Potent SkyGoFree Malware Packs 'Never-Before-Seen' Features

Potent SkyGoFree Malware Packs ‘Never-Before-Seen’ Features

A scary Android SkyGoFree malware packs 'never-before-seen' features. Researchers have identified a powerful new Android virus strain called Skygofree malware, capable of eavesdropping on WhatsApp messages, siphoning private data off phones and allowing adversaries to open reverse shell modules on targeted devices, giving attackers ultimate remote control. Researchers said the malware was developed three years ago and has evolved significantly since then to include 48 unique commands in it most recent iteration....

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The human factor: Can employees learn not to make mistakes?

Can employees learn not to make cyber security mistakes?

We’ve long maintained that technical means are not enough to protect a business from cyber threats. It’s possible for a single person to negate the effect of an entire information cyber security team. In many cases, it may be unintentional, the result of lacking basic cyber security knowledge, being unaware of threats, or diverted attention. There, however, complications may arise. The person who decides staff awareness needs to be raised is not...

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Google removes another set of malicious apps from play marketplace

Last week we blogged about the importance of having a cybersecurity plan address the risks of Web Applications here. Today it's been reported that Google has removed not one, but two malicious apps ZTORG Trojans from their play marketplace (and this is not the second time in the month of June!). A researcher with Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday described how attackers managed to evade settings set in place by Google Play’s VerifyApps malware scanner...

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Organizations In 40 Countries Under ‘Invisible’ Cyberattacks

Unknown threat actors are stealing sensitive financial data using memory resident malware crafted from legitimate tools, Kaspersky Lab warns. Cyberattacks have become increasingly stealthy in recent years, with goals like persistence and lateral movement becoming much more important to threat actors than ever before. Now it appears that some attacks have gotten so stealthy they are almost invisible. Kaspersky Lab this week issued an alert about a series of targeted attacks on organizations...

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