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Tag: Malware


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware attacks see huge year-on-year rise

November 14, 2018

Via: TechRadar

Malware and ransomware are both on the rise according to new global figures from the security firm SonicWall. The cybersecurity company detected a 44 per cent increase in the amount of malware infecting users’ machines between January and October of […]


Virus & Malware

U.S. Cyber Command Shares Malware via VirusTotal

November 8, 2018

Via: Security Week

The U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) this week started sharing malware samples with the cybersecurity industry via Chronicle’s VirusTotal intelligence service. The project is run by USCYBERCOM’s Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), which will post unclassified malware samples on the CYBERCOM_Malware_Alert […]


Application security

Overcoming the Electronics Industry’s Insecurity Over Industrial IoT Deployments

October 24, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

In December 2017, cyberattackers used TRITON/TRISIS malware to target safety instrumented system (SIS) controllers at a critical infrastructure organization. The malware was designed specifically to interact with the controllers, potentially to damage equipment and shut down operations, according to the […]


Network security

Wisdom of the Crowd: How the App Store Model Drives Innovation in Data Security

October 19, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Two years ago, most people had never heard of ransomware. In 2017, it came out of nowhere to become the fastest-growing form of malware, costing enterprises $8 billion in the process, per IBM’s “2018 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index.” Then, this […]


Network security

How to Use DNS Analytics to Find the Compromised Domain in a Billion DNS Queries

October 12, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

Finding a needle in a haystack is hard, but it’s nothing compared to finding a single piece of hay in the haystack that was put there with malicious intentions. As Verisign noted in its August 2018 “Domain Name Industry Brief,” […]


Cloud security, Malware

Keeping your cloud malware-free: What you need to know

October 8, 2018

Via: Help Net Security

This year we’ve seen massive malware attacks spanning from nation-state campaigns originating in North Korea and Russia to popular restaurants and everything in between. Each new incident serves as a grim reminder to business leaders that hackers will not relent. […]


Hacker, Network security

Hackers fly under the radar for two years after infecting chiropractic clinic with malware

October 5, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

Chiropractors may not be regarded as full-blown medical doctors, but hackers don’t discriminate when targeting the health sector, as one chiropractor in Tillamook, Oregon will tell you. A report published by local publication Tillamook County Pioneer reveals that on August […]


Phishing, Threats & Malware

Roaming Mantis part III: iOS crypto-mining and spreading via malicious content delivery system

October 1, 2018

Via: Securelist

In Q2 2018, Kaspersky Lab published two blogposts about Roaming Mantis sharing details of this new cybercriminal campaign. In the beginning, the criminals used DNS hijacking in vulnerable routers to spread malicious Android applications of Roaming Mantis (aka MoqHao and […]


Malware, Network security

VPNFilter Evolving to Be a More Dangerous Threat

September 27, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

VPNFilter malware is adding capabilities to become a more fully-featured tool for threat actors. Malware writers are finding greater efficiencies by reusing older code families. That explains why VPNFilter — the attack that caused the FBI to recommend that everyone […]


Vulnerabilities

Malware on SHEIN Servers Compromises Data of 6.4M Customers

September 27, 2018

Via: Threat Post

A data breach targeting women’s apparel giant SHEIN occurred between June and August 2018. Email addresses and encrypted passwords of over 6.4 million SHEIN customers were stolen over the summer after the women’s retailer said it suffered a “concerted criminal […]