Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Linux and Windows Backdoor Trojan is Now Able to Infect Mac OS

A backdoor Trojan, which, until now, was able to infect only Windows and Linux systems, now has a Mac version as well, researchers say. The threat, dubbed Linux.Ekocms, was first discovered in...
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Regsvr32 Hack Bypasses Windows AppLocker Protection

Recently, a security researcher has discovered a feature in Regsvr32 which allows a hacker to bypass application whitelisting protections, such as those afforded by Microsoft's AppLocker. Due to the fact that the...
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Middle East Bank Attacks Use Malicious Macros and Powershell

A carefully targeted attack on banks was launched in early May using 'unique scripts' according to FireEye technicians The macros were sent in e-mails as Excel files which were specifically aimed at...
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The Creator of Newly Developed Exotic Ransomware Tries to Befriend Virus Researchers

In an unexpected twist, the developer of a recently uncovered Exotic ransomware made contact with the research team which discovered his creation. The coder revealed himself as German developer EvilTwin, alias...
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Operation Ke3chang Malware Evolves

The advanced persistent threat (APT) named Operation Ke3chang was first noticed in 2013. At that time, it was targeting Europe-based Ministries of Foreign Affairs, however, now it appears that the threat...
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“Proof of Concept” Project Spawns Three Real-Life Ransomware Families

Three new and real ransomware families have been spawned by the open-source CryptoWire ransomware project, which is uploaded as a “proof of concept” on GitHub. The original of this “educational” ransomware project...
HIPAA

Does Your Business Meet The Latest HIPPA Standards?

An announcement from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) scared and panicked healthcare professionals and their business associates. OCR warned that it is about to...
CryptXXX Ransomware

CryptXXX Ransomware Updated With New Ransom Note And Payment Site

Since the beginning of June the creators of CryptXXX ransomware have changed their ransom note and Tor payment website twice. However, what more important to those developing detection signatures and administrators...
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Web-based Threats and Mac OS Malware Decreased in Q2 2016

A recent report, conducted by McAfee Labs security firm, revealed that while the total number of malware is continuously rising, Mac OS malware and web-based threats have declined in the past...

Pony Credential Stealer Masquerades As Microsoft Publisher Documents

Researchers at Cisco Talos report that the Pony malware has started using an unusual distribution campaign. The notorious credential harvester has been hiding behind Microsoft Publisher documents. This file type is...