Category: Virus & Malware

Malware, Virus & Malware

Sofacy Targets European Govt as U.S. Accuses Russia of Hacking

March 16, 2018

Via: Security Week

Just as the U.S. had been preparing to accuse Russia of launching cyberattacks against its energy and other critical infrastructure sectors, the notorious Russia-linked threat group known as Sofacy was spotted targeting a government agency in Europe. The United States […]

Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

North Korea’s Flash Player Flaw Now Exploited by Cybercriminals

February 27, 2018

Via: Security Week

Endpoint security firm Morphisec has spotted a massive campaign that exploits a recently patched Adobe Flash Player vulnerability to deliver malware. The flaw in question, CVE-2018-4878, is a use-after-free bug that Adobe patched on February 6, following reports that North […]

Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Researchers Find New Twists In ‘Olympic Destroyer’ Malware

February 15, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have uncovered new wrinkles in the “Olympic Destroyer” malware attack that targeted the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Cisco Talos researchers now believe the malware also wipes files on shared network drives. Originally researchers believed the malware only […]

Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Zyklon Malware Delivered via Recent Office Flaws

January 18, 2018

Via: Security Week

A piece of malware known as Zyklon has been delivered by cybercriminals using some relatively new vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, FireEye reported on Wednesday. Zyklon has been around since early 2016 and it allows attackers to conduct a wide range […]

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 […]