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

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) […].

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Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […].

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

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.

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 […].

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

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

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.

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

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

Venture Beast

AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur Security ai artificial intelligence category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Security cybersecurity funding daily malware Menlo Menlo Security

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

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

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.

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

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

Raindrop Malware Discovered in SolarWinds Breach

SecureWorld News

It has recently been discovered that another strain of malware, Raindrop, was used in the attack. This will likely result in more malware strains being discovered and reported as more of the scope of the attack is revealed.".

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 […].

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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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

17 Apps Removed from Google Play for Joker Malware

SecureWorld News

Google has removed 17 apps from its Google Play store due to malware known as Joker. The Joker malware family is infamous for constantly targeting Android devices. Featured Application Security Android Original Content Malware Endpoint / Mobile Security

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. If you don’t know how to check malware on Mac, here is a couple of solutions we suggest. To check malware on your Mac, you can use different programs. Checking Mac on possible Malware. Protection from malware.

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.”.

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

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.

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

'In Fraud We Trust:' Malware Author Pleads Guilty

SecureWorld News

Computer malware. The organization directed traffic and potential purchasers to the automated vending sites of its members, which served as online conduits to traffic in stolen means of identification, stolen financial and banking information, malware, and other illicit goods.".

Cybercriminals now spoofing job hunters to deploy password-stealing malware

Tech Republic Security

Malicious files masquerading as curriculum vitae are being sent to businesses to install malware that can capture passwords and other sensitive information, says Check Point Research

Global shipping industry attacked by coronavirus-themed malware

Tech Republic Security

Hackers are using malicious emails about the coronavirus to trick people with a malware called AZORult

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