A new dangerous malware is turning Windows and Linux devices into DDoS tools

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new malware strain that infects Windows and Linux endpoints (opens in new tab) of all sizes and uses them for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and cryptocurrency mining. Experts from Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs say the malware is written in Chinese and uses China-based command & control (C2) infrastructure. […]

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This new POS malware can totally bypass your card security

A notorious Point of Sale (PoS (opens in new tab)) malware has re-emerged after a year-long hiatus, and is now more dangerous than ever before, researchers have claimed. Experts at Kaspersky claim to have seen three new versions of the Prilex malware, which now comes with advanced features helping it bypass contemporary fraud blockers. Kaspersky […]

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This evil dropper infects you with a dozen malware strains at the same time

Cybercriminals have been observed using SEO poisoning to distribute a new malware loader which tries to infect the target endpoint (opens in new tab) with a dozen malware families. Researchers from Kaspersky discovered that for many people, typing the keyword “software crack” into Google brings up multiple websites distributing this new malware loader, some of […]

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Malware threats may be falling – but don’t relax just yet

The number of detected malware is on the decline, experts have said, but it’s still too early to celebrate.  WatchGuard Technologies’ Internet Security Report states there has been a reduction in overall malware detections from the peaks seen in the first half of 2021.  According to the report, endpoint detection were down overall by 20%. […]

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Fake Crypto.com job offers targeting developers and artists to spread malware

Infamous North Korean threat actor Lazarus Group has been spotted targeting software developers and artists in the blockchain space with fake job offers.  Researchers from cybersecurity firm Sentinel One found the group’s “Operation In(ter)ception”, kicked off in 2020, is still active, and still looking for gullible software developers and artists.  The premise is the same: […]

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PowerPoint files are being hacked to spread this new Russian malware

Researchers have uncovered a new cyber-espionage campaign that leverages a dangerous PowerPoint vulnerability to deliver the Graphite malware to target endpoints (opens in new tab). What makes this campaign particularly dangerous is the fact that the victims don’t actually need to click a link, or download the malware itself – a mouse hover is enough […]

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This devious malware is pretending to be gaming cheats, so watch out

Cybercriminals are trying to distribute new information-stealing malware (opens in new tab) by presenting it as gaming cheats and hacks.  According to cybersecurity researchers from Cluster25, the malware, dubbed “Erbium”, is a malware-as-a-service, meaning whoever pays the monthly fee, gets to use all of its features. Right now, the tool is being distributed as a […]

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These fake Zoom websites want to trick you into downloading malware

If you’re looking to download the video conferencing (opens in new tab) platform Zoom, make sure you double-check the internet address you’re downloading from, because there are plenty of fake websites out there spreading all kinds of nasty viruses and malware. Researchers from Cyble have been investigating reports of a widespread campaign targeting potential Zoom […]

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2K Games helpdesk hacked to spread malware to players

The helpdesk platform of popular publisher 2K Games has been hacked in an attempt to spread malware (opens in new tab) among gamers, the company has confirmed.  In a tweet, 2K Games said it recently discovered that hackers managed to “illegally access” the credentials of one of its vendors to the helpdesk platform.  “The unauthorized […]

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