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A newly discovered Android malware named TimpDoor creates a proxy on infected devices, potentially allowing access to internal networks. At least 5,000 devices in the US infected [Read More]
Google recently removed 29 applications from Google Play after learning that they were designed to steal users’ banking information [Read More]
A newly discovered piece of malware targeting macOS devices is capable of injecting ads into encrypted web traffic [Read More]
New malware named Chalubo is targeting IoT devices to ensnare them into a DDoS botnet [Read More]
The development of the Triton/Trisis ICS malware was supported by a research institute backed by the Russian government, FireEye says [Read More]
Kaspersky Lab researchers have analyzed DarkPulsar, another exploit supposedly stolen from the NSA-linked Equation Group [Read More]
A China-linked cyber espionage group known as Tick was observed using the Datper malware in a recent campaign [Read More]
The maker of the LuminosityLink RAT was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison [Read More]
A cyber espionage group named GreyEnergy, linked by researchers to Russia's BlackEnergy, has been targeting energy and transportation companies in Ukraine and other countries [Read More]
A newly discovered infection campaign is leveraging malicious RTF files to deliver information-stealing Trojans without being detected [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.