Category: Virus & Malware

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

US-based organizations are under constant ransomware attacks

June 14, 2021

Via: Panda Security

Organizations located in the USA are under an unprecedented amount of ransomware attacks that will very likely to continue to grow. In 2020 alone, hackers executed more than 65,000 attacks on U.S. institutions, which equals to approximately seven attacks per […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Gootkit: the cautious Trojan

June 7, 2021

Via: Securelist

Gootkit is complex multi-stage banking malware that was discovered for the first time by Doctor Web in 2014. Initially it was distributed via spam and exploits kits such as Spelevo and RIG. In conjunction with spam campaigns, the adversaries later […]

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White House Urges Businesses: Improve Ransomware Defenses

June 4, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

The White House continues to make multiple moves to try and better combat the increasing damage being done by ransomware-wielding attackers. “The number and size of ransomware incidents have increased significantly, and strengthening our nation’s resilience from cyberattacks – both […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Cyberattacks Keep Interrupting Life

June 3, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

Cyberattacks, specifically ransomware attacks, continue to cause havoc in different aspects of our everyday lives. Within the last month, we have seen an attack on Colonial Pipeline, creating gas shortages all over the eastern United States. We have seen an […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Malware Can Use This Trick to Bypass Ransomware Defense in Antivirus Solutions

June 1, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Researchers have disclosed significant security weaknesses in popular software applications that could be abused to deactivate their protections and take control of allow-listed applications to perform nefarious operations on behalf of the malware to defeat anti-ransomware defenses. The twin attacks, […]

Email security, Security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Microsoft Warns of Data Stealing Malware That Pretends to Be Ransomware

May 21, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Microsoft on Thursday warned of a “massive email campaign” that’s pushing a Java-based STRRAT malware to steal confidential data from infected systems while disguising itself as a ransomware infection. “This RAT is infamous for its ransomware-like behavior of appending the […]

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Ireland’s Health Service Executive hit by ransomware attack

May 14, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Another major ransomware attack made the headlines, this time the victim is Ireland’s Health Service Executive that was forced to shut down its IT systems on Friday. After being targeted with a significant ransomware attack the Health Service Executive opted […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Microsoft Warns of Attacks on Aerospace, Travel Sectors

May 13, 2021

Via: Security Week

The attacks start with spear-phishing messages that employ lures relevant to the targeted organizations, such as aviation, travel, and cargo, and deliver an image that pretends to be a PDF file and which contains an embedded link. The attackers abuse […]

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White House monitoring fuel supply shortages in southeastern US from pipeline cyberattack

May 11, 2021

Via: The Hill

The Biden administration is monitoring fuel supply shortages in the southeastern United States after the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, the White House said in a statement late Monday. “The President continues to be regularly briefed on the Colonial Pipeline incident. […]

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Oil Pipeline Ransomware Attack: Shutdown & Aftermath

May 10, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

It is a key piece of America’s critical infrastructure that helps people go places. And it helps the United States defend itself. Colonial Pipeline delivers nearly 40% of the fuel consumed by the east coast. This includes diesel fuel, jet […]