Mitigating Advanced Threats with Scalable and Automated Malware Analysis: An interview of Chad Loeven and Mike Hylton

CTOvision

Scalable automated malware analysis has become a critical component of enterprise defense. When properly implemented it can be key to mitigating malware threats that otherwise bypass perimeter defenses.

Raspberry Pi Can Detect Malware By Scanning for Electromagnetic Waves

GizModo VR

The world’s largest companies are grappling with increasingly widespread and sophisticated malware attacks, but an interesting new malware detection technique could help companies thwart these threats without needing any software.

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Box taps deep learning to detect sophisticated malware

Venture Beast

Box has announced a new "deep scan" functionality that scans files as they are uploaded to identify sophisticated malware and avert attacks. Read More.

Log4j vulnerabilities, malware strains multiply; major attack disclosed

Venture Beast

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Research: How Malware Weaponized DNA

SecureWorld News

At the start, the first piece of the puzzle is malware that compromises a scientist's device. Eve can easily infect Alice’s vulnerable computers with malware. Featured Network Security Original Content MalwareIt's like the SolarWinds supply chain attack.

iOS Malware Spoofs Shutdown to Avoid Removal

SecureWorld News

Researchers from security firm ZecOps recently developed a trojan proof of concept (PoC) tool that can fake a shutdown on iPhones, allowing malware to secretly continue living on the device. Featured Apple iPhone Original Content Malware

Report: Majority of malware downloads in 2021 were traced to cloud apps

Venture Beast

Netskope's report highlights that attackers are enjoying more success abusing cloud apps to deliver malware payloads to their victims. Read More.

Google Drive accounted for the most malware downloads from cloud storage sites in 2021

Tech Republic Security

Google took over the top spot for malicious downloads from Microsoft OneDrive as attackers created free accounts, uploaded malware and shared documents with unsuspecting users, says Netskope

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

Malware Developers: Hiding Behind 'Exotic' Programming Languages

SecureWorld News

Eric Milam, the VP of Threat Research at BlackBerry, explains: "Malware authors are known for their ability to adapt and modify their skills and behaviors to take advantage of newer technologies. Featured Cybersecurity Hackers Original Content 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.

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.

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.

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 […].

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

Dell Data Protection Protected Workspace & Malware Prevention

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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.

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

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

This Shockingly Invasive Malware Stole Data from 3.25 Million Windows Computers

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 […].

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 […].

How to integrate Linux Malware Detection and ClamAV for automated malware detection on Linux servers

Tech Republic Security

Jack Wallen walks you through the steps of installing both Linux Malware Detection and ClamAV for a reliable one-two punch of malware and virus prevention

Scammers exploiting Kaseya ransomware attack to deploy malware

Tech Republic Security

A new phishing campaign claims to offer a security update for Kaseya's VSA software but actually tries to install malware, says Malwarebytes

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

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

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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) […].

Thousands of AT&T Subscribers Infected With Data-Pilfering Malware, Researchers Say

GizModo VR

Unpatched, years-old vulnerabilities in networking devices have allowed a noxious malware to infect thousands of AT&T customers in the U.S., The malware basically functions as a backdoor, one that could allow an attacker to penetrate networks, steal data, and… Read more.

New malware lets hackers secretly take screenshots of your Mac, but Apple has a fix

Mashable VR

The malware XCSSET was first uncovered last year by security researchers at Trend Micro. Using this malware, bad actors would target Mac developers and infect those apps at the source. More about Apple , Mac , Malware , Tech , and Consumer Tech.

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

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

GizModo VR

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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

New SMS malware targets Android users through fake COVID messages

Tech Republic Security

Dubbed TangleBot, the malware can overlay financial apps with its own screens in an attempt to steal your account credentials, says Cloudmark

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 […].

Pirate These PC Games and Get Free Bonus Malware Now!

GizModo VR

Someone is using cracked copies of top video game titles to install crypto-mining malware on PCs belonging to hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting victims—a ploy that’s netted the criminals a hefty $2 million so far.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

MalSmoke attack: Zloader malware exploits Microsoft's signature verification to steal sensitive data

Tech Republic Security

Already impacting more than 2,000 victims, the malware is able to modify a DLL file digitally signed by Microsoft, says Check Point Research

Majority of malware occurs via HTTPS-encrypted connections

TechSpot

of malware arrived over an encrypted connection. It added that any company not examining encrypted HTTPS traffic at the perimeter will miss out on 9/10 of all malware. The network security company said that in Q2 2021, 91.5%

New Grelos skimmer variant reveals overlap in Magecart group activities, malware infrastructure

CTOvision

A new variant of a skimmer has revealed the increasingly muddy waters associated with tracking groups involved in Magecart-style attacks. On Wednesday, researchers from RiskIQ described how a new Grelos […]. News RiskIQ