Symantec Discovers Fourth Malware Strain Used in SolarWinds Attack

CTOvision

Cybersecurity firm Symantec has uncovered an additional piece of malware used in the SolarWinds attacks, becoming the fourth piece of malware associated with the wide-ranging compromise of the popular IT […]. News SolarWinds Symantec Symantec Endpoint Protection

GitHub-hosted malware calculates Cobalt Strike payload from Imgur pic

CTOvision

A new strand of malware uses Word files with macros to download a PowerShell script from GitHub. This PowerShell script further downloads a legitimate image file from image hosting service Imgur […]. News GitHub

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M1 Malware Has Arrived

GizModo VR

Now that Apple has officially begun the transition to Apple Silicon, so has malware. malware macos arm architecture online advertising apple macintosh computing technology internet apple inc technology apple m1 computer programming cybercrime adware

A New Phishing Campaign Sends Malware-Laced Job Offers Through LinkedIn

GizModo VR

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Mysterious malware infects 30,000 Mac computers

Tech Republic Security

Known as Silver Sparrow, the malware's intent is still unknown as it has yet to deliver an actual payload, says security firm Red Canary

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

9 types of malware and how to recognize them

CTOvision

Grimes explain 9 types of malware and how they can affect you on CSO Online : People tend to play fast and loose with security terminology. However, it’s important to get your malware classifications straight because knowing how various types of malware spread is vital to containing and removing them. This concise malware […]. Read Roger A.

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. Effective malware detection is important, but only paired with response and removal can companies effectively prevent the malware that will enter the system from doing damage. By Bob Gourley.

How malware is targeting the new Apple Macs

Tech Republic Security

As the new kid on the block, the M1 chip-based Mac is already on the radar of malware writers, says Kaspersky

Recorded Future: Cobalt Strike and Metasploit accounted for a quarter of all malware C2 servers in 2020

CTOvision

Cobalt Strike and Metasploit, two penetration testing toolkits usually employed by security researchers, have been used to host more than a quarter of all the malware command and control (C&C) […].

Dell Data Protection Protected Workspace & Malware Prevention

CTOvision

The video below explores DDP Protected Workspace and uniquely addresses healthcare regulations related to malware prevention. The evolution of malware has gone from low sophistication, such as script kiddies, to nation states (tier 1), who are more skilled and who specifically target individuals, or industries with data they intend to infiltrate. The malware is from external agents. Malware is all new, and we need to focus on containment and isolation.

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 […].

Cybercriminals Bought Facebook Ads for a Fake Clubhouse App That Was Riddled With Malware

GizModo VR

The app is actually a trojan designed to inject malware into your computer. Cybercriminals have been pushing Facebook users to download a Clubhouse app “for PC,” something that doesn’t exist.

Over Two-Thirds of Q1 Malware Hidden by HTTPS

CTOvision

Over two-thirds of malware detected in the first three months of the year was hidden in HTTPS encrypted tunnels in a bid to evade traditional AV, according to Watchguard. The security […].

Hackers Slipped Mysterious Malware Into Thousands of Macs But Researchers Can't Figure Out Why

GizModo VR

A new malware strain has infected Mac devices all over the world—most prominently in the U.S. malware computer programming cyberwarfare computing payload technology internet cybercrime security breaches fireball

Hackers Are Hiding Malware Inside Fake Call of Duty: Warzone Cheats to Target Gamers

GizModo VR

Instead, they will just inject malware onto your computer. malware cyberwarfare activision cheating in video games technology internet cybercrime security breaches computer virus security antivirus software social issues computer securityLook out, n00bs.

Android Agent Smith mobile malware hits millions of devices

CTOvision

Mobile malware dubbed Agent Smith has infected about 25 million devices, mainly in India and other Asian countries, but other countries have also been affected, including the UK and US, according to security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies. Disguised as a Google-related application, the malware exploits known Android vulnerabilities and automatically replaces installed apps […].

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

An Android App That Promised Free Netflix Shockingly Just Highly Annoying Malware

GizModo VR

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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

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 […].

School Gives Malware Infected Laptops to Students

SecureWorld News

Unfortunately, a number of the laptops sent out were discovered to have malware. English students' laptops infected with malware. They say the malware appears to have been contacting Russian servers and has been found in a handful of schools. The U.K.

Cybercriminals using Google Search as the latest trick to snare unsuspecting victims for malware attacks

CTOvision

It was only a matter of time before cybercriminals turned their attention to one of the most common activities on the internet— a Google search. The latest trick is using […]. News Balbix Balbix Inc

Menlo Security raises $100 million to beat back malware with algorithms

Venture Beast

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State of malware: 3 key findings in the latest Malwarebytes report

Tech Republic Security

Spyware activity spiked in 2020, and the malware-as-a-service business model got more sophisticated

Microsoft says new Dexphot malware infected more than 80,000 computers

CTOvision

Microsoft security engineers detailed today a new malware strain that has been infecting Windows computers since October 2018 to hijack their resources to mine cryptocurrency and generate revenue for the attackers. Named Dexphot, this malware reached its peak in mid-June this year, when its botnet reached almost 80,000 infected computers.

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

'World's Most Dangerous Malware' Botnet Disrupted by Global Police Sting

GizModo VR

entertainment_culture social issues technology_internet security breaches crime computer network security cyberwarfare ransomware emotet cybercrime malware europol botnet computer security ryukThe criminal operation behind a dangerous, global botnet has been disrupted. Read more.

NotPetya and Olympic Destroyer Malware: 6 Russian Officers Charged

SecureWorld News

But the GRU members being charged in this case started with other strains of malware and a narrow target: Ukraine's power grid. In what is commonly referred to as the most destructive and costly cyber attack ever, the conspirators unleashed the 'NotPetya' malware.

Google removes 17 Android apps designed to deploy Joker malware

Tech Republic Security

The Joker malware has been a persistent thorn in Google's side as it keeps popping up in shady apps to infect users of the Google Play store

Barcode-Scanning App for Android Pushed Malware Onto Millions of Phones

GizModo VR

A popular app has been removed from Google Play after it was discovered to have delivered trojanized malware onto millions of users’ phones via an update.

Google disables Great Suspender extension, says it 'contains malware'

Mashable VR

Specifically, Chrome warned that the Great Suspender "contains malware.". Image: screenshot / chrome We reached out to Google, which owns the Chrome browser, for details on the supposed malware but received no immediate response. Google Cybersecurity Chrome Malware Tech

How to combat the latest and most aggressive botnets and malware

Tech Republic Security

Launching more sophisticated botnets, malware, and other threats, cybercriminals are getting more ruthless, says Nuspire

Government Agencies Discover New Chinese Malware Strain

SecureWorld News

CISA reports on Chinese malware strain. And it's a malware strain used specifically by the Chinese government. A recent CISA Malware Analysis Report (with contributions from the FBI and DoD), outlines this new malware variant. Featured Original Content Malware China

Why organizations should consider HTTPS inspection to find encrypted malware

Tech Republic Security

Some 67% of all malware seen in the first quarter was delivered via HTTPS, according to security firm WatchGuard Technologies

A New SolarWinds Malware Strain Is Discovered

GizModo VR

On Monday, researchers announced the discovery of yet another malware strain used by foreign hackers to infiltrate a wide milieu of American government agencies and companies. SolarWinds: it’s the hack that keeps on growing.

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

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. Analysis Big Data Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security DoD and IC Strategy The Future Trends Video Automation Chief information security officer CISO Computer security Malware By Bob Gourley.

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

How to check malware on Mac

TechnoBezz

Malware usually gets to your Mac by downloading and installing apps that look safe, but actually are not. To avoid this to happen to you, make sure that you always have protection from malware and don’t reduce your security to the lowest level. Checking Mac on possible Malware.

New malware "Silver Sparrow" is targeting both Intel and M1 Macs

Mashable VR

A new piece of malware has been detected on almost 30,000 Macs (so far), and it appears that security types can't quite pinpoint the malware's motives. In a blog post , Red Canary explained how it's been keeping an eye on the malware for over a week (as of Feb.

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

WatchGuard Q3 cybersecurity report finds spike in network attacks and malware delivered over TLS

Tech Republic Security

Report finds that over half the malware attacks in Q3 could bypass signature-based malware protection