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Category: Virus & Malware


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

eGobbler infects more than 1 billion ads in worldwide campaign

October 4, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The eGobbler malvertising threat actor has made a return, this time exploiting a WebKit vulnerability used primarily by iPhone’s Safari browser. Security researchers from Confiant estimate up to 1.16 billion impressions have been compromised since the start of the latest […]


Malware, Virus & Malware

No Ransom Paid in Recent Attack, Texas Says

September 6, 2019

Via: Security Week

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) says it is not aware of any ransom being paid to recover systems affected by a recent ransomware attack. The incident took place on August 16, when more than 20 Texas local governments […]


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 […]


Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Vulnerabilities in Device Drivers From 20 Vendors Expose PCs to Persistent Malware

August 12, 2019

Via: Security Week

Researchers at firmware security company Eclypsium have analyzed device drivers from major vendors and identified over 40 drivers from 20 firms containing serious vulnerabilities that can be exploited to deploy persistent malware. Device drivers provide access to the BIOS/UEFI or […]


Malware, Virus & Malware

U.S. Planted Powerful Malware in Russia’s Power Grid: Report

June 17, 2019

Via: Security Week

The New York Times reported over the weekend that the United States planted potentially destructive malware in Russia’s electric power grid, but President Donald Trump has denied the claims. The newspaper has learned from current and former government officials that […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Malware Can Be Hidden in DICOM Medical Imaging Files, DHS Warns

June 12, 2019

Via: Security Week

An alert issued by the DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) on the ICS-CERT website is based on a blog post published in mid-April by Cylera, a company that provides cybersecurity and intelligence solutions for healthcare organizations. Cylera’s […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Researchers fight ransomware attacks by leveraging properties of flash-based storage

May 31, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Ransomware continues to pose a serious threat to organizations of all sizes. In a new paper, “Project Almanac: A Time-Traveling Solid State Drive,” University of Illinois students Chance Coats and Xiaohao Wang and Assistant Professor Jian Huang from the Coordinated […]


Malware, Spam, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Attack Combines Phishing, Steganography, PowerShell to Deliver Malware

May 22, 2019

Via: Security Week

Researchers have discovered a malware campaign targeting Japan and combining phishing, steganography, PowerShell, and the URLZone and Ursnif malwares. The basic process described in a new report from Cybereason is a malspam campaign with a weaponized Excel document containing a […]


Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft SharePoint Vulnerability Exploited in the Wild

May 13, 2019

Via: Security Week

A critical vulnerability in Microsoft’s SharePoint collaboration platform has been exploited in the wild to deliver malware. The security hole, tracked as CVE-2019-0604, got its first patch in February and another one in March after the first fix turned out […]


Cyber-crime, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Computer systems in the City of Albany hit in Ransomware Attack

April 2, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Another ransomware attack made the headlines, this time the victim is the City of Albany, its computer systems were infected with the malware. Computer systems in the City of Albany, New York, were infected with ransomware over the weekend that […]