Category: Malware

  • Your anti-virus may remove this malware but it will still remain active

    In 2007, IT security researchers at McAfee Labs discovered a malware called Pinkslipbot or Qakbot/QBot targeting banking users in the United States. Now, researchers have noticed that since 2016, a new variant of this malware (also known as Pinkslipbot) with its credential stealing and keylogging capabilities has been using millions of computers as its control servers even if its binaries were […]

  • Google is having a hard time getting rid of malicious Android apps

    The IT security researchers at SophosLabs have discovered that Google Play Store currently has as many as 47 apps that contain adware and are being downloaded at an alarmingly fast pace – This is quite troubling as the adware contained in these apps is quite persistent and does not seem to go away no matter […]

  • Disruptive Ransomware Group ‘FIN10’ Hacked Casinos, Mining Firms

    The FireEye cyber security firm has discovered that a number of Canadian mines and casinos were hacked by a group named FIN10 whose location has not yet been identified – FireEye labels FIN10 to be “one of the most disruptive threat actors observed in the region.” Sensitive data and information were stolen: As part of the campaign, […]

  • Hundreds of Malicious Android Apps Masked as Anti-virus Software

    With the recent surge in ransomware attacks, it is no surprise to see that attackers have capitalized on the opportunity and played on people’s fears by offering them Android anti-virus apps that are, in reality, another malware. The hunt for anti-virus apps It goes without saying then, that given the dangers and prevalence of ransomware, […]

  • Erebus Ransomware Targets Linux Servers

    The IT security researchers at Trend Micro recently discovered malware that has the potential to infect Linux-based servers. The malware, called Erebus, has been responsible for hijacking 153 Linux-based networks of a South Korean web-hosting company called NAYANA. NAYANA’s clients affected Erebus is a ransomware capable of infecting Linux operating systems. As such, around 3,400 […]

  • Cherry Blossom: WikiLeaks’ Latest Dump Exposes CIA Wireless Hacking Tools

    The whistleblowing site WikiLeaks is back with yet another Vault 7 series related document. This one is called “Cherry Blossom” program which gives a glance at the wireless hacking capabilities of The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The Cherry Blossom project according to the leaked documents was allegedly developed and implemented by the CIA with the […]

  • University College London hit by a major ransomware attack

    One of the world’s leading educational institution University College London (UCL) has come under a massive ransomware attack. According to reports, the attack affected the university’s IT system including student management system and shared drives. The ransomware attack came weeks after the country’s National Health Service (NHS) had its IT system crippled by WannaCry ransomware attack. Although […]

  • Hackers Using Chinese Malware to Rob ATMs Using Outdated Windows XP

    As technology progresses, it seems that hackers and hacking methods do too. It wasn’t that long ago when hackers had to steal your credit card info or your bank card itself to get the money out of your account. Now they don’t have to since the ATMs are just giving away money as soon as […]

  • Europol arrest 6 over malware crypter and counter anti-virus platform

    Authorities have conducted a large-scale operation against cyber criminals in several European countries. As a result, 6 people have been arrested while 36 have been questioned after Europol, Germany’s Kriminalinspektion Mayen, the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) raided 20 houses in Cyprus, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom between 5th […]

  • Crash Override – The 2nd industrial malware to target Ukraine’s power supply

    ESET, the Slovakian anti-virus software firm and Dragos, the US-based infrastructure security company recently discovered an industrial malware dubbed as “Crash Override” or “Industroyer” to have hacked into the Ukraine’s power grid in December 2015 and has caused a power outage for hours. A more advanced form The malware which caused the power outage in […]

  • Xavier Malware Infects Hundreds of Android Apps on Google Play Store

    You might have heard researchers urging Android users not to download apps from a third party store since a lot of them contain malware. Now, things have changed as hackers and cyber criminals are bypassing Google’s security implementation on Play Store and uploading apps infected with malware. The IT security researchers at Trend Mirco have […]

  • Malware that infects users without needing to click anything

    We have all heard or seen malware that is embedded within malicious links. Usually, the user is prompted to click the link in order for the malware to do its job. However, researchers at Trend Micro have recently uncovered a malware that only needs you to hover your mouse over a link for the malware […]

  • ‘The Most Sophisticated Mac Ransomware’ Being Sold on Dark Web

    Mac devices are known for their security, but things are changing now since hackers and cyber-criminals are coming up with new ways to target Mac users. Recently, the IT security researchers at Fortinet discovered a ransomware campaign that uniquely targets Mac OS and is being offered as a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) on dark web. Although this […]

  • Persirai malware in action: IP cameras all across the world compromised

    Trend Micro has revealed that a number of malware families are targeting vulnerable IP cameras as hackers build more sophisticated viruses to fight against the increasing security measures with which manufacturers are responding. The four malware families As you may remember, it was recently reported that a malware named Persirai had been attacking numerous IP […]

  • WannaCry Copycat ‘WannaLocker’ Ransomware Hits Android Devices

    The IT security researchers have discovered a malware in China that has mimicked WannaCry ransomware attack to some extent and has been named “WannaLocker.” The ransomware is similar to WannaCry regarding how it appears on the screen and how it demands ransom in order to unblock one’s files. Android phones become the victim: The research from […]

  • A Malware That can Bypass Windows Firewall Using Intel’s Management Tech

    A unique and perhaps a very practical way of injecting malware into an entire network has been discovered in which the hacking group uses Intel’s Active Management Technology (AMT) to bypass Windows’ built-in firewall and as such go undetected. The Active Management Technology (AMT) Active Management Technology (AMT) is a technology that allows remote access […]

  • Android Malware with Code Injecting Capability Found on Google Play Store

    Google Play Store has been found harboring another malware and this one has the ability to disable the security settings on Android devices. The malware is doing this so that it would be able to perform different malicious tasks in the infected system’s background undisturbed. You might be wondering what’s so interesting about another malware […]

  • Malicious Android app installs ‘impossible to remove’ adware

    The IT Security researchers have discovered a new malware that is essentially an Android Package or APK masked as a cleaner app called Ks cleaner and tricks the users into downloading a security update. Once the update is installed, the malware cannot be removed. The APK downloads automatically mainly from online forums According to Zscaler, a […]

  • Hackers can steal large amount of data using router’s LEDs

    Researchers from the University of Negvu have developed a way in which hackers can extract data from a victim’s computer using the LED lights displayed on their router. They can do so using a malware named xLED, as reported by JPost. How does it work? The Cyber Security Research Center at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negvu […]