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.

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

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.

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

Dell Data Protection Protected Workspace & Malware Prevention

CTOvision

The video below explores DDP Protected Workspace and uniquely addresses healthcare regulations related to malware prevention. Individuals take malware and obtain the characteristics pertaining to the individual and find ways to get around the malware inspections in place.

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

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

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: 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

HP aims to secure its PC portfolio with Sure Sense malware blocker

CTOvision

HP on Tuesday announced a bevy of PC updates and new features, as well as the formal release of HP Sure Sense, the company’s new software that uses AI to prevent and block malware in near-real-time, including ransomware and previously unknown malware.

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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

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.

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

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

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

Phishing Campaign Uses Fake Google reCAPTCHA to Distribute Malware

CTOvision

Sucuri researchers discovered that the campaign sent out malicious emails masquerading as a confirmation for a recent transaction. 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. That file was responsible for loading a fake 404 error […]. Cyber Security News

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

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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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.

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

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

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

Video: Fileless malware explained

Tech Republic Security

Fileless malware, a new and growing threat, can't be detected using conventional antivirus means. Here's a bit more about what it is

Five Keys for Avoiding Malware

IT Toolbox

These are dangerous times for corporate IT. From employees carrying corporate data on their insecure personal devices and the threat of exploited IoT to company servers routinely being probed for vulnerabilities and rampant ransomware, there are many reasons why corporate IT professionals should stay up at night worrying. Last year ransomware attacks grew by more than a hundredfold

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.

Fileless malware: An undetectable threat

Tech Republic Security

Fileless malware is a dangerous and devious threat--and it's gaining traction. Find out how it might affect your organization, network, and the devices connected to it

Are your malware priorities in order?

IT Toolbox

Over the years, I've had several clients ask me how to properly handle malware outbreaks. Is it a set of procedures that you must rely on to step through the incident response process or is it something that should just be prevented altogether and you hope you don't have to deal with it when it does happen? There are compelling arguments on both sides of this. The latter, assuming that you’re

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

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