Tag: Malware

Mobile, Mobile security

Apple Points to Android Malware Infections in Argument Against Sideloading on iOS

October 13, 2021

Via: Security Week

Sideloading is the process of downloading and installing mobile apps on Apple devices from sources other than the official App Store, such as through direct downloads or third-party app stores. There has been pressure on Apple to support sideloading, but […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Hackers are hijacking copy and paste to steal millions of dollars in cryptocurrency

October 13, 2021

Via: TechRadar

A new investigation into a well-known malware reveals that its creators have managed to steal at least $24 million in cryptocurrency by taking over a victim’s clipboard. Cybersecurity researchers at Avast pin the activity to the clipboard stealer module of […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

2021 nastiest malware: Here to stay and ever evolving

October 12, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

This year was yet another year with COVID-19 and malware running rampant in the headlines. Be it in person or online, the world is still struggling in the fight against viruses. This year took another ghastly turn when attacking critical […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

FontOnLake Linux Malware Used in Targeted Attacks

October 8, 2021

Via: Security Week

Dubbed FontOnLake, the malware family employs a rootkit to conceal its presence and uses different command and control servers for each sample, which shows how careful its operators are to maintain a low profile. What’s more, the malware developers are […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware in the CIS

October 7, 2021

Via: Securelist

These days, when speaking of cyberthreats, most people have in mind ransomware, specifically cryptomalware. In 2020–2021, with the outbreak of the pandemic and the emergence of several major cybercriminal groups (Maze, REvil, Conti, DarkSide, Avaddon), an entire criminal ecosystem took […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

New Study Links Seemingly Disparate Malware Attacks to Chinese Hackers

October 5, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Chinese cyber espionage group APT41 has been linked to seemingly disparate malware campaigns, according to fresh research that has mapped together additional parts of the group’s network infrastructure to hit upon a state-sponsored campaign that takes advantage of COVID-themed phishing […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

A New APT Hacking Group Targeting Fuel, Energy, and Aviation Industries

October 4, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A previously undocumented threat actor has been identified as behind a string of attacks targeting fuel, energy, and aviation production industries in Russia, the U.S., India, Nepal, Taiwan, and Japan with the goal of stealing data from compromised networks. Cybersecurity […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Beware of Fake Amnesty International Antivirus for Pegasus that Hacks PCs with Malware

October 1, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

In yet another indicator of how hacking groups are quick to capitalize on world events and improvise their attack campaigns for maximum impact, threat actors have been discovered impersonating Amnesty International to distribute malware that purports to be security software […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

New Tomiris Backdoor Found Linked to Hackers Behind SolarWinds Cyberattack

September 30, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers on Wednesday disclosed a previously undocumented backdoor likely designed and developed by the Nobelium advanced persistent threat (APT) behind last year’s SolarWinds supply chain attack, joining the threat actor’s ever-expanding arsenal of hacking tools. Moscow-headquartered firm Kaspersky codenamed […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Mobile, Mobile security

ERMAC, a new banking Trojan that borrows the code from Cerberus malware

September 28, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers from Threatfabric found in July a new Android banking trojan dubbed ERMAC that is almost fully based on the popular banking trojan Cerberus. The source code of Cerberus was released in September 2020 on underground hacking forums after its […]