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China-based hackers used Facebook to target Uighurs abroad with malware | Facebook | Th... - 0 views

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    "Facebook has blocked a group of hackers in China who used the platform to target Uighurs living abroad with links to malware that would infect their devices and enable surveillance."
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Google says Chinese hackers who targeted Biden campaign are faking McAfee software - Th... - 0 views

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    "Google said in a new blog post that hackers linked to the Chinese government have been impersonating antivirus software McAfee to try to infect victims' machines with malware. And, Google says, the hackers appear to be the same group that unsuccessfully targeted the presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden with a phishing attack earlier this year. A similar group of hackers based in Iran had tried to target President Trump's campaign, but also was unsuccessful."
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T2 security chip on Macs can be hacked to plant malware - 9to5Mac - 0 views

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    "TL;DR: all recent macOS devices are no longer safe to use if left alone, even if you have them powered down. The root of trust on macOS is inherently broken They can bruteforce your FileVault2 volume password They can alter your macOS installation They can load arbitrary kernel extensions"
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Facebook 'SilentFade' Malware Attack Stole Credentials For Years | Threatpost - 0 views

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    "Dubbed SilentFade (short for "Silently running Facebook Ads with Exploits"), the malware compromised Facebook accounts and used them to promote malicious ads, steal browser cookies and more. The social-media giant said that the Chinese malware campaign started in 2016, but it was first discovered in December 2018, due to a suspicious traffic spike across a number of Facebook endpoints. After an extensive investigation, Facebook shut down the campaign and pursued legal action against the cybercriminals behind the attack in December 2019. "
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Serious Security: Phishing without links - when phishers bring along their own web page... - 0 views

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    "As explained above, filling in the forms in the fake HTML pages above will send off your password to websites controlled by the criminals. Of course, email passwords are amongst the most valuable credentials for crooks to acquire, simply because many people use their email account for password resets on a multitude of other accounts."
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Android Users Need to Manually Remove These 16 Infected Apps - 0 views

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    "The Joker malware circumvents the Google Play app vetting process through a combination of code tweaks, execution method variation, and changes to how it downloads the payload allowing it to function, steal information, and trigger the WAP service sign-ups. Google has removed the 16 infected apps from the Play Store and disabled them on devices where they are installed, thought to be in the region of 120,000 devices. "
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Microsoft warns digital currency owners to be aware of new malware - 0 views

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    "The new malware, called Anubis, seems to use code forked from Loki. It steals crypto wallet credentials, credit card details and other valuable information from these Windows users. According to MSI, it first discovered the malware in June in the cybercriminal underground. It has the same name with another potent banking Trojan that has been targeting Android smartphones for months."
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New IoT botnet launches stealthy DDoS attacks, spreads malware - 0 views

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    "A new botnet is actively targeting IoT devices using payloads compiled for a dozen CPU architectures and uses them to launch several types of DDoS and to spread various types of malware. The Dark Nexus botnet as it was named by the Bitdefender researchers who discovered it has gone through a very fast development process since it was initially spotted."
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Hackers are using coronavirus maps to infect your computer - 0 views

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    "As coronavirus threatens to become a global pandemic, everyone's keeping a close eye on how it's spreading across the world. Several organizations have made dashboards to keep track of COVID-19. But now, hackers have found a way to use these dashboards to inject malware into computers."
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17 ransomware cases flagged to Singapore authorities this year: CSA - Channel NewsAsia - 0 views

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    "That is when the alarm bells went off for Mr Ang. "I saw that there was a text file inside the encrypted folder that showed that it was ransomware, asking for payment to decrypt the files." The company decided not to pay the ransom of US$1,000 (S$1,447). Instead, it spent a week rebuilding about 3,000 infected files with data of the accounts and stocks from hard copy files."
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The Mirai Botnet Isn't Easy to Defeat | WIRED - 0 views

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    ""It's accelerating because there's a wide-open, unprotected landscape that people can go to," says Chris Carlson, vice president of product management at Qualys. "It's a gold rush to capture these devices for botnets.""
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For two years, criminals stole sensitive information using malware hidden in individual... - 0 views

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    "The criminals were able to send banner ads and javascript to their targets' computers by pushing both into ad networks. These networks aggressively scan advertisers' javascript for suspicious code, so the criminals needed to sneak their bad code past these checks."
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'Dyre' malware re-surfaces as 'TrickBot', targets Australian banks * The Register - 0 views

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    "Fidelis malware mangler Jason Reaves says the TrickBot malware has strong code similarities to the Dyre trojan, a menace that ripped through Western banks and businesses in the US, the UK, and Australia, inflicting tens of millions of dollars in damages through dozens of separate spam and phishing campaigns since June 2014. Dyre stole some US$5.5 million from budget carrier Ryanair and fleeced individual businesses of up to $1.5 million each in substantial wire transfers using stolen online banking credentials."
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The malware that's pwning the Internet of Things is terrifyingly amateurish / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "If mediocre malware can power some of the largest DDoS attacks ever, and considering the sad state of security of the Internet of Things in general, we should probably brace for more cyberattacks powered by our easy-to-hack "smart" Internet of Things, as many, including ourselves, had predicted months ago."
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Why the internet of things is the new magic ingredient for cyber criminals | John Naugh... - 0 views

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    "The significance of the attack on Krebs is that it looks as though many of the attacks on him came from large numbers of enslaved devices - routers, cameras, networked TVs and the like. "Someone has a botnet with capabilities we haven't seen before," says Martin McKeay, Akamai's senior security expert. The DDoS arms race has just moved up a gear."
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MarsJoke ransomware threatens to permanently encrypt files if a ransom is not paid - 0 views

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    "A new strain of ransomware has been targeting government agencies and educational institutions in the United States, through scam emails that pretend to be something important. The malware, dubbed as 'MarsJoke' by Proofpoint security researchers, reportedly began a large-scale email campaign which distributed the cryptomalware last week. The developers are sending out emails which seems to be masked as a message from an airline company."
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Malware hits millions of Android phones - BBC News - 0 views

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    "Up to 10 million Android smartphones have been infected by malware that generates fake clicks for adverts, say security researchers. The software is also surreptitiously installing apps and spying on the browsing habits of victims. The malware is currently making about $300,000 (£232,000) a month for its creators, suggests research."
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This Android malware has infected 85 million devices and makes its creators $300,000 a ... - 0 views

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    "A strain of of Android malware has infected 85 million victims across the globe, generating at least $300,000 every month for the gang behind it, thanks to millions of pop-up adverts and app downloads."
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Fansmitter: malware that exfiltrates data from airgapped computers by varying the sound... - 0 views

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    "demonstrate a fiendishly clever procedure for getting data off of airgapped computers that have had their speakers removed to prevent acoustic data-transmission: instead of playing sound through the target computer's speakers, they attack its fans, varying their speeds to produce subtle sounds that humans can barely notice, but which nearby devices can pick up through their microphones."
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What we know about 'Regin,' the powerful malware that could be the work of NSA - 0 views

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    "Regin is a tool capable of infecting and compromising entire networks, not just individual computers, as security companies Symantec and Kaspersky Labs detailed in their technical reports published on Sunday and Monday. It's not only a computer virus or malware, but also a toolkit or platform that can be used for different purposes, depending on the needs of the attackers. It can collect passwords, retrieve deleted files, and even take over entire networks and infrastructures, according to researchers. "
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