Friday , 19 July 2019

Tag Archives: malware

UAB takes aim at spammers, phishers, and purveyors of malware

The Birmingham Business Partnership (BBA) welcomed numerous reporters to see their city, including your own genuinely. The Alliance intended to display something they boast of: an area of researchers, designers, and also lawful experts identified making life unpleasant for electronic scoundrels. After listening to that, my bag was loaded virtually prior to I sent out the e-mail approving their deal. ... Read More »

25,000 co-opted Linux servers spread spam, drop malware and steal credentials

Protection firm ESET has actually launched a brand-new record, Operation Windigo– The vivisection of a big Linux server-side credential swiping malware project. This record was a joint study initiative by ESET, CERT-Bund, SNIC as well as CERN. The vital expression in the record title is” server-side. “Over the previous 2 years, ESET has actually narrated 25,000 malware-infected web servers that ... Read More »

How web-browser automation helps purveyors of malware

Web browsers have matured into capable software tools. Getting to this point required significant effort by dedicated developers, who continue to enhance their code in order to provide an ever more gratifying user experience. These enhancements come at a price—increased complexity. Like today’s automobiles, web browsers are extremely complicated, so complex that like cars, it’s almost a waste of time ... Read More »

Neverquest banking malware more dangerous than Zeus trojan

For over five years, Zeus has been the undisputed king of banking malware. Once this trojan was loaded onto a victim’s machine, it could: Detect when the owner entered banking information into a web browser. Steal passwords and other pertinent login information. Encrypt the stolen information and send it to the attacker’s specified servers. Zeus was also one of the first ... Read More »

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile now protects Android devices

Malwarebytes has built a reputation on being able to detect and remove cutting-edge malware from computers- malware that other security platforms are not even detecting. Malwarebytes now extends that same protection to Android devices with the release of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile (MBAM Mobile). Cluttered field Security pundits have been warning that it’s only a matter of time before all sorts ... Read More »

AutoCAD malware: Rare but malignant

With all the recent industrial espionage, it was only a matter of time before malware developers would take a look at Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs as a way to exfiltrate proprietary documents and drawings from engineering firms. I can’t think of a better way to steal design secrets than right from the engineer or designer working on them. CAD has ... Read More »

Hand of Thief malware could be dangerous (if you install it)

This previous week noted among the very first times I’ve seen the media in fact offer a genuine “caution” to Linux individuals. That caution had to do with the brand-new “Hand of Thief” trojan that targets Linux desktop computer systems to take savings account details. Just what this trojan does is utilize a kind grabber to take login qualifications of ... Read More »

How to respond to a malware incident

Perhaps the most common security incident in any organization is the discovery of malware on its systems. But just because it can be a common occurrence, it doesn’t mean it should be taken lightly or acted upon brashly. Let’s take a look at some of the steps you can take when dealing with a malware outbreak and some tools that ... Read More »

Target data breach exposes serious threat of POS malware and botnets

After the Target data breach, I became curious as to how digital criminals were able to manipulate Point of Sale (PoS) systems without raising red flags. From what I’ve read, it’s surprisingly easy. Before we dive into what the bad guys can do: let’s take a quick look at a generic PoS system. PoS hardware consists of the device used by ... Read More »

Droidpak: A sneak attack on Android devices via PC malware

Symantec researchers have found what they are calling the first known example of Windows malware specifically designed to infect Android devices. “We’ve seen Android malware that attempts to infect Windows systems before,” mentioned Flora Lui, author of the Symantec post announcing Droidpak. “Interestingly, we recently came across something that works the other way round: a Windows threat that attempts to ... Read More »