Items tagged with Malware

There is a strong possibility that if you're reading this website, you are familiar with VLC Media Player. The popular application, which bundles important codecs along with the player rather than relying on the OS to provide them, is the video player of choice for millions of people who became tired of fussing with... Read more...
On April 1st, security researchers discovered a new Android-based spyware contacting infrastructure owned by a Russian-based threat group called Turla. Once installed, this malware can lurk on a device, collecting information and audio recordings while making money for Turla in a rather peculiar way. The malware... Read more...
In the past year, the increase of malware-as-a-service has spurred significant growth of ransomware, phishing, and information theft attacks. Recently, Zscaler ThreatLabz researchers came across “BlackGuard,” a sophisticated information stealer advertised for sale on Russian hacking forums with a lifetime price of... Read more...
It seems like just about every week there is some new malware threat to mobile users, especially for those who use Android. What if we told you that many of those new threats are not actually new at all? According to Dr. Web, an anti-malware software provider and security research organization, there was a... Read more...
Did you ever think you would have a digital drug lord in the palm of your hand? No, we're not talking about a game. We're talking about malware that aims to steal your banking information. A new variant of the Abrebot malware has been nicknamed "Escobar" after its package name. With the package name of... Read more...
A particularly nasty piece of malware, dubbed SharkBot, is out in the wild and spreading via bogus applications in the Google Play store. SharkBot is designed to steal banking data through a couple of different methods. Discovered in October of 2021 by Cleafy, SharkBot is somewhat unique when compared to other bank... Read more...
Another day another security risk. This one happens to get deployed via iffy software deployed on the Microsoft Store. This particular issue is related to installing games via the Microsoft Store, with those games often being clones of legitimate titles, so it is really easy to make this mistake. Nicknamed Electron... Read more...
A number of cybersecurity experts and teams have recently released reports going over cybersecurity data from 2021 and detailing the growing ransomware threat. We covered a report revealing which industries and countries were hit the most by ransomware, as well as a report that ransomware attacks doubled in... Read more...
HP, which maintains a threat analyst team, has released a post on its threat research blog detailing a tricky new malware campaign. Only a day after Microsoft announced that Windows 11 was entering its final phase of availability, becoming available for broad deployment on eligible devices, HP discovered that someone... Read more...
A cybersecurity firm just recently discovered a search engine optimization (SEO) poisoning campaign intended to dupe users into installing malware on their computers. The campaign works by leveraging various SEO techniques, such as cramming tons of keywords into the source code of various malicious webpages, in order... Read more...
A trojan known as UpdateAgent began infecting Mac computers back in September 2020, but this infection was relatively innocuous at the time, doing nothing other than collecting some basic system and device information and broadcasting its presence to the command-and-control (C2) server. However, Microsoft has been... Read more...
A Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) app that's been making the rounds on Google Play could steal your banking information, say researchers at Pradeo, a mobile security research and product provider based out of France. According to the team, the app was removed from the Google Play store, however, it remained active and... Read more...
A new Android scamware scheme may have cost unsuspecting smartphone owners hundreds of millions of dollars. Dubbed “Dark Herring” by Google App Defense Alliance member Zimperium zLabs, it’s been spotted in 470 different applications on the Google Play Store since it first showed up in March 2020. The fraudulent... Read more...
Even with malware attacks against Linux on the rise, a major security vulnerability has somehow been lurking in every Linux distribution for a dozen years. Just hours after the bug became public, a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit showed up in the wild. The problem lies within a system utility called Polkit, which... Read more...
Scanning a QR (Quick Response) code sure is an easy and convenient way to access information, like a restaurant's menu, but be careful of scanning codes willy-nilly. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) felt compelled to issue a warning about cyber-criminals tampering with QR codes to ultimately steal your... Read more...
When people think of malware and malicious code, they might imagine an infected file or download from a sketchy email or website on their computer. However, this sort of infection is realistically only the tip of the iceberg and often some of the least sophisticated. Researchers at Kaspersky have found a complex... Read more...
There’s a new White Rabbit on the loose. While it does involve hackers, it’s got nothing to do with Neo. Instead, it’s yet another new ransomware family that recently appeared, targeting financial institutions. Possibly a side operation of the FIN8 hacking group, White Rabbit was recently used to attack a US bank... Read more...
Linux used to be considered fairly safe from malware. Few, if any, threat actors targeted the Unix-based operating system. That’s changing rapidly, though, as reports indicate malware for Linux increased by 35 percent in 2021, compared to the previous year. Linux is commonly used for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. With more people adopting Read more...
Some people may find this hard to believe, but the built-in antivirus protection in Windows is pretty good these days, and has been for quite some time. Defender routine passes musters by independent AV testing agencies. Unlike other AV solutions, though, it is exclusive to the Windows platform for consumers. Perhaps... Read more...
The Raspberry Pi is terrific for plenty of uses, from retro-style gaming to running an extremely low-cost server. A team of researchers have discovered another new use for Raspberry Pi: hands-off malware detection. While most virus and malware detection depends on file signatures and behaviors, this new project... Read more...
It is a good idea to always be wary of packages, especially if you are not expecting one. The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned American companies that cybercriminals are sending USB drives with ransomware in the mail. The cybercriminals have attempted to mimic legitimate institutions... Read more...
Google Docs pretty much revolutionized online collaboration when it came about. Instead of having to install clunky network software packages, or worse, use awkward remote desktop features, you could simply send your coworker or collaborator a web link and the two of you could work on a document simultaneously in your... Read more...
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