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Perkiler malware turns to SMB brute force to spread

Researchers at Guardicore have identified a new infection vector being used by the Perkiler malware where internet-facing Windows machines are breached through SMB password brute force. Perkiler is a complex Windows malware with rootkit components that is dropped by the Purple Fox exploit kit (EK) and was spread by phishing campaigns. What is SMB? S
Publish At:2021-03-25 19:40 | Read:173 | Comments:0 | Tags:Trojans brute force exploit kit perkiler Purple Fox rdp root

Cybercriminals want your cloud services accounts, CISA warns

On January 13 the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a warning about several recent successful cyberattacks on various organizations’ cloud services. What methods did the attackers use? In the initial phase, the victims were targeted by phishing emails trying to capture the credentials of a cloud service account. Once the at
Publish At:2021-01-14 18:42 | Read:420 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness bec brute force cisa cloud services IOCs mfa pass-

A week in security (December 14 – December 20)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs we kept you updated on the SolarWinds attack, we warned about the special dangers that come with the Christmas season, published a threat profile for the Egregor ransomware, warned how a lead generation scam was targeting potential Malwarebytes MSP partners, and talked about smart toy security. We also posted a follow-up about
Publish At:2020-12-21 09:42 | Read:499 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security brute force capella space Christmas cyber

VideoBytes: Brute force attacks increase due to more open RDP ports

Hello Folks! In this Videobyte, we’re talking about why brute force attacks are increasing and why that is a problem for everyone. The number of RDP ports exposed to the Internet grew from about three million in January 2020 to over four and a half million in March.  The reason for this increase is likely the shift to working from home by many
Publish At:2020-12-17 19:54 | Read:598 | Comments:0 | Tags:VideoBytes brute force rdp WFH

Brute force attacks increase due to more open RDP ports

While leaving your back door open while you are working from home may be something you do without giving it a second thought, having unnecessary ports open on your computer is a security risk that is sometimes underestimated. That’s because an open port can be subject to brute force attacks. What are brute force attacks? A brute force attack is w
Publish At:2020-10-20 11:47 | Read:791 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits and vulnerabilities Web threats 2fa attacks brute f

One million brute force attacks on RDP connections every day

Two months ago, the number of people working from home skyrocketed. Remote work has now become the new normal for many companies the world over. Although this change was brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, for many organization, remote work is likely here to stay as a permanent part of their corporate culture. To make remote work easier, many companies r
Publish At:2020-05-24 08:27 | Read:999 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business Security b2b brute force rdp

The passwordless present: Will biometrics replace passwords forever?

When it comes to securing your sensitive, personally identifiable information against criminals who can engineer countless ways to snatch it from under your nose, experts have long recommended the use of strong, complex passwords. Using long passphrases with combinations of numbers, letters, and symbols that cannot be easily guessed has been the de facto sec
Publish At:2020-04-21 13:11 | Read:1511 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Apple behaviometrics biometrics brute force CCC Chao

Threat spotlight: Phobos ransomware lives up to its name

Ransomware has struck dead on organizations since it became a mainstream tool in cybercriminals’ belts years ago. From massive WannaCry outbreaks in 2017 to industry-focused attacks by Ryuk in 2019, ransomware’s got its hooks in global businesses and shows no signs of stopping. That includes a malware family known as Phobos ransomware, named afte
Publish At:2020-01-10 16:50 | Read:2698 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat spotlight brute force coveware crysis crysis ransomwa

Hackers leak WhatsApp screenshots and intimate photos of WWE Diva Paige

A new batch of WhatsApp screenshots and intimate photos of the WWE celebrity Diva Paige was published on a popular celebrity leak website. In March, hackers leaked online nude photos and videos of WWE Diva Paige (real name is Saraya Jade-Bevis), and now a new batch of x-rated images of the celebrity appeared on the Internet. Personal and private photos of m
Publish At:2017-11-06 10:45 | Read:11602 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Apple brute force celebrities data lea

Brute Force 900k + Attempts on a New Server

Brute Force Attack Report – This article is going to cover an attack we have had on a new network from the second it was connected to the internet. Instantly we were collecting data showing the determination of people trying to gain “root” access to our Server. Our data shows us that on the 21/August/2017 we had 150,000 failed logon attempts We will st
Publish At:2017-09-12 14:55 | Read:7270 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking brute force

Hackers exploited an Instagram flaw access celebrity profile data

An Instagram flaw allowed hackers to access profile information for high-profile users, the incident was confirmed by the company. Instagram has recently suffered a possibly serious data breach with hackers gaining access to the phone numbers and email addresses for many “high-profile” users. Hackers recently accessed personal information of R
Publish At:2017-08-31 16:20 | Read:4956 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Apple brute force celebrities iCloud i

Selena Gomez Instagram hacked! Hackers post Bieber nude photos

Selena Gomez Instagram account has reportedly been hacked. Nude photos of singer Justin Bieber have been published by hackers. Unknown hackers have compromised the Instagram account owned by Selena Gomez and posted nude photographs of her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. Source Tribune.com The hack doesn’t seem to be associated with the recent Fappening 201
Publish At:2017-08-30 21:15 | Read:5374 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Apple brute force celebrities iCloud i

Fappening 2017 – Private pictures of Miley Cyrus, Stella Maxwell, and others leaked

Fappening 2017 – Private pictures of Miley Cyrus, Stella Maxwell, Kristen Stewart, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have been posted online by a celebrity leak website. It has happened again, another wave of Fappening makes the headlines. Once again celebrities have been targeted by crooks, and unfortunately, they continue to ignore security fundamentals.
Publish At:2017-08-23 23:30 | Read:15396 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking Apple brute force celebrit

Linux Shishiga malware, a threat in dangerous evolution

Malware researchers from security firm ESET have discovered a new Linux threat dubbed Shishiga malware targeting systems in the wild. Malware researchers from ESET have discovered a new Linux malware dubbed Linux/Shishiga targeting systems in the wild. The Linux/Shishiga malware uses four different protocols (SSH, Telnet, HTTP and BitTorrent) implements a mo
Publish At:2017-04-26 07:50 | Read:4594 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware brute force Cybercrime LIN

Man behind The Fappening case charged with hacking celebrity accounts

Pennsylvania man behind the Fappening case Charged with hacking Apple and Google e-Mail accounts belonging to more than 100 people. The culprit of the popular Fappening case may have a name, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Tuesday that it charged Ryan Collins, 36, of Pennsylvania for hacking Apple and Google E-Mail accounts belonging to more
Publish At:2016-03-17 00:15 | Read:5679 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Apple brute force celebrit