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Network-attached Storage (NAS) device maker QNAP has published a security advisory to alert of malware targeting its NAS devices. [Read More]
Eight applications designed to mine for crypto-currency without users’ knowledge made their way into the Microsoft Store, Symantec has discovered. [Read More]
Carbon Black’s security researchers recently discovered a new variant of the Shlayer malware that targets macOS versions ranging from 10.10.5 to 10.14.3. [Read More]
The ransomware market is still growing, but the number of successful ransomwares is declining, with an increasing involvement of nation-states in ransomware attacks. [Read More]
A Windows application that can run on Macs has been caught downloading and installing malware. [Read More]
Researchers have detected a new, stealthy Astaroth trojan campaign that uses anti-malware product Avast to inject a malicious module into one of its processes. [Read More]
The China-linked cyberspy group known as APT10 has targeted a US law firm, a major Norwegian MSP, and an international apparel company in an extended cyber-espionage campaign. [Read More]
A malware attack using a newly discovered backdoor has been targeting the mailing list of the organization officially representing the Tibetan government-in-exile. [Read More]
Huddle House, a casual dining and fast food chain with over 300 restaurants, informs customers of a payment card breach. [Read More]
A new backdoor is targeting Linux servers in East Asia and Latin America, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosted machines, Check Point security researchers say. [Read More]

FEATURES, INSIGHTS // Malware

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Siggi Stefnisson's picture
The truth is that quite a lot of malware is developed by an organization—an actual office of people that show up and spend their working day writing malware for a paycheck.
Erin O’Malley's picture
When ransomware strikes, there aren’t many options for response and recovery. Essentially, you can choose your own adventure and hope for the best.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
History shows that, in security, the next big thing isn’t always an entirely new thing. We have precedents—macro malware existed for decades before it really became a “thing.”
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
The FUD crypter service industry is giving a second life to a lot of old and kind-of-old malware, which can be pulled off the shelf by just about anybody with confused ethics and a Bitcoin account.
John Maddison's picture
Cryptojacking malware grew from impacting 13% of all organizations in Q4 of 2017 to 28% of companies in Q1 of 2018, more than doubling its footprint.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
A study found that over 98 percent of malware making it to the sandbox array uses at least one evasive tactic, and 32 percent of malware samples making it to this stage could be classified as “hyper-evasive".
Justin Fier's picture
The cost of electricity has led some to take shortcuts in the search for power sources - individuals and organizations are now being breached by cyber-criminals seeking to take advantage of corporate infrastructures.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
Historical patterns and recent activity indicate that another major Necurs malware outbreak is looming just around the corner.
Siggi Stefnisson's picture
It remains to be seen whether more legitimate web operations will embrace the approach, but you can count on illegitimate and malicious use of cryptomining to grow robustly.
David Holmes's picture
Take a step back and realize that cryptocurrency mining is really just another form of malware, which is something you should be good at finding already.