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Cloud security

Beware the man in the cloud: How to protect against a new breed of cyberattack

January 21, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

One malicious tactic that has become quite prevalent in recent years is known as a ‘man in the cloud’ (MitC) attack. This attack aims to access victims’ accounts without the need to obtain compromised user credentials beforehand. Below, this article […]


Cloud security, Malware

Cryptomining Malware Uninstalls Cloud Security Products

January 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers say they have discovered a unique malware family capable of gaining admin rights on targeted systems by uninstalling cloud-security products. Instances of the malicious activity are tied to coin-mining malware targeting Linux servers. Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42, which […]


Vulnerabilities

Researchers Create PoC Malware for Hacking Smart Buildings

January 16, 2019

Via: Security Week

Smart buildings have become increasingly common. They rely on building automation systems – including sensors, controllers and actuators – to control heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, surveillance, elevators, and access. The automation systems that power smart buildings are similar to […]


Malware, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Malvertising Campaign Delivers Double Whammy of Ransomware and Info-Stealing

January 9, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The whole attack takes place in under a minute. A multi-payload and ongoing malvertising campaign is distributing a newly discovered info-stealer as well as the GandCrab ransomware. The info-stealer is named Vidar, after the Norse god Víðarr, who was the […]


Mobile security

Android Malware Hits Victims in 196 Countries

January 4, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Malware disguised as games and utilities struck more than 100,000 victims before being taken out of Google Play. New Android malware hit more than 100,000 users in 196 countries before Google removed it from Google Play — and it continues […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

USB-C to get improved security in fight against malware-laden USB sticks

January 2, 2019

Via: TechRadar

New USB technology isn’t just about raw speed, but also security, and news has emerged of an incoming authentication system that will help protect host systems from the likes of dodgy USB Type-C devices or chargers trying to install malware […]


Malware, Virus & Malware

Cryptocurrency craze drives coinmining malware surge

December 19, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

The cryptocurrency craze of 2018 helped drive a 1,500 percent increase in coinmining malware when compared to 2017, according to eSentire. Coinmining malware mines cryptocurrency (typically Monero) directly on infected endpoint devices (CoinMiner) or in web browsers (Coinhive) when a […]


Hacker, Malware

Hacking democracy efforts continue with upticks in malware deployments

December 13, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Comodo Cybersecurity released its Global Threat Report 2018 Q3, offering insights from Comodo Threat Research Lab experts into key cyberthreat trends and the impact of malware on elections and other geopolitical events. Hacking democracy and malware in conflict zones The […]


Network security, Threats & Malware

U.S. Defense, Critical Infrastructure Companies Targeted in New Threat Campaign

December 13, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

McAfee finds malware associated with ‘Operation Sharpshooter’ on systems belonging to at least 87 organizations. A cyberthreat group using malware tied to the Sony Pictures hack of late 2014 is attacking nuclear, defense, energy, and financial companies in what appears […]


Malware

6.8% of the top 100,000 websites still accept old, insecure SSL versions

December 12, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

Mac-based malware has appeared on the list of the top ten most common types of malware for the first time in WatchGuard’s quarterly Internet security report. The Mac scareware appeared in sixth place in WatchGuard’s latest Q3 2018 report and […]