New Android banking malware disguises as crypto app to spread

Tech Republic Security

A new banking Trojan dubbed "Malibot" pretends to be a cryptomining application to spread between Android phones. The post New Android banking malware disguises as crypto app to spread appeared first on TechRepublic.

New Xenomorph Android malware targets more than 50 banking and financial applications

Tech Republic Security

Some banking malware targets mobile devices and can quickly steal money from banking accounts. Meet Xenomorph, a new malware targeting Android and more than 50 banking and financial applications.

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Android malware infected more than 300,000 devices with banking trojans

Tech Republic Security

The initial apps in Google Play were safe, but the creators found a way around the Play Store's protections to install malware on Android users' devices.

Escobar mobile malware targets 190 banking and financial apps, steals 2FA codes

Tech Republic Security

A new Android mobile malware dubbed Escobar has hit the cybercrime underground market. The post Escobar mobile malware targets 190 banking and financial apps, steals 2FA codes appeared first on TechRepublic.

Cyber attacks on at least three Asian banks share malware links

Computer Weekly

Cyber attacks on banks in Bangladesh, Vietnam and the Philippines used the same malware, which has links to other attacks on banks in the region, reports Symantec

Risk Management Series: Malware and the Threat to Mobile Banking

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Watch Out For This Android Malware That Factory Resets Your Phone After Stealing Your Money

GizModo VR

Research published earlier this week shows that a nasty Android banking malware has evolved, bringing with it a number of alarming new features—including the ability to factory reset your device after stealing your money.

'Wiper' Malware Discovered on Ukrainian Devices as Bank Websites Suffer Cyberattacks

GizModo VR

As an ongoing political crisis continues to roil Ukraine, the nation’s banks and government agencies have been struck with disruptive cyberattacks for the second time in two weeks.

Hacked websites install banking malware

IT Manager Daily

Thousands of websites, including WordPress and SquareSpace, are unwitting victims in a banking malware scheme. These fake updates are then used to install malware and remote access trojans onto users’ systems. The post Hacked websites install banking malware appeared first on IT Manager Daily. In this week's e-newsletter Latest News & Views banking hacking malware

Ramnit Trojan targeting UK banks reactivated

Computer Weekly

IBM X-Force researchers advise banks to use adaptive malware detection and real-time endpoint malware intelligence to counter the latest evolution of Ramnit banking malware

Email malware targets U.S. senator and military

Tech Republic Security

The cybercriminals behind the powerful banking malware have turned their attention to government targets like Sen. Cory Booker

Phishing Campaign Uses Fake Google reCAPTCHA to Distribute Malware

CTOvision

Digital attackers deployed this disguise in the hopes that employees at the targeted bank would click on a link to a malicious PHP file out of alarm. Sucuri researchers discovered that the campaign sent out malicious emails masquerading as a confirmation for a recent transaction. That file was responsible for loading a fake 404 error […]. Cyber Security News

Banking malware, DDoS, ransomware and CEO fraud top UK cyber threats

Computer Weekly

Businesses need to be aware of the value of their data, how that data is likely to be attacked, and how to defend against particular attacks, says leading UK cyber cop

Trojan malware is back and it’s the biggest hacking threat to your business

CTOvision

Trojan malware attacks against business targets have rocketed in the last year, as cybercriminals alter their tactics away from short-term gain and in-your-face ransomware attacks towards more subtle, long-term campaigns with the aim of stealing information including banking information, personal data, and even intellectual property.

Financial cyber attacks increase as malware writers join forces

Computer Weekly

Financial malware attacks increased 16% in the second quarter of the year, driven by collaboration between the developers of two banking Trojans in the top the financial malware threats, says Kaspersky Lab

'In Fraud We Trust:' Malware Author Pleads Guilty

SecureWorld News

Financial and banking information. Computer malware. Chiochiu admitted to being heavily involved in the malware side of the operation. As part of his plea agreement, Chiochiu admitted to authoring a strain of malware known to the computer security community as “FastPOS”.

Polish banks on alert after mystery malware found on computers

Network World

The discovery of malware on computers and servers of several Polish banks has put the country's financial sector on alert over potential compromises. Polish media reported last week that the IT security teams at many Polish banks have been busy recently searching their systems for a particular strain of malware after several unnamed banks found it on their computers.

Spanish police nab suspected hacker behind Neverquest banking malware

Network World

Spanish police have arrested a Russian programmer suspected of developing the Neverquest banking Trojan, a malware targeting financial institutions across the world. Neverquest is designed to steal username and password information from banking customers. Once it infects a PC, the malware can do this by injecting fake online forms into legitimate banking websites to log any information typed in.

WannaCry hero due in court on malware charges

Computer Weekly

The Briton who played a key role in halting the global WannaCry ransomware attacks is due in court in the US to face charges in connection with the Kronos banking Trojan

Cybercriminals and drug cartels are spreading malware and stealing financial information in Latin America

Tech Republic Security

Drug cartels are using cryptocurrency and partnering with hackers to scam Latin American banks

Justice Department has charged a Latvian woman it says helped develop Trickbot malware

The Verge

The US Department of Justice has charged a Latvian woman for her role in allegedly developing the Trickbot malware, which was responsible for infecting millions of computers, targeting schools, hospitals, public utilities, and governments, the agency said in a news release.

After ‘protestware’ attacks, a Russian bank has advised clients to stop updating software

The Verge

In a recent announcement, the Russian bank Sber advised its customers to temporarily stop installing software updates to any applications out of concern that they could contain malicious code specifically targeted at Russian users, labeled by some as “protestware.”.

You've got malware: Malicious actors are waiting in your inbox

Tech Republic Security

Dangerous URL messages, the resurgence of Emotet, and banking trojans flood the cyberthreat landscape, Proofpoint found

Biden's Cybersecurity Summit Will Gather Very Important People to Solve America's Hacking Problem

GizModo VR

President Joe Biden and other White House officials plan to meet with a cadre of business, tech, education leaders and others on Wednesday to discuss a pretty pressing issue: How exactly to keep America from getting hacked so much. Read more.

Shared malware code links SWIFT-related breaches at banks and North Korean hackers

Network World

Malware links suggest that North Korean hackers might be behind recent attacks against several Asian banks, including the theft of US$81 million from the Bangladesh central bank earlier this year. Security researchers from Symantec have found evidence that the malware used in the Bangladesh Bank cyberheist was used in targeted attacks against an unnamed bank in the Philippines.

Making Security Personal: Warn End Users About New Bank App Alert

SecureWorld News

Department of Justice alert: rogue banking apps and trojans. If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that a trip to the bank is one of the least exciting errands of all time. An estimated 75% of Americans used mobile banking in 2019.

Microsoft's 'Crazy Huge Hack,’ Explained

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macOS users beware: A new and nearly undetectable malware is on the rise

Tech Republic Security

Often thought of as impenetrable, macOS is falling prey to a sneaky malware that's stealing bank credentials, bypassing Gatekeeper, and disabling attempts to remove it. Find out more here

'Fileless malware' attacks, used on banks, have been around for years

Network World

Fileless malware attacks, which were recently discovered in the networks of at least 140 banks, telecoms and governments, account for about 15% of known attacks today and have been around for years in different forms. Fileless malware attacks are becoming much more common and circumvent most of the endpoint protection and detection tools deployed today," Gartner security analyst Avivah Litan said.

Recent malware attacks on Polish banks tied to wider hacking campaign

Network World

Malware attacks that recently put the Polish banking sector on alert were part of a larger campaign that targeted financial organizations from more than 30 countries. Researchers from Symantec and BAE Systems linked the malware used in the recently discovered Polish attack to similar attacks that have taken place since October in other countries.

Stop Malware Attacks and Online Identity Theft

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Malware means a malicious or intrusive software application that is coded for executing on the targeted device without notifying its user or the owner. Affecting a mobile phone, a computer, a laptop, or a network server, malware interrupts computing operations, hijacks networks, or access systems. Acting as purposely malignant, malware is disguised as an authentic application available from an apparently trustworthy source.

Malicious Android apps found masquerading as legitimate antivirus tools

Tech Republic Security

The phony apps attempted to deliver malware designed to steal account credentials and banking information, Check Point Research says. The post Malicious Android apps found masquerading as legitimate antivirus tools appeared first on TechRepublic. Android Security

This malware attack starts with a fake customer-service call

Network World

A notorious cybercriminal gang is tricking businesses into installing malware by calling their customer services representatives and convincing them to open malicious email attachments. The culprits in these hacks, which are designed to steal customers’ credit card numbers, appear to be the Carbanak gang , a group that was blamed last year for stealing as much as $1 billion from various banks. Hotel and restaurant chains, beware.

Dyre banking Trojan successor rears its ugly head

Network World

Cybercriminals have unleashed a new banking Trojan program on the internet and it bears striking similarities to Dyre, a malware threat believed to have been dead for almost a year. The new Trojan is called TrickBot and first appeared in September, targeting users of banks in Australia.

IBM X-Force finds major malware hitting Brazil banks ahead of 2016 Olympics in Rio

Tech Republic Security

IBM X-Force Research recently noted that the Zeus Trojan variant Panda has spread to Brazil, days before the Opening Ceremony. Here's what you need to know

Recently reported Microsoft zero-day gaining popularity with attackers, Kaspersky says

Tech Republic Security

A flaw in the MSHTML engine that lets an attacker use a malicious Office document to install malware is currently being used against the energy, industrial, banking, medical tech, and other sectors

Why Endpoint Security Is Important for Protecting Your Business Against the Latest Malware

SecureWorld News

For remote workers, endpoint security is perhaps the most essential measure as this is important in detecting the latest malware attacks. Growth in malware during COVID-19.

Attacks to make Ask.com Toolbar a conduit for malware are nipped in the bud

Network World

Attackers who were trying to turn the Ask.com Toolbar into a malware dispensary got caught early on when their scheme was picked up by security services that were looking for anomalies. Once installed, the dropper would bring in secondary malware including banking Trojans and other online-fraud code, says Keith McCammon, CSO of Red Canary.

Hackers behind bank attack campaign use Russian as decoy

Network World

The hackers behind a sophisticated attack campaign that has recently targeted financial organizations around the world have intentionally inserted Russian words and commands into their malware in an attempt to throw investigators off. Researchers from cybersecurity firm BAE Systems have recently obtained and analyzed additional malware samples related to an attack campaign that has targeted 104 organizations -- most of them banks -- from 31 different countries.

Sophisticated malware possibly tied to recent ATM heists in Thailand

Network World

Security researchers have found a sophisticated malware program that may have been used recently by a gang of hackers to steal more than US$350,000 from ATMs in Thailand. A sample of the new malware, dubbed Ripper, was uploaded to the VirusTotal database from an Internet Protocol address in Thailand last week, shortly before local media reported that hackers used malware to steal 12.29

Cyber crime a significant risk to individuals and organisations

Computer Weekly

Cyber crime is still a significant risk to individuals and organisations, a report claims, with the top threats including business email compromise, ransomware, and banking and mobile malware

How Many User Credentials Did Emotet Steal? Now We Know

SecureWorld News

In January 2021, the FBI and other international law enforcement agencies worked together to take down one of the world's most notorious malware strains, Emotet. Emotet was one of the most dangerous malwares in the world, according to Europol.

Another TrickBot Suspect Arrested and Charged

SecureWorld News

TrickBot operation leaves millions of systems infected with malware. Collaborating with a network of knowledgeable cybercriminals, TrickBot's design led to millions of computers all over the world becoming infected with this Trojan malware—and no industry was safe.