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Category: Virus & Malware


Privacy protection, Virus & Malware

How Antivirus Software Can be the Perfect Spying Tool

January 10, 2018

Via: Security Week

Your antivirus product could be spying on you without you having a clue. It might be intentional but legitimate behavior, yet (malicious) intent is the one step separating antivirus software from a cyber-espionage tool. A perfect one, experts argue. Because […]


Access control, Hacker, Virus & Malware

Leaky Windows 10 password manager allows hackers to steal your data

December 18, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

A noted Google developer has discovered a troubling flaw in a popular password manager that Windows 10 installs by default. Hackers could get their hands on user passwords via clickjacking and/or malicious code-injection techniques. Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy […]


Malware, Virus & Malware

Terdot Banking Trojan Could Act as Cyber-Espionage Tool

November 17, 2017

Via: Security Week

The Terdot banking Trojan packs information-stealing capabilities that could easily turn it into a cyber-espionage tool, Bitdefender says in a new report. Highly customized and sophisticated, Terdot is based on the source code of ZeuS, which leaked online in 2011. […]


Virus & Malware

Malwarebytes tracking missed detections in traditional anti-virus

November 7, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Tracking real-world scans on systems over the first six months of 2017, Malwarebytes says that typical desktop anti-virus solutions aren’t cutting it. The company examined detection data from nearly 10 million endpoints, and discovered some of the most notable names […]


Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Files Encrypted by Bad Rabbit Recoverable Without Paying Ransom

October 30, 2017

Via: Security Week

Some users may be able to recover the files encrypted by the Bad Rabbit ransomware without paying the ransom, Kaspersky researchers discovered after analyzing the malware’s encryption functionality. Once it infects a device, Bad Rabbit looks for certain file types […]


Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

‘Bad Rabbit’ Ransomware Uses NSA Exploit to Spread

October 27, 2017

Via: Security Week

Contrary to initial reports, the Bad Rabbit ransomware that hit Russia and Ukraine this week does in fact leverage an exploit linked to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Similar to the NotPetya wiper that infected tens of thousands of […]


Malware, Virus & Malware

Bad Rabbit Linked to NotPetya, but Not as Widespread

October 25, 2017

Via: Security Week

The Bad Rabbit ransomware attack that hit Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday has been linked to the recent NotPetya outbreak, but the number of infections appears to be far smaller. Several cybersecurity firms have conducted an initial analysis of the […]


Malware, Virus & Malware

Supply Chain Attack Spreads macOS RAT

October 20, 2017

Via: Security Week

Proton, a remote access tool (RAT) that emerged in early 2017, has once again compromised a legitimate software’s distribution channel to spread, ESET warns. Discovered in March this year, Proton was designed to execute any bash command under root, monitor […]


Malware, Virus & Malware

Hyatt Hotels Hit by Another Card Breach

October 13, 2017

Via: Security Week

Chicago-based hotel operator Hyatt Hotels Corporation informed customers this week that their credit card information may have been stolen by cybercriminals. This is the second data breach discovered by the company within a period of two years. The incident affects […]


Malware, Mobile security, Virus & Malware

WAP Billing Trojans Threaten Android Users

August 25, 2017

Via: Security Week

Several of the pieces of malware targeting Android devices in the second quarter of 2017 abused WAP billing to help cybercriminals make money, Kaspersky reported on Thursday. Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) billing provides a mechanism for users to acquire content […]