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Category: Virus & Malware


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 […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Office Depot fined millions for tricking customers into believing their PCs were infected with malware

March 28, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

What does the average person do when their computer starts behaving oddly? If their PC is getting slower, or they’re being pestered with an excessive number of pop-ups? The average user – and you, dear reader, are not a typical […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Lazarus APT continues to target cryptocurrency businesses with Mac malware

March 28, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group made has been leveraging PowerShell to target both Windows and macOS machines in a new wave of attacks. The discovery was made by experts at Kaspersky Lab, the campaign has been ongoing since at […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Cardinal RAT Resurrected to Target FinTech Firms

March 20, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A malware family called Cardinal RAT has reappeared, after two years of silence, in a series of attacks that have been targeting Israel-based financial technology firms. After Cardinal RAT was first detected in 2017, the malware disappeared for two years. […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

GlitchPOS Malware Appears to Steal Credit-Card Numbers

March 15, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A new insidious malware bent on siphoning credit-card numbers from point-of-sale (PoS) systems has recently been spotted on a crimeware forum. Researchers at Cisco Talos said in a Wednesday analysis that they discovered the malware, dubbed “GlitchPOS,” being peddled on […]


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

Recently fixed WinRAR bug actively exploited in the wild

March 15, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Several threat actors are actively exploiting a critical remote code execution vulnerability recently addressed in WinRAR. The exploitation of the flaw in the wild is worrisome because the WinRAR software doesn’t have an auto-update feature, leaving millions of users potentially […]


Phishing, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Researchers expose massive mobile adware and data stealing campaigns with 250 million downloads

March 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Check Point Research has uncovered two massive mobile adware and data stealing campaigns, which have already had over 250 million downloads combined globally. Both target mobiles using Android, and exploit the mobile app development supply chain to infect devices and […]


Application security, Hacker, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Hackers use Slack to hide malware communications

March 11, 2019

Via: CSO Online

A group of hackers is using a previously undocumented backdoor program designed to interact with attackers over Slack. While abusing legitimate services for malware command-and-control purposes is not a new development, this is the first time researchers have seen Slack, […]


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

STOP ransomware encrypts files and steals victim’s data

March 11, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The STOP ransomware made the headlines because it is installing password-stealing Trojans on the victims’ machines. Experts observed the ransomware also installing the dreaded Azorult password-stealing Trojan on victim’s machine to steal account credentials, cryptocurrency wallets, documents and more. AZORult […]


Malware, Virus & Malware

Slack, GitHub Abused by New SLUB Backdoor in Targeted Attacks

March 8, 2019

Via: Security Week

Researchers from Trend Micro have come across a new piece of malware that abuses GitHub and Slack for command and control (C&C) communications. The malware is a backdoor that the security firm tracks as SLUB (Backdoor.Win32.SLUB.A). The company’s researchers believe […]