malware

4 Simple Tips to Fight PC Infections | Stay Protected from Threats

In today’s cybersecurity atmosphere, there is no way for any organization to assume that “we are not hacked”. The attack surface is very wide in Windows, Office, Java, Flash Player, and even the Intel processors have hardware security bugs. Basically, 2018 was a horrible year for cybersecurity because it proved how indefensible is the architecture

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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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5 Likely Cybersecurity Trends For The Rest Of 2019

What are we expecting from the world of cybersecurity, as we enter its second quarter of 2019? In order to predict whatever theoretical or reasonable trajectory that we will experience for the rest of the year, let us review happened in 2018 and discuss the trend of 2018 as a guide for this year based

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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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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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