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Category: Malware


Malware, Phishing

Should you block newly registered domains? Researchers say yes

August 23, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

7 out of 10 newly registered domains (NDRs) are either malicious, suspicious or not safe for work, say Palo Alto Networks researchers, and advise organizations to block access to them with URL filtering. “While this may be deemed a bit […]


Malware, Virus & Malware

Attackers Demand Millions in Texas Ransomware Incident

August 22, 2019

Via: Security Week

The cybercriminals behind the recent ransomware incident that impacted over 20 local governments in Texas are apparently demanding $2.5 million in exchange for access to encrypted data. The incident took place on August 16, when 23 towns in Texas revealed […]


Malware

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Hits 23 Texas Government Agencies

August 19, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Up to 23 Texas entities – the majority of which are local governments – were hit by a ransomware attack on Friday that Texas officials say is part of a targeted attack launched by a single threat actor. Details remain […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

AT&T workers bribed to install malware on company network and unlock iPhones

August 8, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The US government has extradited 34-year-old Muhammad Fahd from Hong Kong and charged him for his part in a criminal scheme that is said to have cost AT&T millions of dollars. Fahd, a citizen of Pakistan, is alleged to have […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

DHS warns of potential cyber scams tied to El Paso, Dayton shootings

August 7, 2019

Via: The Hill

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday warned internet users to watch out for potential “malicious cyber activity” that seeks to take advantage of the shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Specifically, DHS’s Cybersecurity […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Beware of GermanWiper – the ransomware that is not ransomware

August 6, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

A piece of wiper malware is making the rounds erasing people’s important files, with its authors demanding a modest ransom to restore the data. However, the ransomware campaign is a lie, and the operators have no intention of decrypting the […]


Malware

Houston County Schools in Alabama delayed the school year’s opening due to a malware attack

August 5, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

It has happened again, for the second time in a few days, Houston County Schools in Alabama delayed the school year’s opening due to a malware attack. The long wave of malware attacks against US schools continues, for the second […]


Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Rare Steganography Hack Can Compromise Fully Patched Websites

July 29, 2019

Via: Threat Post

An unusual steganographic technique that an attacker can use to implant a malicious webshell on unsuspecting websites has been spotted in Latin America. According to research from Trustwave shared exclusively with Threatpost, a forensic investigation showed that an adversary is […]


Malware

Sonicwall warns of a spike in the number of attacks involving encrypted malware and IoT malware

July 29, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

In 2018, global malware volume recorded by SonicWall hit a record-breaking 10.52 billion attacks. The situation is better in the first half of 2019, when SonicWall recorded 4.8 billion attacks, a 20% drop compared to the same time period last […]


Malware

Cyberthreats targeting municipalities are on the rise

July 23, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Through the first half of 2019, a growing number of municipalities across the US were hit with crippling ransomware attacks, while several large companies disclosed data breaches that exposed more than 625 million records. A new AppRiver report also highlighted […]