Category: Malware


Move Over, Ransomware: Why Cybercriminals Are Shifting Their Focus to Cryptojacking

July 17, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

According to the 2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, the frequency and sophistication of malicious cryptocurrency mining, also called “cryptojacking,” has increased drastically in the past year. This mining is changing malicious actors’ priorities: While they had previously targeted companies’ […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Crooks leverage obfuscated Coinhive shortlink in a large crypto-mining operation

July 5, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Crooks leverage an alternative scheme to mine cryptocurrencies, they don’t inject the CoinHive JavaScript miner directly into compromised websites. Security researchers at MalwareLabs have uncovered a new crypto mining campaign that leverages an alternative scheme to mine cryptocurrencies, differently from […]

Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

MacOS Malware Targets Cryptocurrency Community on Slack, Discord

July 2, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Hackers using MacOS malware are targeting cryptocurrency investors that use both the Slack and Discord chat platforms. The malware, dubbed OSX.Dummy, uses an unsophisticated infection method, but those who are successfully attacked open their systems up to remote arbitrary code […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Hackers compromised Gentoo Linux GitHub Page and planted a malicious code

June 29, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

The development team of the Gentoo Linux distribution notifies users that hackers compromised one of the GitHub accounts and planted a malicious code. Developers of the Gentoo Linux distribution announced that hackers compromised one of the GitHub accounts used by […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Spam

Recent spam campaigns powered by Necurs uses Internet Query File attachments

June 26, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Trend Micro experts reported the Necurs botnet has been using Internet Query (IQY) files in recent spam campaigns to bypass security protections. The Necurs botnet is currently the largest spam botnet, it has been active since at least 2012 and […]

Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

How to Prepare for ‘WannaCry 2.0’

June 20, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

It seems inevitable that a more-powerful follow-up to last year’s malware attack will hit sooner or later. You’d better get prepared. More than a year after it first struck, WannaCry is still one of the most damaging cyberattacks to date. […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Experts released a free decryptor for Everbe Ransomware

June 15, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Good news for the victims of the Everbe Ransomware, the popular malware researchers Michael Gillespie and Maxime Meignan have released a decryptor that could be used by victims to decrypt their files for free. The Everbe Ransomware encrypts files and […]

Malware, Vulnerabilities

Bypass Glitch Allows Malware to Masquerade as Legit Apple Files

June 13, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Masquerading as an official Apple system file sounds like a wonderful way for malware to worm its way onto Macs – and a recently discovered code-signing bypass flaw allows bad code to do just that. The way some developers have […]


InvisiMole Spyware is a powerful malware that went undetected for at least five years

June 11, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Malware researchers from ESET have spotted a new sophisticated piece of spyware, tracked as InvisiMole, used in targeted attacks in Russia and Ukraine in the last five years. Experts still haven’t attributed the malware to any threat actor, InvisiMole could […]

Malware, Virus & Malware

HR Software company PageUp victim of a Data Breach, experts fear a domino effect

June 6, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Another day another data breach makes the headlines, this time the victim is the HR Software Firm PageUp. PageUp is an Australian company with 2.6 million active users across over 190 countries. The company notified the incident to its customers, […]