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Malware

Hackers Add Security Software Removal to Banload Banking Malware

May 14, 2019

Via: Security Week

There are two primary characteristics of the Brazilian hacking scene: a focus on Brazil, and the adaptability of the hackers. Very strict money laws make trans-border money movement difficult, ensuring that most targets remain local; and the hackers tend to […]


Hacker, Malware, Vulnerabilities

Top 5 Configuration Mistakes That Create Field Days for Hackers

May 8, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Sometimes it’s the little things that lead to big consequences. When it comes to cybersecurity, hacks more often than not stem from minor missteps – or even completely preventable, obvious mistakes. Common security mistakes and overlooked misconfigurations can open the […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

Ad Server Patched to Stop Possible Malware Distribution

May 2, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The open-source advertising platform Revive Adserver is urging customers to patch two vulnerabilities, one of which is critical and may have been exploited to allow hackers to deliver malware to third-party websites. Revive Adserver, formerly known as OpenX Source, is […]


Data loss, Malware, Mobile, Privacy protection, Threats & Malware

Companies face regulatory fines and cybersecurity threats, still fail to protect sensitive data

April 30, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

22% of a company’s folders are accessible, on average, to every employee, according to the new report from the Varonis Data Lab, which analyzed more than 54 billion files. The report shines a light on security issues that put organizations […]


Malware

Researchers develop new technique to identify malware in embedded systems

April 29, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

A technique for detecting types of malware that use a system’s architecture to thwart traditional security measures has been developed by researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Texas at Austin. The new detection approach works by […]


Vulnerabilities

Windows Zero-Day Emerges in Active Exploits

April 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A just-patched vulnerability in the Windows operating system that was previously unknown up until last week is being actively exploited in the wild; it opens the door for full system takeover. Discovered by Vasily Berdnikov and Boris Larin of Kaspersky […]


Vulnerabilities

Backdoors inevitably create vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors

April 4, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

73 percent of IT security professionals believe countries with government-mandated encryption backdoors are more susceptible to nation-state attacks. The Venafi survey on government-mandated encryption backdoors evaluated the opinions of 517 IT security professionals attending the RSA Conference 2019. “This is […]


Hacker

Crooks use hidden directories of compromised HTTPS sites to deliver malware

April 3, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Crooks are utilizing hidden “well-known” directories of HTTPS sites running WordPress and Joomla websites to store and serve malicious payloads. Hacked websites were used for several malicious purposes, experts observed compromised WordPress and Joomla websites serving Shade/Troldesh ransomware, coin miners, […]


Cyber-crime, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Computer systems in the City of Albany hit in Ransomware Attack

April 2, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Another ransomware attack made the headlines, this time the victim is the City of Albany, its computer systems were infected with the malware. Computer systems in the City of Albany, New York, were infected with ransomware over the weekend that […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Office Depot fined millions for tricking customers into believing their PCs were infected with malware

March 28, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

What does the average person do when their computer starts behaving oddly? If their PC is getting slower, or they’re being pestered with an excessive number of pop-ups? The average user – and you, dear reader, are not a typical […]