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Google Removes Chrome Extension Used in Banking Fraud

August 16th, 2017
Google has removed the Interface Online Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store. The plugin was used by criminals in Brazil to target corporate users with the aim of stealing banking credentials.

Posted in banking malware, Brazil banks, Chrome extensions, Chrome plugins, Fabio Assolini, fraud, Kaspersky Lab, malicious browser plugins, malware, Morphus Labs, phone scams, Renato Marinho, social engineering | Comments (0)

Attackers Backdoor Another Software Update Mechanism

August 15th, 2017
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said today that the update mechanism for Korean server management software provider NetSarang was compromised and serving a backdoor called ShadowPad.

Posted in backdoor, DNS requests, Featured, Kaspersky Lab, malicious DLL, malware, NetSarang, nssock.dll, ShadowPad, supply chain security | Comments (0)

APT28 Using EternalBlue to Attack Hotels in Europe, Middle East

August 12th, 2017
Researchers believe attacks against wi-fi systems in hotels across Europe and the Middle East track back to Russian-speaking hackers known as APT28.

Posted in APT28, EternalBlue, FireEye, French political party, Gamefish, Kaspersky Lab, malware, NBT-NS, NetBIOS Name Service, privacy, Python scripts, Sofacy, Web Security, wi-fi hacks | Comments (0)

Threatpost News Wrap, August 11, 2017

August 11th, 2017
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week including the return of the Mamba ransomware, APT trends, a mystery company's 250K bug bounty, and a high schooler's $10K bug bounty from Google.

Posted in advanced persistent threat, apt, Bugcrowd, google, Kaspersky Lab, malware, Mamba, Podcasts, ransomware, Sofacy, Turla, Web Security | Comments (0)

Mamba Ransomware Resurfaces in Brazil, Saudi Arabia

August 9th, 2017
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have seen a resurgence of Mamba ransomware pop up recently in Brazil and Saudi Arabia.

Posted in APTs, Cybercrime, DiskCryptor, Kaspersky Lab, malware, Mamba ransomware, Nation-state attacks, PSexec, ransomware, Wiper malware | Comments (0)

WannaCry Bitcoin Withdrawn; ‘Killswitch’ Researcher Detained in Nevada

August 3rd, 2017
The WannaCry story has new life with the attacks having withdrawn the Bitcoin collected as ransom during the attacks, and with the detainment of killswitch researcher Marcus Hutchins in Nevada.

Posted in bitcoin, Black Hat, cryptocurrency, DEF CON, Kaspersky Lab, killswitch, Lazarus Group, malware, Malware Tech, Marcus Hutchins, Monero, north korea, WannaCry | Comments (0)

Pharmaceutical Giant Still Feeling NotPetya’s Sting

August 1st, 2017
Pharmaceutical kingpin Merck reported that operational disruptions continue more than a month after the NotPetya wiper malware attacks.

Posted in financial earnings, Kaspersky Lab, malware, Merck, NotPetya, ransomware, WannaCry, Wiper malware | Comments (0)

Android Banking Trojan Svpeng Adds Keylogger

July 31st, 2017
The authors behind the Android banking malware family Svpeng have added a keylogger to a recent strain, giving attackers yet another way to steal sensitive data.

Posted in android, Android Malware, Kaspersky Lab, keylogger, malware, Mobile Security, Roman Unuchek, Svpeng | Comments (0)

Decryption Key to Original Petya Ransomware Released

July 7th, 2017
The key to decrypt the original Petya ransomware has been reportedly released by the ransomware’s author.

Posted in Crypto-Malware, cryptography, Eternal Petya, ExPetr, Goldeneye, hacks, Hasherezade, Kaspersky Lab, malware, Not Petya, Petya, ransomware, teslacrypt, Wiper malware | Comments (0)

Petya Malware may be an Early Test of Muscular Trump Cyber Doctrine

July 3rd, 2017

In-brief: In the hours before the Petya malware began circulating, two high level Trump Administration officials called for a tougher stand against online actors who sow chaos. The question now is how the Administration will react. Tel-Aviv, Israel– With the Petya “wiper” virus spreading globally, leaving crippled computers and...

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