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Earlier this March, cyber-security firm Kaspersky Labs released information on a newly discovered, highly advanced piece of malware dubbed Slingshot. The malware targeted Latvian-made Internet routers popular in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Kaspersky's reports reveal that the malware ...
Hackers are using a five-year-old security vulnerability to infect Linux servers with cryptocurrency-mining malware. The cryptojacking campaign exploits CVE-2013-2618, an old vulnerability in Cacti's Network Weathermap plug-in, an open source tool which is used by network administrators to visualise ...

That's more than any other industry surveyed. The survey revealed cloud security trends within particular industries. For example, malware is the most feared security threat by healthcare organizations (61 percent) and government entities (60 percent), although it is the second most significant concern for ...
Purdue University scientists have developed a data protection technique called Reactive Redundancy for Data Destruction (R2D2) that can protect data sitting inside a virtual machine from modern data-wiping malware and even some secure file deletion methods. Researchers say the new technique was ...
A highly advanced malware strain uncovered by Kaspersky Lab earlier this month was in fact developed by an elite US military unit, which was using it to track down militants associated with Islamic State and al-Qaeda. The malware's link to the US military, reported by a cybersecurity news website, means ...
It is hardly a surprise to learn that navigating to pirate websites entails a higher risk of running into malware. But a researcher from Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania, US, set out to quantify the risk that this 'free lunch' involves in a real-world setting. Having observed the online activities of 253 ...

Video: Android users fall victim to drive-by cryptocurrency miner. What is malware? Malware is shorthand for malicious software. It is software developed by cyber attackers with the intention of gaining access or causing damage to a computer or network, often while the victim remains oblivious to the fact ...
Israeli security firm Check Point uncovered a large-scale cryptocurrency mining operation which installed malware on servers running Jenkins, an automation software designed for web development. The mining operation has, to date, mined around $3.4 million worth of Monero using malware installed on ...
Despite being shared online over two years ago, most of the AV engines are unable to detect Coldroot RAT, a Mac malware. The trojan was first uploaded on GitHub back in 2016 as a joke to “play with Mac users,” and now works on all three major desktop operating systems. This Mac malware can silently ...
Allentown city councilman Courtney Robinson and Council President Roger MacLean say they have a lot of questions ahead of an executive session following the discovery of malware at Allentown City Hall. "My questions...have to do with first of all how this occurred and what have we been doing to try to ...
This is the path the NSA's malware has taken: from worldwide ransomware to drive-by installations of mining software. The route to infection is still the normal route: malicious links. Once inside, the malware co-opts your processor for cryptocurrency mining. If your computer happens to be part of a network, ...
Add Tesla to the legion of organizations that have been infected by cryptocurrency-mining malware. In a report published Tuesday, researchers at security firm RedLock said hackers accessed one of Tesla's Amazon cloud accounts and used it to run currency-mining software. The researchers said the ...
18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) published its malware analysis report, industrial control systems (ICS)-CERT MAR-17-352-01, "HatMan -- Safety System Targeted Malware," which included its summary of the ...
A developer admitted to targeting illegal users of its game by embedding malware in a piece of downloadable content — malware that enabled the company to access certain users' personal data as a hedge against piracy. Flight Sim Labs, which develops add-ons for the long-running Microsoft Flight ...
This may not seem like a serious issue—after all, malware scans happen outside of AMSI's context all the time, so that code will surely be caught. As Bleeping Computer points out, that isn't necessarily the case since Microsoft designed AMSI to catch things often missed by definition-based AV software.
The vulnerability resides with Anti-Malware Scan Interface (AMSI), a generic security feature that acts as an intermediary point between apps and local antivirus engines. AMSI allows an app to send a file to be scanned by the local security software and return the results. AMSI was introduced with Windows ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah officials are taking extra precautions to protect employees' email accounts and government computer servers as City Hall recovers from a malware virus attack. Local officials said in a news release that city staff workers are currently unable to receive email attachments to ...

During our webinar focused on the Qadars Banking Trojan there was a great deal of analysis provided on just how evasive the threat is. This begs the question, how does your team handle malware analysis? Since 2013, Qadars has been targeting financial institutions, POS systems, and even popular ...
Comodo Threat Research Labs' Global Malware Report 2017 was compiled by former NSA analyst, Kenneth Geers and utilizes the company's malware monitoring capabilities in over 190 countries worldwide, including North Korea. The top three categories of malware discovered over the past year were: ...
The rise in value and popularity of cryptocurrencies continues to draw the attention of cybercriminals old and new who want to make a quick buck off unsuspecting users and organizations. In its latest findings, X-Force, IBM's cybersecurity and threat analysis unit, found that TrickBot, a dangerous Trojan ...
Despite the malware's global outreach, Kiev immediately pointed a finger at Moscow. The White House's statement implicating Russia in the attack came hours after the UK Foreign and Defense ministries initially accused the Russian government. “The attack showed a continued disregard for Ukrainian ...
Using RLO to rename part of a file, as was the case in this attack, can convince a user to download malicious code disguised as a different type of file. In a detailed breakdown of how the Telegram hack works, Kaspersky Lab malware analyst Alexey Firsh said the attack was only detected inside Russia, but ...
Researchers at Trustwave said the malware infection string uses a combination of techniques that start with a .DOCX formatted attachment. The spam originates from for the Necurs botnet. Email subject lines fall into four financially related categories: “TNT STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT”, “Request for ...
Trojans, applications, and backdoors top the list of the most common types of malware detected worldwide in 2017, according to a Thursday report from Comodo Threat Research Labs. Malware attacks were detected in 225 country codes, representing almost every nation-state on Earth, the report found.
Researchers discovered three different variants of cryptomining malware in its Top 10 most prevalent ranking, with Coinhive ranking first, impacting more than one-in-five organizations. Coinhive performs online mining of Monero cryptocurrency when a user visits a web page without the user's approval.
Researchers have uncovered new wrinkles in the “Olympic Destroyer” malware attack that targeted the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Cisco Talos researchers now believe the malware also wipes files on shared network drives. Originally researchers believed the malware only targeted ...
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Cybersecurity experts are confirming that a computer malware attack dubbed "Olympic Destroyer" hit select networks and Wi-Fi systems at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang on Friday, but they would not say for sure whether Russia or North Korea are to blame. Users with a @pyeongchang2018.com email ...
Over the weekend, a little piece of malware was hard at work mining cryptocurrency on government computers. Security researcher Scott Helme first noticed the malware, which he believes was running on more than 4,000 sites, including the U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office (ico.org.uk) and the ...
The discovery of custom-built malware capable of password-stealing, bitcoin-mining, and providing hackers with complete access to compromised systems could signal the return of a notorious hacker group. Attacks by Operation PZChao are targeting government, technology, education, and ...
Japanese police have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of creating malware that steals private keys (passwords) that are used to access cryptocurrency wallets. He's also under investigation for using these passwords to steal funds from victims, albeit no charges have been filed. According to an ...
Malware is a buzzword in the world of IT security as it is used by security experts very frequently, to the extent that it has become a common household term. The truth is that very few people, especially from non-technical background, know its actual meaning and definition. Malware is a broad category of ...
While some malware won't run when it detects a sandbox or antimalware tool, other malware will wait a predefined amount of time or take other steps to avoid analysis antimalware tools that detonate malware, and then monitor every system call or network connection. Malware will even choose to not infect ...
Cybersecurity is at the forefront of many businesses' strategies for 2018, as the breaches, malware incidents and disclosure of many vulnerabilities last year showed just how weak the defences of some of the world's largest firms really are. Website owners are at an elevated risk of compromise and, with ...
Cryptocurrency mining botnet malware Smominru has infected more than 526,000 computers using a leaked NSA exploit, The Hacker News reported yesterday, Jan. 31. Software security researchers from cybersecurity company Proofpoint have detected a new global botnet called Smominru, also known ...
Nearly 140 samples of malware that exploit the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have been discovered by AV-TEST, but most samples are based on existing proof-of-concept code.
TechRepublic's Dan Patterson spoke with Mayer Brown partner and attorney Marcus Christian to discuss how Triton malware works and how companies can defend against it. Below is a transcript of the interview. Patterson: Last week, Schneider Electronic announced that the Triton malware discovered in ...
This practice appeared on YouTube in mid-January and was first reported by researchers at Trend Micro, who said that the DoubleClick ad network was being abused to deliver currency mining malware. The apparent reason was that people tend to stay on YouTube for an extended period, giving the ...
A flashlight app with only 12 reviews might be hiding some malware as well. But your hyper-vigilant download habits should extend beyond your smartphone. You need to keep an eye on your desktop Chrome extensions as well. These handy little applets give you seamless access to services like Evernote ...
(WFLA/CNN) — - Google has removed from its Google Play Store more than 60 gaming apps, many seemingly targeted at kids, that contained malware that showed pornographic ads. According to CNN, researchers from security firm Check Point discovered the malware, called AdultSwine, in apps that ...
The electronic devices we use on a daily basis are very prone to hacks, theft, and other software-related issues. One particular security bug uncovered by the Electronic Frontier Foundation has researchers greatly concerned. A new type of malware designed to look like popular social messaging ...
The trackers we've found in Google Play are just one aspect of the problem, though they are shockingly pervasive. Google does screen apps during Google Play's app submission process, but researchers are regularly finding scary new malware and there are no barriers to publishing an app filled with ...
This week, Hawaii reeled after an emergency text alert about an impending nuclear missile attack triggered panic—and then turned out to be a false alarm. Researchers provided more details about the sophisticated Triton malware that targets industrial control systems and impacted a real-world plant last ...
The good news, for Bob and most iPhone and iPad owners, is that malware on iOS is practically nonexistent. The locked-down nature of the iOS app ecosystem, one of the things Apple is often criticized for, turns out to be its best defense against viruses and similar threats. Developers must submit every ...
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA/CNN) - According to CNN, researchers from security firm Check Point discovered the malware, called AdultSwine, in apps that have been downloaded more than 3 million times, according to a report released Friday. The gaming apps include titles such as McQueen Car Racing Game, ...
A: According to Microsoft, TROJAN:HTML/Brocoiner!rfn is JavaScript malware that loads onto your computer when you visit compromised websites. When you visit an infected page, the script is loaded and begins to mine your computer for cryptocurrencies — digital currencies such as bitcoin or Monero.
The Trisis ICS malware used in a cyberattack on an oil and gas company in Saudi Arabia in December has been publicly available for weeks after being copied by unknown actors.
The malware is available for as little as $75 - and its authors are regularly updating it with additional abilities. Image: iStock. Hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office software to spread a sophisticated form of malware capable of stealing credentials, dropping additional malware, ...
In the case of the once-secret Dark Caracal operation, these hackers used WhatsApp messages and Facebook group links to successfully dupe people into clicking, and thereby allow spying and password collecting malware to enter their Android phones and computers. In the cybersecurity realm, these ...
Nation state authored malware has been mistakenly put online that could enable hackers to compromise safety systems at power plants. According to reports by Cyberscoop, it is claimed that multinational energy technology company Schneider Electric posted a file containing malware to VirusTotal.


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