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Category: Malware


Malware, Mobile security, Virus & Malware

Roaming Mantis Swarms Globally, Spawning iOS Phishing, Cryptomining

May 22, 2018

Via: Threat Post

The Roaming Mantis mobile banking trojan is roaming further afield than it ever has before. Recent analysis shows that the malware has rapidly evolved just in the past month. It’s now targeting Europe and the Middle East in addition to […]


Malware, Wireless security

TheMoon botnet is now leveraging a zero-day to target GPON routers

May 22, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab reported that cybercriminals are continuing to target the Dasan GPON routers, they recently spotted threat actors using another new zero-day flaw affecting the same routers and recruit them in their botnet. At the […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Judges convict crook of operating Scan4You Counter Antivirus Service

May 21, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Crook faces up to 35 years in prison for operating the popular Scan4You counter anti-virus (CAV) website that helped malware authors to test the evasion capabilities of their codes. Scan4You is a familiar service for malware developers that used it […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

Malicious PDF Leads to Discovery of Adobe Reader, Windows Zero-Days

May 16, 2018

Via: Security Week

Researchers at ESET recently came across a malicious PDF file set up to exploit two zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Adobe Reader and Microsoft Windows. The malicious document leverages a privilege escalation flaw in Windows (CVE-2018-8120) and a remote code execution vulnerability […]


Malware

Proofpoint Sounds Warning on Vega Stealer Targeted Data Theft Campaign

May 14, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Marketing, PR, and advertising firms are among those being targeted. A low-volume data-stealing campaign with the potential to get much bigger has begun targeting retail and manufacturing companies and also a select list of marketing, advertising, and public relations firms. […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

Gandcrab Ransomware Exploits Website Vulnerabilities

May 14, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Researchers find campaigns distributing Gandcrab by hosting malware on legitimate websites with poor security measures. Cryptominers may have stolen the spotlight as cybercrime’s hottest new trend, but it doesn’t mean we can stop paying attention to ransomware. Researchers at Cisco […]


Malware

New Facebook-Spread Malware Triggers Credential Theft, Cryptomining

May 11, 2018

Via: Threat Post

A new malware campaign rapidly spreading via Facebook is infecting victims’ systems to steal their social media credentials and download cryptomining code. The malware, dubbed Nigelthorn by the Radware researchers who first discovered it, is being propagated via socially engineered […]


Malware

Secrets of the Wiper: Inside the World’s Most Destructive Malware

May 10, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Shamoon, Black Energy, Destover, ExPetr/Not Petya and Olympic Destroyer: All of these wiper malwares, and others like them, have a singular purpose of destroying systems and/or data, usually causing great financial and reputational damage to victim companies. However, the threat […]


Malware

FBI: Cyber-Fraud Losses Rise to Reach $1.4B

May 9, 2018

Via: Threat Post

About 301,580 consumers reported cyber-fraud and malware attacks to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) last year – with reported losses exceeding a whopping $1.4 billion. The year’s haul of reports brings the overall total of complaints since the […]


Malware

Variant of SynAck Malware Adopts Doppelgänging Technique

May 8, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have identified a new variant of the SynAck ransomware that is now using the newly identified Process Doppelgänging to slip past antivirus programs. Researchers said this is the first ransomware seen in the wild to employ the approach. Both […]