Items tagged with Malware

In the latest detection statistics by Dr. Web antivirus for Android, it found that more than two million users were being bamboozled into installing and using certain apps that were actually backdoors for malware, phishing, and adware. These apps were disguised as rewards apps, utilities or system optimizers that... Read more...
The cybersecurity firm Zimperium, has published a blog post detailing a recently discovered Android malware campaign that has been ongoing since 2018. This campaign spreads a set of malicious apps the researchers are calling the “Schoolyard Bully Trojan” on account of the fact that the malicious apps are disguised as... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity firm ESET have discovered an active Android malware campaign that began in January 2022. The campaign in question distributes spyware injected into legitimate VPN apps. The researchers have tied this campaign to an advanced persistent threat (APT) group known as “Bahamut.” Bahamut... Read more...
A cyber risk and security analysis company by the name of Cyble has discovered that there are a number of websites distributing a version of MSI Afterburner laced with various strains of malware. Those who accidentally download this widely popular graphics card utility via one of the cunningly crafted spoof domains... Read more...
The cybersecurity firm Cyjax has published a new report detailing an ongoing phishing campaign that has made use of over 42,000 domains going back to 2017. The campaign targets WhatsApp users with surveys promising rewards from major international brands, such as McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. Cyjax researchers have... Read more...
Google’s Project Zero team, which finds and analyzes zero-day security vulnerabilities, has revealed that an unnamed commercial surveillance company developed spyware that exploited three vulnerabilities specific to Samsung phones equipped with Exynos SoCs. Project Zero managed to obtain a sample of the exploit chain... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Zimperium have discovered a botnet made up of web browsers infected by malware. The malware in question is known as Cloud9 and takes the form of browser extensions. When installed, these browser extensions take control of infected browsers to steal valuable information and perform... Read more...
Threat researchers at the cybersecurity firm Proofpoint have discovered an extensive malware campaign targeting readers of online news outlets. A threat actor tracked as TA569, also known as SocGholish, has managed to compromise the infrastructure of a media company that serves content to a large number of news... Read more...
Security researchers at Malwarebytes Labs have discovered a small handful of malicious Android apps loitering in Google Play, which collectively have racked up over 1 million installations. According to the researchers, each of the four malicious apps is contaminated with a Trojan that serves up adware and directs... Read more...
A Reddit user looking download and install the free image editor GIMP has discovered a devious malware campaign using contextual Google search ads to trick unsuspecting users into installing the RedLine stealer malware. The user who uncovered and reported this campaign almost fell prey to it himself, until Windows... Read more...
Researchers at the threat analysis company ThreatFabric have published a report detailing some recent evolutions in Android malware droppers on the Google Play Store. Recent changes to Google Play policies restricting access to certain permissions have pushed malware developers to find workarounds. Google is... Read more...
Security researchers at SafeBreach Labs have discovered a novel PowerShell backdoor which has been able to evade the dozens of malware scanners employed by VirusTotal. The tool’s stealthy qualities have earned it the “fully undetectable,” or FUD, descriptor. The researchers believe it has been used to target around... Read more...
The conventional wisdom when you think you've picked up some nasty Windows malware is to format the disk and start from scratch, and that's enough to defeat most hacks. However, it won't help with a new piece of malicious code floating around hacking forums. Security researchers are sounding the alarm over a new UEFI... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity company Zscaler have discovered a new version of the Ducktail Infostealer in a malware campaign seeking to steal Facebook Business account credentials. Cybersecurity researchers first identified the Ducktail Infostealer in 2021, attributing the bit of malware to a Vietnamese threat... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Trellix have been keeping tabs on a sophisticated phishing campaign, known as BazarCall, since it first drew attention in 2020. This campaign evolved over time, pioneering a social engineering technique called "callback phishing" that is now employed by many different threat... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Checkmarx have managed to map out a complex web of criminal activity that all ties back to a threat actor known as LofyGang. This group of cybercriminals caters to other nefarious actors and Discord users by offering hacking tools, Discord-related npm packages, and other services... Read more...
2K, the publisher of numerous video game series, including Borderlands, Civilization, and Bioshock, has issued a notice to warn customers that an unknown actor recently gained unauthorized access to its help desk platform. The threat actor in question abused this access to distribute malware by way of the 2K Games... Read more...
Researchers at Aqua Security have discovered cyberattacks that appear to have been conducted by TeamTNT, a threat actor previously thought to be defunct. The researchers encountered three different attacks, each of which looks to be new. One of these attacks, which the researchers have dubbed the “Kangaroo attack,” is... Read more...
YouTube is being used to distribute a novel bundle of malware but probably not in the way you'd expect. The videos promote cracks and cheats for several popular games, but links in the video description expose viewers to malware downloads. The malware itself propagates these videos by taking over user accounts to... Read more...
Cybersecurity researchers from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 have discovered a campaign exploiting multiple vulnerabilities in D-Link routers to spread botnet malware. A botnet is a network of compromised consumer or enterprise devices controlled by a threat actor to carry out malicious tasks, such as mining... Read more...
The international phenoms that are Minecraft and Roblox are practically ubiquitous in gaming today. The two games are available on multiple platforms including consoles, PC, and even mobile devices. Unfortunately, their significant popularity, especially amongst younger generations, makes them an excellent target for... Read more...
A nasty bit of Android malware previously lurking on the Google Play Store has returned with additional capabilities. Known as SharkBot, the malware is designed to steal user login credentials, particularly credentials used to access financial applications. The malware has also been found to initiate money transfers... Read more...
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