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This ransomware will steal your Discord account and encrypt all your files for good measure

November 21, 2022

Via: TechRadar

A new ransomware family has been detected targeting the cryptocurrency community. Cybersecurity researchers from Cyble recently discovered a strain they dubbed “AXLocker” which, aside from the usual encrypting of all files found on the endpoint, also ends up stealing Discord […]


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Notorious Emotet Malware Returns With High-Volume Malspam Campaign

November 21, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The notorious Emotet malware has returned with renewed vigor as part of a high-volume malspam campaign designed to drop payloads like IcedID and Bumblebee. “Hundreds of thousands of emails per day” have been sent since early November 2022, enterprise security […]


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LodaRAT Malware Resurfaces with New Variants Employing Updated Functionalities

November 18, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

The LodaRAT malware has resurfaced with new variants that are being deployed in conjunction with other sophisticated malware, such as RedLine Stealer and Neshta. “The ease of access to its source code makes LodaRAT an attractive tool for any threat […]


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Transportation sector targeted by both ransomware and APTs

November 18, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Trellix released The Threat Report: Fall 2022 from its Advanced Research Center, which analyzes cybersecurity trends from the third quarter (Q3) of 2022. The report includes evidence of malicious activity linked to ransomware and nation-state backed advanced persistent threat (APT) […]


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Malicious Python Package Relies on Steganography to Download Malware

November 10, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

Check Point Research has detected a malicious open source code package that uses steganography to hide malicious code inside image files. The malicious package was available on PyPI, a package index widely used by Python developers. After being notified of […]


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New Laplas Clipper Malware Targeting Cryptocurrency Users via SmokeLoader

November 8, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Cryptocurrency users are being targeted with a new clipper malware strain dubbed Laplas by means of another malware known as SmokeLoader. SmokeLoader, which is delivered by means of weaponized documents sent through spear-phishing emails, further acts as a conduit for […]


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Oh, look: More malware in the Google Play store

November 7, 2022

Via: The Register

A quartet of malware-laden Android apps from a single developer have been caught with malicious code more than once, yet the infected apps remain on Google Play and have collectively been downloaded more than one million times. The apps come […]


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Experts Warn of SandStrike Android Spyware Infecting Devices via Malicious VPN App

November 2, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A previously undocumented Android spyware campaign has been found striking Persian-speaking individuals by masquerading as a seemingly harmless VPN application. Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky is tracking the campaign under the moniker SandStrike. It has not been attributed to any particular […]


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UK data watchdog warns against paying ransomware demands

October 31, 2022

Via: Panda Security

The UK’s data protection watchdog has recently taken the unusual step of requesting businesses to stop paying ransomware demands. It comes as evidence shows that malware incidents continue to rise – and that victims are paying ransoms in the hope […]


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The long-term psychological effects of ransomware attacks

October 25, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Northwave has conducted scientific research into the psychological effects of a ransomware crisis on both organizations and individuals. The findings reveal the deep marks that a ransomware crisis leaves on all those affected. It also shows how their IT and […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

CISA Tells Organizations to Patch Linux Kernel Vulnerability Exploited by Malware

October 21, 2022

Via: Security Week

The vulnerability is tracked as CVE-2021-3493 and it’s related to the OverlayFS file system implementation in the Linux kernel. It allows an unprivileged local user to gain root privileges. CVE-2021-3493 has been exploited in the wild by a stealthy Linux […]


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Ransomware preparedness: What are you doing wrong?

October 20, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Axio released its 2022 State of Ransomware Preparedness research report, revealing that although notable improvements have been made since Axio’s 2021 report, organizational ransomware preparedness continues to be insufficient to keep pace with new attack vectors. The report reveals that […]


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Australian Health Insurer Medibank Targeted in Cyberattack

October 18, 2022

Via: Security Week

One of the largest private health insurers in Australia, the Medibank Group serves more than 3.9 million individuals through its Medibank and ahm brands. Initially identified on October 12, the unusual activity was “consistent with the precursors to a ransomware […]


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Ransomware posing as Windows antivirus update will just empty your wallet

October 14, 2022

Via: TechRadar

A new strain of ransomware is posing as an update for Windows, forcing individual web users to pay roughly $2,500 in exchange for the safe return of their data. These are the findings of an investigation by HP Wolf Security, […]


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QBot Malware Infects Over 800 Corporate Users in New, Ongoing Campaign

October 12, 2022

Via: Security Week

Also known as Qakbot and Pinkslipbot, QBot is an information stealer with backdoor and self-spreading capabilities that has been around since 2009 and which is often used as the initial infection vector in malicious attacks. Earlier this year, QBot was […]


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BlackByte Ransomware Abuses Vulnerable Windows Driver to Disable Security Solutions

October 7, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

In yet another case of bring your own vulnerable driver (BYOVD) attack, the operators of the BlackByte ransomware are leveraging a flaw in a legitimate Windows driver to bypass security solutions. “The evasion technique supports disabling a whopping list of […]


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Experts Warn of New RatMilad Android Spyware Targeting Enterprise Devices

October 5, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A novel Android malware called RatMilad has been observed targeting a Middle Eastern enterprise mobile device by concealing itself as a VPN and phone number spoofing app. The mobile trojan functions as advanced spyware with capabilities that receives and executes […]


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Uncommon infection and malware propagation methods

October 5, 2022

Via: Securelist

BlackBasta: a new propagation method BlackBasta, the notorious ransomware we have written about before, recently received an update. It now has a second optional command line parameter: “-bomb”. When that parameter is used, the malware does the following: сonnect to […]


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Ransomware 3.0: The Next Frontier

October 4, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center received 3,729 complaints identified as ransomware in 2021, up 82% from just two years prior and accelerating. According to the Department of Treasury, the top 10 ransomware gangs raked in at […]


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Researchers Warn of New Go-based Malware Targeting Windows and Linux Systems

September 28, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A new, multi-functional Go-based malware dubbed Chaos has been rapidly growing in volume in recent months to ensnare a wide range of Windows, Linux, small office/home office (SOHO) routers, and enterprise servers into its botnet. “Chaos functionality includes the ability […]