Category: Virus & Malware

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 […]

Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Patching Against the Next WannaCry Vulnerability (CVE-2017-8620)

August 21, 2017

Via: Security Week

This month’s Microsoft patch updates include one particular vulnerability that is raising concerns: CVE-2017-8620, which affects all versions of Windows from 7 onwards. Microsoft explained, “in an enterprise scenario, a remote unauthenticated attacker could remotely trigger the vulnerability through an […]

Mobile security, Virus & Malware

How to spot malicious mobile apps

August 17, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

The pervasiveness of smartphones has resulted in an onslaught of mobile apps, and it’s pretty safe to say that, by now, there is an app for every imaginable purpose. Unfortunately, among the many helpful ones are also many malicious apps […]

Virus & Malware

Insider Threats Loom Large for Security Pros

August 17, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

When it comes to insider threats, 61% of infosec professionals consider it more difficult to detect and prevent these attacks than external ones, according to Crowd Research Partners’ 2017 Threat Monitoring, Detection and Response report released this week. The survey, […]

Cyber warfare, Hacker, Virus & Malware

North Korea-Linked Hackers Target U.S. Defense Contractors

August 15, 2017

Via: Security Week

The North Korea-linked cyber espionage group known as Lazarus is believed to be behind attacks targeting individuals involved with United States defense contractors, Palo Alto Networks reported on Monday. The threat actor, which has been active since at least 2009, […]

Phishing, Virus & Malware

IT’s 9 biggest security threats

August 11, 2017

Via: CSO Online

Years ago the typical hacking scenario involved a lone attacker and maybe some buddies working late at night on Mountain Dew, looking for public-facing IP addresses. When they found one, they enumerated the advertising services (Web server, SQL server and […]

Virus & Malware

The return of Mamba ransomware

August 10, 2017

Via: Securelist

At the end of 2016, there was a major attack against San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency. The attack was done using Mamba ransomware. This ransomware uses a legitimate utility called DiskCryptor for full disk encryption. This month, we noted that […]

Mobile security, Virus & Malware

The Persistent Threat of Android Malware

August 9, 2017

Via: TrendMicro Blog

In a world where mobile users flock to  Android or iOS devices, news of an emerging threat impacting either one of these platforms is certainly enough to garner attention. According to recent statistics, there were more than 2 billion active Android […]

Virus & Malware

Mitigating Enterprise based APTs

August 9, 2017

Via: InfoSecurity Live

Globally, dealing with Advanced Persistent Threats have become an integral part of every CISOs. Unlike conventional cyber threats, APTs are extremely complex to detect and mitigate. In this context, let’s take a look at some the rising challenges of APTs. […]

Mobile security, Virus & Malware

Android users: beware ‘Invisible Man’ malware disguised as Flash

August 3, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Android users have a new threat to worry about: keylogging malware that masquerades as a bogus Flash update and steals banking data. Needless to say, criminals in possession of your credentials will happily suck your bank accounts dry. SophosLabs detects […]