Tag: Malware

Saudi Arabia Warns of Uptick in Shamoon Attacks

Saudi Arabia is warning organizations and institutions across the country after an uptick and revival in Shamoon virus cyberattacks. Shamoon virus, a malware capable of stealing data and wiping disks, has been used in the past against Saudi institutions and organizations. In 2012, attackers used Shamoon against Saudi Aramco and wiped tens of thousands of … More

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Sophisticated Spyware Hits Ukrainian Organizations

Cybercriminals are leveraging a sophisticated malware, dubbed “Operation BugDrop,” against over 70 organizations in the Ukraine. The malware is reportedly able to extract sensitive data and eavesdrop on the victim’s networks and audio. Researchers who discovered the malware campaign claim the attackers have siphoned more than 600 gigabytes of data from 70 organizations. The target … More

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Greenbug Cyber Espionage Group Linked to Shamoon

Researchers claim there may be a link between the trojan used by cyber espionage group Greenbug and those who use Shamoon disk-wiping malware. The Greenbug cyber espionage group allegedly targets organizations in the Middle East, and uses a remote access trojan that steals victims’ credentials. The researchers claim the trojan, dubbed “Ismdoor Trojan,” was used … More

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Android Ransomware Requires Victims Speak Code

Cybercriminals are spreading a new strain of Android ransomware that requires victims to speak code to unlock their mobile device. The latest version of Android.Lockdroid.E reportedly contains third-party APIs speech recognition that has the ability to listen to the victim, according to the researchers. The malware reportedly locks the Android user out of the device … More

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Researchers Find Revival of HummingBad Malware

Researchers discovered a new strain of HummingBad malware, dubbed HummingWhale, which resides in at least 20 applications on the Google Play store. The Android malware may have been downloaded by mobile users millions of times, according to the researchers. The new variant is more sophisticated with a command and control (C&C) server to operate the … More

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New Mac Malware Strain Spreads Via Torrents

A new Mac OS X ransomware strain, dubbed “Patcher,” leverages BitTorrent distribution sites to spread the malware to victims’ devices. The attackers rely on victims wishing to download patcher software from torrent sites to update their device or a specific software, according to reports. The attackers’ patcher is allegedly placed in a ZIP file that … More

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Hackers Spread Fake Banking Emails with Malware

Cybercriminals are spreading a new malware strain through phishing emails specifically designed to target bank customers. The malware is designed to log keystrokes and steal users’ passwords and Bitcoins from cryptocurrency digital wallets, according to reports. Researchers warn this phishing scam poses as a bank transfer notification, which contains an attachment that is laden with … More

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Android Weather App Infected with Malware

The Good Weather app for Android mobile users is reportedly infected with malware designed to compromise banking applications. The cybercriminals behind the malware exploited the weather application by injecting a trojan that delivers banking malware, according to reports. The researchers claim the banking trojan is called Trojan.Android/Spy.Banker.HU. The Good Weather app is a legitimate Android … More

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Dridex Malware Develops New Evasion Technique

Researchers discovered Dridex banking malware was further developed to bypass Windows User Account Control (UAC) with evasion techniques. The researchers found cybercriminals developed Dridex to use further evasion techniques and target financial institutions in the United Kingdom, according to reports. The attackers use phishing tactics to target specific victims and spread Dridex banking malware. The … More

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Mirai Malware Evolves to Spread Across Windows

Researchers discovered the infamous Mirai malware botnet now has a mechanism to spread across hundreds of Windows devices. The researchers found a Mirai malware spreader tool on more than 500 systems in 2017, according to reports. The infection attempts were allegedly blocked, but the researchers warn hackers will continue to seek to infect connected Internet … More

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