This New Malware Has A Unique Email Offer

The Quaverse Remote Access Trojan–affectionately dubbed QRat–has been with us since at least 2015. It’s a good piece of malware because it’s notoriously difficult to detect and it provides high value information like passwords, sensitive files, screenshots and more. In addition to remotely offloading files, hackers can assume complete control over any infected system. In the malware world, it doesn’t …

Weak Passwords Are Making Easy Work For This New Malware

There’s a new worm making the rounds on Windows and Linux-based servers that you should be aware of. This nasty bit of code has been spreading rapidly, using simple brute-force methods to break into public facing-services like Tomcat, MySQL, Jenkins, WebLogic and others. Unfortunately, the prevalence of weak passwords protecting these public-facing systems has made the brute force attacks that …

New Malware Targeting Windows And Other Operating Systems

Researchers on the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky Lab have recently discovered a new malware strain dubbed PyMICROPSIA, currently being used by a group tracked as AridViper. AridViper operates primarily in the Middle East, focusing mainly on Palestine, Egypt, and Turkey. Their malware was designed specifically to attack Windows-based machines. The group hasn’t been terribly active, having …

Millions Downloaded Malware Infected Chrome And Edge Extensions

Avast are the makers of popular antivirus software. Their researchers, recently found a total of twenty-eight different Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge extensions that were laced with malware. Worse, they found the extensions have been downloaded by more than 3 million users around the world. All of the extensions were designed to help facilitate the download of pictures and video …

Cyber Attacks On Schools Are Increasing According To Recent Warning

With the pandemic still raging, many schools around the world are still shuttered as tens of millions of school age children take to learning from home via remote or distance learning technologies. It is by no means a perfect substitute for in person learning but right now at least, it’s the only viable option available. Unfortunately, the trend has caught …

Adrozek Is A New Malware Strain With Big Plans

Microsoft recently issued a warning about an ongoing malware campaign they discovered. It seeks to install a new browser hijacking, credential stealing malware strain called Adrozek onto as many PCs as possible. Based on Microsoft’s analysis of the campaign, at its peak, it was able to infect more than 30,000 devices every single day. Microsoft had this to say about …

New Phone Malware Signs You Up For Expensive Subscriptions

Researchers at Check Point have recently discovered a new malware threat that  targets mobile device users. Dubbed WAPDropper, this is a multi-function bit of code that’s capable of being outfitted with a variety of payloads. At present, the hackers controlling WAPDropper have seen fit to include a premium dialer module, which gives the code the ability to sign the owner …

Hackers Using Minecraft Modpacks To Distribute Malware On Android Devices

If you’re an avid gamer, you’re almost certainly at least passingly familiar with Minecraft, and you may be an active player. Despite its blocky, simplistic graphics, it’s the most popular game of all time. It is very prevalent on the internet. If you play on an Android device, be aware that hackers are now exploiting the game’s popularity to install …

New Version Of Jupyter Malware Spotted In The Wild

Researchers from cybersecurity company Morphisec have recently discovered a new strain of malware they believe has been in the wild of the internet since at least May of this year (2020). Dubbed Jupyter, this strain is classed as an Info Stealer. It focuses on getting into user names, passwords and other private systems and exfiltrating that data to a server …

Discord Being Used By Hacker To Distribute Malware

If you’re a gamer, and you make frequent use of Discord, there’s a new threat you should be aware of. Recently, hackers have been seen using a malware strain called ‘TroubleGrabber’ on a wide range of Discord servers. TroubleGrabber isn’t the worst malware strain we’ve ever seen, but it is highly problematic. Classed as an Info Stealer, it’s designed to …