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Hacker, Malware

Iranian Hackers Target Aerospace, Energy Companies

September 20, 2017

Via: Security Week

A cyber espionage group linked by security researchers to the Iranian government has been observed targeting aerospace and energy organizations in the United States, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. The threat actor, tracked by FireEye as APT33, is believed to […]


Malware, Phishing, Security

Office 365 Phishing attacks create a sustained insider nightmare for IT

September 20, 2017

Via: CSO Online

DERBYCON – Earlier this month, Salted Hash deconstructed a Phishing email that had bypassed company filters and made into the general inbox. The email focused on an outdated company subdivision, and was easily spotted as a scam. However, we’ve since […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Malware attacks leverage the Hangul Word Processor and PostScript to spread malware

September 18, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

It has happened again, attackers leveraged the Hangul Word Processor (HWP) word processing application to target users in South Korea. The application is very popular in South Korea and was exploited in several hacking campaigns against entities in the country. In the recent attacks, hackers use the […]


Malware, Mobile security

Premium SMS Malware ‘ExpensiveWall’ Infects Millions of Android Devices

September 15, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Google has ejected 50 apps from its Google Play store that were harboring mobile malware dubbed ExpensiveWall. The malware, which was downloaded between 1 million to 4.2 million times, sends fraudulent premium SMS messages for fake fee-based services without the […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

Downward Trend in Publicly Available Exploit Code? Don’t Ease Up on Patch Management Just Yet

September 14, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

The IBM X-Force Vulnerability Database (XFDB), which holds over 100,000 publicly disclosed vulnerabilities, is chock-full of insights concerning the cybersecurity threat landscape. Much of the data is publicly available directly on the IBM X-Force Exchange platform and can be accessed […]


Malware, Security

CodeFork hackers fooled many security solutions. How about yours?

September 7, 2017

Via: Radware Blog

As a result of Radware’s recent acquisition of Seculert, the startup that developed machine-learning algorithms that are capable of detecting and blocking zero-day malwares in cloud environments, Radware has expanded its research capabilities to include malware intelligence. For the past […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker

Dragonfly hackers gained operational access to European, US power companies

September 7, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

The Dragonfly hacking group is back – or should we say it probably never went away – and is still interested in penetrating the networks of European and US companies in the energy sector. Even worse, their efforts have been […]


Security, Threats & Malware

Who Is Marcus Hutchins?

September 6, 2017

Via: Krebs on Security

In early August 2017, FBI agents in Las Vegas arrested 23-year-old British security researcher Marcus Hutchins on suspicion of authoring and/or selling “Kronos,” a strain of malware designed to steal online banking credentials. Hutchins was virtually unknown to most in […]


Security, Threats & Malware

Week in review: Cyber threat hunting, Android DDoS botnet, drone bug bounty

September 5, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, podcasts and articles: New, custom ransomware delivered to orgs via extremely targeted emails Ransomware campaigns are usually wide-flung affairs: the attackers send out as many malicious emails as possible […]


Mobile security

Google removes 300 Android apps following DDoS attack

September 4, 2017

Via: We Live Security

Google has been forced to remove almost 300 apps from its Play Store after learning that apps were being hijacked for DDoS attacks, an attack that ESET warned its followers on social media about in early August. The botnet, named […]