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The Best Black Friday 2020 Security, IT, VPN, & Antivirus Deals

Black Friday is almost here and great deals are already available for computer security, system admin, antivirus, and VPN software.These promotions have deep discounts from various companies and are only for a limited time. So if you see something you like, you should act on it as soon as possible.If there are any other deals that we missed, f
Publish At:2020-11-25 19:19 | Read:113 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Virus security

IoT forecast: Running antivirus on your smart device?

In 2016, threat actors pulled off a basic but devastating botnet attack that harnessed the power of the Internet of Things (IoT). After gathering a list of 61 default username and password combinations for IoT devices, threat actors scanned the Internet for open Telnet ports and, when they found a vulnerable device, gained entry, eventually amassing an ar
Publish At:2020-11-19 17:12 | Read:118 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news antivirus DDos attack Internet of Things I

Workshop Today: Threat Hunting With VirusTotal - Black Belt Edition

SecurityWeek and VirusTotal will host a free live workshop on Thursday, November 19th from 1PM - 3PM ET on "Threat Hunting With VirusTotal - Black Belt Edition".Threat Hunting is one of the most popular techniques used by security analysts for all kinds of investigations. It is both science and, to some degree, inspiration. However in the last years the secu
Publish At:2020-11-19 13:29 | Read:145 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Malware Virus

Why Antivirus Protection isn’t Enough to Stay Totally Safe

Viruses and malware are the main tools used by cybercriminals to break into networks and steal data. As a result, anti-malware software like Panda Dome is absolutely essential for keeping your computer and personal data secure. These tools can scan your hard drive for virus infections and remove them automatically. But cyberattacks are becoming more sophisti
Publish At:2020-10-22 06:27 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Antivirus passwords security software V

UK Data Privacy Watchdog Slashes BA Fine as Virus Bites

The UK's data privacy watchdog on Friday slashed a fine imposed on British Airways over a cyber attack after taking into account coronavirus fallout on the embattled airline's finances.The UK Information Commissioner's Office said BA would be fined a "record" £20 million ($25 million, 22 million euros), considerably less that the proposed amount totalling £1
Publish At:2020-10-19 08:40 | Read:252 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Privacy Incident Response Compliance Pri

Fake Windows Defender Antivirus Theme Used to Spread QBot

Digital attackers incorporated a fake Windows Defender Antivirus theme into a malicious document in order to distribute QBot malware.According to Bleeping Computer, the QBot gang began using a new template for their email attack campaigns’ malicious documents beginning on August 25, 2020.The template adopted the disguise of a Windows Defender Antivirus
Publish At:2020-10-13 09:43 | Read:240 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Qbot Tr

QBot uses Windows Defender Antivirus phishing bait to infect PCs

The Qbot botnet uses a new template for the distribution of their malware that uses a fake Windows Defender Antivirus theme to trick you into enabling Excel macros.Qbot, otherwise known as QakBot or QuakBot, is Windows malware that steals bank credentials, Windows domain credentials, and provides remote access to threat actors who install ransomware.Victims
Publish At:2020-10-12 18:48 | Read:221 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Microsoft Virus

Experts warn of flaws in popular Antivirus solutions

Researchers disclosed details of security flaws in popular antivirus software that could allow threat actors to increase privileges. Security researchers from CyberArk Labs disclosed details of security vulnerabilities found in popular antivirus software that could be exploited by attackers to elevate their privileges on the target system. Antivirus so
Publish At:2020-10-05 14:53 | Read:382 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking antivirus DLL hijacking hacking news i

Interview with the Author of the 2000 Love Bug Virus

No real surprises, but we finally have the story. The story he went on to tell is strikingly straightforward. De Guzman was poor, and internet access was expensive. He felt that getting online was almost akin to a human right (a view that was ahead of its time). Getting access required a password, so his solution was to steal the passwords from those whoR
Publish At:2020-09-30 11:58 | Read:255 | Comments:0 | Tags: Virus

Natwest and Malwarebytes team up to provide free virus protection

Customers of National Westminster (NatWest) Bank are now eligible to receive a free copy of Malwarebytes Premium subscription for up to 10 devices.NatWest is a prominent British banking giant with upwards of 7.5 million personal banking customers and 850,000 small business accounts.In a press release, Alasdair MacFarlane, the Head of
Publish At:2020-09-30 10:21 | Read:321 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology Virus

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:385 | 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:318 | 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:485 | 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:445 | 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:563 | Comments:0 | Tags: Virus

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