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For 6 months, the infamous Emotet botnet has shown almost no activity, and now it’s distributing malicious spam. Let’s dive into details and discuss all you need to know about the notorious malware to combat it. Why is everyone scared of Emotet? Emotet is by far one of the most dangerous trojans ever created. The
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Authored by Dennis Pang What is antivirus? That’s a good question. What does it really protect? That’s an even better question.  Over the years, I’ve come to recognize that different people define antivirus differently. Some see it as way to keep hackers from crashing their computers. Others see it as a comprehensive set of protections.
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Remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform ConnectWise has patched a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that could lead to remote code execution (RCE). Security researchers at Guardio Labs wrote about the flaw earlier this week, saying threat actors could exploit it to take complete control of the ConnectWise platform. “After testing and validating several attack vectors,
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What color jersey will you be sporting this November and December? The World Cup is on its way to television screens around the world, and scores of fans are dreaming of cheering on their team at stadiums throughout Qatar. Meanwhile, cybercriminals are dreaming of stealing the personally identifiable information (PII) of fans seeking last-minute vacation
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Malicious apps used in this active campaign exfiltrate contacts, SMS messages, recorded phone calls, and even chat messages from apps such as Signal, Viber, and Telegram ESET researchers have identified an active campaign targeting Android users, conducted by the Bahamut APT group. This campaign has been active since January 2022 and malicious apps are distributed
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Do your employees take more risks with valuable data because they’ve become desensitized to security guidance? Spot the symptoms before it’s too late. IT security is often regarded as the “Department of No” and sometimes it’s easy to see why. In a world of escalating cyber-risk, expanding attack surfaces and a fast-growing cybercrime economy, security
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As many as 34 Russian-speaking gangs distributing information-stealing malware under the stealer-as-a-service model stole no fewer than 50 million passwords in the first seven months of 2022. “The underground market value of stolen logs and compromised card details is estimated around $5.8 million,” Singapore-headquartered Group-IB said in a report shared with The Hacker News. Aside
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A Vietnam-based hacking operation dubbed “Ducktail” is targeting individuals and companies operating on Facebook’s Ads and Business platform. Security researchers at WithSecure discovered the campaign earlier this year and described new developments in an advisory published earlier today. “We don’t see any signs of Ducktail slowing down soon, but rather see them evolve rapidly in
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A malicious extension for Chromium-based web browsers has been observed to be distributed via a long-standing Windows information stealer called ViperSoftX. Czech-based cybersecurity company dubbed the rogue browser add-on VenomSoftX owing to its standalone features that enable it to access website visits, steal credentials and clipboard data, and even swap cryptocurrency addresses via an adversary-in-the-middle
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Google has announced a legal victory against two Russian nationals connected with the Glupteba botnet. In a blog post last Friday, the tech giant said the court’s ruling against the botnet operators set a crucial legal precedent and sends a warning to cyber-criminals and their accomplices. “Last December, Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) shared the
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The joy of purchasing a new device is liberating. Now you can work, learn, and play faster — along with enjoying ample storage space. So, the last thing you’d expect is your apparently safe device being exposed to vulnerabilities, or “bloat.”   Exposure to unwanted software can derail its performance and hog its storage within a
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A credential phishing attack reportedly targeted 22,000 students at national educational institutions with a campaign impersonating Instagram. The information comes from security experts at Armorblox, who highlighted the new threat in an advisory on November 17, 2022.  “The subject of this email encouraged victims to open the message,” reads the technical write-up. The goal of this
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Hackers have posted another batch of stolen health records on the dark web—following a breach that could potentially affect nearly 8 million Australian Medibank customers, along with nearly 2 million more international customers.  The records were stolen in October’s reported breach at Medibank, one of Australia’s largest private health insurance providers. Given Australia’s population of
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A developing threat activity cluster has been found using Google Ads in one of its campaigns to distribute various post-compromise payloads, including the recently discovered Royal ransomware. Microsoft, which spotted the updated malware delivery method in late October 2022, is tracking the group under the name DEV-0569. “Observed DEV-0569 attacks show a pattern of continuous
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On Thursday, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published the final part of its three-section series on securing the software supply chain. The publication, which follows the August 2022 release of guidance for developers and the October 2022 release of guidance for suppliers, provides recommended practices for customers to ensure the integrity and
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Internet security is a broad term that refers to a wide range of tactics that aim to protect activities conducted over the internet. Implementing internet security measures helps protect users from different online threats like types of malware, phishing attacks, scams, and even unauthorized access by hackers.  In this article, we highlight the importance of
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Both Tor and a VPN can greatly help you keep prying eyes away from your online life, but they’re also two very different beasts. Which suits your needs better? People who want to keep their online activities private are often faced with the question – should I use a virtual private network (VPN) or the Tor anonymity network?