Malware Is Targeting Cookies On Android Devices To Gain Access

There’s a new malware threat to be aware of, called “CookieThief,” which is an apt name that describes what the malware does. Honestly though, the Hackers missed the mark here. “CookieMonster” would have been a much better name option. In any case, it’s part of a growing new collection of malware strains that is able to steal browser and app …

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Hackers Are Capitalizing On Coronavirus

Cybercriminal activity is always evolving, and now hackers are banking on the novel coronavirus having potential victims distracted when clicking a link. Hackers are capitalizing on fears and the quest for information by creating malicious websites disguised as popular COVID-19 maps. When unsuspecting users click on the map, they are prompted to open an applet. This software infects the computer …

New Android Malware Can Get Past Two-Factor Authentication

Since 2010, Google has been doing its part to help keep its massive user base safe. They introduced a small but critical service called Google Authenticator, which is used by a number of online accounts as a two-factor authentication layer. Google launched the service as an alternative to SMS-based one-time pass codes. While SMS-based codes are better than nothing, they …

New Dangerous Malware Is Disguising Itself As Fortnite Launcher

LokiBot burst onto the scene in 2015, and has earned a reputation as being a powerful. This fearsome trojan is being distributed in a new way that poses a very real threat to targets of all shapes and sizes. The latest campaign emulates the launcher for Epic Games, which is the developer behind the game Fortnite. Fortnite is one of …

Old School Virus Called KBOT Is Hitting Networks

There was a day when worms were once common, terrifying threats on the internet. In the early days of the world wide web, there were a number of famous attacks that were considered highly advanced for their time. Time and technology have moved on of course, and these days, modern malware is significantly more advanced. Except for KBOT. KBOT is …

Malware And Viruses On Apple/Mac Systems Are On The Rise

For most of Apple’s history, the company has been able to cast itself as a safer alternative to Windows-based computers.Hackers tended to focus the bulk of their efforts on Wintel boxes (Windows processors), rather than Apple machines. That has been changing in recent months. According to research conducted by Malwarebytes, over the past twelve months, there has been a significant …

CoronaVirus Scare Is Being Used By Scammers To Trick People

There is no low that hackers and scammers won’t stoop to. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a warning about a worldwide scam in progress relating to fears surrounding the CoronaVirus. The FTC’s announcement speaks for itself. Their announcement reads, in part: “Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. They’re setting up websites to sell bogus …

Password Manager Malware Tricks Users Into Revealing Their Passwords

There’s a new threat making the rounds called ‘Metamorfo’ that you should be aware of. The malware began its life as a banking trojan. This news is from researchers at Fortinet, who report that the malicious code has recently gotten some upgrades that make it particularly nasty. Like many similar programs, this one finds its way onto target machines by …

Financial Organizations Beware Of Documents Asking To Enable Content

If you work in the financial sector, be advised that there’s a large scale botnet-driven malware campaign underway. It has been targeting firms in both the US and the UK. The malware at the heart of the campaign is Emotet, which began life as a banking trojan, but it has morphed into something quite different in recent times. It’s now …

New Malware Uses This Year’s Top Movies To Get Clicks

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of popular movies. Hackers know this and are beginning to incorporate Oscar Nominated movies into their strategies. They’re using enticing images to bait unsuspecting users to install malware and lure them to phishing sites designed to steal credit card and other sensitive information. After all, wouldn’t you be willing to pay …