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Category: Malware


Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Attackers Use SMS Phishing to Steal Credentials and Install Emotet Malware

February 24, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Researchers have discovered a new SMS phishing campaign targeting mobile numbers in the United States aiming to steal online banking credentials and install the Emotet malware wherever possible. SMS phishing campaigns, also known as smishing, follows a straightforward recipe. Victims […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

Haken Malware Family Infests Google Play Store

February 21, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have caught eight malicious Android apps in the official Google Play app store marketplace distributing a new malware family. The “Haken” malware exfiltrates sensitive data from victims and covertly signs them up for expensive premium subscription services. The eight […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Recent ransomware attacks define the malware’s new age

February 20, 2020

Via: CSO Online

History of ransomware Ransomware, a type of malware that holds data for ransom, has been around for years. In 1991, a biologist spread PC Cyborg, the first ransomware, by sending floppy disks via surface mail to other AIDS researchers, for […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Council returns to using pen and paper after cyberattack

February 18, 2020

Via: Naked Security

Ten days after a suspected ransomware attack, residents of the English borough of Redcar and Cleveland must be starting to wonder when their Council’s IT systems will return. The first public sign of trouble appeared on the morning of Saturday, […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Banking Trojans and Ransomware — A Treacherous Matrimony Bound to Get Worse

February 18, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

The financial malware arena became a mainstream issue a little over a decade ago with the rise of malware like the Zeus Trojan, which at the time was the first commercial banking Trojan available to the cybercrime world. We have […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

Google Play Protect prevented 1.9 billion malware installs from Third-party stores in 2019

February 13, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

In May 2017, Google introduced a security defense system called Google Play Protect to protect the devices running its mobile OS. Google aims at monitoring the behavior of the apps and the detection of the malicious ones once they have […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Echobot Malware Drives Significant Increase in OT Attacks

February 11, 2020

Via: Security Week

IBM’s 2020 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index summarizes the most prominent threats observed by the company’s researchers last year, including OT threats. Based on data derived from network event logs, IBM saw an increase of over 2000 percent in attacks targeting […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

More targeted, sophisticated and costly: Why ransomware might be your biggest threat

February 10, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Ransomware attacks have matured over the years, adopting more stealthy and sophisticated techniques, while at the same time fixing many of the implementation errors that earlier iterations had. Moreover, some attacks are now gaining a new data leak component, which […]


Malware, Threats & Malware

Australian Shipping Giant Toll Hit by Ransomware

February 4, 2020

Via: Security Week

Owned by Japan Post, Toll has over 40,000 employees and claims to have a global logistics network that spans across 1,200 locations in more than 50 countries. The company said it discovered a piece of ransomware on its systems on […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Emotet Operators Are Using Wuhan Virus Info to Spread Malware

February 3, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Emotet operators are looking to pray on people’s fears to spread malware through malicious emails. In this case, they are using the real health crisis of the coronavirus outbreak in China. Using people’s fears to spread malware is not new, […]