Category: Malware

Cloud security, Malware

Cryptomining Malware Uninstalls Cloud Security Products

January 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers say they have discovered a unique malware family capable of gaining admin rights on targeted systems by uninstalling cloud-security products. Instances of the malicious activity are tied to coin-mining malware targeting Linux servers. Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42, which […]

Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Criminals wielding Ryuk ransomware specialize in targeting enterprises

January 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

A cybercriminal group dubbed Grim Spider has been using the Ryuk ransomware to exclusively target enterprises and has managed to amass over 705 Bitcoins (around $3.7 million) from the victims in less than six months. CrowdStrike and FireEye researchers have […]

Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

Yet Another Bypass: Is 2FA Broken? Authentication Experts Weigh In

January 14, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A penetration testing tool published by Polish security researcher Piotr Duszyński can bypass login protections for accounts protected by two-factor authentication (2FA). In his write-up on the tool, (which is dubbed Modlishka, meaning “mantis” in English), he asked, “is 2FA […]

Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Malvertising Campaign Delivers Double Whammy of Ransomware and Info-Stealing

January 9, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The whole attack takes place in under a minute. A multi-payload and ongoing malvertising campaign is distributing a newly discovered info-stealer as well as the GandCrab ransomware. The info-stealer is named Vidar, after the Norse god Víðarr, who was the […]

Malware, Phishing, Vulnerabilities

IBM X-Force Security Predictions for the 2019 Cybercrime Threat Landscape

December 20, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Taking a look back at 2018, it amazes me that the cybercrime threat landscape continues to top itself year after year. Over the past year, we’ve seen historic breaches, the discovery of large-scale vulnerabilities, the emergence of the trust economy […]

Malware, Virus & Malware

Cryptocurrency craze drives coinmining malware surge

December 19, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

The cryptocurrency craze of 2018 helped drive a 1,500 percent increase in coinmining malware when compared to 2017, according to eSentire. Coinmining malware mines cryptocurrency (typically Monero) directly on infected endpoint devices (CoinMiner) or in web browsers (Coinhive) when a […]

Hacker, Malware

Hacking democracy efforts continue with upticks in malware deployments

December 13, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Comodo Cybersecurity released its Global Threat Report 2018 Q3, offering insights from Comodo Threat Research Lab experts into key cyberthreat trends and the impact of malware on elections and other geopolitical events. Hacking democracy and malware in conflict zones The […]


6.8% of the top 100,000 websites still accept old, insecure SSL versions

December 12, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Mac-based malware has appeared on the list of the top ten most common types of malware for the first time in WatchGuard’s quarterly Internet security report. The Mac scareware appeared in sixth place in WatchGuard’s latest Q3 2018 report and […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

DHS and FBI published a joint alert on SamSam Ransomware

December 6, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI published a joint alert on the activity associated with the infamous SamSam ransomware. The SamSam hackers extorted over 200 organizations, including public institutions, municipalities, and hospitals, they have caused over […]

Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

‘Tis the Season for Spreading Ad Malware

December 3, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, consumer scams are likely to continue surging through the coming month. Malicious actors know that online retail spikes during the holiday season, so they increase their efforts to spread ad malware […]