FSociety Locker – Python Malware

Doctor Chaos

The authors of this malware must be “Mr. Malware malwareA new ransomware variant, named “Fsociety Locker” (“Fsociety ALpha 1.0”), showed up recently seeking a place in the threat marketplace. Robot” fans, as the name “Fsociety” refers to the fictional group of hackers in that show. Security researchers at Sarah (Qi) Wu and He Xu at Fortinet described the the […].

Researchers warn of new support scam malware

Computer Weekly

Security researchers have identified a new strain of support scam malware and a way of clearing up infected machines

Citadel malware developer jailed

Computer Weekly

A Russian man believed to be one of the developers of the Citadel malware used to steal millions by infecting around 11 million computers around the world

Interview on Automated Malware Removal

CTOvision

Three Questions on Automated Malware Removal with Bob Gourley, Cognitio Corp and CTOVision. While there’s still an emphasis – and related spending – on malware detection, most incident response teams are actually overwhelmed by vast number of security alerts they receive.

Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?

CTOvision

In hindsight, the blog post should have been titled “Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?” Zombie malware combines the most deadly aspects of malware and zombie computers into one horrible mess. Typically malware gets […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threats Internet of Things News Robots Cybersecurity Malware

Mac Malware Backdoor.MAC.Elanor: Steal Data, Execute Code, Control Webcam

Doctor Chaos

Well it is finally here … a MAC malware being coined as Backdoor.MAC.Elanor. This malware is embedded into a fake file converter application. Malware Apple MacOS malwareOnce infected they can steal data, control your camera and so on. The original post can be foundHERE. After the first ever example of Mac ransomware was found in the wild earlier […].

WannaCry hero malware trial postponed

Computer Weekly

The US court appearance of British WannaCry hero on charges of writing and distributing malware has been postponed

Security Think Tank: Malware is sneaky

Computer Weekly

What strategies should organisations follow to block malware attachments which continue to account for two-thirds of malware infections that result in data breaches

Mac Malware Backdoor.MAC.Elanor: Steal Data, Execute Code, Control Webcam

Doctor Chaos

Well it is finally here … a MAC malware being coined as Backdoor.MAC.Elanor. This malware is embedded into a fake file converter application. Malware Apple MacOS malwareOnce infected they can steal data, control your camera and so on. The original post can be foundHERE. After the first ever example of Mac ransomware was found in the wild earlier […].

FBI arrests UK WannaCry hero on malware charges

Computer Weekly

The Briton credited with stopping the WannaCry global malware attacks in their tracks in May has been arrested in the US on malware charges

Malware hidden in CCleaner targeted tech firms

Computer Weekly

Major tech firms were targeted by malware hidden in Avast’s Piriform CCleaner software, researchers have found, leading to speculation that it may have been state-sponsored espionage attack

Popular malware scanner compromised by malware

IT Manager Daily

If you’ve been using CCleaner for 32-bit Windows machines, you might want to evaluate those systems and run an actual malware scan. In a spooky twist, recent versions of CCleaner have been installing malware programs rather than getting rid of them.

Mac malware continuing to escalate, warn security researchers

Computer Weekly

Malware targeting the Mac operating system has seen a significant growth in the first half of this hear, according to security firm Malwarebytes

New Video: Automating Your Cyber Defenses Including Malware Removal

CTOvision

The video at this link and embedded below provides an overview of conclusions from CTOvision research into ways to automate the removal of cyber threats (including malware) from your enterprise. By Bob Gourley.

Security Think Tank: Equip employees to guard against malicious malware

Computer Weekly

What strategies should organisations follow to block malware attachments which continue to account for two-thirds of malware infections that result in data breaches

Check Point finds AdultSwine malware in Google Play apps

Computer Weekly

Security researchers have discovered new malware code hidden in game apps, mainly aimed at youngsters

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

New malware attacks safety systems

IT Manager Daily

Emergency shutdown systems have been targeted by a new malware attack. Threat: A malware attack called TRITON targeted control systems that provide emergency shutdowns for industrial processes. Damage risk: The malware can reprogram the SIS to allow unsafe conditions, leading to physical hazards and threats to human safety. The post New malware attacks safety systems appeared first on IT Manager Daily. IT Security Special Report malware triton

Nearly a third of malware attacks are zero-day exploits

Computer Weekly

Companies could be missing up to third of malware that is targeting them, according to a report by WatchGuard

Fileless Malware: You should already be prepared

IT Toolbox

The buzzword "fileless malware" is increasingly causing fear, uncertainty, and doubt. But we should already have controls in place

Security Think Tank: 10 control areas to mitigate against malware attacks

Computer Weekly

What strategies should organisations follow to block malware attachments which continue to account for two-thirds of malware infections that result in data breaches

Leaked SMB exploits make malware powerful, warns Cylance

Computer Weekly

Four key exploits at the heart of hacking tools leaked by the Shadow Brokers have given malware authors a lot of power, say security researchers

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IT pros look to endpoint security to counter custom malware

Computer Weekly

IT professionals are focusing on endpoint security in the face of custom malware that is bypassing traditional perimeter defences, a survey shows

Non-malware attacks pose bigger threat than malicious software

Computer Weekly

Malware-free cyber attacks are on the rise and artificial intelligence in cyber security is still far from replacing humans, according to most cyber security researchers

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

Considerations for reasonable malware response

IT Toolbox

In today’s world of endless malware infections, most response efforts are reactive. They always seem to happen to the worst possible people or during the worst possible times – typically to a C-level executive late on a Friday afternoon. As it relates to these type of response efforts, I’m often asked whether you should leave the system running or should you just shut

How to Remove Malicious Code, Malware from Websites?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How to Remove Malicious Code, Malware from Websites? The main reasons how website get hacked or infected with malware are: Phishing. Malware. Do you want to remove malware, malicious code and from a website and clean it? Malware injections.

Security Think Tank: Minimise malware risks through education, process and technology

Computer Weekly

What strategies should organisations follow to block malware attachments which continue to account for two-thirds of malware infections that result in data breaches

Google Apps possibly downloading malware onto your device

IT Manager Daily

Google Apps may be allowing bad actors to install malware on your device via a security flaw. Threat: The Google Apps Script, used for apps like Google Drive, has a security vulnerability that could allow hackers to deliver malware to a user’s computer using Google Drive URLs.

Russian hacker uses malware to steal gas

IT Manager Daily

A hacker in southern Russia was arrested for using malware to steal gasoline and resell it. Denis Zayev sold malware to gas station employees that could be installed to divert fuel to an empty gas tank, where it could then be resold after cheating customers out of the gas they paid for. The malware corrupted the gas pumps, cash registers and entire IT systems for the affected stations, making it difficult for police to identify Zayev as the culprit.

Security Think Tank: Malware infection is inevitable, so be prepared

Computer Weekly

How can businesses best prepare their cyber defences in light of the fact that attackers are increasingly using malware designed to evade detection and analysis

Strider cyber attack group deploying malware for espionage

Computer Weekly

Symantec security researchers have uncovered a spying campaign by a previously unknown group using modular malware as stealthware

What Can You Do About Malware In The Cloud?

CTOvision

Malware exists even there - and it spreads fast. And like any system with a physical backend, the cloud can easily be subject to a wide range of vulnerabilities - including malware. But malware on the cloud is a very real, and very present threat. The problem is that the malware components aren’t identifiable through traditional scanning simply because they aren’t assembled as malware until the moment of attack.Some exploits appear to be benign.”.

InterContinental Hotel Group reveals extent of malware attack

Computer Weekly

Hotel group InterContinental (IHG) reveals that malware attempting to glean payment card details sat undetected on its network in the US for three months

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Bad Rabbit malware raises fears of third global ransomware attack

Computer Weekly

A ransomware attack that has commonalities with WannaCry NotPeya is reportedly hitting organisations in Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Bulgaria and Germany