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The Clicking Bot Applications

Cyber crime, like any crime, has its motives; each malware has its own malicious profit. Spyware spies on you. Ransomware demands a ransom to decrypt your private digital data. Phishing Malware phishes for your username, password or account numbers. Installation-fraud achieves fake software installations. Ad fraud fraudulently represents online advertisement
Publish At:2017-11-07 10:45 | Read:15683 | Comments:2 | Tags:Analysts Android App Security Mobile Malware Threat Research

The GIBON Ransomware appears in the threat landscape

A new strain of ransomware dubbed GIBON ransomware was spotted by the ProofPoint researcher Matthew Mesa that observed it being distributed via malspam. The spam messages use a malicious document as attachment containing macros that once enabled will download and install the ransomware on a victim’s machine. The researcher dubbed the ransomware GIBON b
Publish At:2017-11-06 10:45 | Read:2839 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime GIBON Ransomwar

MBR-ONI ransomware involved in targeted attacks against Japanese organizations

MBR-ONI is a new ransomware that is being used for targeted attacks in Japan, experts speculate it was used to cover larger hacking campaigns. MBR-ONI is a new ransomware that is being used for targeted attacks in Japan, it is a bootkit ransomware that uses a modified version of the legitimate open-source disk encryption utility DiskCryptor to encrypt the fi
Publish At:2017-11-01 19:50 | Read:2583 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime Hacking malware

CSE Malware ZLab – Full report of Bad Rabbit attack

The researchers at CSE Cybsec ZLab have completed their analysis the Bad Rabbit ransomware, the report follows our preliminary analysis. Introduction Recently a new ransomware, called BadRabbit, infected systems in many countries, most of in East Europe, such as Ukraine and Russia. The malware was not totally new, it seems to be an evolution of the old NotPe
Publish At:2017-11-01 19:50 | Read:1862 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Reports Bad Rabbit ransomware Cybercri

Experts spotted a new strain of the Sage Ransomware that implements Anti-Analysis capabilities

Security experts from Fortinet spotted a new strain of the Sage ransomware that included new functionalities, such as anti-analysis capabilities. Sage 2.0 is a new ransomware first observed in December and not now it is distributed via malicious spam. Sage is considered a variant of CryLocker ransomware, it is being distributed by the Sundown and RIG exploit
Publish At:2017-11-01 01:25 | Read:2615 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime Hacking malware

Documents encrypted by Bad Rabbit ransomware could be recovered without paying ransom

Files Encrypted by Bad Rabbit Recoverable Without Paying Ransom. Some victims of the recent Bad Rabbit attack may be able to recover their files encrypted by the ransomware without paying the ransom. The discovery was made by researchers at Kaspersky Lab that analyzed the encryption functionality implemented by the ransomware. Once the ransomware infects a
Publish At:2017-10-28 09:30 | Read:2575 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Bad Rabbit ransomware Cybe

UK Government links the WannaCry attack that crippled NHS to North Korea

UK Government blamed North Korea for the WannaCry attack that affected a third of English hospitals. “This attack, we believe quite strongly that it came from a foreign state,” Ben Wallace, a junior minister for security, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. “North Korea was the state that we believe was involved in this worldwide atta
Publish At:2017-10-27 15:05 | Read:1372 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence Malware hospitals m

CSE Malware ZLab – Preliminary analysis of Bad Rabbit attack

We at the CSE Cybsec ZLab have conducted a preliminary analysis of the Bad Rabbit ransomware discovering an interesting aspect of the attack. This is just the beginning of a complete report that we will release in the net days, but we believe our findings can be useful for the security community. This malware remembers the notorious NotPetya basically for tw
Publish At:2017-10-26 02:15 | Read:1733 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Bad Rabbit ransomware Cybe

Threat Intelligence: A Tear-Free Solution to Help SOC Analysts Prepare for the Next WannaCry

It’s been nearly six months since the WannaCry ransomware stole global headlines and thousands of security practitioners flocked to threat intelligence feeds to help streamline their investigations. While the security community has learned many valuable lessons from the attack, it’s impossible to say that a strike of this magnitude won’t ha
Publish At:2017-10-26 01:10 | Read:2142 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Security Intelligence & Analytics Threat Intelligenc

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Attacks Highlight Risk of Propagating Malware Outbreaks

On Tuesday morning, Oct. 24, 2017, organizations in Russia and Ukraine reported being hit with a ransomware outbreak that paralyzed their operations. Sporadic cases were also recorded in Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria and Japan, according to reports from different sources. The malware, self-titled Bad Rabbit, is a ransomware code designed to encrypt and lock file
Publish At:2017-10-26 01:10 | Read:1563 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Malware Threat Intelligence Cyberattack Cyb

Bad Rabbit Ransomware Spreads via Network, Hits Ukraine and Russia

A ransomware campaign is currently ongoing, hitting Eastern European countries with what seems to be a variant of the Petya ransomware dubbed Bad Rabbit (which we detect as RANSOM_BADRABBIT.A). Users of Trend Micro products with XGen Security detect this ransomware as TROJ.Win32.TRX.XXPE002FF019. The attack comes a few months after the previous Petya outbrea
Publish At:2017-10-24 19:45 | Read:933 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Ransomware Bad Rabbit

Bad Rabbit ransomware

What happened? On October 24th we observed notifications of mass attacks with ransomware called Bad Rabbit. It has been targeting organizations and consumers, mostly in Russia but there have also been reports of victims in Ukraine. Here’s what a ransom message looks like for the unlucky victims: What is bad rabbit? Bad Rabbit is a previously unknown r
Publish At:2017-10-24 16:45 | Read:1636 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Incidents drive-by attack Ransomware Targeted Attac

Magnitude Exploit Kit Now Targeting South Korea With Magniber Ransomware

A new ransomware is being distributed by the Magnitude exploit kit: Magniber (detected by Trend Micro as RANSOM_MAGNIBER.A and TROJ.Win32.TRX.XXPE002FF019), which we found targeting South Korea via malvertisements on attacker-owned domains/sites. The development in Magnitude’s activity is notable not only because it eschewed Cerber—its usual ransomware paylo
Publish At:2017-10-21 18:05 | Read:2137 | Comments:0 | Tags:Bad Sites Exploits Ransomware CERBER CVE-2016-0189 Locky Ran

A Look at Locky Ransomware’s Recent Spam Activities

Ransomware has been one of the most prevalent, prolific, and pervasive threats in the 2017 threat landscape, with financial losses among enterprises and end users now likely to have reached billions of dollars. Locky ransomware, in particular, has come a long way since first emerging in early 2016. Despite the number of times it apparently spent in hiatus, L
Publish At:2017-10-21 18:05 | Read:750 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Spam Locky ransomware Trickbot

Cybercrime’s Cryptocurrency Gold Rush: Going Strong!

What’s the connection between cybercrime and cryptocurrencies? Perhaps it would suffice to say that the reasons for criminals adopting the cryptocoin are quite obvious. But when did this all start, and what fuels it and gets fueled in return? This blog will go over some of the historical reasons that connect cybercrime and cryptocurrency as well as exa
Publish At:2017-10-04 21:35 | Read:1954 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Threat Intelligence Bitcoin Bitcoin Mining

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