Some Windows 11 Upgrade Links Could Be Malware

There’s a new hacking campaign underway that you need to be aware of especially if you or anyone you know is interested in upgrading to Windows 11. The campaign appears to be a legitimate offer from Microsoft and it gives users the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 11 for free. Unlike many campaigns of this type, this one distinguishes itself …

Some Android Devices May Have Media File Security Vulnerability

Do you have an Android device?  Is it built around a Qualcomm or MediaTek chipset?  If you answered yes to both of those questions, be aware that researchers at Check Point have recently discovered an issue which could put your device at risk. The team discovered a flaw in the implementation of the ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) which was …

Beware Zip Attachments In Emails Could Be Qbot Malware

The owners of the Qbot botnet are changing things up.  The botnet’s normal Modus Operandi for distributing their signature Qbot malware has been to push their malicious code via phishing emails which contain Microsoft Office documents laden with poisoned macros. More recently though, the group behind the botnet has switched to phishing emails carrying password-protected ZIP files which contain malicious …

This Banking Malware Can Fake Calls From Your Bank

There’s a new strain of malware that specifically targets Android users that you should be aware of.  Dubbed simply “Fakecalls,” it is a banking trojan that boasts a powerful new ability we haven’t seen before in the malware world.  It can fake a call from your bank. On its face, it looks like most of the other mobile banking apps …

Sharkbot Malware Found In Several Android Antivirus Apps

If you own an Android device, odds are excellent that your go-to source for apps of any kind is the Google Play Store.  That includes antivirus apps to help keep your device safe. Unfortunately, the hackers of the world are aware of that fact and are always on the lookout for ways to capitalize on that. Recently, researchers at Check …

Cracked Software Downloads Are Spreading FFDroider Malware

There’s a new malware threat to keep an eye out for according to researchers from Zscaler.  Dubbed FFDroider, this one is known for hijacking a variety of social media accounts and stealing credentials and cookies stores in web browsers. Given the dominance of social media properties on the web, that makes FFDroider a serious threat. If there’s a silver lining …

This New Malware Wants To Steal Your Data

A nasty new malware strain has recently been spotted in the wilds by researchers at zScaler. Dubbed “BlackGuard” the malicious code has been found on a variety of Russian underground Blackhat forums.  It is offered as a service and anyone criminally minded can access the code for the bargain price of just $200 a month. Because the malware is quite …

This Android Malware Will Steal Your Facebook Credentials

Do you have an Android device?  Even if you don’t, you know someone who does. Google is incredibly good at spotting poisoned copies of apps on its Play Store and getting rid of them before they can spread to the devices of users who rely on the safety and security offered by the Play Store. As good as they are, …

QR Code Cybercrime

Scanning A QR Code Could Lead To A Cyberscam

When you think of cybercrime, you probably focus on threats that invade your space while you’re actively online. But QR codes—and the smartphones that scan them—make it easy for bad guys to invade your privacy from objects in your offline, real-life world. Posters, flyers, and stickers with QR codes are all potential vectors for a cyberattack. Scanning one with your …

Microsoft Help Files Are Being Used To Distribute This Spyware

Diana Lopera is a researcher for Trustwave Cybersecurity and has stumbled across something that’s one part interesting and one part disturbing. Apparently, a group of hackers are trying a new approach to distribute their malicious code which is leveraging Microsoft’s HTML help files. Yes, you read that correctly.  It’s an innovative technique that’s not only proving to be surprisingly effective, …