Malware

Basic Guide To Prevent Virus Infection

Here, we often interchange the word “virus” with the word “malware”. It is for the purpose of simplicity, as we focus our article to the actual story rather than falling for defining the types of nasty software that was involved in the news. In this article, we provide you a quick glimpse of all malware

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ViceLeaker, An Android Large-Scale Espionage Malware

It took 3-years of cat and mouse play, Kaspersky was successful with its background checks against the nature of an Android malware named ViceLeaker. Unlike a general malware type that infects random vulnerable Android device, ViceLeaker is apparently designed to infect users from Middle East countries, for the purpose of large-scale espionage operations. The malware

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A Closer Look at TA505’s FlawedAmmyy RAT

Last November 24, 2018, while they were busy with their tRAT malware. The team once again surfaces with a new campaign, this time with a new remote access trojan known to Microsoft as FlawedAmmyy RAT. The technology used by the RAT is the all-time vulnerable language called the Visual Basic for Applications, also known as

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Etymology of Adware & How To Fight It

People’s mindshare about the existence of Adware for at least a decade has taken a backseat to more serious malware types like banking trojans, ransomware and cryptocurrency mining malware. However, Adware has a huge effect on how Windows operates, given that programs that illegally display adverts are earning money at the expense of consuming system

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Chrome’s Project Strobe Against Malicious Extensions

Browser extensions are both a boon and bane in personal/corporate Internet-centric computing, it is beneficial to users as it extends the features of the browser, while unfortunately expanding the attack surface of web browsers. That is why browser vendors are making a tight balancing act between enabling browser extensions and plugins with reasonable-level of access

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Espionage Malware Karkoff Campaign Revealed

Cisco Talos has revealed in a report that the new campaign initiated by a group of hackers responsible for DNSpionage earlier that uses malware to infiltrate target firms. The malware has the capability to use both regular http and dns-based communication to its command and control servers, moving data stolen from computers to the custody

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Why Are Web Hosting Servers Often Planted With Malware?

Ten nasty malware are currently having a field day infecting and using 10 corporate-level web hosting servers for further malware deployment to site visitors. The campaign which saw the progressive growth of Azorult, Gandcrab, Neutrino, Hermes, IcedID, Trickbot, Nymaim, Gootkit and Dridex in these 10 servers were linked to the Necurs botnet. It is a

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Xwo Malware, A Powerful Cyber Espionage Tool

Xwo, a newly revealed web service vulnerability scanning malware discovered by Alien Labs, a subsidiary of AT&T, was named after the very dropper which serves as it propagating module with a file named xwo.exe. Unlike a typical ransomware that immediately issues an encryption process against the user files, Xwo was more of a monitoring-type kind

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LokiBot, The Android Malware Problem Since 2016

LokiBot is silently causing harm to Android devices that it has infected without user knowledge since 2016. It is a trojan designed to steal information from the user, an espionage-like software causing users to lose their login credentials for various web services. The people behind it are very motivated, given that they continue to “improve”

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About Monero Malware Troajn Win32.Fysna and its infection

Since cryptojacking malware came into the scene, its favorite cryptocurrency to mine at the expense of its victims is Monero. This is due to the simplicity of mining XMR compared to Bitcoin (BTC), where stolen GPU and CPU cycles can be used for resolving hashes. Recently, Check Point has once again discovered the growing number

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