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Zimperium reveals new Android threat 'the Schoolyard Bully'
3 days ago
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Zimperium has revealed details of a newly discovered Android threat campaign that has been stealing Facebook credentials from unsuspecting users since 2018.
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Check Point reveals malware impacting 7% of all organisations
Last month
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This month saw keylogger AgentTesla take first place as the most widespread malware, impacting 7% of organisations worldwide.
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Kaspersky uncovers banking malware on the prowl in APAC
Fri 2 Sep 2022
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Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky warns of more mobile banking attacks against Android and iOS devices in APAC.
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Trojan cyber attacks hitting SMBs harder than ever - Kaspersky
Mon 23 May 2022
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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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Malicious cryptocurrency scheme targets Android and iOS users
Mon 28 Mar 2022
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smartphones
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cryptocurrency
Researchers have discovered a sophisticated malicious cryptocurrency scheme that targets mobile devices running Android or iOS.
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Check Point reveals the top 10 malware affecting New Zealanders in November
Wed 15 Dec 2021
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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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Kaspersky uncovers malicious version of Whatsapp mod
Thu 26 Aug 2021
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application security
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"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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Agent Tesla Trojan can evade endpoint protection, Sophos reports
Thu 4 Feb 2021
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Agent Tesla originally surfaced in 2014. It is widely available on criminal marketplaces, and continues to evolve.
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A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Tue 12 Jan 2021
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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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2020 saw a surge in detected malicious files — Kaspersky
Thu 17 Dec 2020
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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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Kaspersky identifies new banking malware targeting mobile users
Wed 11 Nov 2020
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"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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Cryptomining trojan malware discovered by ESET researchers
Thu 3 Sep 2020
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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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ESET discovers campaign stealing bitcoins from darknet users
Tue 22 Oct 2019
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ESET researchers have discovered a trojanised Tor Browser that cybercriminals use to steal bitcoins from darknet market buyers.
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430,000 people hit with financial malware
Mon 5 Aug 2019
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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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DanaBot banking Trojan: How to protect your organisation
Wed 5 Dec 2018
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DanaBot is a Trojan written in the Delphi programming language that includes banking site web injections and stealer functions.
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MEGA's Chrome extension hacked; third party credentials exposed
Thu 6 Sep 2018
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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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Botnet activity spreading multi-purpose malware tools
Wed 5 Sep 2018
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cloud security
Cybercriminals who use botnets to conduct their attacks are shifting away from single-purpose malware .
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Use of banking trojans up 50%, cryptomining still dominant malware – report
Tue 10 Jul 2018
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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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Orangeworm threat group targeting Asia & EU healthcare sector firms
Tue 24 Apr 2018
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The attacks deliver the Trojan.Kampirs malware and appear to be carefully targeted, with significant planning behind the scenes.
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'URL file outbreak' used to distribute Quant Loader Trojan
Wed 11 Apr 2018
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Barracuda Networks is tracking a potentially dangerous ‘URL file outbreak’ that distribute the Quant Loader Trojan.
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Malware attacks could be linked with Asia's geopolitical events - report
Mon 19 Feb 2018
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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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New malware spotted in Asia reminiscent of Iron Tiger APT
Fri 2 Feb 2018
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"Its behavior is very similar to the versions detected in attacks associated with the Iron Tiger APT group. "
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New year rings in scams in the guise of Suncorp, MYOB, and ASIC emails
Mon 8 Jan 2018
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MailGuard has already detected three different email scams targeting Australians this year.
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UBoat Remote Access Trojan targeting Korean businesses
Tue 5 Dec 2017
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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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