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Category: Virus & Malware


Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Chinese-Linked LightSpy iOS Spyware Targets South Asian iPhone Users

April 15, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a “renewed” cyber espionage campaign targeting users in South Asia with the aim of delivering an Apple iOS spyware implant called LightSpy. “The latest iteration of LightSpy, dubbed ‘F_Warehouse,’ boasts a modular framework with extensive spying […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Detecting Windows-based Malware Through Better Visibility

April 1, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

Despite a plethora of available security solutions, more and more organizations fall victim to Ransomware and other threats. These continued threats aren’t just an inconvenience that hurt businesses and end users – they damage the economy, endanger lives, destroy businesses […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Info stealer attacks target macOS users

April 1, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Jamf Threat Labs researchers analyzed info stealer malware attacks targeting macOS users via malicious ads and rogue websites. One of the attacks spotted by the researchers relied on sponsored ads proposed to the users while searching for “Arc Browser” on […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Vultur Android Banking Trojan Returns with Upgraded Remote Control Capabilities

April 1, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

The Android banking trojan known as Vultur has resurfaced with a suite of new features and improved anti-analysis and detection evasion techniques, enabling its operators to remotely interact with a mobile device and harvest sensitive data. “Vultur has also started […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

TheMoon bot infected 40,000 devices in January and February

March 27, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The Black Lotus Labs team at Lumen Technologies uncovered an updated version of “TheMoon” bot targeting end-of-life (EoL) small home/small office (SOHO) routers and IoT devices. The new version of the bot has been spotted infecting thousands of outdated devices […]


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The impact of compromised backups on ransomware outcomes

March 26, 2024

Via: Naked Security

There are two main ways to recover encrypted data in a ransomware attack: restoring from backups and paying the ransom. Compromising an organization’s backups enables adversaries to restrict their victim’s ability to recover encrypted data and dial-up the pressure to […]


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Iran-Linked APT TA450 embeds malicious links in PDF attachments

March 25, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Proofpoint researchers observed the Iran-linked APT group MuddyWater (aka SeedWorm, TEMP.Zagros, TA450, and Static Kitten) was behind a new phishing campaign in March 2024 that attempted to drop a legitimate Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) solution called Atera on the […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Malware stands out as the fastest-growing threat of 2024

March 21, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

93% of IT professionals believe security threats are increasing in volume or severity, a significant rise from 47% last year, according to Thales. The number of enterprises experiencing ransomware attacks surged by over 27% in the past year. Despite this […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Keyloggers, spyware, and stealers dominate SMB malware detections

March 13, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

In 2023, 50% of malware detections for SMBs were keyloggers, spyware and stealers, malware that attackers use to steal data and credentials, according to Sophos. Attackers subsequently use this stolen information to gain unauthorized remote access, extort victims, deploy ransomware, […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Change Healthcare Restores Pharmacy Services Disrupted by Ransomware

March 8, 2024

Via: Security Week

In an incident update on Thursday, the company revealed that it continues to work aggressively on restoring its systems and services and that key functionality is coming back online. “Electronic prescribing is now fully functional with claim submission and payment […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

New Linux variant of BIFROSE RAT uses deceptive domain strategies

March 4, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers discovered a new Linux variant of Bifrost (aka Bifrose) RAT that uses a deceptive domain (download.vmfare[.]com) that mimics the legitimate VMware domain. The Bifrost RAT has been active since 2004, it allows its operators […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

China warns of fake digital currency wallets fleecing netizens

February 27, 2024

Via: The Register

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has warned local netizens that fake wallet apps for the nation’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) are already circulating and being abused by scammers. The digital renminbi – aka the e-Yuan or e-CNY […]


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LockBit registered nearly 200 “affiliates” over the past two years

February 22, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

More information about the business operations of the LockBit ransomware gang have emerged, a day after the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) and partners were able to apparently disrupt the group and deface its leak site. According to The Register, […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Cactus ransomware gang claims the theft of 1.5TB of data from Energy management and industrial automation firm Schneider Electric

February 20, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The Cactus ransomware group claims responsibility for pilfering 1.5TB of data from the Energy management and industrial automation giant Schneider Electric. Schneider Electric is a multinational company that specializes in energy management, industrial automation, and digital transformation. In January, BleepingComputer […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Wyze users slammed by service outage, severing connection to app and cameras

February 16, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Smart home brand Wyze Labs recently suffered through a massive service outage with users flooding the internet with reports stating their security cameras no longer work. The issues people are experiencing vary case by case. There are posts on the […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Prudential Financial finds cybercrims lurking inside its IT systems

February 14, 2024

Via: The Register

Prudential Financial, the second largest life insurance company in the US and eight largest worldwide, is dealing with a digital break-in that exposed some internal company and customer records to a criminal group. The Fortune Global 500 and Fortune 500 […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

China’s Volt Typhoon spies broke into emergency network of ‘large’ US city

February 14, 2024

Via: The Register

The Chinese government’s Volt Typhoon spy team has apparently already compromised a large US city’s emergency services network and has been spotted snooping around America’s telecommunications’ providers as well. According to a report on Tuesday by industrial cybersecurity biz Dragos, […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Korean eggheads crack Rhysida ransomware and release free decryptor tool

February 13, 2024

Via: The Register

Some smart folks have found a way to automatically unscramble documents encrypted by the Rhysida ransomware, and used that know-how to produce and release a handy recovery tool for victims. Rhysida is a newish ransomware gang that has been around […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Meet VexTrio, a network of 70K hijacked websites crooks use to sling malware, fraud

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

More than 70,000 presumably legit websites have been hijacked and drafted into a network that crooks use to distribute malware, serve phishing pages, and share other dodgy stuff, according to researchers. This mesh of compromised sites is known as VexTrio, […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

The ever-present state of cyber security alert

February 9, 2024

Via: The Register

As artificial intelligence (AI) technology becomes increasingly complex so do the threats from bad actors. It is like a forever war. Half the time too, we barely know that we’re using AI, largely because it’s getting progressively cheaper and easier […]