Trickbot now stealing credentials

Trickbot is a banking malware that targets Windows machines, developed around 2016, and already with a lot of features. Many of those inspired on another banking trojan called Dyreza, according to Malware Bytes analysis. As if it was not enough by targeting a wide array…

Texas County Sheriff Office Suffers Ransomware Attack, with No Evidence

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office in Texas was struck by a ransomware attack in 2017 but records of it are non-existent following a loss of data. During a recent trial following the attack, HCSO investigator Marco Antonio Mandujano’s testimony proved the exception to the lack…

Underminer Exploit Kit Delivers Crypto Mining Malware and Bootkit

A new exploit kit dubbed Underminer has been discovered to spread through advertising servers delivering bootkits targeting system boot sectors to inject cryptocurrency, often called crypto mining malware. Malware researchers have spotted a new exploit kit that ultimately infects the boot sectors of targeted victims’…

Rogue Hacker Tried to Sell iPhone Malware for $50 Million: Report

A disgruntled employee at NSO Group, an organization that develops ‘legal’ exploits for mobile devices, allegedly tried to sell the firm’s infamous “Pegasus” malware code for $50 million in cryptocurrency. Israel-based NSO develops highly effective malware products to sell them to governments and law enforcement…

Ad-Clicking Bot Malware Hits 60,000 Android Devices

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new malicious Android app that has infected at least 60,000 devices, gaining the means to extract critical information from phones in addition to installing an ad click malware. Discovered by researchers at RiskIQ, the malware initially shows a pop-up add…

Report: Chinese Government Behind Decade of Software Firm Hacks

Researchers have pointed the finger at Chinese intelligence officers, blaming them for nearly a decade’s worth of network intrusions for using advanced malware to infiltrate software companies in the US, Europe, Russia and elsewhere. According to a 49-page report published Thursday, the hackers used phishing…

Popular Freeware Site Download.com Found Hosting Bitcoin Stealing Malware

A dangerous bitcoin stealing malware that swaps user accounts with that of the attacker was discovered by researchers to be hosted on Download.com servers for over a year. Researchers at security firm EST have found two trojan applications hosted on CNET’s download.cnet.com, the 163td most…

Cybercriminals Spoof Millions of Printers, Scanners to Spread Malware

Security researchers have discovered cybercriminals spoofing millions of scanners to launch attacks containing malicious attachments. Cybersecurity researchers at Barracuda first witnessed an early attack in late 2017 wherein the attachment provided attackers to begin covert surveillance or gain unauthorized access to a victim PC via…