Malware

Newly Discovered Mac Malware Uses “fileless” Technique To Remain Stealthy

Enlarge (credit: iphonedigital) Hackers believed to be working for the North Korean government have upped their game with a recently discovered Mac trojan that uses in-memory execution to remain stealthy. In-memory execution, also known as...
Related topics: Hackers, Computer Security, Trojan Horses

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Malware, Crypto Scams, And Boner Pills: Facebook's Had Enough

Facebook is going to court.  The social media company most often associated with the abolition of privacy wants you to know that, if nothing else, it truly cares about your ad experience. So much so, in fact, that it's taking a Hong Kong-based...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Hundreds Of Banks, Financial Institutions Lost Millions Of Dollars Due To Malware - Treasury

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has imposed sanctions on 17 individuals allegedly linked to a Russia-based cyber-criminal organisation called Evil Corp that coordinated malware attacks to steal some $100 million in 40 countries, the...
Related topics: Banking, Russia

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‘evil Corp’ Russian Hackers Were Just Charged With Stealing $100m From Bank Accounts

They allegedly used malware to steal victims’ bank account credentials and transfer funds without permission. The Justice Department unveiled charges today against the leaders of a Russian hacking group called Evil Corp (yes, the name of the...
Related topics: Hackers, Banking

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Doj Charges Two Russians With Using Malware To Steal Millions

Officials are offering a $5 million reward for information that leads to the capture of Maksim Yakubets of Moscow. Yakubets is one of two Russian nationals charged with cybercrimes that resulted in tens of millions in losses. The $5 million reward...
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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Russian Hacking Group Evil Corp. Charged By Federal Prosecutors In Alleged Bank Fraud

Officials say Evil Corp. developed and distributed a type of malware that infected computers around the world and harvested banking credentials in order to steal some $100 million.(Image credit: Alastair Pike/AFP via Getty Images)

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Avast Extension Removed From Firefox And Opera For Tracking Users

Once upon a time, you couldn’t go living a normal Internet-connected life without an anti-virus software of some kind. While the threat and effects of malware haven’t really gone down, the quality of said security software sadly has....
Related topics: Firefox, Opera (browser)

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Oil Be Damned: Iran-based Crooks Flinging Malware At Middle Eastern Energy Plants Again – Research

ZeroCleare wipes up where Shamoon left off An Iran-based hacking crew long known to target energy facilities in neighboring Middle Eastern countries is believed to be launching new attacks.…
Related topics: Iran

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Payment Card-skimming Malware Targeting 4 Sites Found On Heroku Cloud Platform

Enlarge (credit: Mighty Travels / Flickr) Payment card skimmers have hit four online merchants with help from Heroku, a cloud provider owned by Salesforce, a researcher has found. Heroku is a cloud platform designed to make things easier for users...
Related topics: Credit Cards, Flickr, Salesforce

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Warning: Android Malware Used For Cyber-espionage Disguised As Chat App

Malware that is believed to be used for cyber-espionage has been discovered in the wild, and this time attackers rely on a fake chat app to infect Android devices. Researchers at security company Trend Micro reveal that the malicious campaign was...
Related topics: Android, Android Apps, Mobile Technology

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Get Windows 10 Pro For Free From Bzfuture’s Black Friday Sale

If you’re looking to protect your PC from all the malware threats online, then chances are you might turn to antivirus software for help. Sometimes antivirus software doesn’t necessarily come cheap, but the good news is that as part of...
Related topics: Black Friday, Computer Security

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This Week In Security:malicious Previews, Vnc Vulnerabilities, Powerwall, And The 5th Amendment

Malware embedded in office documents has been a popular attack for years. Many of those attacks have been fixed, and essentially all the current attacks are unworkable when a document is opened in protected view. There are ways around this, like...

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Get Windows 10 Pro For Free From Bzfuture’s Black Friday Sale

If you’re looking to protect your PC from all the malware threats online, then chances are you might turn to antivirus software for help. Sometimes antivirus software doesn’t necessarily come cheap, but the good news is that as part of...
Related topics: Black Friday, Computer Security

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Microsoft Reveals How It Caught Mutating Monero Mining Malware With Machine Learning

Microsoft‘s antivirus and malware division recently opened the bonnet on a malicious mutating cryptocurrency miner. The Washington-based big tech firm revealed how machine learning was crucial in putting a stop to it spreading further. According...
Related topics: Microsoft, Computer Security

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Please Don't Use Airport Usb Ports To Charge Your Phone (but Don't Panic Either)

USB charging ports in airports and other public spaces can steal data from an unlocked device or even install malware.
Related topics: Airports

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Scammers Try A New Way To Steal Online Shoppers’ Payment-card Data

Enlarge (credit: Daniel Foster / Flickr) Thieves have devised a new way to steal payment-card data from online shoppers—or at least it's new to the researcher who found it. Rather than infecting a merchant's checkout page with malware that skims...
Related topics: Credit Cards, Flickr

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Pardon The Intrusion #5: In Ai We Trust

Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. In the last newsletter, we talked about using AI to tackle the problem...

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India Needs To Be Battle-ready For A War Zone Teeming With Hackers And Malware

The world has been witnessing a slew of advanced persistent threats on their critical national infrastructure (CNI) as digital transformation initiatives are accelerated to keep up with the nations’ growing demand for energy, power,...
Related topics: India, Hackers

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Official Monero Website Is Hacked To Deliver Currency-stealing Malware

(credit: Pixabay) The official site for the Monero digital coin was hacked to deliver currency-stealing malware to users who were downloading wallet software, officials with GetMonero.com said on Tuesday. The supply-chain attack came to light on...
Related topics: Hackers

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Shopped Online At Macy's Last Month? Might Want To Toss, Or At Least Check, That Card

Magecart making life difficult yet again for shopping website US retailer Macy's says that hackers planted a card-stealing malware script on its site and harvested customer details for eight days last month.…
Related topics: Hackers, Computer Security

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