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Tag: Malware


Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Elon Musk confirms that Russian hackers tried to recruit Tesla employee to plant a malware

August 28, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Recently US authorities arrested the Russian national Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov (27) after attempting to recruit an employee at a targeted company to plant a piece of malware. The man was arrested on August 22 and appeared in court on August […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Phishing

Revamped Qbot Trojan Packs New Punch: Hijacks Email Threads

August 27, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Attacks attributed to the Qbot trojan, known as the “Swiss Army knife” of malware, are on the uptick with a reported 100,000 recent infections, according to researchers. Qbot, an ever-evolving information-stealing trojan that’s been around since 2008, has shifted tactics […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

FBI arrested a Russian national for recruiting employee of US firm to plant malware

August 26, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

US authorities arrested the Russian national Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov (27) after attempting to recruit an employee at a targeted company to plant a piece of malware. The man was arrested on August 22 and appeared in court on August 24. […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Cybercriminal greeners from Iran attack companies worldwide for financial gain

August 24, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

The attackers used Dharma ransomware and a mix of publicly available tools to target companies in Russia, Japan, China, and India. All the affected organizations had hosts with Internet-facing RDP and weak credentials. The hackers typically demanded a ransom between […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ongoing Campaign Uses HTML Smuggling for Malware Delivery

August 19, 2020

Via: Security Week

Referred to as Duri, the campaign started in early July and continues to date, attempting to evade network security solutions, including proxies and sandboxes, to deliver malicious code. The employed technique, HTML smuggling, relies on HTML5/JavaScript for the download of […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

FBI, NSA Share Details on New ‘Drovorub’ Linux Malware Used by Russia

August 14, 2020

Via: Security Week

Drovorub, a joint advisory from the NSA and the FBI reveals, is being employed by the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) 85th Main Special Service Center (GTsSS) military unit 26165, which is better known as the cyber-espionage group […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

4 best practices to avoid vulnerabilities in open-source code

August 13, 2020

Via: CSO Online

This year presented even more challenges for ensuring the integrity and security of open-source ecosystems. Open source has been the greatest boon to developers in that virtually anyone can use and customize it, typically at no cost, and contribute to […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Malware attacks abusing machine identities grew 8x over the last 10 years

August 6, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Commodity malware campaigns utilizing machine identities are increasing rapidly, according to threat analysis from Venafi. For example, malware attacks using machine identities doubled from 2018 to 2019, including high-profile campaigns such as: TrickBot, Skidmap, Kerberods and CryptoSink. Researchers gathered data […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

Belarussian authorities arrested GandCrab ransomware distributor

August 3, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Last week, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus announced the arrest of a man on charges of distributing the infamous GandCrab ransomware. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted with help from law enforcement from the UK […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Malware

EU has imposed sanctions on foreign actors for the first time ever

July 31, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

The Council of the European Union announced sanctions imposed on a Russia-linked military espionage unit, as well as companies operating for Chinese and North Korean threat actors that launched cyber-attacks against the EU and its member states. This is the […]