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Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack

The U.S. Justice Department this week indicted seven Chinese nationals for a decade-long hacking spree that targeted more than 100 high-tech and online gaming companies. The government alleges the men used malware-laced phishing emails and “supply chain” attacks to steal data from companies and their customers. One of the alleged hackers was firs
Publish At:2020-09-17 18:57 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ne'er-Do-Well News anvisoft APT41 Barium Chengdu 404 Cisco C

KryptoCibule malware dodges antivirus to steal cryptocurrency

Threat researchers discovered a new malware family that is fully focused on getting as much cryptocurrency as possible from its victims. For this purpose, it steals wallets, hijacks transactions, and starts mining on infected machines.Named KryptoCibule, the malware has managed to stay under the radar for almost two years, extending its functionality with ea
Publish At:2020-09-02 09:54 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Virus

'Add Photo' Feature on Turkey's Virus App Sparks Alarm

Turkey's coronavirus tracking app is facing fire from privacy advocates for adding a feature allowing users to report social distancing rule violations, with the option to send photos.Critics say the function breaches civil liberties and promotes a "culture of denunciation".Turkish officials counter that the measure is needed to save lives and does not viola
Publish At:2020-08-26 00:26 | Read:215 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Data Protection Tracking & L

Beginner's DFIR/Threat Hunting with VirusTotal Video Tutorial Series

VirusTotal intelligence allowes threat researchers to search VirusTotal's dataset for malware samples, URLs, domains and IP addresses according to binary properties, antivirus detection verdicts, static features, behavior patterns such as communication with specific hosts or IP addresses, submission metadata and many other notions. Pinpoint files similar to
Publish At:2020-08-19 06:35 | Read:210 | Comments:0 | Tags: Virus

Book Review: Crime Dot Com, From Viruses to Vote Rigging, How Hacking Went Global

I had the great delight of reading Geoff White’s new book, “Crime Dot Com: From Viruses to Vote Rigging, How Hacking Went Global”, I thoroughly recommend it. The book is superbly researched and written, the author’s storytelling style not only lifts the lid on the murky underground world of cybercrime but digs deep to bring to life the ingenuity, persistence
Publish At:2020-08-18 04:47 | Read:287 | Comments:0 | Tags: Virus

New Trials in England for Troubled Virus Tracing App

A previously misfiring smartphone app to help track transmission of the coronavirus will be trialled again in parts of England following two months of troubleshooting, the government said on Thursday.The updated version of the tracing app will undergo renewed trials on the Isle of Wight, off the southern English coast, and among health volunteers nationwide,
Publish At:2020-08-14 16:12 | Read:279 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Risk Management

Phishing Campaign Leads Users to Site Disguised as Email Scanner

A phishing campaign tricked users into visiting a website that masqueraded as an email scanner in an effort to steal their account credentials.Kaspersky Lab found that the campaign began with a scam email containing a fake virus alert.This email claimed to originate from an organization’s “Email Security Team,” but it actually originated fr
Publish At:2020-08-06 09:45 | Read:230 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News email P

Difference Between Antivirus and Antimalware + Do I Need Both?

Long before AI, back when you could choose the color of your Mac to match your room, computer viruses were simple. Threat detection was as easy as finding a “creeper system” within a line of code. Today, the original profile of a virus is nearly obsolete while more dangerous forms of malware have taken center stage. While a virus is indeed a type of malware,
Publish At:2020-08-05 13:05 | Read:356 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware advanced cybersecurity Antivirus cybersecurity Virus

How to Know If Your Phone Has a Virus + How to Remove It

When you picture hackers you likely think of two things. Either large scale, enterprise attacks that cause millions in damage, or micro phishing attacks that prey on the most vulnerable internet users. Growing up in the internet age, with the said-to-be indestructible Apple products, it’s hard to fathom a virus wreaking havoc on your phone and mining your da
Publish At:2020-07-31 11:15 | Read:283 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Android Apple apps Panda Mobile Security sec

Madonna Censured Over Coronavirus Video

Pop icon Madonna has been censured for sharing a video on Instagram in which doctors tout hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment for individuals infected with coronavirus.The clip shared by the pop star shows members of America's Frontline Doctors speaking at a gathering held outside the US Supreme Court. In it, Houston doctor Stella Imma
Publish At:2020-07-29 14:26 | Read:267 | Comments:0 | Tags: Virus

US Officials: Russia Behind Spread of Virus Disinformation

Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November, U.S. officials said Tuesday.Two Russians who have held senior roles in Moscow’s military intelligence service kno
Publish At:2020-07-29 11:37 | Read:233 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus

Florida Tax Office Blames Data Breach on Virus

A Florida Tax Collector's Office has blamed malware found on an employee's computer for a data breach that affected around 450,000 residents of Polk County. The breach occurred in June at the Tax Collector’s Office for Polk County (TCPC). Information exposed in the attack included Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers.&n
Publish At:2020-07-23 15:35 | Read:240 | Comments:0 | Tags: Virus

China Accuses US of 'Slander' Over Coronavirus Research Hacking Claims

Beijing accused the United States of "slander" on Wednesday after two Chinese nationals were indicted for seeking to steal coronavirus vaccine research and hacking hundreds of companies."The Chinese government is a staunch defender of cyber security, and has always opposed and cracked down on cyber attacks and cyber crime in all forms," said foreign ministry
Publish At:2020-07-22 09:45 | Read:205 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Managemen

UK 'Confident' Moscow Helped Hackers Target Virus Vaccine

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday he was "absolutely confident" in allegations by the UK and its allies that Russia targeted labs conducting coronavirus research, branding the behaviour "outrageous and reprehensible".Britain, the United States and Canada on Thursday accused a hacking group called APT29 of spearheading the online attacks o
Publish At:2020-07-20 11:28 | Read:219 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus

UK, US, Canada Accuse Russia of Hacking Virus Vaccine Trials

Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russian hackers on Thursday of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a coronavirus vaccine, warning scientists and pharmaceutical companies to be alert for suspicious activity.Intelligence agencies in the three nations alleged that the hacking group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear and said to be par
Publish At:2020-07-16 14:46 | Read:325 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Cybercrim


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