Tag: Malware

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Mozilla Discontinues Firefox Feature Abused in Malware, Phishing Attacks

September 21, 2020

Via: Security Week

Firefox Send, the browser maker reveals, is being discontinued because it has been abused for delivering malware and phishing attacks. The feature was designed for encrypted file sharing and became popular among a loyal set of users, Mozilla says. However, […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Hacker, Threats & Malware

US DoJ charges Iranian hackers for attacks on US satellite companies

September 18, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Three Iranian hackers residing in Iran have been indicted for stealing data from aerospace and satellite tracking companies. The hackers were employed in a coordinated campaign of identity theft and hacking on behalf of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

More Links Found Between North Korean and Russian Hacking Operations

September 16, 2020

Via: Security Week

Known as the Lazarus group, the North Korean hackers have been involved in high profile attacks, including the WannaCry outbreak in 2017, the $81 million Bangladesh bank theft, attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges, and a campaign targeting dozens of defense and […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Development Bank of Seychelles Hit by Ransomware

September 14, 2020

Via: Security Week

Established in 1977, DBS is majority owned by the government of Seychelles, but it is non-budgetary dependent and operates on a commercial basis. The newly disclosed security incident, CBS reveals, was communicated by DBS on September 9, and an investigation […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

11 types of hackers and how they will harm you

September 11, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Hackers—and the malware they build and use—have grown up in the last couple of decades. When computers were big putty-colored boxes, hackers were just learning to walk and their pranks were juvenile — maybe they would create a bit of […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

4 top vulnerabilities ransomware attackers exploited in 2020

September 9, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The biggest security trend for 2020 has been the increase of COVID-19-related phishing and other attacks targeting remote workers. New York City, for example, has gone from having to protect 80,000 endpoints to around 750,000 endpoints in its threat management […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Hackers use e-skimmer that exfiltrates payment data via Telegram

September 2, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from Malwarebytes reported that Magecart groups are using the encrypted messaging service Telegram to exfiltrate stolen payment details from compromised websites. Attackers encrypt payment data to make identification more difficult before transferring it via Telegram’s API into a chat […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Apple Accidentally Approved Malware to Run on MacOS

August 31, 2020

Via: Wired

FOR DECADES, MAC users had to worry less about malware than their Windows-using counterparts, but over the last few years that’s begun to change. In an attempt to crack down on growing threats like adware and ransomware, in February Apple […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

Google removed malicious Terracotta apps from the Play Store

August 31, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from security firm White Ops discovered several Android apps in the official Play Store that installed a hidden browser to load pages containing ad and commit ad fraud. The company shared its findings with Google which has quickly removed […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Elon Musk confirms that Russian hackers tried to recruit Tesla employee to plant a malware

August 28, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Recently US authorities arrested the Russian national Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov (27) after attempting to recruit an employee at a targeted company to plant a piece of malware. The man was arrested on August 22 and appeared in court on August […]