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Tag: Malware


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

G-Core Labs’ stand-alone solution offers protection against SYN Flood DDoS attacks

June 30, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Developed in partnership with Intel, the XDP-based solution removes the need for a dedicated DDoS protection server role. An SYN Flood is a type of DDoS (Denial of Service) attack that is designed to make an online network or system […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

EMEA continues to be a hotspot for malware threats

June 30, 2022

Via: Help Net Security

Ransomware detections in the first quarter of this year doubled the total volume reported for 2021, according to the latest quarterly Internet Security Report from the WatchGuard Threat Lab. Researchers also found that the Emotet botnet came back in a […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Hermit spyware is deployed with the help of a victim’s ISP

June 29, 2022

Via: Malwarebytes

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has revealed a sophisticated spyware activity involving ISPs (internet service providers) aiding in downloading powerful commercial spyware onto users’ mobile devices. The spyware, dubbed Hermit, is reported to have government clients much like Pegasus. Italian […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Researchers Warn of ‘Matanbuchus’ Malware Campaign Dropping Cobalt Strike Beacons

June 27, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A malware-as-a-service (Maas) dubbed Matanbuchus has been observed spreading through phishing campaigns, ultimately dropping the Cobalt Strike post-exploitation framework on compromised machines. Matanbuchus, like other malware loaders such as BazarLoader, Bumblebee, and Colibri, is engineered to download and execute second-stage […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ukrainian telecommunications operators hit by DarkCrystal RAT malware

June 27, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

The Governmental Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) is warning of a malware campaign targeting Ukrainian telecommunications operators with the DarkCrystal RAT. The malspam messages have the topic “Free primary legal aid” use a password-protected attachment “Algorithm of actions […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Google Warns Spyware Being Deployed Against Android, iOS Users

June 24, 2022

Via: Threat Post

Google is warning victims in Kazakhstan and Italy that they are being targeted by Hermit, a sophisticated and modular spyware from Italian vendor RCS Labs that not only can steal data but also record and make calls. Researchers from Google […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Organizations Battling Phishing Malware, Viruses the Most

June 23, 2022

Via: Dark Reading

Enterprise defenders contend with a dizzying variety of threats as attackers regularly evolve their arsenals of attack tools. But a recent survey suggests that in many cases, tried-and-tested attacks remain more prevalent than more sophisticated ones. According to Dark Reading’s […]


Mobile, Mobile security

BRATA Android Malware evolves and targets the UK, Spain, and Italy

June 20, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

The operators behind the BRATA Android malware have implemented more features to make their attacks stealthy. The malware was first spotted in 2019 by security experts at Kaspersky, the name BRAT comes from ‘Brazilian RAT Android,’ because at the time […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Linux Malware Deemed ‘Nearly Impossible’ to Detect

June 14, 2022

Via: Threat Post

A new Linux malware that’s “nearly impossible to detect” can harvest credentials and gives attackers remote access and rootkit functionality by acting in a parasitic way to infect targets, researchers said. Researchers from The BlackBerry Research and Intelligence Team have […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Researchers Detail PureCrypter Loader Cyber Criminals Using to Distribute Malware

June 14, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers have detailed the workings of a fully-featured malware loader dubbed PureCrypter that’s being purchased by cyber criminals to deliver remote access trojans (RATs) and information stealers. “The loader is a .NET executable obfuscated with SmartAssembly and makes use […]