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Category: Malware


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware attacks see huge year-on-year rise

November 14, 2018

Via: TechRadar

Malware and ransomware are both on the rise according to new global figures from the security firm SonicWall. The cybersecurity company detected a 44 per cent increase in the amount of malware infecting users’ machines between January and October of […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Network security

Magecart Cybercrime Groups Harvest Payment Card Data

November 13, 2018

Via: DataBreach Today

Over the past year, there’s been a surge in attackers implanting code on websites that has allowed them to steal payment card data from British Airways, Newegg, Ticketmaster and others, all tied to what security researchers call Magecart. But who […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware is the most significant cyber threat to SMBs

November 13, 2018

Via: TechRadar

Ransomware continues to be the leading cyberattack method experienced by small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) according to new research from Datto Inc. The firm surveyed 2,400 managed service providers (MSPs) that support the IT needs of nearly half a million SMBs […]


Malware

USB threat vector trends and implications for industrial operators

November 2, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

In an attempt to make industrial control systems less accessible to attackers, industrial players are limiting network access and increasingly using USB media devices to transfer patches, updates and files to those systems. But that choice is not devoid of […]


Application security, Malware, Mobile security

How to Secure Mobile Messaging in Your Enterprise

October 29, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Two decades ago, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) changed the way we communicate. It was more private than a phone conversation — which was especially great if you worked in a cubicle — and the real-time nature of the conversations was […]


Malware

Chalubo, a new IoT botnet emerges in the threat landscape

October 24, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts from Sophos Labs have spotted a new piece of IoT malware tracked as Chalubo that is attempting to recruit devices into a botnet used to launch DDoS attacks. Security experts from Sophos Labs have spotted a new piece […]


Cloud security, Malware

Keeping your cloud malware-free: What you need to know

October 8, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

This year we’ve seen massive malware attacks spanning from nation-state campaigns originating in North Korea and Russia to popular restaurants and everything in between. Each new incident serves as a grim reminder to business leaders that hackers will not relent. […]


Malware, Network security

VPNFilter Evolving to Be a More Dangerous Threat

September 27, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

VPNFilter malware is adding capabilities to become a more fully-featured tool for threat actors. Malware writers are finding greater efficiencies by reusing older code families. That explains why VPNFilter — the attack that caused the FBI to recommend that everyone […]


Malware

USB threats from malware to miners

September 25, 2018

Via: Securelist

In 2016, researchers from the University of Illinois left 297 unlabelled USB flash drives around the university campus to see what would happen. 98% of the dropped drives were picked up by staff and students, and at least half were […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

Osiris Banking Trojan Displays Modern Malware Innovation

September 13, 2018

Via: Threat Post

Osiris’ fundamental makeup positions it in the fore of malware trends, despite being based on old source code that’s been knocking around for years. After staying dormant for few years, the Kronos banking trojan resurfaced in July in a form […]