Deep analysis of AZORult – The information exfiltrator

Credit to Author: Preksha Saxena| Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:35:50 +0000

While the current focus in the cyberspace is on Ransomware and Cryptominers there are other prevalent threat actors silently making their way into victim’s machine in order to comprise it for malicious purpose. During the daily threat hunting task,Quick Heal Security labs came across a blocked URL by Quick Heal’s…

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A week in security (October 8 – 14)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:56:13 +0000

A roundup of the security news from October 8–14 including breaches, phishing attacks, and hacking tools.

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Emerging trend of spreading malware through IQY files

Credit to Author: Prashant Tilekar| Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:05:14 +0000

Nowadays attackers are searching for new techniques to spread malware, recently we came across a new emerging way to deliver malware through IQY file. Till now we had seen spread of malware through various file types and chains such as Word document, Script, JAVA files. Fig 1: Attack chain IQY file…

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Fortnite gamers targeted by data theft malware

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 14:00:00 +0000

If you’ve ever been tempted to cheat at Fortnite, think again—with the release of season six of the popular video game, we found a data theft malware masquerading as a cheat tool, ready to steal your browser sessions, cookies, and even your Bitcoin.

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A week in security (September 17 – 23)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:03:26 +0000

A roundup of the security news from September 17–23, including Android scams, massive WordPress compromises, and high fines for Equifax.

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Cryptojacking apps return to Google Play Market

Credit to Author: Pankaj Kohli| Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:01:30 +0000

At least 25 Android apps on the official Google Play store contain code that mines cryptocurrencies in the background.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/F8aH5rlcN50″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet on the rise with heavy spam campaign

Credit to Author: Adam Kujawa| Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:55:12 +0000

Over the last few days, we’ve noticed a large increase in malicious spam spreading Emotet, as well as a higher number of detections from our customers. Looks like we’re in the middle of an active Emotet campaign.

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Malicious doc “builders” abandon old exploits wholesale

Credit to Author: Gabor Szappanos| Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:15:26 +0000

A key piece of the malware ecosystem adopts new vulnerabilities, and scraps old exploits, in record time<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/gKMCGkmvrcQ” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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When spyware goes mainstream

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Considering using spyware to surveil a cheating partner or keep an eye on the kiddos? Think again. Not only is it an invasion of privacy, but it’s illegal. Learn the telltale signs of spyware and why this suddenly mainstream malware needs to go back underground.

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