Research: How Malware Weaponized DNA

SecureWorld News

SolarWinds customers around the globe, and their IT networks, welcomed the updates inside as legitimate code. 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.

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

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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.

How cyber attackers hide malware on your network

Network World

Knowing where to look for malware lurking on your network gives you a better chance to prevent damage from it

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 three key points covered in the video are: Attackers, even the low skilled ones, can pass any traditional AV scanners at will – trivial for those infiltrating networks. Individuals take malware and obtain the characteristics pertaining to the individual and find ways to get around the malware inspections in place.

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

GizModo VR

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Majority of malware occurs via HTTPS-encrypted connections

TechSpot

The network security company said that in Q2 2021, 91.5% 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.

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.

Log4j exploits attempted on 44% of corporate networks; ransomware payloads spotted

Venture Beast

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Microsoft is warning of malware spread via call centers

TechSpot

A post by Palo Alto Networks' Brad Duncan (via ZDNet) explains that BazarLoader provides backdoor access to an infected Windows host.

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

Android malware that can infiltrate corporate networks is spreading

Network World

An Android malware is spreading across app stores, including Google Play, and has the capability of stealing sensitive files from corporate networks. DressCode, a family of Android malware, has been found circulating in at least 3,000 Trojanized apps, security firm Trend Micro said on Friday. DressCode hides itself inside games, user interface themes, and phone optimization boosters.

NotPetya and Olympic Destroyer Malware: 6 Russian Officers Charged

SecureWorld News

The NotPetya cyberattack crashed networks around the globe, doing billions in damage. But the GRU members being charged in this case started with other strains of malware and a narrow target: Ukraine's power grid. The GRU's Olympic Destroyer malware.

List of Latest Malware Attacks in the World

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - List of Latest Malware Attacks in the World - Information Technology Blog. Malware in different forms has caused serious data loss to users around the world in the last few decades. Latest Malware Attacks in the World.

Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec Found the Cyber Threat Alliance

CTOvision

In what could be a very virtuous trend, four of the cyber security industry’s leading tech vendors (Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Symantec) have established a consortium focused on the furtherance of the art and science of cyber threat intelligence. It’s no longer enough to share and compare yesterday’s malware samples. Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW ). By Bob Gourley.

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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Raindrop Malware Discovered in SolarWinds Breach

SecureWorld News

It has recently been discovered that another strain of malware, Raindrop, was used in the attack. The main difference is that Teardrop is delivered through the Sunburst backdoor, while Raindrop is used to spread across the victim's network.

IDG Contributor Network: Network analysis can find malware before it strikes

Network World

Network traffic analysis should be used more in the fight against malware. That’s because pointers show up on the network “weeks and even months” in advance of new malicious software being uncovered, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology explain in an article on the school’s website.

CISA warns of credential theft via SolarWinds and PulseSecure VPN

Venture Beast

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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

Report: 60% of orgs hit by ransomware-as-a-service attacks in the past 18 months

Venture Beast

With ransomware-as-a-service, malware developers lease their code to attackers to do the dirty work of breaking into an enterprise's network. Read More.

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IDG Contributor Network: Major cloud is infested with malware, researchers say

Network World

Cloud repositories are actively supplying malware, according to computer experts. The problem being that the resulting malware is quick to “assemble from stored components that individually may not appear to be malicious.” And problematically, it’s insidious and hard to find. Hundreds of buckets have been undermined, says Xiaojing Liao, a graduate student at Georgia Tech who’s the lead author on a study that’s looking into the problem.

Tapping Global Threat Intelligence To Secure Enterprise Networks

CTOvision

Tapping Global Threat Intelligence To Secure Enterprise Networks. Register for thisevent to gain knowledge of the perspectives ofCIOs, CISOs and IT security professionals in the public and private sector organizations who are aware that breaches and advanced attacks on their networks are inevitable and therefore they are seeking to improve their detection and response capabilities. . By Bob Gourley. Cyber Security Symposium.

Compromising a government network is so simple, an out-of-the-box, dark web RAT can do it

Tech Republic Security

Commercially-available malware, with minimal modification, is behind attacks against the Indian government, says Cisco's Talos security research group

Dark Web sees rise in postings selling access to corporate networks

Tech Republic Security

These postings provide cybercriminals with the information needed to hack into networks where they can infect critical machines with malware, according to Positive Technologies

FBI: Conti Ransomware Gang Behind Ireland Attack Also Hit 16 U.S. Health and Emergency Networks

GizModo VR

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Microsoft and Intel are working on a project that converts malware into images for easier identification

TechSpot

Building on an earlier joint effort, the two are now attempting to tackle malware classification as a computer vision task through an approach known as static malware-as-image network analysis (STAMINA).

How to Protect Your PC from Viruses and Malware

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How to Protect Your PC from Viruses and Malware - Information Technology Blog. Knowing the fact malware threat is not limited to any user base or country, as it is looming large and causing serious data security threat, it becomes important to apply preventive measures. In this article, we have discussed a few simple yet most effective ways to protect your PC from viruses and malware. Use Best Malware Protection Software.

Why Malware Prevention Should Be A Priority This Year

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Why Malware Prevention Should Be A Priority This Year - Information Technology Blog. What is Malware? Malware or malicious software is designed to damage or disable computers and can often cause serious damage before they are even detected. Types of malware include spyware, viruses, worms, and Trojans as well as more recently a new way of stealing money called, Ransomware. Malware prevention VS. Malware detection.

Juniper Networks Adds Security Options to Stop Malware and Emerging Threats

Data Center Knowledge

Juniper Networks has announced new advancements to its Spotlight Secure threat intelligence platform. Read More. Shared

Five ways to minimize fileless malware infections

Tech Republic Security

Learn how to protect against fileless malware infections, reduce exposure, and prevent the damage from spreading to other networked systems

The U.S. Wants to Crack Down on Sales of Commercial Hacking Tools for Obvious Reasons

GizModo VR

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Russian hacker tried to bribe a Tesla factory worker to install malware

Mashable VR

That appears to be the thinking of a least one Russian man, who the FBI arrested and who has been charged with attempting to pay a Tesla Gigafactory employee in Nevada to instal malware on the company's network. Why hack, when you can socially engineer your way in?

Adopting zero trust architecture can limit ransomware’s damage

Venture Beast

The key lesson coming out of Colonial Pipeline's ransomware debacle is that enterprises should adopt zero trust to protect data and networks. Read More.

The essential guide to anti-malware tools

Network World

It's a sad fact of life in IT nowadays that some form of preparation for dealing with malware is part and parcel of what systems and network administrators must do. This goes above and beyond normal due diligence in warding off malware. It includes a proper appreciation of the work and risks involved in handling malware infections, and acquiring a toolkit of repair and cleanup tools to complement protective measures involved in exercising due diligence.

IoT malware starts showing destructive behavior

Network World

Hackers have started adding data-wiping routines to malware that's designed to infect internet-of-things and other embedded devices. Researchers from Palo Alto Networks found a new malware program dubbed Amnesia that infects digital video recorders through a year-old vulnerability. Two attacks observed recently displayed this behavior but likely for different purposes.

Stop Malware Attacks and Online Identity Theft

Galido

Malware means a malicious or intrusive software application that is coded for executing on the targeted device without notifying its user or the owner. Affecting a mobile phone, a computer, a laptop, or a network server, malware interrupts computing operations, hijacks networks, or access systems. Acting as purposely malignant, malware is disguised as an authentic application available from an apparently trustworthy source.

The Ex-NSA Operative Cyber-Mercenary Scandal Shows the Spyware Industry Is Totally Out of Control

GizModo VR

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Mac malware is found targeting biomedical research

Network World

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical research centers may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research. Antivirus vendor Malwarebytes uncovered the malicious code, after an IT administrator spotted unusual network traffic coming from an infected Mac. The security firm said that neither it nor Apple have identified how the malware has been spreading.

Unusual Malware May Infect IoT Devices to Protect Them: Symantec

Data Center Knowledge

Infected devices connect to peer-to-peer network that distributes threat updates Read More. Shared

The FBI Just Snuck Into Computers All Over the Country to Stop a Hacking Campaign

GizModo VR

In what may be a first-of-its-kind operation, the FBI recently accessed private servers across the United States, ostensibly to delete malware that had previously been installed by foreign hackers.

Trickbot Strikes Back

GizModo VR

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