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Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Linux and Windows systems targeted by new Tycoon ransomware

June 5, 2020

Via: TechRadar

A new ransomware strain is targeting Linux and Windows systems across a number of industries, security experts have warned. The malware, given the name Tycoon by the researchers at BlackBerry Research and Intelligence Team in partnership with KPMG’s UK Cyber […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Top Ransomware Attack Vectors: RDP, Drive-By, Phishing

May 29, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Ransomware-wielding gangs are continuing to target corporate networks, and experts say they’re typically breaking into victims’ networks using one of three techniques: Remote desktop protocol access or some other type of remote access; phishing emails; or malware that’s sometimes used […]


Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Android Ransomware Asks for Victim’s Credit Card Info

April 30, 2020

Via: Security Week

Dubbed Black Rose Lucy, or simply Lucy, the malicious program was initially discovered in 2018 as a Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) botnet and dropper for Android devices. Since then, the threat has evolved with capabilities that allow it to encrypt files and […]


Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Mobile banking customers at risk from new EventBot trojan

April 30, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Users of online retail banking, money transfer services and other financial services applications are warned to be on their guard against a new Android mobile banking trojan, dubbed EventBot, which is targeting users of more than 200 services across Europe […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

‘VictoryGate’ Botnet Infected 35,000 Devices via USB Drives

April 24, 2020

Via: Security Week

Referred to as VictoryGate and active since at least May 2019, the botnet impacted devices in Latin America the most, especially Peru, where more than 90% of the compromised devices are located. After sinkholing the C&Cs, ESET’s security researchers were […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

New Mexico Agencies on Edge Amid Rising Ransomware Attacks

March 23, 2020

Via: Security Week

The ransomware attacks occurred between January 2018 and February 2020, and have put school districts and agencies on edge amid warnings of more technology terror, the Albuquerque Journal reports. The New Mexico victims were not targeted because they were perceived […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Russia-Linked Cybercriminals Use Legitimate Tools in Attacks on German Firms

March 20, 2020

Via: Security Week

Also referred to as Evil Corp, TA505 is best known for the use of the Dridex Trojan and the Locky ransomware, but has been leveraging numerous other malware families, including BackNet, Cobalt Strike, ServHelper, Bart ransomware, FlawedAmmyy, SDBbot RAT, DoppelPaymer […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

What is Ransomware and What You Need to Know to Stay Safe?

March 5, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

While there may be more than 1 billion pieces of malware prowling the internet for a chance to infect victims, one particular piece of nastiness has been inflicting financial losses and security headaches for years. Known as ransomware, its sole […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Operations at U.S. Natural Gas Facilities Disrupted by Ransomware Attack

February 19, 2020

Via: Security Week

The targeted organization has not been named and it’s unclear exactly when the incident occured. According to CISA, the cyberattack affected control and communication assets on the victim’s operational technology (OT) network. A compression facility helps transport natural gas from […]


Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Clop ransomware looks to target Windows 10 apps

January 9, 2020

Via: TechRadar

A new variant of the Clop ransomware which targets Windows 10 apps such as text editors and office applications as well as other processes has been discovered in the wild. When the Clop ransomware first appeared in February of 2019, […]