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Category: Malware


Malware, Virus & Malware

U.S. Planted Powerful Malware in Russia’s Power Grid: Report

June 17, 2019

Via: Security Week

The New York Times reported over the weekend that the United States planted potentially destructive malware in Russia’s electric power grid, but President Donald Trump has denied the claims. The newspaper has learned from current and former government officials that […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

New Echobot Botnet targets Oracle, VMware Apps and includes 26 Exploits

June 17, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Recently a new botnet, tracked Echobot, appeared in the threat landscape its operators are adding new exploits to infect a broad range of systems, including IoT devices, enterprise apps Oracle WebLogic and VMware SD-Wan. The Echobot botnet was first detected […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Malware Can Be Hidden in DICOM Medical Imaging Files, DHS Warns

June 12, 2019

Via: Security Week

An alert issued by the DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) on the ICS-CERT website is based on a blog post published in mid-April by Cylera, a company that provides cybersecurity and intelligence solutions for healthcare organizations. Cylera’s […]


Cyber-crime, Email security, Malware, Security, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Warns of Email Attacks Executing Code Using an Old Bug

June 11, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft is warning of a fresh email campaign that distributes malicious RTF files boobytrapped with an exploit dating back to a 2017 vulnerability, CVE-2017-11882. The exploit allows attackers to automatically run malicious code without requiring user interaction. “The CVE-2017-11882 vulnerability […]


Malware, Phishing

Criminals are selling hacking services targeting world’s biggest companies

June 7, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

A new study – undertaken by Dr. Mike McGuire, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Surrey, and underwritten by Bromium – provides details of first-hand intelligence gathered from covert discussions with dark net vendors, alongside analysis by a […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Network security

Unclassified data creates security blind spots for most companies

June 5, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Global businesses continue to house ‘dark data’ within their organizations, creating a honeypot for cybercriminals, finds research from Veritas Technologies. The Value of Data study, conducted by Vanson Bourne for Veritas, surveyed 1,500 IT decision makers and data managers across […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Malware

Cyber weapons readily available to criminals, researchers warn

May 29, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

China-based cyber attackers have breached more than 50,000 servers belonging to companies in the healthcare, telecommunications, media and IT sectors using sophisticated attack tools, security researchers warn. The machines were compromised as part of a cyber attack campaign targeting Windows […]


Malware, Phishing

HawkEye Malware Operators Renew Attacks on Business Users

May 27, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

IBM X-Force researchers report an increase in HawkEye v9 keylogger infection campaigns targeting businesses around the world. In campaigns observed by X-Force in April and May 2019, the HawkEye malware focused on targeting business users, aiming to infect them with […]


Malware

Soaring Cryptocurrency Prices Draw Malicious New Onslaught of Apps, Malware

May 24, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The price of Bitcoin is steadily surging in May and hackers are looking to cash in on the uptick with fake cryptocurrency apps, malware and other related scams. In May 2019, Bitcoin prices climbed to their highest points this year, […]


Malware, Spam, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Attack Combines Phishing, Steganography, PowerShell to Deliver Malware

May 22, 2019

Via: Security Week

Researchers have discovered a malware campaign targeting Japan and combining phishing, steganography, PowerShell, and the URLZone and Ursnif malwares. The basic process described in a new report from Cybereason is a malspam campaign with a weaponized Excel document containing a […]