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A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
2020 saw a surge in detected malicious files — Kaspersky
Kaspersky detected more trojans, backdoors and worms than last year, representing an overall 5.2% increase in detected malicious files year-on-year.
Kaspersky identifies new banking malware targeting mobile users
"We recommend that financial institutions watch these threats closely, while improving their authentication processes, boosting anti-fraud technology and threat intelligence data, and trying to understand and mitigate all risks of this new mobile RAT family.”
Cryptomining trojan malware discovered by ESET researchers
The malware, primarily targeting victims in Czechia and Slovakia, prioritises subterfuge through deployment of multiple techniques to avoid detection, and leans heavily on the Tor network and BitTorrent protocol to achieve its goals.
ESET discovers campaign stealing bitcoins from darknet users
ESET researchers have discovered a trojanised Tor Browser that cybercriminals use to steal bitcoins from darknet market buyers.
430,000 people hit with financial malware
Financial malware, that is malware that targets finances, cryptocurrencies and web-money services, has increased by 7% from the same period last year, according to new research from Kaspersky.
DanaBot banking Trojan: How to protect your organisation
DanaBot is a Trojan written in the Delphi programming language that includes banking site web injections and stealer functions.
MEGA's Chrome extension hacked; third party credentials exposed
The malicious Chrome extension asks for elevated permissions & steals credentials from sites such as Amazon, GitHub, Live.com, My Monero, plus others.
Botnet activity spreading multi-purpose malware tools
Cybercriminals who use botnets to conduct their attacks are shifting away from single-purpose malware .
Use of banking trojans up 50%, cryptomining still dominant malware – report
Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that Trojan malware families enter Top 10 Most Wanted Ranking; Cryptomining remains top of the list.
Orangeworm threat group targeting Asia & EU healthcare sector firms
The attacks deliver the Trojan.Kampirs malware and appear to be carefully targeted, with significant planning behind the scenes.
'URL file outbreak' used to distribute Quant Loader Trojan
Barracuda Networks is tracking a potentially dangerous ‘URL file outbreak’ that distribute the Quant Loader Trojan.
Malware attacks could be linked with Asia's geopolitical events - report
Cyber attacks and geopolitical events in Asia may go hand in hand, according to Comodo’s first annual Global Malware Report for 2017.
New malware spotted in Asia reminiscent of Iron Tiger APT
"Its behavior is very similar to the versions detected in attacks associated with the Iron Tiger APT group. "
New year rings in scams in the guise of Suncorp, MYOB, and ASIC emails
MailGuard has already detected three different email scams targeting Australians this year.
UBoat Remote Access Trojan targeting Korean businesses
A new custom Remote Access Trojan (RAT) is making its way around various countries in Southeast Asia and may be going after Korean targets.
2017’s threat landscape report shows ransomware epidemic
Cyberthreats have changed significantly in 2017 - Bitdefender's annual report shows one in six spam emails now contain some form of ransomware.
Number of malicious emails soars 85% from previous quarter
Proofpoint has released the findings from its massive Quarterly Threat Report – some of which are astonishing.
Faceliker Trojan leads the malware race in Q2
"By making apps or news articles appear more popular, accepted and legitimate, unknown actors can covertly influence the way we perceive value."
Android banking Trojan stalks Google Play - again
It’s a case of déjà vu for one particular Android banking Trojan, which has popped up on Google Play after being removed from the store this year.
EMOTET banking malware returns with a wider scope & vengeance
The EMOTET banking malware has emerged with a wider target scope than ever before, three years after it was originally found.
Cobian RAT author crowdsourcing malware botnet distribution
Zscaler has discovered a remote access Trojan (RAT) designed by an author who appears to be crowdsourcing the payload and infection spread.
Fileless malware sneaks into Windows machines via USB flash drives
A malicious backdoor called BKDR-ANDROM.ETIN is using fileless malware to infect systems through USB flash drives.
HoeflerText remote access Trojan goes after Chrome users
"Users should be aware of this ongoing threat. Be suspicious of popup messages in Google Chrome that state: The “HoeflerText” font wasn’t found."