Archive for the ‘Malware attack’ Category

Report Reveals TeamViewer Was Breached By Chinese Hackers In 2016

May 17th, 2019
The German software company behind TeamViewer, one of the most popular software in the world that allows users to access and share their desktops remotely, was reportedly compromised in 2016, the German newspaper Der Spiegel revealed today. TeamViewer is popular remote-support software that allows you to securely share your desktop or take full control of other's PC over the Internet from

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Baltimore City Shuts Down Most of Its Servers After Ransomware Attack

May 8th, 2019
For the second time in just over a year, the city of Baltimore has been hit by a ransomware attack, affecting its computer network and forcing officials to shut down a majority of its computer servers as a precaution. Ransomware works by encryption files and locking them up so users can't access them. The attackers then demand a ransom amount, typically in Bitcoin digital currency, in

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Hackers Found Exploiting Oracle WebLogic RCE Flaw to Spread Ransomware

May 1st, 2019
Taking advantage of newly disclosed and even patched vulnerabilities has become common among cybercriminals, which makes it one of the primary attack vectors for everyday-threats, like crypto-mining, phishing, and ransomware. As suspected, a recently-disclosed critical vulnerability in the widely used Oracle WebLogic Server has now been spotted actively being exploited to distribute a

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‘Karkoff’ Is the New ‘DNSpionage’ With Selective Targeting Strategy

April 24th, 2019
The cybercriminal group behind the infamous DNSpionage malware campaign has been found running a new sophisticated operation that infects selected victims with a new variant of the DNSpionage malware. First uncovered in November last year, the DNSpionage attacks used compromised sites and crafted malicious documents to infect victims' computers with DNSpionage—a custom remote administrative

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Sophisticated ‘TajMahal APT Framework’ Remained Undetected for 5 Years

April 10th, 2019
Cybersecurity researchers yesterday unveiled the existence of a highly sophisticated spyware framework that has been in operation for at least last 5 years—but remained undetected until recently. Dubbed TajMahal by researchers at Kaspersky Lab, the APT framework is a high-tech modular-based malware toolkit that not only supports a vast number of malicious plugins for distinct espionage

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Elfin Hacking Group Targets Multiple U.S. and Saudi Arabian Firms

March 28th, 2019
An Iran-linked cyber-espionage group that has been found targeting critical infrastructure, energy and military sectors in Saudi Arabia and the United States two years ago continues targeting organizations in the two nations, Symantec reported on Wednesday. Widely known as APT33, which Symantec calls Elfin, the cyber-espionage group has been active since as early as late 2015 and targeted a wide

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Warning: ASUS Software Update Server Hacked to Distribute Malware

March 25th, 2019
Remember the CCleaner hack? CCleaner hack was one of the largest supply chain attacks that infected more than 2.3 million users with a backdoored version of the software in September 2017. Security researchers today revealed another massive supply chain attack that compromised over 1 million computers manufactured by Taiwan-based tech giant ASUS. <!-- adsense --> A group of state-sponsored

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Ransomware Attack Forces Aluminum Manufacturer to Shutdown Systems Worldwide

March 19th, 2019
Photo by Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix One of the world's largest producers of aluminum has been forced to shut down several of its plants across Europe and the U.S. after an "extensive cyber attack" hit its operations, leaving companies' IT systems unusable. According to a press release shared by Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro today, the company has temporarily shut down several plants and

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New malware found using Google Drive as its command-and-control server

January 21st, 2019
Since most security tools also keep an eye on the network traffic to detect malicious IP addresses, attackers are increasingly adopting infrastructure of legitimate services in their attacks to hide their malicious activities. Cybersecurity researchers have now spotted a new malware attack campaign linked to the notorious DarkHydrus APT group that uses Google Drive as its command-and-control (

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Venom Vulnerability Exposes Most Data Centers to Cyber Attacks

May 14th, 2015

Just after a new security vulnerability surfaced Wednesday, many tech outlets started comparing it with HeartBleed, the serious security glitch uncovered last year that rendered communications with many well-known web services insecure, potentially exposing Millions of plain-text passwords.

But don’t panic. Though the recent vulnerability has a more terrific name than HeartBleed, it is not

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