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Malware on ICS Increasingly Comes From Internet: Kaspersky

September 7, 2018

Via: Security Week

According to Kaspersky’s “Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems” report for H1 2018, the company detected over 19,400 samples belonging to roughly 2,800 malware families. As expected, most of the attempts to infect industrial systems were part of random attacks […]


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Security Think Tank: No shortcuts to addressing software vulnerabilities

September 7, 2018

Via: Computer Weekly

Successful cyber attacks exploit weaknesses in an organisation’s defences. Hackers probe networks, looking for gaps in firewalls, and users are duped into downloading malware. These risks can be reduced through strong, consistent and regularly updated cyber security defences, alongside user […]


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How lucrative is web-based cryptojacking?

August 31, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

1 out of 500 of the one million most visited websites according to Alexa contains a web-based cryptominer that starts mining as soon as the website has been opened in the browser, researchers from the Braunschweig University of Technology have […]


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Malicious Cryptocurrency Mining: The Road Ahead

August 15, 2018

Via: Radware Blog

As cryptomining continues to rule the cybercrime scenario, cybercriminals are designing innovative ways to drain people’s cryptowallets. Scammers are still doing their best to make the most out of their resources to launch leading-edge scam attempts. The increase in scams […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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Calisto Trojan for macOS

July 23, 2018

Via: Securelist

An interesting aspect of studying a particular piece of malware is tracing its evolution and observing how the creators gradually add new monetization or entrenchment techniques. Also of interest are developmental prototypes that have had limited distribution or not even […]