Category: Malware

Cyber-crime, Malware

Hackers Use Cloud Services to Distribute Nanocore, Netwire, and AsyncRAT Malware

January 12, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Threat actors are actively incorporating public cloud services from Amazon and Microsoft into their malicious campaigns to deliver commodity remote access trojans (RATs) such as Nanocore, Netwire, and AsyncRAT to siphon sensitive information from compromised systems. The spear-phishing attacks, which […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Thousands of School Websites Go Offline Due to Ransomware Attack on Finalsite

January 7, 2022

Via: Security Week

On its website, Finalsite claims that 8,000 schools across 110 countries use its services, and it launches 300 new websites every year. Finalsite informed customers on its status page on January 4 that it had been investigating an outage, and […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Researchers Uncover Hacker Group Behind Organized Financial-Theft Operation

January 5, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers have taken the wraps of an organized financial-theft operation undertaken by a discreet actor to target transaction processing systems and siphon funds from entities primarily located in Latin America for at least four years. The malicious hacking group […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Hackers Target Real Estate Websites with Skimmer in Latest Supply Chain Attack

January 4, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Threat actors leveraged a cloud video hosting service to carry out a supply chain attack on more than 100 real estate websites operated by Sotheby’s Realty that involved injecting malicious skimmers to steal sensitive personal information. “The attacker injected the […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Everything You Need To Know About Ransomware Attacks and Gangs In 2022

January 3, 2022

Via: Security Intelligence

Ransomware is a lucrative business for criminals. It is paying off, and it is working. According to a recent Trend Micro report, a staggering 84% of US organizations experienced either a phishing or ransomware attack in the last year. The […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Beware of Fake Telegram Messenger App Hacking PCs with Purple Fox Malware

January 3, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Trojanized installers of the Telegram messaging application are being used to distribute the Windows-based Purple Fox backdoor on compromised systems. That’s according to new research published by Minerva Labs, describing the attack as different from intrusions that typically take advantage […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Pirated Downloads Contain Crypto-Mining Malware

December 27, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Peter Parker might not be a mastermind cryptocurrency criminal, but the name Spiderman is quickly becoming more associated with the mining landscape. ReasonLabs, a leading provider of cybersecurity prevention and detection software, recently discovered a new form of malware hacking […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Attackers bypass Microsoft patch to deliver Formbook malware

December 22, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Sophos Labs researchers have detected the use of a novel exploit able to bypass a patch for a critical vulnerability (CVE-2021-40444) affecting the Microsoft Office file format. The attackers took a publicly available proof-of-concept Office exploit and weaponized it to […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Why is trust in legacy vendors on shaky ground?

December 13, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

A Vanson Bourne survey report highlights ransomware payout demands and extortion fees are massively increasing, while trust in legacy IT vendors has dipped and organizations are in fact getting slower at detecting cybersecurity incidents. “The survey presents an alarming picture […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

SolarWinds Attackers Spotted Using New Tactics, Malware

December 7, 2021

Via: Threat Post

One year after the notorious and far-reaching SolarWinds supply-chain attacks, its orchestrators are on the offensive again. Researchers said they’ve seen the threat group – which Microsoft refers to as “Nobelium” and which is linked to Russia’s spy agency – […]