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A week in security (July 6 – 12)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took an in-depth look at card skimmers targeting ASP sites, we released another episode of Lock and Code exploring the Internet of Things, and we dug into a Mac mystery. We also examined some pre-installed malware, and put out a threat spotlight on some customized ransomware. Other cybersecurity news Social media went
Publish At:2020-07-13 13:14 | Read:101 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Android awis malware phishing ransomware

Threat spotlight: WastedLocker, customized ransomware

WastedLocker is a new ransomware operated by a malware exploitation gang commonly known as the Evil Corp gang. The same gang that is associated with Dridex and BitPaymer. The attribution is not based on the malware variants as WastedLocker is very different from BitPaymer. What was kept was the ability to add specific modules for different targets. The
Publish At:2020-07-10 15:15 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat spotlight evil corp Ransom.BinADS ransomware wasted w

Cyber News Rundown: Ragnar Locker

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Ragnar locker Attacks Portuguese Energy Producer It was recently confirmed that Energias de Portugal (EDP), one of the largest energy producers in the world, has fallen victim to the Ragnar Locker ransomware variant. The original attack took place in April but was only discovered in May after nearly three weeks of being active on th
Publish At:2020-07-10 13:40 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware

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
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Ransomware Characteristics and Attack Chains – What you Need to Know about Recent Campaigns

Ransomware has been around for decades going back all the way to 1989. Since then it has only magnified in scope and complexity. Now at a time when working remotely is becoming more universal and the world is trying to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic, ransomware has never been more prominent. Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents users from accessing
Publish At:2020-07-07 23:14 | Read:112 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles malware Maze NetWalker PonyFinal ransomwar

Mac ThiefQuest malware may not be ransomware after all

Editor’s note: The original name for the malware, EvilQuest, has been changed due to a legitimate game of the same name from 2012. The new name, ThiefQuest, is also more fitting for our updated understanding of the malware. The ThiefQuest malware, which was discovered last week, may not actually be ransomware according to new findings. The behaviors
Publish At:2020-07-07 14:23 | Read:147 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac Apple decryption mac mac antivirus mac malware mac ranso

Ransomware infected systems at Xchanging, a DXC subsidiary

Systems at Xchanging, a subsidiary of Global IT services and solutions provider DXC Technology was hit by ransomware over the weekend. Global IT services and solutions provider DXC Technology disclosed a ransomware attack that infected systems at its Xchanging subsidiary. Xchanging is a business process and technology services provider and integrator,
Publish At:2020-07-07 04:18 | Read:223 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking hacking news information s

New Mac ransomware-spyware ThiefQuest in the wild

On Monday, June 29, Intego’s research team was alerted to new Mac malware spreading in the wild via BitTorrent. At first glance, it has telltale signs of ransomware—malware designed to encrypt a user’s files and demand a ransom to recover them—but it turns out to be much more nefarious.The malware, dubbed OSX/ThiefQuest or OSX/EvilQuest and detec
Publish At:2020-07-03 13:30 | Read:149 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware BitTorrent malware ransomware

New Mac Ransomware-wiper-spyware ThiefQuest discovered – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 142

New malware targeting the Mac was discovered this week; it’s a hybrid ransomware-wiper-spyware, but you don’t need to worry if you don’t download pirated software. We also discuss how a journalist’s iPhone was hacked by him visiting a website, look at issues with the TikTok app on iOS, and look at how Google is now auto-deleting new u
Publish At:2020-07-03 13:30 | Read:175 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast malware podcast ransomware secur

Maze Ransomware operators hacked Highways Authority Of India (Nhai)

Researchers at Cyble reported that Maze Ransomware Operators allegedly breached National Highways Authority Of India (Nhai). As part of regular darkweb monitoring, researchers from threat intelligence firm has spotted the data leak of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The Maze ransomware operators allegedly breached the NHAI and
Publish At:2020-07-02 18:30 | Read:175 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware hacking news infor

Ransomware Gangs Don’t Need PR Help

We’ve seen an ugly trend recently of tech news stories and cybersecurity firms trumpeting claims of ransomware attacks on companies large and small, apparently based on little more than the say-so of the ransomware gangs themselves. Such coverage is potentially quite harmful and plays deftly into the hands of organized crime. Often the rationale behind
Publish At:2020-07-01 22:45 | Read:181 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware ransomware

Maze Ransomware operators hacked the Xerox Corporation

Xerox Corporation is the last victim of the Maze ransomware operators, hackers have encrypted its files and threaten of releasing them. Maze ransomware operators have breached the systems of the Xerox Corporation and stolen files before encrypting them. The company did not disclose the cyberattack, but the Maze ransomware operators published some scre
Publish At:2020-07-01 17:02 | Read:226 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking Malware Cyberc

New EvilQuest ransomware targets macOS users

Experts discovered a new ransomware dubbed EvilQuest designed to target macOS systems, it also installs a keylogger and a reverse shell to take over them. Security experts have uncovered a new piece of ransomware dubbed EvilQuest designed to encrypt macOS systems, it is also able to install additional payloads and potentially take over the infected machin
Publish At:2020-07-01 17:02 | Read:204 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Cybercrime evilque

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

New Mac ransomware spreading through piracy

A Twitter user going by the handle @beatsballert messaged me yesterday after learning of an apparently malicious Little Snitch installer available for download on a Russian forum dedicated to sharing torrent links. A post offered a torrent download for Little Snitch, and was soon followed by a number of comments that the download included malware. RUTrack
Publish At:2020-06-30 12:31 | Read:81 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac Malwarebytes news Ableton Ableton Live encrypt Findzip F

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