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Cyber-crime, Malware

Judges convict crook of operating Scan4You Counter Antivirus Service

May 21, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Crook faces up to 35 years in prison for operating the popular Scan4You counter anti-virus (CAV) website that helped malware authors to test the evasion capabilities of their codes. Scan4You is a familiar service for malware developers that used it […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

Malicious PDF Leads to Discovery of Adobe Reader, Windows Zero-Days

May 16, 2018

Via: Security Week

Researchers at ESET recently came across a malicious PDF file set up to exploit two zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Adobe Reader and Microsoft Windows. The malicious document leverages a privilege escalation flaw in Windows (CVE-2018-8120) and a remote code execution vulnerability […]


Malware

Proofpoint Sounds Warning on Vega Stealer Targeted Data Theft Campaign

May 14, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Marketing, PR, and advertising firms are among those being targeted. A low-volume data-stealing campaign with the potential to get much bigger has begun targeting retail and manufacturing companies and also a select list of marketing, advertising, and public relations firms. […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

Gandcrab Ransomware Exploits Website Vulnerabilities

May 14, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Researchers find campaigns distributing Gandcrab by hosting malware on legitimate websites with poor security measures. Cryptominers may have stolen the spotlight as cybercrime’s hottest new trend, but it doesn’t mean we can stop paying attention to ransomware. Researchers at Cisco […]


Malware

New Facebook-Spread Malware Triggers Credential Theft, Cryptomining

May 11, 2018

Via: Threat Post

A new malware campaign rapidly spreading via Facebook is infecting victims’ systems to steal their social media credentials and download cryptomining code. The malware, dubbed Nigelthorn by the Radware researchers who first discovered it, is being propagated via socially engineered […]


Malware

Secrets of the Wiper: Inside the World’s Most Destructive Malware

May 10, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Shamoon, Black Energy, Destover, ExPetr/Not Petya and Olympic Destroyer: All of these wiper malwares, and others like them, have a singular purpose of destroying systems and/or data, usually causing great financial and reputational damage to victim companies. However, the threat […]


Malware

FBI: Cyber-Fraud Losses Rise to Reach $1.4B

May 9, 2018

Via: Threat Post

About 301,580 consumers reported cyber-fraud and malware attacks to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) last year – with reported losses exceeding a whopping $1.4 billion. The year’s haul of reports brings the overall total of complaints since the […]


Malware

Variant of SynAck Malware Adopts Doppelgänging Technique

May 8, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have identified a new variant of the SynAck ransomware that is now using the newly identified Process Doppelgänging to slip past antivirus programs. Researchers said this is the first ransomware seen in the wild to employ the approach. Both […]


Application security

Tens of Thousands of Malicious Apps Using Facebook APIs

May 2, 2018

Via: Threat Post

At least 25,936 malicious apps are currently using one of Facebook’s APIs, such as a login API or messaging API. These allow apps to access a range of information from Facebook profiles, like name, location and email address. Trustlook discovered […]


Malware, Network security

Threat Actors Turn to Blockchain Infrastructure to Host & Hide Malicious Activity

April 24, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

.bit domains are increasingly being used to hide payloads, stolen data, and command and control servers, FireEye says. In a troubling trend for enterprises and law enforcement, threat actors are ramping up their use of blockchain domains to hide malicious […]