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21 Malicious Apps Downloaded 8 Million Times From Google Play

Despite Google’s best efforts to keep Android users safe, malware does manage to slip into Google Play from time to time, and the 21 malicious apps that Avast identified recently are proof of that.Catered for gamers, the apps were found to include adware that is part of the HiddenAds family. The offending applications appear to have been downloaded roughly 8
Publish At:2020-10-28 03:16 | Read:66 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Malw

Enel Group suffered the second ransomware attack this year

Multinational energy company Enel Group has been hit by Netwalker ransomware operators that are asking a $14 million ransom. Systems at the multinational energy company Enel Group has been infected with Netwalker ransomware, it is the second ransomware attack suffered by the energy giant this year. Netwalker ransomware operators are asking a $14 million r
Publish At:2020-10-27 17:24 | Read:62 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware ENEL Group hacking

Keeping ransomware cash away from your business

A ransomware gang has made headlines for donating a big chunk of stolen funds to two charities. Two separate donations given to Children International and The Water Project rang tills to the tune of $10,000 each. Their reason was that they’re targeting “only large profitable corporations, we think it’s fair that some of the money they’ve paid will go to char
Publish At:2020-10-27 15:23 | Read:87 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Malware bitcoin charities charity donations illeg

Google removes a set of 21 malicious apps from the Play Store

Google has removed 21 malicious apps from the official Play Store because they were found to serve intrusive and annoying ads. Google has removed 21 new malicious apps from the official Play Store because they were found displaying intrusive ads. The following malicious apps were spotted by researchers from cybersecurity firm Avast: Shoot ThemCrush
Publish At:2020-10-27 13:30 | Read:116 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Mobile adware Android Google Google Pl

The Nastiest Malware of 2020

Reading Time: ~ 4 min. For the third year running, we’ve examined the year’s biggest cyber threats and ranked them to determine which ones are the absolute worst. Somewhat unsurprisingly, phishing and RDP-related breaches remain the top methods we’ve seen cybercriminals using to launch their attacks. Additionally, while new examples of malware and cybercrimi
Publish At:2020-10-27 10:50 | Read:123 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business + Partners SMBs malware ransomware

Fragomen law firm data breach exposed Google employee’s data

Immigration law firm Fragomen has disclosed a data breach that exposed current and former Google employees’ personal information. Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, one of the most prominent US law firms covering immigration law, disclosed a data breach. The security breach exposed current and former Google employee
Publish At:2020-10-27 09:36 | Read:60 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach data breach Fragomen Google Hackin

Over 100 irrigation systems left exposed online without protection

Researchers found more than 100 smart irrigation systems running ICC PRO that were left exposed online without a password last month. Security experts from the Israeli security firm Security Joes discovered more than 100 irrigation systems running ICC PRO that were left exposed online without protection. ICC PRO is a top-shelf smart irrigation s
Publish At:2020-10-27 05:11 | Read:67 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Internet of Things Security ICC PRO information secu

Nitro PDF data breach might impact major companies, including Microsoft, Google, and Apple

Nitro PDF suffered a massive data breach that impacts many major organizations, including Apple, Chase, Citibank, Google, and Microsoft. A massive data breach suffered by the Nitro PDF might have a severe impact on well-known organizations, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Chase, and Citibank. Nitro Software, Inc. develops commercial software used t
Publish At:2020-10-26 21:23 | Read:157 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking data breach hacking news i

KashmirBlack, a new botnet in the threat landscape that rapidly grows

Security experts spotted a new botnet, tracked as KashmirBlack botnet, that likely infected hundreds of thousands of websites since November 2019. Security experts from Imperva have spotted a new sophisticated botnet, tracked as KashmirBlack is believed to have already infected hundreds of thousands of websites by exploiting vulnerabilities in their conte
Publish At:2020-10-26 13:35 | Read:98 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware botnet Hacking hacking new

Apple Notarizes Six New Variants of 'MacOffers' Adware

Apple has inadvertently given the thumbs up to six new malware variants, according to researchers at Mac security solutions provider Intego.Notarization is an approval process through which macOS software is scanned before being delivered to users, to identify possible malicious code before it can do any harm. The process was introduced in macOS 10.15 (Catal
Publish At:2020-10-26 12:16 | Read:101 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Vi

IT Services Giant Sopra Steria Hit by Ransomware

European IT services provider Sopra Steria on Monday said its systems were recently infected with a new variant of the notorious Ryuk ransomware.France-based Sopra Steria, which claims to have 46,000 employees across 25 countries, offers a wide range of IT services, including consulting, technology, software, system integration, business process, infrastruct
Publish At:2020-10-26 12:16 | Read:86 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

Finnish psychotherapy center Vastaamo suffered a shocking security breach

Private Finnish psychotherapy center Vastaamo suffered a security breach, hackers are now demanding ransom to avoid the leak of sensitive data they have stolen. Finland’s interior minister summoned an emergency meeting Sunday after the private Finnish psychotherapy center Vastaamo suffered a security breach that caused the exposure of patient records. To
Publish At:2020-10-26 09:41 | Read:97 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking data breach ex

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Russian Institute Linked to Triton Malware

The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has announced sanctions against a Russian government institute connected to the destructive Triton malware.Initially identified in 2017 on the systems of a Saudi Arabian oil and gas company and also referred to as Trisis and HatMan, Triton is known for the targeting of Sch
Publish At:2020-10-26 08:22 | Read:67 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer suffers a data breach

Dr. Reddy’s, the Indian contractor for Russia’s “Sputinik V” COVID-19 vaccine was hit with a cyber-attack that forced the company to close its plants. Indian COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories was hit with a cyber attack that forced it to shut down its plants in Brazil, India, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S.. According to The Economi
Publish At:2020-10-26 05:47 | Read:144 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking coronavirus hacking news information s

Ransomware attack disabled Georgia County Election database

A ransomware attack recently hit Georgia county government and reportedly disabled a database used to verify voter signatures. A ransomware attack hit a Georgia county government early this month and disabled a database used to verify voter signatures in the authentication of absentee ballots. It is a common process to validate absentee ballots sent by ma
Publish At:2020-10-26 05:47 | Read:104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Cybercrime Georgia

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