Category: Malware

Cyber-crime, Malware

Four malicious Chrome extensions affected over half a million users and global businesses

January 16, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Four malicious Chrome extensions may have impacted more than half million users likely to conduct click fraud or black search engine optimization. More than half million users may have been infected by four malicious Chrome extensions that were likely used […]

Malware, Vulnerabilities

Code Used in Zero Day Huawei Router Attack Made Public

December 29, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Exploit code used in the Mirai malware variant called Satori, which was used to attack hundreds of thousands of Huawei routers over the past several weeks, is now public. Researchers warn the code will quickly become a commodity and be […]

Malware, Network security

Huawei Router Vulnerability Used to Spread Mirai Variant

December 27, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have identified a vulnerability in a Huawei home router model that is being exploited by an adversary to spread a variant of the Mirai malware called Okiku, also known as Satori. Researchers at Check Point published a report Thursday, […]

Malware, Network security

Closing ATM Network Security Gaps to Stop Fraudsters in Their Tracks

December 22, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

Cybercriminals began targeting automated teller machine (ATM) software back in 2009. Since then, new ATM malware families have been springing up every year. By 2016, fraudsters realized that the ATMs could be accessed through the network. Cybercrooks have two options to […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Europol releases dramatic video of Romanians arrested for spreading CTB Locker and Cerber ransomware

December 21, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

As part of an extensive law enforcement operation called “Bakovia,” Romanian authorities on Wednesday arrested five individuals suspected of infecting tens of thousands of computers across Europe and the United States using the infamous Ransomware-as-a-Service model leveraging two of the […]

Email security, Malware, Phishing

Facebook Launches New Anti-Phishing Feature

December 21, 2017

Via: Security Week

Facebook announced on Wednesday the introduction of a new security feature designed to help users check if the emails they receive are legitimate or if they have been sent by cybercriminals. When it detects a suspicious login attempt or a […]

Malware, Vulnerabilities

DHS Warns of Malware Targeting Industrial Safety Systems

December 20, 2017

Via: Security Week

The National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday published an analysis report on a piece of malware designed to target industrial safety systems. FireEye and Dragos reported last week that […]

Malware, Phishing, Threats & Malware

Exploits and fileless malware drive record new malware surge

December 19, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

McAfee released its McAfee Labs Threat Report: December 2017, examining the growth and trends of new malware, ransomware, and other threats in Q3 2017. McAfee Labs saw malware reach an all-time high of 57.6 million new samples – four new […]

Malware, Security, Threats & Malware

Expert found critical issues in Palo Alto PAN-OS Networks Security Platform

December 18, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

Last week, Palo Alto Networks released security updates for its PAN-OS security platform that address critical and high severity vulnerabilities that can be exploited by a remote and unauthenticated for remote code execution and command injection. The critical issue, tracked as CVE-2017-15944, […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Threats & Malware

Cyber experts identify new malware targeting critical infrastructure

December 15, 2017

Via: The Hill

A hacker used a new type of malware targeting industrial control systems against a critical infrastructure organization in an attack that resulted in operations shutting down, according to cybersecurity experts. Cybersecurity firm FireEye, which has dubbed the malware “Triton,” saidThursday that its […]