Fortinet Reports Increased YoY Threat Activity for Q2 2019

Fortinet has just released its Threat Landscape Report for Q2 of 2019. This quarterly series provides key insights into the threat trends and cybercriminals behaviors to help organizations prepare for and protect themselves against their constantly evolving adversaries. As evidence of this challenge, Fortinet's Threat Landscape Index – a barometer of threat activity across the internet – hit its highest point ever, closing at 4% higher than the same time last year. Upping...

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How Fileless Malware Changes The Way We Treat Cyber Threats

Traditionally, AV and other endpoint security products have focused on files (executables) to detect and prevent malware. There are several advantages to this. Files can be hashed, queried in reputation services, examined by both static analysis and machine learning, and easily excluded for false detections. These advantages lead to a problem for attackers. The name of the game is monetary gain: threat actors aim for cost-effectiveness, seeking the highest return for the...

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Has the ‘Unhackable’ Wallet Been Hacked?

Has the ‘Unhackable’ Wallet Been Hacked?

A week after launch Pen Testers say they have successfully hacked into the Bitfi wallet. July 2018 saw cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Bitfi offer a $100,000 (later raised to $250,000) bounty for anyone that was able to hack into their device. Spearheaded by executive chairman John McAfee -yes, that McAfee. Unlike other bug bounty programs, Bitfi announced this program to showcase “the world’s first unhackable device” and not to gain true...

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New Malware Maximizes Attackers Profits

New Malware Maximizes Attackers Profits

New Russian born malware chooses if users should be attacked with Ransomware or Crypto Script. Historically, ransomware attacks have been strictly infecting computers with ransomware. While crypto attacks have been infecting CPU’s with crypto mining scripts. However, hackers have found a way to merge the two attacks, ensuring the highest payment possible. The Rakhni Trojan gives the opportunity for hackers to infect victims with either ransomware or cryptomining scripts, by allowing...

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The Dangerous Journey of a Fake WhatsApp App on OneDrive

The Dangerous Journey of a Fake WhatsApp App on OneDrive

Partner Symantec, recently discovered a new kind of malicious Android file hosted on a OneDrive account. Here’s what they have learned and how you can take countermeasures. Over the last few years, there has been a tremendous uptick in the creation and delivery of malicious Android apps for delivering malware, stealing confidential data, distributing spam advertisements for profit, and abusing mobile resources. We recently encountered a different malicious Android file hosted on...

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Olympic Destroyer, the malicious file-wiping malware hits Pyeongchang

Olympic Destroyer, the malicious file-wiping malware hits Pyeongchang

Security experts say they have identified a destructive malware dubbed "Olympic Destroyer" that was likely used in a cyber attack on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics during the opening ceremony last week. Winter Olympics officials confirmed on Sunday that a cyber attack known as the Olympic Destroyer did target their networks resulting in technical failures during the opening ceremony but have refused to disclose the perpetrators responsible. The attack saw the official website...

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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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CCleaner malware infected 2.27M users

CCleaner malware infected 2.27M users

The popular and free software, CCleaner has been reported to have infected 2.27 million users with malware. Here's what you need to know. Users of a free software tool designed to optimize system performance on Windows PCs and Android mobile devices got a nasty shock this morning when Piriform, the company which makes the CCleaner tool, revealed in a blog post that certain versions of the software had been compromised by hackers —...

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Malicious Apps

Malicious ‘Back to School’-Themed Apps Target Young Users Who Don’t Know Better

Bad actors are constantly looking for ways to target unsuspecting users with malware or other digital threats. To increase the likelihood of a successful infection, these nefarious individuals incorporate holidays, current events and significant dates into their attack campaigns. And they are doing so with malicious apps. It’s, therefore, no surprise that digital miscreants are capitalizing on the end of summer by pushing out malicious apps with a focus on “back...

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