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Visa Warns of New JavaScript Skimmer 'Pipka'

A new JavaScript skimmer targets data entered into the payment forms of ecommerce merchant websites, Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) warns.Dubbed Pipka, the skimmer was discovered on an ecommerce website previously infected with the JavaScript skimmer known as Inter, but it has infected at least sixteen other merchant websites as well.What sets Pipka apa
Publish At:2019-11-14 22:15 | Read:17 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Fraud & Identity

Iranian APT33 Hackers Use Special Botnets for High-Value Targets in U.S.

An Iran-linked cyberespionage group tracked as APT33 has used obfuscated botnets as part of attacks aimed at high-value targets located in the United States, the Middle East and Asia, Trend Micro reported on Thursday.APT33, which some experts believe has been active since at least 2013, is also known as Refined Kitten, Elfin, Magnallium and Holmium. It has t
Publish At:2019-11-14 12:00 | Read:70 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus &

Mexican Oil Company Pemex Hit by Ransomware

Mexican state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) on Sunday suffered a ransomware attack that took down parts of its network.The attack, the company claims, was quickly neutralized and only impacted less than 5% of the computers in its network.In an attempt to stop any rumors related to the suffered attack, the company also pointed out that it is o
Publish At:2019-11-12 22:15 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

Hosting Provider SmarterASP.NET Recovering From Ransomware Attack

ASP.NET hosting provider SmarterASP.NET is currently working on recovering customer data after being hit by a ransomware attack over the weekend.Operating since 1999, SmarterASP.NET has datacenters in the United States and Europe and serves over 440,000 customers worldwide.On Saturday, the company fell victim to a ransomware attack that resulted in its custo
Publish At:2019-11-12 10:15 | Read:128 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Virus & Malware Ma

Current and Future Hacks and Attacks that Threaten Esports

by Mayra Rosario Fuentes and Fernando Mercês Esports has evolved from niche entertainment into a highly lucrative industry. Growing ad revenue and sponsorships allow the tournaments to grow; and as the tournaments grow, the prize pool grows as well. Of course, growing popularity and increased funds open up the entities involved to cybercriminals looking for
Publish At:2019-11-12 02:35 | Read:55 | Comments:0 | Tags:Deep Web Malware cybercriminal underground esports

New Exploit Kit Capesand Reuses Old and New Public Exploits and Tools, Blockchain Ruse

By Elliot Cao, Joseph C. Chen, William Gamazo Sanchez We discovered a new exploit kit named Capesand in October 2019. Capesand attempts to exploit recent vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). Based on our investigation, it also exploits a 2015 vulnerability for IE. It seems the cybercriminals behind the exploit kit are continuo
Publish At:2019-11-12 02:35 | Read:8 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits Malware Blockchain Capesand exploit kit exploit

Zimperium and Google Partner to Fight Bad Apps through App Defense Alliance

We are thrilled to announce Google has selected us to help ensure the safety of the millions of apps in the Google Play Store through its App Defense Alliance.    As a member of the App Defense Alliance, Google will provide us access to mobile apps as they are being queued to publish in the Google Play Store. Through our advanced machine learning-based z9 t
Publish At:2019-11-12 00:25 | Read:97 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Machine Learning Mobile Malware Mobile Security News

Dissection of an Incident – Part 2

After our last blogpost regarding Emotet and several other Emotet and Ransomware samples that we encountered, we recently stumbled across a variant belonging to the Gozi, ISFB, Dreambot respectively Ursnif family. In this blogpost, we want to share our insights from the analysis of this malware, whose malware family is mainly known for being a banking trojan
Publish At:2019-11-12 00:15 | Read:87 | Comments:0 | Tags:Misc forensics incident incident analysis malware

SMBs lack resources to defend against cyberattacks, plus pay more in the aftermath

Cyberattacks, many have noted, are the fastest growing economic crime not only in the United States, but also around the world. This upward trend has been observed since 2014, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and won’t likely be slowing down anytime soon. Cyberattacks—much like the advancement of technology, the interweaving of digital lives am
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:20 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business cyberattacks malware medium businesses Pricewaterho

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Holiday Shopping: Secure Your Online Purchases

As we gear up to feast with family and friends this Thanksgiving, we also get our wallets ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have practically become holidays themselves, as each year they immediately shift our attention from turkey and pumpkin pie to holiday shopping. Let’s take a look at these two holidays, and how their
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:46 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer malware mobile security mobile cybersecurity

Android smartphone owners fall victim to new ‘unremovable’ malware variant

No matter how destructive or invasive, Android malware can usually be removed from an infected device. But a new variant is causing problems for users. Known as xHelper, this new malware is causing a number of problems – not least the fact that it cannot be easily uninstalled. Normally deleting affected apps is enough to stop the infection, but not so with x
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:35 | Read:49 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Mobile News Mobile Security Android cybersecurity

Actively Developed Capesand Exploit Kit Emerges in Attacks

A newly discovered exploit kit (EK) is being employed in live attacks despite the fact that it’s still in an unfinished state, Trend Micro’s security researchers reveal.Dubbed Capesand, the toolkit was discovered in October 2019, when a malvertising campaign employing the RIG EK to drop DarkRAT and njRAT switched to using it for delivery instead.The new thre
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:15 | Read:44 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

Sepio Systems Raises $6.5 Million to Defend Against Rogue Hardware

Cybersecurity startup firm Sepio Systems, with headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland and R&D in Tel Aviv, Israel, has closed a $6.5 million Series A funding round. The funding was led by Hanaco Ventures and Merlin Ventures, with the participation of existing investors Energias de Portugal (EDP), Mindset Ventures and Pico Partners. Total funding raised b
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:15 | Read:69 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Malware

Platinum Cyberspies Use Sophisticated Backdoor in Attacks

A newly discovered backdoor associated with the advanced persistent threat (APT) actor Platinum has a long sequence of dropping, downloading and installing stages, Kaspersky reveals.Active for at least a decade but only detailed in 2016, Platinum is a cyber-espionage group mainly focused on the Asia-Pacific region. The hackers are known for the targeting of
Publish At:2019-11-11 22:15 | Read:25 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

A Cybersecurity Horror Story: October’s Creepiest Threats and How to Stay Secure

Halloween time is among us and ghosts and goblins aren’t the only things lurking in the shadows. This past month has brought a variety of spooky cyberthreats that haunt our networks and devices. From malicious malware to restricting ransomware, October has had its fair share of cyber-scares. Let’s take a look at what ghoulish threats have been leading
Publish At:2019-10-28 16:45 | Read:271 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Threat Notices computer security cybersafety cybers

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