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New Variant of KeyPass Ransomware Discovered

August 14, 2018

Via: Threat Post

A new variant of the KeyPass ransomware has been gaining traction in August and is using new techniques like manual control to customize its encryption process, researchers said Monday. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab who posted about the trojan said that […]


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IoT Malware Discovered Trying to Attack Satellite Systems of Airplanes, Ships

August 10, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

BLACK HAT USA – Las Vegas – Ruben Santamarta was flying from Madrid to Copenhagen in November 2017 on a Norwegian Airlines flight when he decided to inspect the plane’s Wi-Fi network security. So he launched Wireshark from his laptop […]


Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Google Researcher Unpacks Rare Android Malware Obfuscation Library

August 1, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Analysis exposes the lengths malware authors will go to in order to protect their code from disassembly and reverse engineering. A malware sample that had code in all the wrong places piqued Maddie Stone’s curiosity. So she dug into the […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Dixons Carphone Data Breach discovered in June affected 10 Million customers

July 31, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Dixons Carphone, one of the largest European consumer electronics and telecommunication retailers, suffered a major data breach in 2017, but new data related to the incident have been shared. The situation was worse than initially thought, the company announced on […]


Malware, Threats & Malware

Which specific malware trends should American businesses be prepared for?

July 27, 2018

Via: TrendMicro Blog

In 2017, more than 700 million malware specimens were discovered. In this type of environment, it can be a considerable challenge for enterprises to keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape and ensure their internal protections are sufficient for safeguarding […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Fileless malware a growing trend, warns McAfee

July 27, 2018

Via: Computer Weekly

Many traditional security systems are based on detecting malware files, but if there is no malware file involved, these systems are rendered useless, making attacks very hard to detect. PowerShell provides full access to Microsoft component object model (COM) and […]


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Emotet Malware Evolves Beyond Banking to Threat Delivery Service

July 25, 2018

Via: Threat Post

The Emotet trojan has been popping up in the news for years: From widespread malspam infections of banking German targets in 2014, all the way up to the costly infection of a New Hampshire town’s computer network in July. And […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

The Aurora Power Grid Vulnerability and the BlackEnergy Trojan

July 12, 2018

Via: TrendMicro Blog

At recent Industrial IoT security briefings, the Aurora vulnerability has come up repeatedly. Attendees ask, “Is our country’s power grid safe? How can we protect the grid? What is Aurora?” This post provides a look at Aurora, and the BlackEnergy […]


Network security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

9 SMB Security Trends

July 5, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Two recent surveys offer insight into why small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are taking security more seriously. In one study, by Webroot, 600 IT decision makers pinpoint their top concerns (think: phishing and ransomware), as well as areas where they […]


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 […]