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Training
Trojan cyber attacks hitting SMBs harder than ever - Kaspersky
In 2022 the number of Trojan-PSW detections increased by almost a quarter compared to the same period in 2021 to reach 4,003,323.
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Malware
Malicious cryptocurrency scheme targets Android and iOS users
Researchers have discovered a sophisticated malicious cryptocurrency scheme that targets mobile devices running Android or iOS.
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Malware
Check Point reveals the top 10 malware affecting New Zealanders in November
Formbook, Emotet, and Trickbot take the top three spots in November's list from the Check Point Software threat intelligence arm.
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Whatsapp
Kaspersky uncovers malicious version of Whatsapp mod
"We’ve seen how cybercriminals are spreading malicious files through the ad blocks in such apps, and it’s putting the users at risk."
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Malware
Agent Tesla Trojan can evade endpoint protection, Sophos reports
Agent Tesla originally surfaced in 2014. It is widely available on criminal marketplaces, and continues to evolve.
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Cybersecurity
A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
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Cybersecurity
2020 saw a surge in detected malicious files — Kaspersky
Kaspersky detected more trojans, backdoors and worms than last year, representing an overall 5.2% increase in detected malicious files year-on-year.
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Malware
Kaspersky identifies new banking malware targeting mobile users
"We recommend that financial institutions watch these threats closely, while improving their authentication processes, boosting anti-fraud technology and threat intelligence data, and trying to understand and mitigate all risks of this new mobile RAT family.”
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Cryptocurrency
Cryptomining trojan malware discovered by ESET researchers
The malware, primarily targeting victims in Czechia and Slovakia, prioritises subterfuge through deployment of multiple techniques to avoid detection, and leans heavily on the Tor network and BitTorrent protocol to achieve its goals.
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BitCoin
ESET discovers campaign stealing bitcoins from darknet users
ESET researchers have discovered a trojanised Tor Browser that cybercriminals use to steal bitcoins from darknet market buyers.
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Malware
430,000 people hit with financial malware
Financial malware, that is malware that targets finances, cryptocurrencies and web-money services, has increased by 7% from the same period last year, according to new research from Kaspersky.
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Email Security
DanaBot banking Trojan: How to protect your organisation
DanaBot is a Trojan written in the Delphi programming language that includes banking site web injections and stealer functions.
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Mega
MEGA's Chrome extension hacked; third party credentials exposed
The malicious Chrome extension asks for elevated permissions & steals credentials from sites such as Amazon, GitHub, Live.com, My Monero, plus others.
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Malware
Botnet activity spreading multi-purpose malware tools
Cybercriminals who use botnets to conduct their attacks are shifting away from single-purpose malware .
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Malware
Use of banking trojans up 50%, cryptomining still dominant malware – report
Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that Trojan malware families enter Top 10 Most Wanted Ranking; Cryptomining remains top of the list.
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Healthcare
Orangeworm threat group targeting Asia & EU healthcare sector firms
The attacks deliver the Trojan.Kampirs malware and appear to be carefully targeted, with significant planning behind the scenes.
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Ransomware
'URL file outbreak' used to distribute Quant Loader Trojan
Barracuda Networks is tracking a potentially dangerous ‘URL file outbreak’ that distribute the Quant Loader Trojan.
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Email Security
Malware attacks could be linked with Asia's geopolitical events - report
Cyber attacks and geopolitical events in Asia may go hand in hand, according to Comodo’s first annual Global Malware Report for 2017.
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Malware
New malware spotted in Asia reminiscent of Iron Tiger APT
"Its behavior is very similar to the versions detected in attacks associated with the Iron Tiger APT group. "
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Malware
New year rings in scams in the guise of Suncorp, MYOB, and ASIC emails
MailGuard has already detected three different email scams targeting Australians this year.
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Malware
UBoat Remote Access Trojan targeting Korean businesses
A new custom Remote Access Trojan (RAT) is making its way around various countries in Southeast Asia and may be going after Korean targets.
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Cybersecurity
2017’s threat landscape report shows ransomware epidemic
Cyberthreats have changed significantly in 2017 - Bitdefender's annual report shows one in six spam emails now contain some form of ransomware.
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Cybersecurity
Number of malicious emails soars 85% from previous quarter
Proofpoint has released the findings from its massive Quarterly Threat Report – some of which are astonishing.
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Facebook
Faceliker Trojan leads the malware race in Q2
"By making apps or news articles appear more popular, accepted and legitimate, unknown actors can covertly influence the way we perceive value."