Hiding Malware in ML Models

Schneier on Security

Interesting research: “EvilModel: Hiding Malware Inside of Neural Network Models” Abstract: Delivering malware covertly and detection-evadingly is critical to advanced malware campaigns.

Mysterious Macintosh Malware

Schneier on Security

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. The lack of a final payload suggests that the malware may spring into action once an unknown condition is met.

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Drovorub Malware

Schneier on Security

The NSA and FBI have jointly disclosed Drovorub, a Russian malware suite that targets Linux. cyberespionage cybersecurity espionage fbi implants malware nsa russiaDetailed advisory. Fact sheet. News articles. Reddit thread.

Ramsey Malware

Schneier on Security

A new malware, called Ramsey, can jump air gaps : ESET said they've been able to track down three different versions of the Ramsay malware, one compiled in September 2019 (Ramsay v1), and two others in early and late March 2020 (Ramsay v2.a

Wiper Malware Threat Looms Over Tokyo Olympics

Security Boulevard

Did you know that according to recent research by a famous Japanese Security Firm, it has been discovered that the computer systems in Japan are being attacked by destructive wiper malware? What is wiper malware?

Malware in Google Apps

Schneier on Security

Interesting story of malware hidden in Google Apps. espionage google kaspersky malware phishing spywareThis particular campaign is tied to the government of Vietnam.

System Update: New Android Malware

Schneier on Security

This is a sophisticated piece of malware. Uncategorized Android cyberweapons GPS malwareResearchers have discovered a new Android app called “System Update” that is a sophisticated Remote-Access Trojan (RAT).

Ransomware Defense: Top 5 Things to do Right Now

Threatpost

InfoSec Insider MalwareMatt Bromiley, senior consultant with Mandiant Managed Defense, discusses the top tricks and tips for protecting enterprise environments from ransomware.

2020 Oscar Nominees Used to Spread Malware

Adam Levin

Online scammers are using the 2020 Oscars to spread malware. The post 2020 Oscar Nominees Used to Spread Malware appeared first on Adam Levin. Data Security Technology featured malware oscars academy awards joker irishman

DevilsTongue Malware matches Pegasus Spying Software

CyberSecurity Insiders

A new malware dubbed as DevilsTongue has been found circulating on the web these days and it’s said that it is targeting Microsoft Windows Systems, iPhones, Macs, Android based computing devices like smart watches and televisions and several cloud networks across the globe.

Vaccine for Emotet Malware

Schneier on Security

Interesting story of a vaccine for the Emotet malware: Through trial and error and thanks to subsequent Emotet updates that refined how the new persistence mechanism worked, Quinn was able to put together a tiny PowerShell script that exploited the registry key mechanism to crash Emotet itself.

New Disk Wiping Malware Targets Israel

Schneier on Security

Apostle seems to be a new strain of malware that destroys data. Uncategorized data destruction Iran Israel malware ransomware

Mysterious Macintosh Malware

Security Boulevard

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. The lack of a final payload suggests that the malware may spring into action once an unknown condition is met.

Emotat Malware Causes Physical Damage

Schneier on Security

Microsoft is reporting that an Emotat malware infection shut down a network by causing computers to overheat and then crash. authentication credentials malware microsoft phishing

Malware, Cybercrime and Cloud Security

CyberSecurity Insiders

The post Malware, Cybercrime and Cloud Security appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders. Organizations have expedited use of and reliance on public cloud services to run their businesses in ways that would have been hard to anticipate, even a few years ago.

Hiding Malware in Social Media Buttons

Schneier on Security

Clever tactic : This new malware was discovered by researchers at Dutch cyber-security company Sansec that focuses on defending e-commerce websites from digital skimming (also known as Magecart) attacks. Uncategorized credit cards malware social engineering social media

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Steam Gaming Platform Delivering Malware

Threatpost

Emerging malware is lurking in Steam profile images. Malware Web Security

US Government Exposes North Korean Malware

Schneier on Security

US Cyber Command has uploaded North Korean malware samples to the VirusTotal aggregation repository, adding to the malware samples it uploaded in February. It's interesting to see the US government take a more aggressive stance on foreign malware.

Malware Makers Using ‘Exotic’ Programming Languages

Threatpost

Polyglot malware authors are increasingly using obscure programming languages to evade detection. Malware Vulnerabilities Web SecuritySprechen Sie Rust?

Shadow IT, Cloud-Based Malware Increase AppSec Risks

Security Boulevard

Cloud application security risks continue to rise as malware delivered by cloud applications continues to grow, according to a study by Netskope.

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Hackers Hide Software Skimmer in Social Media Sharing Icons

Security Affairs

Security researchers have uncovered a new technique to inject a software skimmer onto checkout pages, the malware hides in social media buttons. Sansec researchers were the first that discovered the new malware. “Of these 9 infected sites, only 1 had functional malware.

New Malware Hijacks Cryptocurrency Mining

Schneier on Security

After gaining control of the coin-mining software, the malware replaces the wallet address the computer owner uses to collect newly minted currency with an address controlled by the attacker. botnets cryptocurrency hacking malware scamsThis is a clever attack. From then on, the attacker receives all coins generated, and owners are none the wiser unless they take time to manually inspect their software configuration.

Fileless Malware, Endpoint Attacks on the Rise

Security Boulevard

Cybercriminals are increasingly leveraging fileless malware, cryptominers and encrypted attacks, targeting users both at remote locations as well as corporate assets behind the traditional network perimeter.

Malware Infected Medical Equipment Shows Fake Tumors

Adam Levin

Israeli cybersecurity researchers have created malware capable of showing fake cancerous growths on CT and MRI scans. The malware, called CT-GAN, served as a proof of concept to show the potential for hacking medical devices with fake medical news that was convincing enough to fool medical technicians. Click here to see the original report describing the malware findings. . The post Malware Infected Medical Equipment Shows Fake Tumors appeared first on Adam Levin.

Updated XCSSET Malware Targets Telegram, Other Apps

Trend Micro

Latest News Malware Mobile Articles, News, ReportsIn our last update on the XCSSET campaign, we updated some of its features targeting latest macOS 11 (Big Sur). Since then, the campaign added more features to its toolset, which we have continually monitored.

Malware campaign targets companies waiting for Kaseya security patch

Graham Cluley

While the world continues to wait for Kaseya to issue an update to patch VSA installations against a vulnerability exploited by the REvil ransomware gang, security researchers spotted a malware campaign which is taking advantage of the vacuum.

Mobile malware evolution 2020

SecureList

The mobile malware Trojan-Ransom.AndroidOS.Agent.aq Last year was notable for both malware and adware, the two very close in terms of capabilities. Interestingly enough, the share of adware attacks increased in relation to mobile malware in general.

Hackers Exploit Black Lives Matter to Spread Malware

Adam Levin

and global protests of the killing of George Floyd are being used to spread malware according to the cybersecurity non-profit organization abuse.ch. . The Zurich-based group identified a phishing campaign that capitalizes on the Black Lives Matter movement to distribute malware.

Signed Malware

Schneier on Security

Stuxnet famously used legitimate digital certificates to sign its malware. Now, researchers have presented proof that digitally signed malware is much more common than previously believed. The researchers said they found 189 malware samples bearing valid digital signatures that were created using compromised certificates issued by recognized certificate authorities and used to sign legitimate software. The forgeries also allow malware to evade antivirus protections.

Trickbot malware induces new Diavol Ransomware Strain

CyberSecurity Insiders

Trickbot banking malware is back in news for inducing a new ransomware variant into the wild. It however picked up its momentum last year as soon as Russian hacking group named Wizard Spider took over its malware spreading operations.

Beware of this Bazaloader Malware campaign

CyberSecurity Insiders

Microsoft has recently uncovered a malware campaign that tricks victims into downloading Bazaloader Malware, thereafter giving remote keyboard access to hackers. Note- All these days we have seen malware been distributed through email links or attachments. Malware BazaLoader

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Matryosh Malware targeting Android devices

CyberSecurity Insiders

Chinese Cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360 has discovered a new malware campaign that is being infecting vulnerable android devices, turning them into devices that can be used in automated Distributed Denial of Service(DDoS) campaigns. Malware Matryosh

This Service Helps Malware Authors Fix Flaws in their Code

Krebs on Security

Almost daily now there is news about flaws in commercial software that lead to computers getting hacked and seeded with malware. Here’s a look at one long-lived malware vulnerability testing service that is used and run by some of the Dark Web’s top cybercriminals.

Fake Contact Tracing Apps Spreading Malware, Ransomware

Adam Levin

None of the apps were available on the official Google Play store, which is the largest repository of Android software and is typically pre-screened for malware. . The post Fake Contact Tracing Apps Spreading Malware, Ransomware appeared first on Adam Levin.

XCSSET MacOS malware targets Telegram, Google Chrome data and more

Security Affairs

XCSSET macOS malware continues to evolve, now it is able to steal login information from multiple apps, including Telegram and Google Chrome. Then the malware puts all the operations that need root privilege together in a single function. SecurityAffairs – hacking,XCSSET malware).

New enhanced Joker Malware samples appear in the threat landscape

Security Affairs

The Joker malware is back, experts spotted multiple malicious apps on the official Google Play store that were able to evade scanners. The periodic wave of attacks shows that authors continue to modify the malware to evade detection. SecurityAffairs – hacking, Joker malware).

Updated Joker Malware Floods into Android Apps

Threatpost

The Joker premium billing-fraud malware is back on Google Play in a fresh onslaught, with an updated bag of tricks to evade scanners. Malware Mobile Security

Malware In GitHub Repositories

SiteLock

Overview It is unsurprising to find malware hosted on GitHub. The post Malware In GitHub Repositories appeared first on The SiteLock Blog.

How to Remove Malware from Your PC [Guide 2021]

Heimadal Security

Malicious software (malware) can severely impact your machine, whether you’re using a work or home computer. This guide will show you how to remove malware from an affected machine and, of course, what needs to be done in order to prevent future occurrences.

Clever Smartphone Malware Concealment Technique

Schneier on Security

Two Google Play apps recently caught dropping the Anubis banking malware on infected devices would activate the payload only when motion was detected first. concealment google malware phonesThis is clever : Malicious apps hosted in the Google Play market are trying a clever trick to avoid detection -- they monitor the motion-sensor input of an infected device before installing a powerful banking trojan to make sure it doesn't load on emulators researchers use to detect attacks.

Microsoft Warns of LemonDuck Malware Targeting Windows and Linux Systems

The Hacker News

LemonDuck, an actively updated and robust malware that's primarily known

Hiding Malware inside a model of a neural network

Security Affairs

Researchers demonstrated how to hide malware inside an image classifier within a neural network in order to bypass the defense solutions. Image classifier) and then embeds the malware into that layer.

The Damaging Effects of Malware On a Server

SiteLock

One of the most dangerous concerns one could find is malware on a server. Malware can appear on websites produced through any CMS including WordPress. A malware developer can create a code that targets a specific website, or an entire CMS.