malware

Malware In ThePirateBay? A Surprise Or Nothing New?

ThePirateBay has been existing for at least two decades now, migrating from one domain extension to the next during its history since September 2003. Marketed itself as an online index of all media, regardless of their copyright protection, the site grew to 35 languages through the years. It is considered the biggest content hosting site,

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Restaurants & Food Businesses, New Hacking Targets?

Restaurants, food, and beverage companies are not usual targets of cyber attacks, malware infection, ransomware infestation, and data breach attempts. However, a paradigm shift is currently happening, when threat actors are looking for new victims, new industries to focus on when it comes to their campaigns. The key ingredient of becoming an attractive potential victim

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Emotet, LokiBot and Trickbot, Worst Malware To Watch-out For

High volume malware infections always claim the headlines, especially if they end-up operating in the same generation. Emotet, LokiBot, and TrickBot are the three strongest contenders as the malware to watch-out for this 2019, based on their infection campaigns from last year. Emotet is a multifunction malware, with it, the user’s credential can be stolen,

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QBot Malware, Dozen Years Wreaking Havoc In the Wild

For decades now, security experts have advised the public never open attachments coming from emails from unverified sources. Unfortunately, this sane reminder has been ignored by many users as long as email systems first became a communication tool in the 1970s. Fast forward in this year 2019, malware infection due to opening attachments in emails

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Winning Backup Formula: Mixed Traditional And Cloud Storage

IT security experts have been reminding everyone to “backup, backup, backup” for decades now, in fact since the introduction of peripheral storage devices such as the DVDs and USB flash drives. Backup systems are not products of rocket science, in fact, tape drives have been in the market since at least the 1960s. The high

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US Companies Targeted with Backdoor via LinkedIn Messaging

Hackers have abused LinkedIn messaging to target US companies with the More_eggs backdoor. Employees of US companies that use shopping portals and similar payment systems have been made the prime targets of a series of malware campaigns, in which hackers push the More_eggs backdoor via fake job offers being sent via LinkedIn. About More_eggs More_eggs,

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19-Year-Old WinRAR Bug That Lets Install Malware in Computers

A 19-year-old security flaw, which lets hackers install malware in systems, has been detected in WinRAR, the popular Windows file archival tool. WinRAR, which has been popular as a powerful archive manager for over two decades now, is used for backing up data, compressing files and thus reducing the size of email attachments, decompressing files

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New Malware Strain Spreading Via Skype & Facebook Messenger

A new strain of malware that spreads through Facebook Messenger and Skype has been discovered. Security researchers at Avast have been monitoring this new malware strain, which they have been calling Rietspoof and which, according to them, exhibits striking features and capabilities. Though the Avast team of researchers were monitoring Rietspoof for the past few

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Malware That Can Pull To Pieces Cloud Security Protections

A new kind of malware has been identified that can remove cloud security products. In a report released on Thursday by researchers from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 said that “the malware samples they obtained, which are used by a hacking group known as “Rocke,” showed that they can dismantle security products from compromised Linux

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