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Tag: Malware


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Phishing

United Nations hit by major phishing attack

January 15, 2020

Via: TechRadar

The United Nations has been hit by a targeted cyberattack that uses one of the world’s most notorious malware strains. Criminals used the Emotet malware in order to launch a phishing campaign aimed at stealing login details for UN staff […]


Network security, Security

From the AI arms race to adversarial AI

January 14, 2020

Via: TechRadar

The AI arms race is on, and it’s a cat and mouse game we see every day in our threat intelligence work. As new technology evolves, our lives become more convenient, but cybercriminals see new opportunities to attack users. Whether […]


Mobile, Mobile security

Threat From Pre-Installed Malware on Android Phones is Growing

January 9, 2020

Via: Security Week

Pre-installed malware on Android phones is a growing menace – so much that on Wednesday this week, Privacy International and around 50 other international NGOs (including ACLU, EFF, Amnesty and the TOR project) sent an open letter to Google demanding […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Crooks use Star Wars saga as bait in Phishing and malware attacks

January 2, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Cybercriminals leverage popular movies like Star Wars to lure users into downloading malware to watch exclusive scenes or the full movie. Experts at Kaspersky have analyzed some threats that exploit the new Star Wars movie The Rise of Skywalker as […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Ransomware Situation Goes From Bad to Worse

December 26, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

The surge in ransomware attacks on cities, municipalities, schools, and healthcare organizations this year is just a foretaste of what is likely come in 2020. Threat actors have sensed a very real opportunity to make big returns attacking enterprise organizations […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

What is Magecart? How this hacker group steals payment card data

December 26, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Magecart definition Magecart is a consortium of malicious hacker groups who target online shopping cart systems, usually the Magento system, to steal customer payment card information. This is known as a supply chain attack. The idea behind these attacks is […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Emotet malware is back in action

December 26, 2019

Via: TechRadar

“As the world becomes more reliant on the Internet and virtual world, malicious cyberattacks are increasing, with goals ranging from seizing personal property to destroying large organisations and creating chaos in many countries of the world,” Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri, […]


Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Network security

All Wawa Convenience Stores Infected with Credit Card-Stealing Malware

December 20, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

The malware was discovered in Wawa’s payment processing servers, and it’s believed that all convenience store locations were affected. The stolen information includes names and credit card numbers, among other data. Wawa CEO Chris Gheysens said that all of the […]


Malware

As malware and network attacks increase in 2019, zero day malware accounts for 50% of detections

December 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Amid significant increases in both malware and network attacks, multiple Apache Struts vulnerabilities – including one used in the devastating Equifax data breach – appeared for the first time on WatchGuard’s list of most popular network attacks in Q3 2019. […]


Hacker, Malware

Romanian Duo Receives Jailtime For Infecting 400,000 With Malware

December 10, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A Romanian duo has been sentenced to jail time for infecting 400,000 computers with malware that stole credentials and financial information and scammed victims out of millions of dollars. The two Romanian hackers, Bogdan Nicolescu, 37, and Radu Miclaus, 37, […]