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Malware

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What is Malware? Malware is a type of software that is designed to infiltrate or damage computer systems without the user’s knowledge. Malware can be spread through a variety of methods, including email attachments, instant messaging, social media, and drive-by downloads.

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New Linux Cryptomining Malware

Schneier on Security

It’s pretty nasty : The malware was dubbed “ Shikitega ” for its extensive use of the popular Shikata Ga Nai polymorphic encoder, which allows the malware to “mutate” its code to avoid detection. Uncategorized cryptocurrency Linux malware

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Drovorub Malware

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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.

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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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Rise of cloud-delivered malware poses key security challenges

Tech Republic Security

The volume of cloud-based malware tripled in 2022 over the prior year, says Netskope, with 30% of the malicious downloads coming from Microsoft OneDrive. The post Rise of cloud-delivered malware poses key security challenges appeared first on TechRepublic.

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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.

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New Sophisticated Malware

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Uncategorized backdoors botnets malware threat modelsMandiant is reporting on a new botnet. The group, which security firm Mandiant is calling UNC3524, has spent the past 18 months burrowing into victims’ networks with unusual stealth.

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Malware Monthly – December 2022

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. The post Malware Monthly – December 2022 appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network Vulnerabilities DevZone Malware Monthly malware prevention npm PyPI

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Industrial Control System Malware Discovered

Schneier on Security

The Department of Energy, CISA, the FBI, and the NSA jointly issued an advisory describing a sophisticated piece of malware called Pipedream that’s designed to attack a wide range of industrial control systems. There’s also no indication of how the malware was discovered.

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Leaked Signing Keys Are Being Used to Sign Malware

Schneier on Security

A bunch of Android OEM signing keys have been leaked or stolen, and they are actively being used to sign malware. Uncategorized Android keys leaks malware

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Ramsey Malware

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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

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New Chaos malware spreads over multiple architectures

Tech Republic Security

A new malware named Chaos raises concerns as it spreads on multiple architectures and operating systems. The post New Chaos malware spreads over multiple architectures appeared first on TechRepublic. Security chaos malware malware

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ZuoRAT Malware Is Targeting Routers

Schneier on Security

The discovery of custom-built malware written for the MIPS architecture and compiled for small-office and home-office routers is significant, particularly given its range of capabilities. Uncategorized hacking malware

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Using EM Waves to Detect Malware

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Researchers have developed a malware detection system that uses EM waves: “ Obfuscation Revealed: Leveraging Electromagnetic Signals for Obfuscated Malware Classification.” Uncategorized academic papers Internet of Things malware

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Linux-Targeted Malware Increased by 35%

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Crowdstrike is reporting that malware targeting Linux has increased considerably in 2021: Malware targeting Linux systems increased by 35% in 2021 compared to 2020. XorDDoS, Mirai and Mozi malware families accounted for over 22% of Linux-targeted threats observed by CrowdStrike in 2021.

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Russia Creates Malware False-Flag App

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It’s actually malware, and provides information back to the Russians: The hackers pretended to be a “community of free people around the world who are fighting russia’s aggression”—much like the IT Army. But the app they developed was actually malware.

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The 2020-2022 ATM/PoS malware landscape

Tech Republic Security

Attacks using ATM or PoS malware are on the rise again in 2022 after the COVID-19 lockdowns. The post The 2020-2022 ATM/PoS malware landscape appeared first on TechRepublic. Security atm malware cyberattacks malware pos malware

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Google advertisements turning into malware spreading platforms

CyberSecurity Insiders

The next time when you search for a software download on the Google search engine, be cautious, as the software might also bring in new trouble as malware or might strictly act as a source to malware spread that can steal data and encrypt all the information on the web.

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Malware in Google Apps

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

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Malware response checklist

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The post Malware response checklist appeared first on TechRepublic.

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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.

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System Update: New Android Malware

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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).

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New Disk Wiping Malware Targets Israel

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

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Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware

Krebs on Security

In one scheme, an interactive dashboard of Coronavirus infections and deaths produced by John Hopkins University is being used in malicious Web sites (and possibly spam emails) to spread password-stealing malware.

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Hackers Hide Software Skimmer in Social Media Sharing Icons

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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.

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Destructive “HermeticWiper” malware strikes Ukraine

Tech Republic Security

A new type of malware attack is hitting Ukraine, and it renders the victim's machine useless. The post Destructive “HermeticWiper” malware strikes Ukraine appeared first on TechRepublic. Security

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Emotat Malware Causes Physical Damage

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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

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Get instant malware filtering with Gryphon Guardian

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The post Get instant malware filtering with Gryphon Guardian appeared first on TechRepublic. Edge Hardware Networking Security Smart Office ad blocking anti-malware content filtering gryphon guardian router

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How to protect your organization from the top malware strains

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and Australia offers tips on combating the top malware strains of 2021, including Agent Tesla, LokiBot, Qakbot, TrickBot and GootLoader. The post How to protect your organization from the top malware strains appeared first on TechRepublic. Security cybersecurity malware ransomware

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Ukraine defense email systems infected by malware

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Because of a compromised email account, the emails of users using the DELTA program were being targeted with malware inflicted email links. The post Ukraine defense email systems infected by malware appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders. Malware Ukraine

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Malware Monthly – November 2022

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. The post Malware Monthly – November 2022 appeared first on Security Boulevard. Security Bloggers Network bind shell DevZone Known Vulnerabilities Malware Monthly malware prevention PyPI python reverse shell

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Hiding Malware in Social Media Buttons

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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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Ransomware Defense: Top 5 Things to do Right Now

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

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Malware news trending on Google

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The first news that is related to malicious software and is trending heavily on Google is related to SolarMarker malware that can steal credentials and act as a backdoor for other cyber attacks. Third is the news related to 2FA Authenticator that is seen distributing malware.

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Emerging Trends in Malware

Security Boulevard

Charlene O’Hanlon and Thomas Brittain from Kroll discuss emerging trends in the malware space in light of the recent surge of reported attacks, including threats to watch out for, predictions for how the government will focus on cybersecurity going forward and how companies can mitigate risk.

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How to protect your industrial facilities from USB-based malware

Tech Republic Security

USB-borne malware can infect your industrial equipment unless you take the proper precautions, says Honeywell. The post How to protect your industrial facilities from USB-based malware appeared first on TechRepublic.

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US Government Exposes North Korean Malware

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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.

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Accused ‘Raccoon’ Malware Developer Fled Ukraine After Russian Invasion

Krebs on Security

Raccoon was essentially a Web-based control panel, where — for $200 a month — customers could get the latest version of the Raccoon Infostealer malware, and interact with infected systems in real time.

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ChatGPT Could Create Polymorphic Malware Wave, Researchers Warn

Dark Reading

The powerful AI bot can produce malware without malicious code, making it tough to mitigate

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2020 Oscar Nominees Used to Spread Malware

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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

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Disneyland Malware Team: It’s a Puny World After All

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The Disneyland Team’s Web interface, which allows them to interact with malware victims in real time to phish their login credentials using phony bank websites.

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New Malware Hijacks Cryptocurrency Mining

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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.

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TrueBot Malware linked to Evil Corp

CyberSecurity Insiders

Evil Corp, the internationally acclaimed group of cyber criminals, is back in news for having links to the Silence Group developed new malware called ‘TrueBot’. The malware’s primary motive is to steal money and to launch DDoS attacks. Malware Truebot

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