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Category: Malware


Cyber-crime, Malware

GOP criticizes Pelosi for sidelining election security for impeachment

December 3, 2019

Via: The Hill

House Republicans are criticizing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for “sidelining” election security for impeachment. In a letter to Pelosi, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), the top Republican on the House Administration Committee, and Reps. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Dutch National Cyber Security Centre warns ransomware infected thousands of businesses

November 29, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

A confidential report published by the Dutch National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) revealed that at least 1,800 companies are affected by three strains of ransomware across the world. According to the report, the three ransomware LockerGoga, MegaCortex, and Ryuk) involved […]


Malware

Great Plains center hit by ransomware attack

November 29, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

A few days ago the Great Plains center was hit by a ransomware attack that forced its staff to pen and paper. The Great Plains Health medical center was the victim of a ransomware attack, early this week, the malware […]


Malware, Phishing

Managing the Human Security Factor in the Age of Ransomware

November 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Security analysts have determined that cybercrime cost the global economy $1.5 trillion in 2018. Ransomware, in particular, is estimated to grow by as much as 350 percent over the next year. And while the ransom for a generic ransomware attack […]


Malware

Dexphot Malware Hijacked 80K+ Devices to Mine Cryptocurrency

November 27, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft is warning of malware, Dexphot, that has infected more than 80,000 machines, sucking up their CPU power in order to mine cryptocurrency. Researchers first discovered Dexphot in October 2018 and saw its activity peak during July. They said that […]


Malware

NYPD Fingerprint Database Taken Offline to Thwart Ransomware

November 26, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The New York Police Department’s database of fingerprints was knocked offline over the weekend thanks to a ransomware scare, according to reports. The malware was introduced to the network via a contractor who was installing a digital display, according to […]


Malware

Cyber threats continue to evolve, but security teams remain confident

November 22, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Coming off of a year of major data breaches making headline news, it’s easy to draw the conclusion that security teams are losing the cybersecurity battle, a DomainTools survey reveals. Security teams remain confident Security pros are reporting real progress […]


Malware, Spam, Threats & Malware

Fake Windows Update Delivers Cyborg Ransomware

November 20, 2019

Via: Security Week

A fake Windows Update spam campaign has been dropping the Cyborg ransomware. The mail delivery mechanism claims to come from Microsoft. It directs the potential victim to an attachment described as the ‘latest critical update’. “The fake update attachment,” writes […]


Malware

Threat Actor Impersonates USPS to Deliver Backdoor Malware

November 14, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A new threat actor has been found impersonating the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and other government agencies to deliver and install backdoor malware to various organizations in Germany, Italy and the United States, according to new research. The campaigns, which […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

Magento Warns E-Commerce Sites to Upgrade ASAP to Prevent Attacks

November 13, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The popular e-commerce platform Magento is urging web administrators to install its latest security update in order to defend against malicious attacks in the wild that could exploit a critical remote code-execution vulnerability. While the company didn’t specify what kinds […]