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Mobile security

Android Malware Developed in Kotlin Programming Language Found in Google Play

January 10, 2018

Via: Security Week

Security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a malicious application in Google Play that was developed using the Kotlin programming language. Detected as ANDROIDOS_BKOTKLIND.HRX, the malicious program was masquerading as Swift Cleaner, a utility designed to clean and optimize Android […]


Malware, Network security

Huawei Router Vulnerability Used to Spread Mirai Variant

December 27, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have identified a vulnerability in a Huawei home router model that is being exploited by an adversary to spread a variant of the Mirai malware called Okiku, also known as Satori. Researchers at Check Point published a report Thursday, […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Europol releases dramatic video of Romanians arrested for spreading CTB Locker and Cerber ransomware

December 21, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

As part of an extensive law enforcement operation called “Bakovia,” Romanian authorities on Wednesday arrested five individuals suspected of infecting tens of thousands of computers across Europe and the United States using the infamous Ransomware-as-a-Service model leveraging two of the […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

DHS Warns of Malware Targeting Industrial Safety Systems

December 20, 2017

Via: Security Week

The National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday published an analysis report on a piece of malware designed to target industrial safety systems. FireEye and Dragos reported last week that […]


Cyber-crime, Network security, Threats & Malware

Year in Review: How Did the Cyberthreat Landscape Change in 2017?

December 20, 2017

Via: Security Intelligence

The cyberthreat landscape has evolved over time, and 2017 saw an increase in attacks over the 90 million intrusions recorded in 2016. While threats such as ransomware are not new, this year saw a major paradigm shift in which malicious […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Word slams the door on DDEAUTO malware attacks

December 19, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Remember the DDEAUTO vulnerability? DDEAUTO, short for automatic dynamic data exchange, is a command you can put right inside the data of an Office file to get it to pull data out of another file. According to Microsoft’s official documentation, […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing, Security

Watch out – fake support scams are alive and well this Christmas

December 19, 2017

Via: Naked Security

A few years ago, fake support call scams were one of the most likely cybercrimes that would reach out and touch you at home. And, boy, how those guys used to reach out. Boiler rooms full scammers would make cold […]


Malware, Phishing, Threats & Malware

Exploits and fileless malware drive record new malware surge

December 19, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

McAfee released its McAfee Labs Threat Report: December 2017, examining the growth and trends of new malware, ransomware, and other threats in Q3 2017. McAfee Labs saw malware reach an all-time high of 57.6 million new samples – four new […]


Cyber-crime, Security, Threats & Malware

Week in review: Keylogger in HP laptops, ICS-tailored malware, new issue of (IN)SECURE

December 18, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles: Keylogger found in Synaptics driver on HP laptops For the second time this year, a security researcher unearthed a keylogger in a driver used on a number […]


Malware, Security, Threats & Malware

Expert found critical issues in Palo Alto PAN-OS Networks Security Platform

December 18, 2017

Via: Security Affairs

Last week, Palo Alto Networks released security updates for its PAN-OS security platform that address critical and high severity vulnerabilities that can be exploited by a remote and unauthenticated for remote code execution and command injection. The critical issue, tracked as CVE-2017-15944, […]