Category: Virus & Malware

Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Criminals wielding Ryuk ransomware specialize in targeting enterprises

January 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

A cybercriminal group dubbed Grim Spider has been using the Ryuk ransomware to exclusively target enterprises and has managed to amass over 705 Bitcoins (around $3.7 million) from the victims in less than six months. CrowdStrike and FireEye researchers have […]

Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Malvertising Campaign Delivers Double Whammy of Ransomware and Info-Stealing

January 9, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The whole attack takes place in under a minute. A multi-payload and ongoing malvertising campaign is distributing a newly discovered info-stealer as well as the GandCrab ransomware. The info-stealer is named Vidar, after the Norse god Víðarr, who was the […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

USB-C to get improved security in fight against malware-laden USB sticks

January 2, 2019

Via: TechRadar

New USB technology isn’t just about raw speed, but also security, and news has emerged of an incoming authentication system that will help protect host systems from the likes of dodgy USB Type-C devices or chargers trying to install malware […]

Malware, Virus & Malware

Cryptocurrency craze drives coinmining malware surge

December 19, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

The cryptocurrency craze of 2018 helped drive a 1,500 percent increase in coinmining malware when compared to 2017, according to eSentire. Coinmining malware mines cryptocurrency (typically Monero) directly on infected endpoint devices (CoinMiner) or in web browsers (Coinhive) when a […]

Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

‘Tis the Season for Spreading Ad Malware

December 3, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, consumer scams are likely to continue surging through the coming month. Malicious actors know that online retail spikes during the holiday season, so they increase their efforts to spread ad malware […]

Virus & Malware

U.S. Cyber Command Shares Malware via VirusTotal

November 8, 2018

Via: Security Week

The U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) this week started sharing malware samples with the cybersecurity industry via Chronicle’s VirusTotal intelligence service. The project is run by USCYBERCOM’s Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), which will post unclassified malware samples on the CYBERCOM_Malware_Alert […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Malware on ICS Increasingly Comes From Internet: Kaspersky

September 7, 2018

Via: Security Week

According to Kaspersky’s “Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems” report for H1 2018, the company detected over 19,400 samples belonging to roughly 2,800 malware families. As expected, most of the attempts to infect industrial systems were part of random attacks […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Security Think Tank: No shortcuts to addressing software vulnerabilities

September 7, 2018

Via: Computer Weekly

Successful cyber attacks exploit weaknesses in an organisation’s defences. Hackers probe networks, looking for gaps in firewalls, and users are duped into downloading malware. These risks can be reduced through strong, consistent and regularly updated cyber security defences, alongside user […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

How lucrative is web-based cryptojacking?

August 31, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

1 out of 500 of the one million most visited websites according to Alexa contains a web-based cryptominer that starts mining as soon as the website has been opened in the browser, researchers from the Braunschweig University of Technology have […]

Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Malicious Cryptocurrency Mining: The Road Ahead

August 15, 2018

Via: Radware Blog

As cryptomining continues to rule the cybercrime scenario, cybercriminals are designing innovative ways to drain people’s cryptowallets. Scammers are still doing their best to make the most out of their resources to launch leading-edge scam attempts. The increase in scams […]