Newly discovered cyber-espionage malware abuses Windows BITS service

Newly discovered cyber-espionage malware abuses Windows BITS service

Security researchers have found another instance of a malware strain abusing the Windows Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS). The malware appears to be the work…

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IT Governance’s 2019 Cyber Resilience Report reveals major data protection weaknesses

IT Governance’s 2019 Cyber Resilience Report reveals major data protection weaknesses

Anti-malware technology is one of the most basic cybersecurity mechanisms that organizations should have in place, but according to IT Governance’s 2019 Cyber Resilience Report,…

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Nasty New Malware Waits Until You Visit A Porn Site, Then Starts Recording

Nasty New Malware Waits Until You Visit A Porn Site, Then Starts Recording

At the end of last week, ESET’s security researchers disclosed the discovery of a new strain of malware that takes the trend for sextortion to a new…

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Even DSLR cameras are vulnerable to ransomware

Cameras are among the few devices that don’t connect to the internet, so you’d think they’d be immune to hackers. However, researchers have discovered that some DSLRs…

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Malvertising: Online Advertisings’ Darker Side

Malvertising: Online Advertisings’ Darker Side

One of the trickiest challenges enterprises face is managing the balance between aggressively blocking malicious advertisements (aka malvertising) and allowing content to remain online, accessible…

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Destructive Malware Goes Mainstream as Attacks Soar 200%

Destructive Malware Goes Mainstream as Attacks Soar 200%

The volume of destructive malware attacks has risen by 200% year-on-year in the first half of 2019, according to new data from IBM X-Force. Once…

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Nation-State APTs Target U.S. Utilities With Dangerous Malware

Nation-State APTs Target U.S. Utilities With Dangerous Malware

Researchers believe that nation-state actors are behind several spearphishing campaigns targeting U.S. utility companies with newly-identified malware, which has the capabilities to view system data…

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A universal bypass tricks Cylance AI antivirus into accepting all top 10 Malware

A universal bypass tricks Cylance AI antivirus into accepting all top 10 Malware

Researchers from Skylight Cyber, an Australian cybersecurity enterprise, have tricked Blackberry Cylance’s AI-based antivirus product. They identified a peculiar bias of the antivirus product towards…

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Hacker Uses Porn To Lure Victims to Download Android Ransomware

Hacker Uses Porn To Lure Victims to Download Android Ransomware

A hacker has been using links to a porn app to trick users into installing a new Android ransomware strain. The ransomware, dubbed “Android/Filecoder.C” has been circulating…

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Malware Researcher Hutchins Sentenced to Supervised Release

Malware Researcher Hutchins Sentenced to Supervised Release

Marcus Hutchins, the researcher known for stopping WannaCry, avoids jail time over charges of creating and distributing Kronos malware. Marcus Hutchins, a security researcher known…

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