Category: Malware

Cyber-crime, Malware

Disruptions at Pan-American Life Likely Caused by Ransomware Attack

March 8, 2021

Via: Security Week

New Orleans-based PALIG provides life, accident and health insurance services across the Americas. The group has more than 20 member companies and employs roughly 2,000 people worldwide. The official website of PALIG ( currently only displays some contact information and […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Attacker Expands Use of Malicious SEO Techniques to Distribute Malware

March 2, 2021

Via: Dark Reading

An innovative method that the operators of the REvil ransomware strain and the Gootkit banking Trojan have been using for years to distribute their malware is now being used to deliver other malware as well, including the Kronos Trojan and […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Malware Gangs Partner Up in Double-Punch Security Threat

February 26, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Cybergangs are joining forces under the guise of affiliate groups and “as-a-service” models, warns Maya Horowitz, the director of threat intelligence research with Check Point Research. She said the trend is driving a new and thriving cybercriminal underground economy. Several […]

Cyber-crime, Data loss, Malware, Threats & Malware

Airplane manufacturer Bombardier has disclosed a security breach, data leaked online

February 24, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Hackers exploited vulnerabilities in Accellion FTA file-sharing legacy servers to steal data from the airplane maker Bombardier and leak data on the site operated by the Clop ransomware gang. The wave of attacks exploiting multiple zero-day vulnerabilities in the Accellion […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

France to Boost Cyberdefense After Hospital Malware Attacks

February 18, 2021

Via: Security Week

The attacks at the hospitals in Dax and Villefranche-sur-Saone prompted the transfer of some patients to other facilities as the French health care system is under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic. Macron discussed the attacks with officials and workers from […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

Hackers Use Android Emulator to Spread Malware

February 3, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

A cyberespionage campaign is targeting game developers in Asia using an infected Android emulator app as part of a supply chain attack, a report issued this week by security firm ESET finds. ESET notes the campaign has been ongoing since […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

New Cryptojacking Malware Targeting Apache, Oracle, Redis Servers

February 1, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A financially-motivated threat actor notorious for its cryptojacking attacks has leveraged a revised version of their malware to target cloud infrastructures using vulnerabilities in web server technologies, according to new research. Deployed by the China-based cybercrime group Rocke, the Pro-Ocean […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Sprite Spider emerging as one of the most destructive ransomware threat actors

February 1, 2021

Via: CSO Online

At the recent SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit, two CrowdStrike cybersecurity leads, Senior Security Researcher Sergei Frankoff and Senior Intelligence Analyst Eric Loui, offered details on an emerging major ransomware actor they call Sprite Spider. Like many other ransomware attackers, […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

LogoKit, a new phishing kit that dynamically creates phishing forms

January 28, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from RiskIQ discovered a new phishing kit that outstands for its ability to dynamically create phishing messages to target specific users. LogoKit has a modular structure that makes it easy to implement a phishing-as-as-Service model. This toolkit, unlike other […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware: Should Governments Hack Cybercrime Cartels?

January 27, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

Crime doesn’t pay – except perhaps when it comes to ransomware, which continues to fuel a massive surge in illicit proceeds. With such profits appearing to be at an all-time high, clearly something needs to be done to blunt ransomware-wielding […]