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Coronavirus campaigns bring Emotet

Coronavirus campaigns strike Japan. A rash of malicious emails, botnet-driven, is using coronavirus as a theme. The announcement came from IBM X-Force and Kaspersky. As the disease spreads globally, attackers see it as an opportunity and malware infections become usual. The…
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Malware hits Euro Cup and Olympics Ticket Reseller

 JavaScript that steals payment card data hit a re-seller of tickets for Euro Cup and Olympics. The code survived for at least 50 days on one of the websites. On the other one, it lasted for two weeks. This ended due to the intervention of two security specialists. The…
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Increasing phishing and malware threats until 2025

Rising cases of phishing and malware threats in organizations might propel the growth, although the global Cyber Security Market would witness a healthy CAGR (compound annual growth rate). The forecast was published in a report available on Million Insights. The attacks…
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Star Wars scam spreads malware

A Star Wars scam became a bait to spread malware. Thus, cybercriminals lure users into downloading malware. In exchange, the bad guys promise exclusive footage, content or full movie before its release. This happens now, when the new movie “The Rise of Skywalker” is…
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Christmas-themed phishing at work

Christmas-themed phishing lures hit users’ emails from spammers behind Emotet. According to researchers, Cofense Labs discovered the phishing emails. The attackers are trying to gain legitimacy with subject lines such as “Christmas” or “Christmas Party”. One…
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Malware campaign mining for Monero

Researchers discovered a new malware campaign mining for Monero. This is a cryptocurrency and the campaign deploys miner on Windows installations. In order to avoid detection, it is using the hollowing technique. This covers up a process behind a secondary process. In order…
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Romanian hackers infected 400,000 victims

Two Romanian hackers infected 400,000 victims with malware and have been sentenced to jailtime. The malware stole credentials and financial information. So, it scammed victims out of four million dollars. Bogdan Nicolescu, 37, and Radu Miclaus, 37, were sentenced to 20…
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Facebook, hit by Chinese ad fraud

The social media giant sued a Chinese company which infiltrated Facebook for ad fraud. Mark Zuckerberg’s company claims that the company used malware to compromise hundreds of thousands of accounts. Then, it used them to run “deceptive ads” promoting counterfeit…
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Most malicious ads come mainly from three sources

Most of malicious ads come from three sources, according to Confiant. Founded in 2013, Confiant appeared because “the world’s most sophisticated advertisers aren’t Verizon or P&G, but criminals using the industry for their own, selfish ends. We believe in the…