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Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

WhatsApp Vulnerability Allows Code Execution Via Malicious MP4 File

November 18, 2019

Via: Security Week

A security vulnerability in WhatsApp that was made public last week could be abused to execute arbitrary code remotely on affected devices. Tracked as CVE-2019-11931, the issue is a stack-based buffer overflow that can be triggered by sending a specially […]


Malware

Threat Actor Impersonates USPS to Deliver Backdoor Malware

November 14, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A new threat actor has been found impersonating the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and other government agencies to deliver and install backdoor malware to various organizations in Germany, Italy and the United States, according to new research. The campaigns, which […]


Malware

Keeping up with the evolving ransomware security landscape

November 1, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Cybercrime is ever-evolving, and is consistently becoming more effective and damaging. While the range of attack vectors available to malicious actors are vast, ransomware remains one of the most prolific forms of cybercrime and has held on to its top […]


Network security, Security

Schools are facing more cyberattacks than ever before

October 31, 2019

Via: TechRadar

Cyberattacks against schools have increased dramatically and this year has already seen almost as many incidents as the previous two years combined, according to Barracuda which analyzed data compiled by the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center (k-12 CRC) which has been […]


Hacker, Mobile, Mobile security, Threats & Malware

China-Linked Hackers Spy on Texts With MessageTap Malware

October 31, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have discovered a new malware used for cyber-espionage efforts by China-linked threat group APT41. The malware intercepts telecom SMS server traffic and sniffs out certain phone numbers and SMS messages – particularly those with keywords relating to Chinese political […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

ICS Attackers Set To Inflict More Damage With Evolving Tactics

October 31, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Future attacks on industrial control system (ICS) networks may inflict even more damage in the long run, according to new research. Analysts expect them to evolve from attacks that have immediate, direct impact to those with multiple stages and attack […]


Malware

Android Malware Plaguing 45K Devices Remains a Mystery

October 30, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers are on the hunt for the infection vector behind a mysterious mobile malware that has infected over 45,000 Android devices in the past six months. Researchers said they have detected a surge in detections of the malware, dubbed Xhelper, […]


Malware

Raccoon Malware Scavenges 100,000+ Devices to Steal Data

October 25, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A new information stealer, dubbed Raccoon, is rapidly gaining popularity with cybercriminals. In just a few months, researchers say the malware has already infected hundreds of thousands of devices across the world to rove through victims’ credit card data, email […]


Cloud security, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security, Phishing

Ransomware, Mobile Malware Attacks to Surge in 2020

October 25, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Cyber threats like targeted ransomware, mobile malware and sophisticated phishing attacks will escalate in 2020, researchers warn. However, defenses like artificial intelligence (AI), cyber insurance and faster security response will also increase, helping defend companies against imminent threats, according to […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

New Reductor Malware Hijacks HTTPS Traffic

October 4, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have discovered a new malware strain, dubbed Reductor, that allows hackers to manipulate Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) traffic by tweaking a browser’s random numbers generator, used to ensure a private connection between the client and server. Once infected, […]