Category: Virus & Malware

Virus & Malware

Android Virus Can Steal Passwords, Credit Cards, and Contact Lists

July 24, 2017

Via: Softpedia

Android users are being targeted by a new form of malware flagged by security company Dr. Web as Android.BankBot.211.origin, which attempts to extract financial data from a phone, but also benefitting from capabilities that make it possible to target other […]

Virus & Malware

DDoS Tools availability Online, a worrisome trend

July 20, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

As cyber crime reaches new levels with new malware & viruses being realized online on a daily basis it also becomes apparent that the increase in DDoS tools that require no apparent skills to use them, just providing the IP address it […]

Virus & Malware

Apple iOS Malware Growth Outpaces that of Android

July 19, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

iPhones and other devices running Apple’s iOS have seen a jump in malicious apps attacking them while Android malware infections have remained largely stable, according to a report released today by mobile security company Skycure. Enterprise iOS devices scanned by […]

Mobile security, Virus & Malware

‘HighRise’ Android Malware Used by CIA to Intercept SMS Messages

July 14, 2017

Via: Security Week

WikiLeaks on Thursday published a user guide describing what appears to be a tool used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to intercept SMS messages on Android mobile devices. Named HighRise, the version of the malware described in the WikiLeaks […]

Virus & Malware

The 15 worst data security breaches of the 21st century

July 13, 2017

Via: InfoWorld

Some of the largest companies in the U.S. have been targets of hackers, including Yahoo, JP Morgan Chase and TJX. Watch as we detail the top 15 breaches and their overall impact on customers or employees. Read More on InfoWorld

Virus & Malware

CopyCat Malware Infects 14 Million Android Devices

July 7, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Millions of Android devices have been hit with a new malware strain called CopyCat that uses a unique approach to injecting the devices with adware, according to a researcher with Check Point’s mobile research team, which released its findings today […]

Virus & Malware

66% of US law firms reported a breach in 2016

July 6, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

The majority of US-based law firms are not only exposed in a wide variety of areas, but in many cases, unaware of intrusion attempts. These findings were based on Logicforce survey data from over 200 law firms, anonymous system monitoring […]

Virus & Malware

Why are ransomware attacks successful?

June 30, 2017

Via: Panda Security

A new major ransomware attack unleashed with full force last Wednesday. The attack was initially thought to have spread solely in Europe and Asia, but earlier today we received confirmations that businesses and individuals based in North America and Australia […]

Virus & Malware

Cybersecurity battleground shifting to Linux and web servers

June 27, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Despite an overall drop in general malware detection for the quarter, Linux malware made up more than 36 percent of the top threats identified in Q1 2017. This attack pattern demonstrates the urgent need for heightened security measures to protect […]

Application security, Mobile security, Virus & Malware

More Mobile Apps Means More Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

June 21, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

When you travel outside your corporate network with your mobile device, you are much more vulnerable to man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks. This is how attackers intercept data as it’s being passed from a mobile device to a server. Of course, this […]