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Mass-Scale Ransomware Attacks Providing Hackers the Ability to Earn Quick Money

Brian Baskin and Paramjeet Singh,
Carbon Black

During the past six months, the Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) analysed more than 1,000 ransomware samples, categorising them into 150 families, and found the following: Attackers are looking to make quick, easy money with unsophisticated malware combined with sophisticated delivery methods. The majority of today’s ransomware aims to target the largest vulnerable population possible. “Ransomware as a Service ... Read More »

Locky Ransomware Variant Discovered

Stormshield have discovered a new Locky Ransomware variant.   Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Budding malware author uses same Skype ID across job applications and IoT botnet ads

“DaddyL33T” is a 13-year-old malware developer. They’ve set up the DaddyHackingTeam portal, the future site of a botnet web control interface, and they maintain an active profile under the name “DaddyPvP” on the HackForums security technology platform. In one of his posts to the site, the padawan of poisonous software requests help scanning to a Qbot botnet. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL ... Read More »

Malwarebytes Introduces Malwarebytes for Mac to Protect Against Rising Levels of Mac Malware

Malwarebytes™, the leader in advanced malware prevention and remediation solutions, today announced the release of Malwarebytes for Mac, featuring real-time protection to automatically block and remove cyber threats, including malware, adware and potentially unwanted programs. The innovative and fast detection engine has minimal impact on device operations to ensure Mac computers run like they should, and is recommended over traditional ... Read More »

Raiffeisen Bank malware is phishing for your login credentials

You better stay on your toes when logging in to your account should you happen to be a client of Raiffeisen Bank – someone might be out to snatch your credentials. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE:  The Next Web Read More »

Q2 2017 Akamai State of the Internet / Security Report analyses re-emergence of PBot Malware; domain generation algorithms; relationship between Mirai Command & control and attack targets

Newly released data shows that distributed denial of service (DDoS) and web application attacks are on the rise once again, according to the Second Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet / Security Report released by Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM). Contributing to this rise swas the PBot DDoS malware which re-emerged as the foundation for the strongest DDoS attacks seen ... Read More »

Google Play Store Security Scans Tricked by …Sigh… In-Dev Malware

Google has yet to remove two apps infected with dangerous malware that are currently still available for download via the official Google Play Store. View Full Story original source: Bleeping Computer Read More »

200 accounts ‘locked’: In Delhi’s first WannaCry attack, publishing firm hit

After the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack spread like wildfire and paralysed computer systems across the world, isolated incidents were reported from Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala and West Bengal. Now, the capital has seen its first ransomware cyber attack, with employees of Rachna Sagar Private Limited “locked” out of more than 200 computers. The cyber attack was reported on August 9 ... Read More »

Android app stores flooded with 1,000 spyware apps

Hackers have flooded Android app stores, including the official Google Play store, with over 1,000 spyware apps, which have the capability to monitor almost every action on an infected device. Dubbed SonicSpy, the malware can silently record calls and audio, take photos, make calls, send text messages to numbers specified by the attackers, and monitor calls logs, contacts, and information ... Read More »

Biological malware: Scientists use DNA to hack a computer

Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle, have successfully been able to code a malware program into a DNA sample and use it to hack into a computer that was studying it. By doing this, they have exposed a weakness in systems that could lead to hackers taking control of computers in research centres, universities and laboratories, reports MIT ... Read More »