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Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

The chronicles of Emotet

December 4, 2020

Via: Securelist

More than six years have passed since the banking Trojan Emotet was first detected. During this time it has repeatedly mutated, changed direction, acquired partners, picked up modules, and generally been the cause of high-profile incidents and multimillion-dollar losses. The […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Nation-State Hackers Caught Hiding Espionage Activities Behind Crypto Miners

December 1, 2020

Via: The Hacker News

A nation-state actor known for its cyber espionage campaigns since 2012 is now using coin miner techniques to stay under the radar and establish persistence on victim systems, according to new research. Attributing the shift to a threat actor tracked […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Baltimore County Schools close after a ransomware attack

December 1, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Baltimore County Schools are still closed following a ransomware attack and unfortunately, at the time of this writing, it is impossible to predict when school will resume. School officials notified state and federal law enforcement agencies, that launched an investigation […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

FBI issued an alert on Ragnar Locker ransomware activity

November 23, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a flash alert (MU-000140-MW) to warn private industry partners of an increase of the Ragnar Locker ransomware activity following a confirmed attack from April 2020. The MU-000140-MW flash alert includes indicators of […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Evolution of Emotet: From Banking Trojan to Malware Distributor

November 19, 2020

Via: The Hacker News

Emotet is one of the most dangerous and widespread malware threats active today. Ever since its discovery in 2014—when Emotet was a standard credential stealer and banking Trojan, the malware has evolved into a modular, polymorphic platform for distributing other […]


Spam, Threats & Malware

The Issue & Impact of Malspam in the U.S. Elections

November 18, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

Malspam, or malicious spam, is one of the most common and problematic attack vectors currently plaguing the cyber threat landscape. It is a very effective method for delivering emails in bulk that contain a phishing message directing victims to either […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

A Hacker’s Holiday: How Retailers Can Avoid Black Friday Cyber Threats

November 13, 2020

Via: Dark Reading

In November 2019, Macy’s confirmed the presence of credit card-skimming Magecart malware on its checkout and wallet pages just as Black Friday and the holiday shopping season approached. Macy’s indicated that the malware allowed a third party to capture customers’ […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

New ModPipe Point of Sale (POS) Malware Targeting Restaurants, Hotels

November 12, 2020

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers today disclosed a new kind of modular backdoor that targets point-of-sale (POS) restaurant management software from Oracle in an attempt to pilfer sensitive payment information stored in the devices. The backdoor — dubbed “ModPipe” — impacts Oracle MICROS […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Mercenary APT group CostaRicto hits organizations worldwide

November 12, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Security researchers from BlackBerry Research are tracking a cyberespionage group dubbed CostaRicto whose targets are unusually varied, indicating that it’s selling hacker-for-hire services to other entities. The group uses its own custom-built malware and a complex network of proxies, VPNs […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Fake Discord npm Package Is a Malware that Steals Browser Data

November 10, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Security researchers have identified a malicious npm package that an attacker designed to steal web browser files and Discord gaming instant messages. This is not the first attempt of its kind, and it looks like the project has been online […]