Tag: Malware

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Application security

Adapting Application Security to the New World of Bots

March 8, 2019

Via: Radware Blog

In 2018, organizations reported a 10% increase in malware and bot attacks. Considering the pervasiveness (70%) of these types of attacks reported in 2017, this uptick is likely having a big impact on organizations globally. Compounding the issue is the […]

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 […]

Network security

Comcast acquires BluVector, developer of AI-powered cybersecurity technology

March 6, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Comcast announced it has acquired BluVector, a company that uses advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide cybersecurity protection to companies and government agencies. With a proprietary machine-learning engine, BluVector detects, analyzes, and contains a wide range of sophisticated […]

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 […]

Malware, Phishing

Enterprises are blind to over half of malware sent to their employees

March 1, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

As the use of SSL grows to the point where it’s the standard protocol, cybercriminals are increasingly using encryption to conceal and launch attacks. This has become possible because SSL certificates, which used to be difficult to obtain, are now […]