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Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Houthi rebels are operating their own GuardZoo spyware

July 9, 2024

Via: The Register

When it comes to surveillance malware, sophisticated spyware with complex capabilities tends to hog the limelight – for example NSO Group’s Pegasus, which is sold to established governments. But it’s actually less polished kit that you’ve never heard of, like […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Korean telco allegedly infected its P2P users with malware

June 27, 2024

Via: The Register

A South Korean media outlet has alleged that local telco KT deliberately infected some customers with malware due to their excessive use of peer-to-peer (P2P) downloading tools. The number of infected users of “web hard drives” – the South Korean […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

New Rust-based malware targets Microsoft Windows, abuses Powershell, and steals sensitive info

June 20, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Security pros are warning of a new infostealer being distributed using different methods across the internet. Fickle Stealer does the usual tactics – steals sensitive files, system information, files stored in the browser, cryptocurrency wallet information, and more – but […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Mystery miscreant remotely bricked 600,000 SOHO routers with malicious firmware update

May 31, 2024

Via: The Register

Unknown miscreants broke into more than 600,000 routers belonging to a single ISP late last year and deployed malware on the devices before totally disabling them, according to security researchers. The cyber attack, which wasn’t reported at the time, took […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

North Korean Hackers Hijack Antivirus Updates for Malware Delivery

April 25, 2024

Via: Security Week

As part of the malware operation, referred to as GuptiMiner, the threat actor exploited a vulnerability in the eScan antivirus update mechanism and performed a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack to replace the legitimate update package with a malicious one. eScan is […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Dangerous ICS Malware Targets Orgs in Russia and Ukraine

April 17, 2024

Via: Dark Reading

Two dangerous malware tools targeted at industrial control systems (ICS) and operating technology (OT) environments in Europe are the latest manifestations of the cyber fallout from the war in Ukraine. One of the tools, dubbed “Kapeka,” appears linked to Sandworm, […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Ukrainian Blackjack group used ICS malware Fuxnet against Russian targets

April 15, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Industrial and enterprise IoT cybersecurity firm Claroty reported that the Ukrainian Blackjack hacking group claims to have damaged emergency detection and response capabilities in Moscow and beyond the Russian capital using a destructive ICS malware dubbed Fuxnet. The Blackjack group […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

TA547 targets German organizations with Rhadamanthys malware

April 12, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Proofpoint researchers observed a threat actor, tracked as TA547, targeting German organizations with an email campaign delivering the Rhadamanthys malware. TA547 is a financially motivated threat actor that has been active since at least November 2017, it was observed conducting […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft fixed two zero-day bugs exploited in malware attacks

April 11, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Microsoft Patches Tuesday security updates for April 2024 addressed 147 vulnerabilities in multiple products. This is the highest number of fixed issues from Microsoft this year and the largest since at least 2017. The issues impact Microsoft Windows and Windows […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Solar Spider Spins Up New Malware to Entrap Saudi Arabian Financial Firms

April 8, 2024

Via: Dark Reading

The sophisticated threat group behind a complex JavaScript remote access Trojan (RAT) known as JSOutProx has released a new version of the malware to target organizations in the Middle East. Cybersecurity services firm Resecurity analyzed technical details of multiple incidents […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Detecting Windows-based Malware Through Better Visibility

April 1, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

Despite a plethora of available security solutions, more and more organizations fall victim to Ransomware and other threats. These continued threats aren’t just an inconvenience that hurt businesses and end users – they damage the economy, endanger lives, destroy businesses […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Info stealer attacks target macOS users

April 1, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Jamf Threat Labs researchers analyzed info stealer malware attacks targeting macOS users via malicious ads and rogue websites. One of the attacks spotted by the researchers relied on sponsored ads proposed to the users while searching for “Arc Browser” on […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Malware stands out as the fastest-growing threat of 2024

March 21, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

93% of IT professionals believe security threats are increasing in volume or severity, a significant rise from 47% last year, according to Thales. The number of enterprises experiencing ransomware attacks surged by over 27% in the past year. Despite this […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Threat actors actively exploit JetBrains TeamCity flaws to deliver malware

March 20, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Trend Micro researchers are exploiting the recently disclosed vulnerabilities CVE-2024-27198 (CVSS score: 9.8) and CVE-2024-27199 (CVSS score 7.3) security flaws in JetBrains TeamCity to deploy multiple malware families and gain administrative control over impacted systems. In early March, Rapid7 researchers […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ande Loader Malware Targets Manufacturing Sector in North America

March 14, 2024

Via: The Hacker News

The threat actor known as Blind Eagle has been observed using a loader malware called Ande Loader to deliver remote access trojans (RATs) like Remcos RAT and NjRAT. The attacks, which take the form of phishing emails, targeted Spanish-speaking users […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Keyloggers, spyware, and stealers dominate SMB malware detections

March 13, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

In 2023, 50% of malware detections for SMBs were keyloggers, spyware and stealers, malware that attackers use to steal data and credentials, according to Sophos. Attackers subsequently use this stolen information to gain unauthorized remote access, extort victims, deploy ransomware, […]


Email security, Security

Unmasking 2024’s Email Security Landscape

February 28, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

In the ever-shifting digital arena, staying ahead of evolving threat trends is paramount for organizations aiming to safeguard their assets. Amidst this dynamic landscape, email stands as a primary battleground for cyber defense. VIPRE Security Group’s latest report, “Email Security […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

LockBit leaks expose nearly 200 affiliates and bespoke data-stealing malware

February 21, 2024

Via: The Register

The latest revelation from law enforcement authorities in relation to this week’s LockBit leaks is that the ransomware group had registered nearly 200 “affiliates” over the past two years. Affiliates are those people who buy into the gang’s ransomware-as-a-service model, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Zeus, IcedID malware kingpin faces 40 years in slammer

February 16, 2024

Via: The Register

A Ukrainian cybercrime kingpin who ran some of the most pervasive malware operations faces 40 years in prison after spending nearly a decade on the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted List. Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov, 37, pleaded guilty this week in the […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Miscreants turn to ad tech to measure malware metrics

February 15, 2024

Via: The Register

Cyber baddies have turned to ad networks to measure malware deployment and to avoid detection, according to HP Wolf Security. The security group’s Q4 2024 Threat Insights Report finds criminals have adopted ad tech tools to make their social engineering […]