Tag: Malware

Malware, botnets and exploits all soar in second quarter of 2022

In the second quarter of this year malware events increased over 25 percent, botnets doubled and exploit activity grew by nearly 150 percent, according to a new report. The report from managed security services provider Nuspire, based on threat intelligence…

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Linux malware reaches an all time high

In the past cybercriminals have tended to shun Linux in favor of more widely used operating systems, but new data indicates that this trend is starting to shift. Statistics from the Atlas VPN team show new Linux malware reached record…

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Cybercriminals use messaging apps to steal data and spread malware

The shift to remote working has boosted the popularity of messaging apps, in particular those like Discord and Telegram which have underlying elements that allow users to create and share programs or other types of content that’s used inside the…

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Symbiote is an extremely dangerous, ‘nearly-impossible-to-detect’ Linux malware

Fans of Linux-based operating systems often cite greater security as the basis for the love of their chosen distro. Whether Linux distros have better security track records than the likes of Windows 11 and macOS because they are inherently more…

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Emotet rockets to the top of the malware charts in Q1

The latest Threat Insights Report from HP Wolf Security shows a 27-fold increase in detections resulting from Emotet malicious spam campaigns in the first quarter of 2022. Based on findings from millions of endpoints running HP Wolf Security, this makes…

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New malware targets AWS Lambda cloud environment

The latest research from Cado Security reveals the first publicly known malware that is specifically designed to execute in the AWS Lambda serverless environment. Named Denonia, the malware downloads and runs crypto mining software, and demonstrates how attackers are exploiting…

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Malware is being geared to evade AI-based defenses

The latest Cyber Threat Landscape Report out this week from Deep Instinct reveals that bad actors are clearly investing in anti-AI and adversarial attack techniques and integrating these methods into their larger evasion strategy. It also highlights a change in…

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Organizations vulnerable to emerging threats as they struggle with malware analysis

Almost every organization is struggling with malware analysis according to a new report from infrastructure protection company OPSWAT. The study finds 94 percent of organizations are finding it challenging to recruit, train, and retain malware analysis staff. In addition 93…

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Electron Bot malware is running rampant in the Microsoft Store, opening backdoors on victims’ computers

Fake versions of popular games such as Temple Run and Subway Surfers are being used to distribute dangerous malware through the Microsoft Store to users of Windows 10 and Windows 11. Security firm Check Point Research found that malicious versions of…

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Microsoft will disable Office VBA macros by default to block malware

In so many ways macros have made life easier for Office users, helping to automated and speed up a variety of tasks. But they also pose a gigantic security threat, particularly in documents downloaded from the internet. Now Microsoft is…

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