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New Capoae Malware Infiltrates WordPress Sites and Installs Backdoored Plugin

September 21, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A recently discovered wave of malware attacks has been spotted using a variety of tactics to enslave susceptible machines with easy-to-guess administrative credentials to co-opt them into a network with the goal of illegally mining cryptocurrency. “The malware’s primary tactic […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

New Mac malware masquerades as iTerm2, Remote Desktop and other apps

September 21, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

Last week, security researcher Patrick Wardle released details of a new piece of malware masquerading as the legitimate app iTerm2. The malware was discovered earlier the same day by security researcher Zhi (@CodeColorist on Twitter), and detailed on a Chinese-language […]


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Zero trust security solutions widely adopted, spurred by surge in ransomware

September 20, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Over a decade after the zero trust security concept was first introduced, Ericom’s survey results indicate that zero trust solutions are being widely adopted. Spurred by the recent sharp increase in ransomware and other sophisticated cyberattacks, the majority of organizations […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Securing your WordPress website against ransomware attacks

September 7, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

It’s no surprise to anyone who works in security that there’s been an explosion in ransomware incidents over the last two years, costing companies across various industries millions of dollars. According to a recent report from the Institute for Security […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

LockFile Ransomware Uses Never-Before Seen Encryption to Avoid Detection

August 31, 2021

Via: Threat Post

Researchers discovered a novel ransomware emerging on the heels of the ProxyShell vulnerabilities discovery in Microsoft Exchange servers. The threat, dubbed LockFile, uses a unique “intermittent encryption” method as a way to evade detection as well as adopting tactics from […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

The Kaseya ransomware attack: A timeline

August 3, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The attack on US-based software provider Kaseya by notorious Russia-linked ransomware group REvil in July 2021 is estimated to have affected up to 2,000 global organizations. REvil targeted a vulnerability (CVE-2021-30116) in a Kaseya remote computer management tool to launch […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Solarmarker InfoStealer Malware Once Again Making its Way Into the Wild

August 2, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Healthcare and education sectors are the frequent targets of a new surge in credential harvesting activity from what’s a “highly modular” .NET-based information stealer and keylogger, charting the course for the threat actor’s continued evolution while simultaneously remaining under the […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Nasty macOS Malware XCSSET Now Targets Google Chrome, Telegram Software

July 23, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A malware known for targeting macOS operating system has been updated once again to add more features to its toolset that allows it to amass and exfiltrate sensitive data stored in a variety of apps, including apps such as Google […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Despite good defensive measures, ransomware continues to get in

July 21, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Traditional ransomware defenses are failing, with 54% of all victims having anti-phishing training and 49% having perimeter defenses in place at the time of attack, according to a Claudian survey of 200 IT decision makers whose organizations experienced a ransomware […]


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

Ransomware’s Russia problem

July 15, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

Last week, US news outlet NBC News caused a stir with an article proclaiming that the REvil ransomware used in the recent, colossal Kaseya supply-chain attack was “written to avoid computers that use Russian.” The attack, one of the largest […]