Category: Virus & Malware

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Malware attacks abusing machine identities grew 8x over the last 10 years

August 6, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Commodity malware campaigns utilizing machine identities are increasing rapidly, according to threat analysis from Venafi. For example, malware attacks using machine identities doubled from 2018 to 2019, including high-profile campaigns such as: TrickBot, Skidmap, Kerberods and CryptoSink. Researchers gathered data […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Second wave of Covid-19 cyber attacks locked in

August 5, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

A further increase in cyber attacks exploiting the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is highly likely in the near future, especially if there is substantial progress towards a vaccine, according to Interpol. The organisation said that should a vaccine become available, it […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

6 Ransomware Trends You Should Watch for in 2020

August 4, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

A ransomware infection can have a significant financial impact on an organization. American digital security and data backup firm Datto found that ransomware is costing businesses more than $75 billion a year. Part of that financial impact results from downtime […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

North Korean Hackers Operate VHD Ransomware, Kaspersky Says

July 29, 2020

Via: Security Week

Active for more than a decade and believed to be operating on behalf of the North Korean government, Lazarus has been associated with various financially-motivated attacks, such as those targeting cryptocurrency exchanges. Several malware families have been attributed to Lazarus […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

FBI Alert Warns of Increase in Disruptive DDoS Attacks

July 23, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

The FBI is warning of an increase in distributed denial-of-service attacks using amplification techniques that are targeting U.S. organizations. The bureau notes that it’s seen an uptick in attack attempts since February. The FBI’s Cyber Division sent a “private industry […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Emotet Resumes Activity After Five Months of Silence

July 21, 2020

Via: Security Week

Active for over half a decade, Emotet has evolved from a banking Trojan to information stealer and malware downloader, and has been rather quiet for the past year or so. In September 2019, following a four-month vacation, Emotet recommenced activity […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Solar power shines light on security for the renewable energy industry

July 2, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Cyberattacks on energy companies are becoming more common. State-sponsored groups such as Hexane or DragonFly target them routinely to sabotage operations and steal intellectual property (IP) while criminal groups try to extort money with the ransomware attacks like the one […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

University of California San Francisco Pays $1 Million to Ransomware Operators after June 1 Attack

June 29, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

NetWalker ransomware operators have persuaded the University of California San Francisco to pay over $1 million in an extortion scheme using data-encrypting malware. The attack, UCSF officials say, didn’t even target the institution. UCSF’s School of Medicine is among those […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware explained: How it works and how to remove it

June 19, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Ransomware definition Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim’s files. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data upon payment. Users are shown instructions for how to pay a fee […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Aerospace, Military Hit in Ongoing Espionage Campaign Linked to North Korea

June 17, 2020

Via: Security Week

Active since September 2019 and still ongoing, Operation In(ter)ception hit companies in Europe and the Middle East through fake accounts on LinkedIn that posted bogus job offers. The attacks appear to have been focused mainly on espionage, but a business […]