Archive for the ‘Malware’ Category

The Pegasus project: key takeaways for the corporate world

Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based non-profit organisation that seeks to ensure the freedom of speech of journalists, recently announced that the Pegasus Project surveillance solution by the Israeli NSO Group selected 50,000 phone numbers for surveillance by its customers following a data leak.  The NSO Group has always maintained that the purpose of the Pegasus Project […]

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Cobalt Strike Vulnerability Affects Botnet Servers

The main components of the security tool are the Cobalt Strike client — also known as a Beacon — and the Cobalt Strike team server, which sends commands to infected computers and receives the data they exfiltrate. An attacker starts by spinning up a machine running Team Server that has been configured to use specific […]

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BazarCaller – the malware gang that talks you into infecting yourself

You’re almost certainly familiar with vishing, a phone-based scam in which cybercriminals leave messages on your voicemail in the hope that you’ll call them back later to find out what’s going on. In fact, if you have a long-standing phone number, like we do, you may well get more of these scam calls (perhaps even many more of […]

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NSO Group Hacked

There’s a lot to read out there. Amnesty International has a report. Citizen Lab conducted an independent analysis. The Guardian has extensive coverage. More coverage. Most interesting is a list of over 50,000 phone numbers that were being spied on by NSO Group’s software. Why does NSO Group have that list? The obvious answer is that NSO Group provides spyware-as-a-service, and centralizes […]

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Siloscape, first known malware that drops a backdoor into Kubernetes clusters

Siloscape is a new strain of malware that targets Windows Server containers to execute code on the underlying node and spread in the Kubernetes cluster. Researchers from Palo Alto Networks have spotted a piece of malware that targets Windows Server containers to execute code on the underlying node and then drop a backdoor into Kubernetes clusters. […]

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Latvian woman charged with writing malware for the Trickbot Group

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) just announced that it has charged a 55-year-old Latvian woman, who went by the moniker of Max, with malware-writing crimes. Max, whose real name is apparently Alla Witte, is the sixth of seven defendants listed in the DOJ’s indictment, along with ten other unknown individuals identified only as CC8 to CC17. (CC is short […]

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Ransomware attribution: Missing the true perpetrator?

Admittedly, this does lead to doomsday scenarios offered up by authors on the multitude of platforms sharing doomsday scenarios, with weak attribution included to suit their own narrative. While commentary on the impact of such a scenario is generally to be welcomed, the focus of attribution remains. Recent events have introduced the world at large […]

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New Disk Wiping Malware Targets Israel

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Adding a Russian Keyboard to Protect against Ransomware

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Son of Stuxnet? Iran Nuke Site Hacked ‘by Israel’ (Again)

What’s the craic? Aunty Beeb’s anonymous scribblers sit back and wonder why—“Iran says key Natanz nuclear facility hit by sabotage”:  The country’s top nuclear official … Ali Akbar Salehi, did not say who was to blame for the “terrorist act”, which caused a power failure … a day after it unveiled new uranium enrichment equipment. … Israeli public media, however, […]

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Fileless Malware, Endpoint Attacks on the Rise

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Malware attack on Applus blocked vehicle inspections in some US states

Applus Technologies is a worldwide leader in the testing, inspection and certification sector, the company was recently hit by a malware cyberattack that impacted vehicle inspections in eight states, including Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Utah, and Wisconsin. The attack took place on March 30th, in response to the infection the company was forced to disconnect […]

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Malware Hidden in Call of Duty Cheating Software

Part of the reason this attack could work so well is that game cheats typically require a user to disable key security features that would otherwise keep a malicious program out of their system. The hacker is basically getting the victim to do their own work for them. “It is common practice when configuring a […]

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System Update: New Android Malware

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Nvidia announces official “anti-cryptomining” software drivers

Nvidia, the graphics chip company that wants to buy ARM, made a unusual announcement last week. The company is about to launch its latest GeForce GPU (graphics processing unit) chip, the RTX 3060, and wants its users know that the chip is “tailored to meet the needs of gamers and those who create digital experiences.” Nvidia says: Our […]

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Experts spotted the first malware tailored for Apple M1 Chip, it is just the beginning

Apple launched its M1 chip and cybercriminals developed a malware sample specifically for it, the latest generation of Macs are their next targets. The popular security researcher Patrick Wardle discovered one of the first malware designed to target latest generation of Apple devices using the company M1 chip. The discovery suggests threat actors are tailoring […]

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A new Bluetooth overlay skimmer block chip-based transactions

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The malicious code in SolarWinds attack was the work of 1,000+ developers

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Analyze suspicious files and URLs to detect types of malware

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