Tag: Malware


Oracle Issues Emergency Patches for ‘JoltandBleed’ Vulnerabilities

November 17, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Oracle pushed out an emergency update for vulnerabilities affecting several of its products that rely on its proprietary Jolt protocol. The bugs were discovered by researchers at ERPScan who named the series of five vulnerabilities JoltandBleed. The vulnerabilities are severe, […]

Application security

Stealthy Android Malware Found in Google Play

November 16, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Eight apps found infected with a new Trojan family that ups the ante in obfuscation with four payload stages. A sneaky new Android Trojan family employs four payload stages in its attack rather than the more typical two stages, researchers […]

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, Phishing

Poisoned Search Results Deliver Banking Malware

November 6, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Cybercriminals are using novel approaches to poison Google search results in the hope of infecting users with a banking Trojan called Zeus Panda, researchers at Cisco said. Attackers behind the Google poisoning attempts are targeting primarily keyword searches related to […]

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 […]


Bad Rabbit Linked to ExPetr/Not Petya Attacks

October 26, 2017

Via: Threat Post

A link has been confirmed between the Bad Rabbit ransomware outbreak detected yesterday in major organizations in Russia and Ukraine and this summer’s ExPetr/Not Petya attacks. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said there are “clear ties” between the two attacks though […]


Latest Sofacy Campaign Targeting Security Researchers

October 24, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Sofacy, the Russian-speaking APT group connected to interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has been targeting researchers, admins and others interested in cybersecurity. Cisco’s security research arm Talos published a report on Sunday describing a campaign linked to Sofacy, […]

Malware, Vulnerabilities

DHS Alert on Dragonfly APT Contains IOCs, Rules Likely to Trigger False Positives

October 24, 2017

Via: Threat Post

A joint Technical Alert, TA17–293A, released over the weekend by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security describing the activities of a Russian APT may contain signatures and rules likely to trigger false positives in some security systems. The alert, […]

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 […]