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  • FBI and NSA expose new Linux malware Drovorub, used by Russian state hackers

    August 13, 2020

    The FBI and NSA have published today a joint security alert containing details about a new strain of Linux malware that the two agencies say was developed and deployed in real-world attacks by Russia’s military hackers. The two agencies say Russian hackers used the malware, named Drovorub, was to plant backdoors inside hacked networks. Based on evidence ...

  • XCSSET Mac Malware: Infects Xcode Projects, Performs UXSS Attack on Safari, Other Browsers, Leverages Zero-day Exploits

    August 13, 2020

    Trend Micro has discovered an unusual infection related to Xcode developer projects. Upon further investigation, we discovered that a developer’s Xcode project at large contained the source malware, which leads to a rabbit hole of malicious payloads. Most notable in our investigation is the discovery of two zero-day exploits: one is used to steal cookies ...

  • Script-Based Malware: A New Attacker Trend on Internet Explorer

    August 11, 2020

    Over the past few months, we have detected sophisticated script-based malware through Internet Explorer (IE) browser exploits that infect Windows Operating System (OS) users. We decided to investigate those scripts to identify their key features to demonstrate that they are attractive for attackers and so could lead to a trend worth paying attention to. Indeed, with ...

  • Avaddon ransomware launches data leak site to extort victims

    August 10, 2020

    Avaddon ransomware is the latest cybercrime operation to launch a data leak site that will be used to publish the stolen data of victims who do not pay a ransom demand. Since the Maze operators began publicly leaking files stolen in ransomware attacks, other operations soon followed suit and began creating data leak sites to publish ...

  • Upgraded Agent Tesla malware steals passwords from browsers, VPNs

    August 10, 2020

    New variants of Agent Tesla remote access Trojan now come with modules dedicated to stealing credentials from applications including popular web browsers, VPN software, as well as FTP and email clients. Agent Tesla is a commercially available .Net-based infostealer with both remote access Trojan (RAT) and with keylogging capabilities active since at least 2014. This malware is ...

  • Canon hit by Maze Ransomware attack, 10TB data allegedly stolen

    August 5, 2020

    Canon has suffered a ransomware attack that impacts numerous services, including Canon’s email, Microsoft Teams, USA website, and other internal applications. BleepingComputer has been tracking a suspicious outage on Canon’s image.canon cloud photo and video storage service resulting in the loss of data for users of their free 10GB storage feature. The image.canon site suffered an outage ...

  • A Cyber ‘Vigilante’ is Sabotaging Emotet’s Return

    August 5, 2020

    The banking trojan Emotet has returned after a five-month hiatus. But, in an amusing twist, one cyber vigilante is thwarting the malware’s comeback. Researchers say a mysterious vigilante is fighting the threat actors behind the malware’s comeback by replacing malicious Emotet payloads with whimsical GIFs and memes. “Emotet was finding default username and password WordPress installs ...

  • WastedLocker ransomware abuses Windows feature to evade detection

    August 4, 2020

    The WastedLocker ransomware is abusing a Windows memory management feature to evade detection by security software. Before we get to how WastedLocker is evading detection, it is necessary to understand how anti-ransomware solutions detect ransomware. Anti-ransomware solutions will monitor the operating system for file system calls traditionally used by ransomware when encrypting a file. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • CISA, DOD, FBI expose new versions of Chinese malware strain named Taidoor

    August 3, 2020

    Three agencies of the US government have published today a joint alert alerting US private entities about new versions of Taidoor, a malware family previously associated with Chinese state-sponsored hackers. The alert has been authored by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA), the Department of Defense’s Cyber Command (CyberCom), and ...

  • GandCrab ransomware distributor arrested in Belarus

    August 3, 2020

    In a press release last week, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus announced the arrest of a 31-year-old man on charges of distributing the GandCrab ransomware. The man, whose name was not released, was arrested in Gomel, a small city in southeastern Belarus, at the intersection with the Russian and Ukraine border. Authorities said the man ...

  • Take a “NetWalk” on the Wild Side

    August 3, 2020

    The NetWalker ransomware, initially known as Mailto, was first detected in August 2019. Since then, new variants were discovered throughout 2019 and the beginning of 2020, with a strong uptick noticed in March of this year. NetWalker has noticeably evolved to a more stable and robust ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) model, and our research suggests that the malware ...

  • WastedLocker: technical analysis

    July 31, 2020

    The use of crypto-ransomware in targeted attacks has become an ordinary occurrence lately: new incidents are being reported every month, sometimes even more often. On July 23, Garmin, a major manufacturer of navigation equipment and smart devices, including smart watches and bracelets, experienced a massive service outage. As confirmed by an official statement later, the cause ...

  • CWT Travel Agency Faces $4.5M Ransom in Cyberattack, Report

    July 31, 2020

    CWT, a giant in the corporate travel agency world with a global clientele, may have faced payment of $4.5 million to unknown hackers in the wake of a ransomware attack. Independent malware hunter @JAMESWT tweeted on Thursday that a malware sample used against CWT (formerly known as Carlson Wagonlit Travel) had been uploaded to VirusTotal on ...

  • Emotet malware now steals your email attachments to attack contacts

    July 29, 2020

    The Emotet malware botnet is now also using stolen attachments to increase the authenticity of spam emails used for infecting targets’ systems. This is the first time the botnet is using stolen attachments to add credibility to emails as Binary Defense threat researcher James Quinn told BleepingComputer. The attachment stealer module code — that also steals email ...

  • Mirai Botnet Exploit Weaponized to Attack IoT Devices via CVE-2020-5902

    July 28, 2020

    Following the initial disclosure of two F5 BIG-IP vulnerabilities on the first week of July, we continued monitoring and analyzing the vulnerabilities and other related activities to further understand their severities. Based on the workaround published for CVE-2020-5902, we found an internet of things (IoT) Mirai botnet downloader (detected by Trend Micro as Trojan.SH.MIRAI.BOI) that ...

  • Lazarus on the hunt for big game

    July 28, 2020

    We may only be six months in, but there’s little doubt that 2020 will go down in history as a rather unpleasant year. In the field of cybersecurity, the collective hurt mostly crystallized around the increasing prevalence of targeted ransomware attacks. By investigating a number of these incidents and through discussions with some of our ...

  • Cerberus Android malware source code offered for sale for $100,000

    July 27, 2020

    The maintainer of Cerberus banking trojan for Android is auctioning the entire project for a price starting at $50,000 or close the deal for double the money. The price includes everything from source code to customer list along with installation guide and the scripts to make components work together. For at least one year, the group behind ...

  • CISA says 62,000 QNAP NAS devices have been infected with the QSnatch malware

    July 27, 2020

    Cyber-security agencies from the UK and the US have published today a joint security alert about QSnatch, a strain of malware that has been infecting network-attached storage (NAS) devices from Taiwanese device maker QNAP. In alerts by the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), ...

  • Garmin obtains decryption key after ransomware attack

    July 27, 2020

    Smartwatch maker Garmin has obtained the decryption key to recover its computer files from a ransomware attack last Thursday, Sky News has learned. Last week, Garmin’s services were taken offline after hackers infected the company’s networks with a ransomware virus known as WastedLocker. A number of the company’s services are operational again and the business has now ...

  • Ensiko: A Webshell With Ransomware Capabilities

    July 27, 2020

    Ensiko is a PHP web shell with ransomware capabilities that targets various platforms such as Linux, Windows, macOS, or any other platform that has PHP installed. The malware has the capability to remotely control the system and accept commands to perform malicious activities on the infected machine. It can also execute shell commands on an infected ...