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MEGA's Chrome extension hacked; third party credentials exposed
The malicious Chrome extension asks for elevated permissions & steals credentials from sites such as Amazon, GitHub, Live.com, My Monero, plus others.
Botnet activity spreading multi-purpose malware tools
Cybercriminals who use botnets to conduct their attacks are shifting away from single-purpose malware .
Use of banking trojans up 50%, cryptomining still dominant malware – report
Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that Trojan malware families enter Top 10 Most Wanted Ranking; Cryptomining remains top of the list.
Orangeworm threat group targeting Asia & EU healthcare sector firms
The attacks deliver the Trojan.Kampirs malware and appear to be carefully targeted, with significant planning behind the scenes.
'URL file outbreak' used to distribute Quant Loader Trojan
Barracuda Networks is tracking a potentially dangerous ‘URL file outbreak’ that distribute the Quant Loader Trojan.
Malware attacks could be linked with Asia's geopolitical events - report
Cyber attacks and geopolitical events in Asia may go hand in hand, according to Comodo’s first annual Global Malware Report for 2017.
New malware spotted in Asia reminiscent of Iron Tiger APT
"Its behavior is very similar to the versions detected in attacks associated with the Iron Tiger APT group. "
New year rings in scams in the guise of Suncorp, MYOB, and ASIC emails
MailGuard has already detected three different email scams targeting Australians this year.
UBoat Remote Access Trojan targeting Korean businesses
A new custom Remote Access Trojan (RAT) is making its way around various countries in Southeast Asia and may be going after Korean targets.
2017’s threat landscape report shows ransomware epidemic
Cyberthreats have changed significantly in 2017 - Bitdefender's annual report shows one in six spam emails now contain some form of ransomware.
Number of malicious emails soars 85% from previous quarter
Proofpoint has released the findings from its massive Quarterly Threat Report – some of which are astonishing.
Faceliker Trojan leads the malware race in Q2
"By making apps or news articles appear more popular, accepted and legitimate, unknown actors can covertly influence the way we perceive value."
Android banking Trojan stalks Google Play - again
It’s a case of déjà vu for one particular Android banking Trojan, which has popped up on Google Play after being removed from the store this year.
EMOTET banking malware returns with a wider scope & vengeance
The EMOTET banking malware has emerged with a wider target scope than ever before, three years after it was originally found.
Cobian RAT author crowdsourcing malware botnet distribution
Zscaler has discovered a remote access Trojan (RAT) designed by an author who appears to be crowdsourcing the payload and infection spread.
Fileless malware sneaks into Windows machines via USB flash drives
A malicious backdoor called BKDR-ANDROM.ETIN is using fileless malware to infect systems through USB flash drives.
HoeflerText remote access Trojan goes after Chrome users
"Users should be aware of this ongoing threat. Be suspicious of popup messages in Google Chrome that state: The “HoeflerText” font wasn’t found."
NTT Security sets sights on South Africa as part of new EMEA strategy
NTT Security has shuffled its senior management team for EMEA as it refreshes its approach to managed security services in South Africa and Europe.
KONNI Remote Access Trojan linked to attacks on North Korean affairs
Cylance have linked the KONNI Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that is targeting North Korean affairs to the DarkHotel threat actors.
The Philippines & Indonesia are now hotspots for computer worms
Amongst political turmoil, Indonesia and the Philippines are now one of the world’s major hotspots for malware infection rates.
OceanLotus malware proves that MacOS attackers are rapidly honing their craft
Despite its low profile, the OceanLotus backdoor for MacOS has become more advanced and more targeted than ever before.
The need for internet security on your devices
At home or at work, on a mobile device or on a network, Trend Micro covers all aspects of cybersecurity.
Kazuar trojan hijacks Microsoft .NET framework to conduct espionage attacks
Researchers have uncovered the ‘Kazuar’ backdoor trojan, which has been detected in espionage campaigns across the globe, Unit 42 reports.
TrickBot malware ramps up attacks against ANZ financial firms
Attackers behind the TrickBot Trojan have been taking their tactics to the next level, researchers from IBM X-Force have uncovered.
Whitepaper: How to explain why IT security needs more budget
Do you want to convince your higher-ups that IT and security need more budget?
Whitepaper: The key to compliance is governing access to data
By implementing a governance-based approach to identity governance, companies can secure their organisation’s sensitive data.
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
Review: Cut through the noise with AI-driven threat analytics
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.
The crucial guide to deploying a SIEM solution successfully
SIEM solutions have far-reaching benefits, but Gartner says there are a lot of factors to consider to avoid disaster - here's the company's guide.