Category: Malware

  • WannaCry responsible for infecting medical devices

    It is not surprising to know that Internet-connected Medical devices are vulnerable to cyber attacks. There have been several cases in the recent past in which cyber criminals took over life-saving devices and held them to ransom. Now, it has been identified that WannaCry ransomware, the heinous ransomware that has been on the loose for over […]

  • WannaCry Ransomware Attackers are sending new message to victims

    The WannaCry ransomware attack is still infecting unsuspecting users, hospitals, and businesses around the world. While some users on Twitter are claiming they have already paid victims a massive amount of ransom money and are still waiting for the decryption key; the cyber criminals behind the whole campaign are still sending new messages in the […]

  • CryptoMining malware Adylkuzz using the same vulnerability as WannaCry

    It seems that WannaCry had a predecessor that apparently carried out attacks which involved mining the cryptocurrency Monero using the same vulnerability found in Windows’ Sever Message Block (SMB) protocol. Adylkuzz – another NSA enabled malware: According to the researchers, the crypto miners malware uses the same tool, EternalBlue, to exploit the same vulnerability in Microsoft […]

  • Microsoft Slams NSA over WannaCry Ransomware Attack

    Earlier today, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith stated that part of the responsibility of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that resulted in a major chaos in more than 150 countries falls on the US government, particularly, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Why NSA and CIA? For long, […]

  • Uiwix, yet another ransomware like WannaCry – only more dangerous

    In the last few days, the internet has been caught off guard with numerous updates being posted regarding the sprawling effects of the WannaCry ransomware that exploited the vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Windows operating system to hack more than 75,000 computers and counting last Friday. Nevertheless, it seems like the worst is yet to come. In […]

  • Researcher Finds Kill Switch for new variant of WannaCry Ransomware

    Internet users worldwide are now familiar with the WannaCry or WanaCrypt0r ransomware attack and how cybercriminals used it to infect cyber infrastructure of banking giants, hospitals, tech firms and sensitive installation in more than 90 countries. The users may also know that a British security researcher MalwareTechBlog accidentally discovered the kill switch of WanaCry by […]

  • WannaCry ransomware: Researcher halts its spread by registering domain for $10.69

    Last year the Internet was taken down by cyber criminals through a massive Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS) attack using the infamous Mirai malware. But last Friday afternoon, almost 99 countries including Russia, UK, USA and Australia became victims of a worldwide mass cyber-attack that has been reported to have caused major disruptions to […]

  • Keylogger spotted – HP machines could turn into a spyware

    Security researchers have warned that HP machines could turn into a spyware thanks to an audio driver developed by Conexant Systems, Inc. which comes pre-installed in more than a dozen of HP devices. According to a security advisory published by Switzerland-based security consulting firm Modzero Conexant, responsible for making audio drivers comes with a component “MicTray64.exe” which is an executable […]

  • Hospital computers across England hacked; cyber criminals demanding ransom

    The cyberinfrastructure at hospitals across England has come under a massive cyber attack locking out the staff from their computers and diverting emergency patients. According to The Guardian, National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in the country have been hit with an attack displaying popups on the system demanding ransom money. Doctors have taken the issue […]

  • Fake Google Chrome Android App Infecting Users with Malicious Payload

    Google Chrome is the go-to browser for almost all the Android users. There is, however, one thing that you need to keep in mind when downloading the browsers for your Android phone. Famous for its poor security measures, Google play store has been an example over the past few years and now the IT security […]

  • New Persirai Malware infects tons of IP cameras

    The IT security community is quite active in exposing cyber criminals developing malware to conduct malicious activities. The malware like Mirai and Bashlike aka LizKebab are already busy infecting millions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and conducting DDoS attacks worldwide. Now, security firm Trend Micro discovered that an IoT malware, called Persirai is infecting […]

  • Alert Mac Users; Handbrake Mirror download Server Hacked with Malware

    If you are using the famous file-transcoding app “Handbrake,” there is a bad news: The download server of the app was hacked according to the reports. If you installed the software between 14:30 UTC May 2 and 11:00 UTC May 6, there is a pretty good chance that you may have been affected too. Currently, […]

  • Thai Companies Hit by Ransomware Attack

    We are quite used to seeing hackers using ransomware apps to trick unsuspecting users into paying ransoms. But, in Thailand instead of targeting ordinary users, hackers targeted the big fish in the business. By big fish, we mean influential companies in the country, and the worst part, they couldn’t even lodge an official complaint in fear […]

  • Snake Malware Modified; OS X The Next Target

    The security researchers at Fox-IT have discovered a modified version of the previously known snake malware. A version specifically designed to target MacOS. Still not sure what snake malware is? Well, it also goes by the name of Turla, Agent.BTZ and Uroburous. Sounds familiar now? Previous Victims: As per reports, the snake malware was previously targeting […]

  • Shodan’ Malware Hunter to Expose Command & Control Centers of Botnets

    Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company together with Shodan, which is an internet search engine connecting services to internet devices, have created an online crawler which they call the Malware Hunter. What does it do? The Malware Hunter is a program that sends out signals similar to what a Trojan would send to its control-and-command […]

  • Super Free Music Player Android App Comes with Malware Infection

    A music app in the Google Play Store called Super Free Music Player turns out to be yet another malware-infected app that Google has missed. So far, between 5,000 and 10,000 people have downloaded it. The app was uploaded to the Play Store on March 31 this year, which means that it was posted for […]

  • IBM Sent Off USB Sticks Infected with Malware

    A new warning has been issued by IBM and the situation seems to be rather serious. According to the firm, there are a number of infected USB sticks out there with some very dangerous malware. The USB sticks in question were shipped with Storwize flash and they have hybrid storage systems. IBM suggests destroying the USB sticks […]

  • Americans No.1 Ransomware Target & Most Likely To Pay Up

    Symantec, an IT security and software company, has released the latest volume of Internet security threat report and some of the facts written in the report are astonishing. The report states that the U.S was the most targeted country for ransomware and the number of people willing to pay the ransomware was also the highest […]

  • Millions of Android Devices Vulnerable to Network Scan Attack

    Researchers have recently discovered hundreds of vulnerable apps on Google Play Store which are allowing hackers to inject them with malicious code which, upon downloading, steal all data from an infected Android device. The problem, according to the researchers [PDF] is that some of the apps are creating open ports on smartphones, which is not a new […]