New Cryptomining Malware Targets Windows Computers

Since October 2018, Microsoft engineers have been tracking a new strain of malware specifically designed to target Windows machines. As malware goes, this one isn’t particularly dangerous. It’s not designed to mass delete files, lock your system down or flood you with pop-up ads. Rather, its purpose is to install itself stealthily and live in the background where it will …

Hackers Are Imitating Government Agencies To Spread Malware

Researchers at Proofpoint have found evidence of a new threat actor who has been sending out convincing looking emails. They are claiming to come from several government agencies. These include the Italian Revenue Agency, the German Federal Ministry of Finance, and the United States Postal Service. This is all part of a malicious campaign designed to infect targeted recipients with …

Fake Voicemail Messages Tricking People Into Opening Malicious Content

Office 365 has been the target of an increasing number of ongoing phishing scams. The latest scam involves using fake voicemail messages to convince targets that they need to log in to hear the full recording. Researchers at McAfee Labs had this to say about the matter: “Over the past few weeks McAfee Labs has been observing a new phishing …

Some iOS Apps Found To Have Clicker Trojan Malware

Recently, a survey of Apple’s App Store by Wandera Threat Lab discovered more than a dozen iOS apps that have been infected with the ‘Clicker’ Trojan malware.  As malware goes, this variant isn’t especially dangerous to those who wind up infected with it, but it’s still problematic. A spokesman for Wandera had this to say about the recent discovery: “The …

Backdoor Could Be Used On Microsoft SQL Without Detection

If you haven’t heard of Skip-2.0 yet, prepare to be dismayed. Security researchers have recently discovered an undocumented (until now) backdoor designed for Microsoft SQL servers. It will allow a hacker working remotely to stealthily take control of a previously compromised system. Worse, this is not theory or conjecture.  Researchers have found malware strains in the wild that take advantage …

New Exploit Discovered That Adds Malware To Advertisements

Hackers and scammers have a new tool in their toolbox, and they’re making rapid use of it.  Recently, researchers from Confiant have discovered a new campaign involving a Chrome for iOS exploit. They discovered  an unknown group of attackers getting around the browser’s built in pop-up blocker to deliver fake ads. This happened to half a billion users from the …

New Ransomware Called TFlower Hacks Into Company Networks

Over the last two years, ransomware attacks have become increasingly common against businesses of all shapes and sizes. While the attack vector saw a dip in popularity last year, this year it has come roaring back to the fore with several new strains of ransomware being developed and enjoying widespread use by hackers around the world. One of the most …

Malware Now Hiding Inside Fake Copies Of Online Books

Kaspersky Lab has recently issued a warning that should alarm and dismay students around the world.  Based on the findings of some of the company’s researchers, they’ve discovered a new surge in malware masquerading as legitimate digital textbooks. Given the staggering price of physical textbooks, many students have changed to acquiring digital copies of the books they need. While the …

Popular PDF Creator App Found To Have Malware

Do you use the PDF Creator App called CamScanner?  If you do, you’ve got plenty of company.  Since the app was first published in 2010, it has been downloaded more than a hundred million times. Unfortunately, Google recently pulled it from the Play store when they discovered that it began delivering malware to user devices. For much of the app’s …

New Adware Uses Interesting Technique To Avoid Detection

Being more of a nuisance than anything, adware doesn’t see as many innovations as other forms of malware. Once in a while, an adware developer surprises the security researchers. That happened recently when two researchers working for enSilo discovered an innovation in an adware strain, known as DealPly. As Adi Zeligson and Rotem Kerner indicated in a recent blog post, …