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Network security

New Malware Strain Targets Cryptocurrency Fans Who Use Macs

July 6, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

OSX.Dummy depends on substantial help from an unwary victim. A new strain of MacOS malware is targeting those who like to discuss their cryptocurrency investing in Slack or Discord groups. It depends on a certain level of naiveté on the […]


Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

MacOS Malware Targets Cryptocurrency Community on Slack, Discord

July 2, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Hackers using MacOS malware are targeting cryptocurrency investors that use both the Slack and Discord chat platforms. The malware, dubbed OSX.Dummy, uses an unsophisticated infection method, but those who are successfully attacked open their systems up to remote arbitrary code […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Hackers compromised Gentoo Linux GitHub Page and planted a malicious code

June 29, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

The development team of the Gentoo Linux distribution notifies users that hackers compromised one of the GitHub accounts and planted a malicious code. Developers of the Gentoo Linux distribution announced that hackers compromised one of the GitHub accounts used by […]


Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

How to Prepare for ‘WannaCry 2.0’

June 20, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

It seems inevitable that a more-powerful follow-up to last year’s malware attack will hit sooner or later. You’d better get prepared. More than a year after it first struck, WannaCry is still one of the most damaging cyberattacks to date. […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

Bypass Glitch Allows Malware to Masquerade as Legit Apple Files

June 13, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Masquerading as an official Apple system file sounds like a wonderful way for malware to worm its way onto Macs – and a recently discovered code-signing bypass flaw allows bad code to do just that. The way some developers have […]


Malware

InvisiMole Spyware is a powerful malware that went undetected for at least five years

June 11, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Malware researchers from ESET have spotted a new sophisticated piece of spyware, tracked as InvisiMole, used in targeted attacks in Russia and Ukraine in the last five years. Experts still haven’t attributed the malware to any threat actor, InvisiMole could […]


Wireless security

5 Tips for Protecting SOHO Routers Against the VPNFilter Malware

June 4, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

News of how the Russians are alleged to have infected more than 500,000 home routers worldwide via the VPNFilter malware broke last week, leaving home users and security managers scratching their heads about how to best to lock themselves down. […]


Malware, Virus & Malware

Nocturnal Stealer Lets Low-Skilled Cybercrooks Harvest Sensitive Info

June 1, 2018

Via: Threat Post

The Nocturnal Stealer malware has crept into the Dark Web like a thief in the night, offering criminals a lucrative payday for a small price — and little effort. It’s a commodity malware, debuting on an underground forum in March […]


Malware

North Korea-linked Andariel APT Group exploited an ActiveX Zero-Day in recent attacks

June 1, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

A North Korea-linked APT group tracked as Andariel Group, leveraged an ActiveX zero-day vulnerability in targeted attacks against South Korean entities. According to a report published by South Korean cyber-security firm AhnLab, the Andariel Group is a division of the […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Threats & Malware

DHS, FBI warn about malware tied to North Korean threat actor

May 30, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

US-CERT has released a new technical alert on malware used by Hidden Cobra, a threat actor whose activities they believe to be directed by the North Korean government. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation […]