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PIN-Stealing Android Malware

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The malware captures any PINs and passwords the victim enters to unlock their device and can later use them to unlock the device at will to perform malicious activities hidden from view.

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FBI Disables Russian Malware

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Reuters is reporting that the FBI “had identified and disabled malware wielded by Russia’s FSB security service against an undisclosed number of American computers, a move they hoped would deal a death blow to one of Russia’s leading cyber spying programs.” Presumably we will learn more soon.

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Hiding Malware in ML Models

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Interesting research: “EvilModel: Hiding Malware Inside of Neural Network Models” Abstract: Delivering malware covertly and detection-evadingly is critical to advanced malware campaigns. In this paper, we present a method that delivers malware covertly and detection-evadingly through neural network models.

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Androxgh0st Malware Botnet Steals AWS, Microsoft Credentials and More

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The Androxgh0st malware botnet is used for victim identification and exploitation in targeted networks, as well as credentials collection. Read the FBI/CISA's tips for protecting against this malware threat.

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Mysterious Macintosh Malware

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This is weird : Once an hour, infected Macs check a control server to see if there are any new commands the malware should run or binaries to execute. So far, however, researchers have yet to observe delivery of any payload on any of the infected 30,000 machines, leaving the malware’s ultimate goal unknown. Another article.

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Malware Response Checklist

Tech Republic Security

Using a guide and pre-formatted malware response checklist, written by Erik Eckel.

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Quick Glossary: Malware

Tech Republic Security

Malware is an insidious infection that will steal productivity from your enterprise and potentially wreak havoc on your network. To prevent and counteract malware, it’s important to know the terminology surrounding it.

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