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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 […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

For enterprises, malware is the most expensive type of attack

March 7, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The cost to companies from malware and “malicious insider”-related cyberattacks jumped 12 percent in 2018 and accounted for one-third of all cyberattack costs, according to new research published today by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute. Based on interviews with more […]


Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

RSA Conference 2019: Data-Wiping Cyberattacks Plague Financial Firms

March 6, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Over a quarter of surveyed financial institutions reported that they were targeted by destructive cyberattacks over the past year, bent on completely destroying data. That’s according to a new Carbon Black report unveiled at RSA this year. The report, “Modern […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Qbot malware resurfaces in new attack against businesses

March 5, 2019

Via: CSO Online

The decade-old Qbot financial malware has resurfaced with an improved version in a new attack against businesses that has infected thousands of systems so far. Researchers from data security solutions provider Varonis have uncovered the attack after a customer alerted […]