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TrickBot Malware Warning Victims of Infection by Mistake

Security researchers observed some variants of the TrickBot malware family mistakenly warning victims that they had suffered an infection.Advanced Intel’s Vitali Kremez traced the mistake to “password-stealing grabber.dll.” This module is responsible for stealing browser credentials and cookies from Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and other w
Publish At:2020-07-13 10:30 | Read:116 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News malware

Conti Ransomware Deemed a Possible Successor of Ryuk

Security researchers found evidence that the Conti ransomware strain could be a possible successor to the Ryuk crypto-malware family.Vitali Kremez, strategic advisor for SentinelLabs, analyzed both Conti and Ryuk. He found that the former appeared to be based on the code of the latter’s second version. He also observed Conti to be using the same ransom
Publish At:2020-07-10 08:30 | Read:138 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Conti r

Joker Spyware Infiltrated Google Play, Abused Old Trick to Target Users

Security researchers detected a new variant of the Joker spyware family that had infiltrated Google Play and had begun abusing an old trick to target users.Check Point Research found that the authors of Joker, a dropper and premium dialer spyware, had once again modified their creation’s code so that the malware would bypass the Play Store’s secu
Publish At:2020-07-09 09:59 | Read:121 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Google

EDP Renewables Notifies Landowners of Ransomware Attack

Renewable energy company EDP Renewables notified its landowners of a ransomware attack that it suffered in the spring of 2020.In a sample notification letter received by the Attorney General’s Office of Vermont, EDP Renewables informed its landowners that its information systems had suffered a ransomware attack on April 13, 2020.EDP Renewables responde
Publish At:2020-07-08 08:20 | Read:55 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News digital

Nigerian National Extradited to United States on BEC Scam Charges

A Nigerian national entered into the custody of the FBI to face charges of having targeted several U.S. companies with business email compromise (BEC) scams.On July 3, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced that the United Arab Emirates had expelled Olalekan Jacob Ponle (a/k/a “Mr. Woodbery” and “Mark Kain”), 29, ori
Publish At:2020-07-07 11:39 | Read:112 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News BEC ema

Trickbot Malware Using Screen Resolution Checks as Anti-VM Tactic

Security researchers spotted Trickbot malware checking the screen resolution as a means of evading analysis on a virtual machine (VM).Digital security firm MalwareLab came across a sample of the trojan that checked to see whether a computer’s screen resolution was either 800×600 or 1024×768. It then terminated if it found that the screen reso
Publish At:2020-07-02 08:07 | Read:140 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News evasion

New Mac Ransomware Leveraged Piracy as Means of Distribution

Security researchers detected a new ransomware strain that leveraged piracy as a means of distributing itself to Mac users.On June 29, a Twitter user reached out to Malwarebytes about a malicious Little Snitch installer that was available for download on a Russian forum known for sharing torrent links.A close look at the installer revealed that it used a gen
Publish At:2020-07-01 16:40 | Read:176 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Mac pir

Attackers Targeted Dozens of U.S. Companies with WastedLocker

Security researchers identified a string of attacks in which malicious actors attempted to target dozens of U.S. organizations with WastedLocker ransomware.Symantec detected the attack attempts on several of its customers’ networks. As part of this discovery, the security firm realized that the threat behavior it was observing coincided with research p
Publish At:2020-06-29 10:37 | Read:97 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News digital

Vancouver Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Developing DDoS Botnets

A Vancouver man received a federal prison sentence for his involvement in developing several distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnets.On June 25, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Alaska announced that Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess had sentenced Kenneth Currin Schuchman, 22, of Vancouver, WA to 13 months in federal priso
Publish At:2020-06-26 13:08 | Read:181 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News DDoS Mi

Lucifer Malware Abused Windows Exploits for Cryptomining, DDoS Attacks

New malware called “Lucifer” came with numerous exploits for conducting cryptomining functionality and performing distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on infected Windows machines.Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 research team identified two versions of Lucifer in their research. (Both variants bore the name “Satan DDoS,” but
Publish At:2020-06-25 12:20 | Read:188 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Lucifer

New CryCryptor Ransomware Masqueraded as COVID-19 Tracing App

Security researchers came across a new ransomware family called “CryCryptor” that masqueraded as a Canadian COVID-19 tracing app.CryCryptor emerged just days after the Canadian government announced it would support the development of a national, voluntary tracing app for COVID-19 called “COVID Alert.”That official app had not yet ente
Publish At:2020-06-24 14:48 | Read:119 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News COVID-1

Ryuk Ransomware Deployed Two Weeks After Initial Trickbot Infection

Several attack campaigns waited two weeks after achieving a successful Trickbot infection before they deployed Ryuk ransomware as their final payload.SentinelOne came across the attacks as the result of monitoring an attack server employed by Trickbot’s handlers. In the process, they discovered data for three separate attacks that occurred in the begin
Publish At:2020-06-23 11:46 | Read:73 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News ransomw

NitroHack Modifies Windows Discord Client into Infostealing Trojan

Security researchers discovered a new malware threat called “NitroHack” that modifies the Discord client for Windows into an infostealing trojan.MalwareHunterTeam observed malicious actors abusing DM’s from infected Discord users as a distribution vector. Specifically, they leveraged those accounts to inform a victim’s friends that th
Publish At:2020-06-22 12:37 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Discord

Amazon Web Services Mitigated a 2.3 Tbps DDoS Attack

Amazon Web Services (AWS) said that it mitigated a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack with a volume of 2.3 Tbps.In its “Threat Landscape Report – Q1 2020,” AWS Shield revealed that its team members had spent several days responding to this particular network volumetric DDoS attack.In Q1 2020, a known UDP reflection vector, CLDAP reflecti
Publish At:2020-06-18 08:14 | Read:194 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News AWS DDo

Odd Protest-Themed Spam Messages Targeted Atlanta Police Foundation

Security researchers came across a series of odd protest-themed spam email messages that appeared to target the Atlanta Police Foundation.SANS’ Internet Storm Center observed that the spam messages first appeared to be instances of an extortion scam campaign.With “Crime Research Center” as the sender, the emails claimed in their messages th
Publish At:2020-06-17 11:45 | Read:95 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Atlanta

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