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Category: Malware


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware attack hits Pitney Bowes, impacting company mail rooms around the world

October 16, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Global shipping and mailing service Pitney Bowes has fallen foul of a ransomware attack that has encrypted data on its computer systems and disrupted customer access to its online services. In a statement published on its website, Pitney Bowes advised […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware Is Still the Leading Online Threat in Europe, According to Europol

October 10, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The volume of ransomware attacks is declining, but law enforcement agencies are observing a more targeted approach from criminals seeking lucrative victims. The latest Europol report shows how companies became more exposed in 2018 and 2019. Europol (The European Union […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

eGobbler infects more than 1 billion ads in worldwide campaign

October 4, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The eGobbler malvertising threat actor has made a return, this time exploiting a WebKit vulnerability used primarily by iPhone’s Safari browser. Security researchers from Confiant estimate up to 1.16 billion impressions have been compromised since the start of the latest […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

New Reductor Malware Hijacks HTTPS Traffic

October 4, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have discovered a new malware strain, dubbed Reductor, that allows hackers to manipulate Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) traffic by tweaking a browser’s random numbers generator, used to ensure a private connection between the client and server. Once infected, […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

New Malware Campaign Targets US Petroleum Companies

October 2, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

An unknown threat actor is targeting companies in the US petroleum industry with a sophisticated data-stealing remote access Trojan (RAT) that previously had been used in attacks against retail and hospitality organizations. Netskope says it observed a recent spike in […]


Email security, Malware

Email is an open door for malicious actors looking to exploit businesses

October 1, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

There’s an alarming scale of risks businesses are up against in a time when email is proving an open door for cybercriminals and malicious actors looking to disrupt, exploit and destroy businesses, according to Wire. The report is developed in […]


Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

5G and IoT: How to Approach the Security Implications

September 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

When it comes to the next generation of mobile networks, 5G promises a more Internet of Things-friendly ecosystem with vast improvements over the current capabilities of 4G – however, its intersection with IoT will also raise the stakes on cybersecurity. […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

US Puts Sanctions on N.Korea Hacking Groups Behind Major Thefts

September 13, 2019

Via: Security Week

The Treasury said the three groups — dubbed Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel — were behind major thefts from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges, as well as the 2018 WannaCry hack that crippled Britain’s National Health Service. All three are […]


Malware, Virus & Malware

No Ransom Paid in Recent Attack, Texas Says

September 6, 2019

Via: Security Week

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) says it is not aware of any ransom being paid to recover systems affected by a recent ransomware attack. The incident took place on August 16, when more than 20 Texas local governments […]


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Ransomware gang demands $5.3 million from New Bedford; city restores from backup instead

September 5, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

A ransomware gang looking to get rich overnight went to the city of New Bedford with a demand of $5.3 million after infecting the municipality’s systems. The criminals refused a counter-offer that would make many hackers drool. And instead ended […]