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Hacker, Threats & Malware

Zeus, IcedID malware kingpin faces 40 years in slammer

February 16, 2024

Via: The Register

A Ukrainian cybercrime kingpin who ran some of the most pervasive malware operations faces 40 years in prison after spending nearly a decade on the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted List. Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov, 37, pleaded guilty this week in the […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Miscreants turn to ad tech to measure malware metrics

February 15, 2024

Via: The Register

Cyber baddies have turned to ad networks to measure malware deployment and to avoid detection, according to HP Wolf Security. The security group’s Q4 2024 Threat Insights Report finds criminals have adopted ad tech tools to make their social engineering […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Bumblebee malware wakes from hibernation, forgets what year it is, attacks with macros

February 14, 2024

Via: The Register

The Bumblebee malware loader seemingly vanished from the internet last October, but it’s back and – oddly – relying on a vintage vector to try and gain access. First spotted in 2022 by researchers at Proofpoint – who identified it […]


Network security, Security

OpenAI shuts down China, Russia, Iran, N Korea accounts caught doing naughty things

February 14, 2024

Via: The Register

OpenAI has shut down five accounts it asserts were used by government agents to generate phishing emails and malicious software scripts as well as research ways to evade malware detection. Specifically, China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea were apparently “querying […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Korean eggheads crack Rhysida ransomware and release free decryptor tool

February 13, 2024

Via: The Register

Some smart folks have found a way to automatically unscramble documents encrypted by the Rhysida ransomware, and used that know-how to produce and release a handy recovery tool for victims. Rhysida is a newish ransomware gang that has been around […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Meet VexTrio, a network of 70K hijacked websites crooks use to sling malware, fraud

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

More than 70,000 presumably legit websites have been hijacked and drafted into a network that crooks use to distribute malware, serve phishing pages, and share other dodgy stuff, according to researchers. This mesh of compromised sites is known as VexTrio, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Authorities Take Down Seller of Widely Used RAT Malware

February 9, 2024

Via: DataBreach Today

Federal authorities have seized internet domains and arrested two men in Malta and Nigeria who they say served as sales and customer service reps for a dark web business that sold RAT malware to cybercriminals over a 12-year period, leading […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Chinese Coathanger malware hung out to dry by Dutch defense department

February 6, 2024

Via: The Register

Dutch authorities are lifting the curtain on an attempted cyberattack last year at its Ministry of Defense (MoD), blaming Chinese state-sponsored attackers for the espionage-focused intrusion. Specialists from the Netherlands’ Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) and the General Intelligence […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

VPN users beware — security flaws are being exploited to spread dangerous malware

January 31, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Users of Ivanti’s Connect Secure (ICS) virtual private network (VPN) devices beware – the solutions carry two high severity vulnerabilities that are being chained together to deliver the Silver malware. First things first – the two vulnerabilities being abused here […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Tesla hacks make big bank at Pwn2Own’s first automotive-focused event

January 29, 2024

Via: The Register

Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) held its first-ever automotive-focused Pwn2Own event in Tokyo last week, and awarded over $1.3 million to the discoverers of 49 vehicle-related zero day vulnerabilities. Researchers from French security outfit Synacktiv took home $450,000 after […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Fake Google ads are trying to trick users into downloading nasty malware — here’s how you can fight back

January 29, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Consumers in China looking to access banned communications apps such as Telegram are being targeted by threat actors looking to deploy various malware. This is according to a new report from Malwarebytes’ Jérôme Segura, who found unnamed hackers have been […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

A TrickBot malware developer sentenced to 64 months in prison

January 26, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

The Russian national Vladimir Dunaev (40) has been sentenced in the US to 64 months in prison for his role in the development and distribution of the TrickBot malware. Vladimir Dunaev was extradited to the U.S. in October 2021. Dunaev, […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Blackwood APT delivers malware by hijacking legitimate software update requests

January 25, 2024

Via: Help Net Security

ESET researchers have discovered NSPX30, a sophisticated implant used by a new China-aligned APT group, which they dubbed Blackwood. Blackwood has carried out cyberespionage operations against individuals and companies from China, Japan, and the United Kingdom. It leverages adversary-in-the-middle techniques […]


Network security, Security

GCHQ’s NCSC warns of ‘realistic possibility’ AI will help state-backed malware evade detection

January 24, 2024

Via: The Register

The idea that AI could generate super-potent and undetectable malware has been bandied about for years – and also already debunked. However, an article published today by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) suggests there is a “realistic possibility” […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Google TAG: Kremlin cyber spies move into malware with a custom backdoor

January 18, 2024

Via: The Register

Russian cyberspies linked to the Kremlin’s Federal Security Service (FSB) are moving beyond their usual credential phishing antics and have developed a custom backdoor that they started delivering via email as far back as November 2022, according to Google’s Threat […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

This devious malware pretends to be Coinbase – but really it’s just draining all your accounts

January 16, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Hackers were pretending to be Coinbase and used well-crafted phishing pages to steal people’s cryptocurrency hauls, according to a report from cybersecurity researchers Group-IB. As per the report, between November 2022 and 2023, an unnamed group of hackers operated a […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

So, are we going to talk about how GitHub is an absolute boon for malware, or nah?

January 12, 2024

Via: The Register

The popularity of Github has made it too big to block, which is a boon to dissidents ducking government censors but a problem for internet security. GitHub says it is used by more than 100 million developers around the world. […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Syrian group Anonymous Arabic distributes stealthy malware Silver RAT

January 9, 2024

Via: Security Affairs

Cyfirma researchers observed threat actors called ‘Anonymous Arabic’ distributing a C# remote access trojan called Silver RAT. The malware supports multiple capabilities, including bypassing anti-viruses and covertly launching hidden applications, browsers, and keyloggers. The hacker group is active on multiple […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

This brand new type of malware is out to target Windows machines, so watch out

January 5, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new piece of malware targeting Windows devices, so be on the lookout. Experts from Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs claim to have found a previously undetected version of a remote access trojan called Bandook. This malware was […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Infostealer malware, weak password leaves Orange Spain RIPE for plucking

January 4, 2024

Via: The Register

A weak password exposed by infostealer malware is being blamed after a massive outage at Orange Spain disrupted around half of its network’s traffic. The network provider is Spain’s second most popular and on Wednesday evening confirmed its RIPE account […]