Malware

'Fauxpersky' malware steals and sends passwords to an attacker's inbox – ZDNet

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) A newly-discovered keylogger malware has been found infecting computers in the wild. Though the malware is far from advanced, it’s efficient at stealing passwords. Researchers at Cybereason, a Boston, Mass.-based security firm, call the malware “Fauxpersky,” as it impersonates the Russian antivirus software Kaspersky. The keylogger is …

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From pranks to nuclear sabotage, this is the history of malware – Digital Trends

Digital Trends From pranks to nuclear sabotage, this is the history of malwareDigital TrendsSince the dawn of modern computing, software has been as capable as the programmers who created it. Their intentions became its capabilities, and that’s brought us a world of wondrous and powerful applications across a wide variety …

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Android Monero-mining malware can destroy phones, and it's nearly impossible to remove – TechRepublic

Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big takeaways: A newly discovered Android malware called HiddenMiner is capable of preventing uninstallation and can mine cryptocurrency so aggressively it overheats and destroys infected devices. HiddenMiner can do more damage to pre-Nougat versions of Android. Keep devices up to …

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EnSilo Malware Protection Gives Red Bull Security Team Wings – SDxCentral

EnSilo’s endpoint security platform protected Red Bull from the WannaCry ransomware attack last year — and helps Jimmy Heschl, the energy drink maker’s head of digital security, sleep at night. “Always the key metric is good sleep-ablity, so I can sleep better,” he said. “And malware, that’s really a pain …

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AutoHotKey Malware Is Now a Thing – BleepingComputer

AutoHotKey has now become one of the most trendy technologies for building malware, according to several reports put out by cyber-security firms and insights Bleeping Computer received from malware experts. AutoHotKey, or AHK, is an open-source scripting language developed for the Microsoft Windows operating system back in 2003. AHK was …

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Baltimore's 911 system, Boeing join Atlanta in week of crypto-malware outbreaks – Ars Technica

Enlarge / Ransomware took Baltimore’s 911 system offline on March 24 and 25 as the city’s IT department worked to isolate and restore the computer-assisted dispatch network. Last Friday, the City of Atlanta was struck by a ransomware attack that took much of the city’s internal and external services offline. …

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Malware attacks leveraging MS Word documents grew by 33% in Q4 – SC Magazine UK

Word doc Amidst a major rise in zero-day malware attacks in Q4 2017, researchers have observed how hackers are increasingly using Microsoft Office documents as carriers to deliver malicious payloads in enterprise systems while using phishing techniques to trick employees into downloading and opening malicious attachments in emails. The latest Internet …

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Boeing says reports about malware disruption are "inaccurate" – Axios

Axios Boeing says reports about malware disruption are “inaccurate”AxiosA logo of Boeing at the MAKS-2017 International Aviation and Space Salon. Photo: Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency / Getty Images. The vice president of Aircraft builder Boeing on Wednesday told Engadget that earlier published reports saying the company was … and more » Source …

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Zyklon malware: What Microsoft Office flaws does it exploit? – TechTarget

Q Manage Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations. Zyklon malware targets three previously patched Microsoft Office vulnerabilities. Learn how attackers can access passwords and cryptocurrency wallet data with expert Judith Myerson. Share this item with your network: A new malware called Zyklon manipulates three Microsoft Office …

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Spain Busts Alleged Kingpin Behind Prolific Malware – BankInfoSecurity.com

Anti-Malware , Cybercrime , Cybercrime as-a-service $1 Billion in Losses Tied to Gang Wielding Carbanak and Cobalt Malware Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • March 27, 2018     A Spanish National Police van. (Photo: Contando Estrelas via Wikemedia/CC) The alleged leader of a cybercrime gang tied to more than $1 …

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