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Tag: Malware


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Phishers’ favorite brands in Q4 2021

January 18, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

International courier and package delivery company DHL heads the list of most imitated brands by phishers and malware peddlers in Q4 2021, according to Check Point Research. “FedEx also appeared in the top ten list for the first time in […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

New SysJoker Espionage Malware Targeting Windows, macOS, and Linux Users

January 12, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A new cross-platform backdoor called “SysJoker” has been observed targeting machines running Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems as part of an ongoing espionage campaign that’s believed to have been initiated during the second half of 2021. “SysJoker masquerades as […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Hackers Use Cloud Services to Distribute Nanocore, Netwire, and AsyncRAT Malware

January 12, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Threat actors are actively incorporating public cloud services from Amazon and Microsoft into their malicious campaigns to deliver commodity remote access trojans (RATs) such as Nanocore, Netwire, and AsyncRAT to siphon sensitive information from compromised systems. The spear-phishing attacks, which […]


Mobile, Mobile security

New Trick Could Let Malware Fake iPhone Shutdown to Spy on Users Secretly

January 6, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Researchers have disclosed a novel technique by which malware on iOS can achieve persistence on an infected device by faking its shutdown process, making it impossible to physically determine if an iPhone is off or otherwise. The discovery — dubbed […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Hackers Target Real Estate Websites with Skimmer in Latest Supply Chain Attack

January 4, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Threat actors leveraged a cloud video hosting service to carry out a supply chain attack on more than 100 real estate websites operated by Sotheby’s Realty that involved injecting malicious skimmers to steal sensitive personal information. “The attacker injected the […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Beware of Fake Telegram Messenger App Hacking PCs with Purple Fox Malware

January 3, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Trojanized installers of the Telegram messaging application are being used to distribute the Windows-based Purple Fox backdoor on compromised systems. That’s according to new research published by Minerva Labs, describing the attack as different from intrusions that typically take advantage […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Pirated Downloads Contain Crypto-Mining Malware

December 27, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Peter Parker might not be a mastermind cryptocurrency criminal, but the name Spiderman is quickly becoming more associated with the mining landscape. ReasonLabs, a leading provider of cybersecurity prevention and detection software, recently discovered a new form of malware hacking […]


Mobile, Mobile security

New Android Malware Targeting Brazil’s Itaú Unibanco Bank Customers

December 27, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Researchers have discovered a new Android banking malware that targets Brazil’s Itaú Unibanco with the help of lookalike Google Play Store pages to carry out fraudulent financial transactions on victim devices without their knowledge. “This application has a similar icon […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Attackers bypass Microsoft patch to deliver Formbook malware

December 22, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Sophos Labs researchers have detected the use of a novel exploit able to bypass a patch for a critical vulnerability (CVE-2021-40444) affecting the Microsoft Office file format. The attackers took a publicly available proof-of-concept Office exploit and weaponized it to […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Cyber Warfare: What To Expect in 2022

December 22, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

Cyberwarfare is not a future threat—it’s a clear and present danger. While the concept of cyber terrorism might sound like something from a fictional movie, our interconnected world is riddled with security flaws that make it an unfortunate reality. Digital […]