Category Archives: Malware

Ransomware scum infect Comic Relief server: Internal systems taken down

Nothing funny about stealing from a charity. Comic Relief’s internal systems are down for the third day running after a ransomware attack on one of the charity’s servers on Wednesday. Founded in 1985 by comedy scriptwriters, the charity behind the UK’s … Continue reading

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Ramnit Trojan Resurgence Now Complete as v2 Targets UK Banks

Ramnit’s revival is now complete as security researchers are starting to see more coordinated attacks spreading the banking trojan’s latest version, with the vast majority of targets being banks from the UK. Ramnit appeared in 2010, but in the beginning … Continue reading

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Gozi Banking Trojan Campaigns Target Global Brands

Gozi, one of the oldest banking Trojans out there, is using highly elaborated webinjects along with behavioral biometrics for fraud protection bypass in new campaigns targeting global brands, buguroo researchers warn. Discovered in 2007, Gozi has had its source code … Continue reading

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Shade Ransomware Adds RAT Features to Spy on High-Value Victims

Crooks use RAT to assess the financial status of infected victims and decide on how much money to ask for. The crooks behind the most recent versions of Shade have added an interesting new tidbit to their malware, installing a … Continue reading

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Google fixes high-risk Android vulnerabilities in July update

Google’s latest security update resolves severe problems including remote code execution security flaws. Google is rolling out patches for Android in the July security bulletin, which contains dozens of security fixes for weaknesses in the Android system, many of which … Continue reading

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Malware infections by Locky, Dridex, and Angler drop — but why?

Some of the internet’s biggest malware factories have stopped producing — but the battle is not over. The number of network infections generated by some of the most prolific forms of malware — such as Locky, Dridex, and Angler — … Continue reading

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Advanced phishing tactics used to steal PayPal credentials

Phishers are back to using an old tactic in a new fashion to get hold of their victims’ credentials. One of the first lessons you will learn during anti-phishing training is to hover over the links in a mail to … Continue reading

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