happened again, attackers leveraged the Hangul Word Processor (HWP) word processing application to target users in South Korea. The application is very popular in South Korea and was exploited in several hacking campaigns against entities in the country. In the recent attacks, hackers use the […]


Malware, Mobile security

Premium SMS Malware ‘ExpensiveWall’ Infects Millions of Android Devices

September 15, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Google has ejected 50 apps from its Google Play store that were harboring mobile malware dubbed ExpensiveWall. The malware, which was downloaded between 1 million to 4.2 million times, sends fraudulent premium SMS messages for fake fee-based services without the […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

Downward Trend in Publicly Available Exploit Code? Don’t Ease Up on Patch Management Just Yet

September 14, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

The IBM X-Force Vulnerability Database (XFDB), which holds over 100,000 publicly disclosed vulnerabilities, is chock-full of insights concerning the cybersecurity threat landscape. Much of the data is publicly available directly on the IBM X-Force Exchange platform and can be accessed […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

13% of SMBs have experienced an IoT-based attack

September 8, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

One in four companies have already experienced a ransomware attack and one in eight have dealt with an IoT-based attack, according to Arctic Wolf Networks. As mid-market companies continue to embrace IoT without implementing the necessary security tools, these attacks […]


Malware, Security

CodeFork hackers fooled many security solutions. How about yours?

September 7, 2017

Via: Radware Blog

As a result of Radware’s recent acquisition of Seculert, the startup that developed machine-learning algorithms that are capable of detecting and blocking zero-day malwares in cloud environments, Radware has expanded its research capabilities to include malware intelligence. For the past […]


Malware

New WikiLeaks Dump Uncovers CIA Malware Infecting Windows Boot Sector

September 1, 2017

Via: Softpedia

WikiLeaks has just revealed another secret CIA project used to compromise Windows systems, this time targeting the operating system boot sector to then allow for deploying more payloads. Codenamed project Angelfire, the hacking tools were aimed at Windows XP and […]


Malware

Turla APT Used WhiteBear Espionage Tools Against Defense Industry, Embassies

August 31, 2017

Via: Threat Post

A toolset belonging to the Russian-speaking Turla APT has been publicly disclosed, and along with it details on its capabilities and indicators of compromise. The tools, called WhiteBear, were used to attack defense organizations as recently as June, and diplomatic […]


Malware, Mobile security

Mobile WireX DDoS Botnet ‘Neutralized’ by Collaboration of Competitors

August 29, 2017

Via: Threat Post

A collaboration between leading content delivery networks and technology companies—some of them competitors—is in the midst of shutting down the largest botnet of mobile devices ever recorded. The WireX botnet was detected on Aug. 17 after businesses in a number […]