Malware

Pierluigi Paganini March 23, 2016
The FBI is investigating ransomware-based attack at Methodist Hospital

The FBI is investigating cyber-attack at Methodist Hospital in Henderson, once again a ransomware hit a critical infrastructure. Ransomware is one of the most dangerous cyber threats for businesses and government organizations, the number of infections worldwide is in constant increase. Recently I reported the discovery in the wild of the a new variant of the TeslaCrypt, […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 20, 2016
Olympic Vision BEC attacks target businesses worldwide with keyloggers

Trend Micro discovered a Business Email Compromise Campaign leveraging on the Olympic Vision keylogger that targets Middle East and Asia Pacific Companies. A new malware-based campaign is targeting key employees from companies in the US, Middle East and Asia. The attackers are using malware in a classic business email compromise (BEC) attack in order to […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 19, 2016
Be aware the unbreakable TeslaCrypt 4 was detected in the wild

According to the experts at Heimdal Security firm, the ransomware Teslacrypt 4 arrived and it is infecting systems in the wild. According to the experts at Heimdal Security, the fourth version of the infamous Teslacrypt ransomware has just been launched. Teslacrypt  4 implements new functionalities and is more stable of previous versions, stability, it also […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 18, 2016
New Android Gmobi adware found in firmware and popular apps

Malware researchers at the Dr Web firm have found an Android malware named Gmobi specifically designed to spread as a software development kit (SDK). Malware researchers at security firm Dr.Web have detected a new strain of malware that was specifically designed to spread as a software development kit (SDK) used by  software developers and mobile device […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 18, 2016
Buhtrap group stole tens of millions of dollars from Russian banks

From August 2015 to February 2016 Buhtrap group managed to conduct 13 successful attacks against Russian banks for a total amount of $25.7 mln. Since August of 2015, the Buhtrap group has conducted 13 successful attacks against financial institutions stealing more than ₽1.86 billion RUB ($27.4M USD). In April 2015, ESET discovered a malware campaign dubbed Operation Buhtrap, […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 17, 2016
How to install the AceDeceiver malware onto any iOS Device

AceDeceiver is the first iOS malware that abuses certain design flaws in Apple’s FairPlay DRM to install malicious apps on iOS devices even non-jailbroken. Hackers are exploiting a flaw affecting the Apple digital rights management technology (DRM) to install malicious apps on every iOS device, even non-jailbroken ones. Last month, security experts at Palo Alto Networks […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2016
EDA2, derived from the educational ransomware, is easy to break

The new strain of educational ransomware EDA2 is infecting systems in the wild, but experts discovered that it is quite easy to neutralize. Do you remember the EDA2 ransomware? It is one of the educational ransomware developed by the security expert Utku Sen, now a new variant of the EDA2 educational ransomware appeared in the wild and the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2016
Several Top websites as BBC, New York Times AOL, MSN and others victims of malvertising

Security experts from various firms have discovered a malvertising campaign that has been placing malicious ads on very popular websites like BBC and NYT. As the title says, a number of popular websites, including The New York Times, BBC, The Hill, Newsweek, AOL, MSN, and several others, were victims of a malvertising campaign. The attack […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2016
Malware targeting Steam accounts, a growing business

Security expert published an interesting analysis of malware targeting the Steam gaming platform and evolution of threats through the last few years. It is emergency, malware targeting the Steam accounts are increasing as never before over the last months. The popular gaming platform is a privileged target for cyber criminals, Steam is owned by Valve and […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 15, 2016
The GM Bot v2 released after source leak, it is more expensive of v2

After the source code of the Android banking Trojan GM Bot was leaked online, the new version GM Bot v2 was offered for sale. The availability of the source code of a malware in the criminal underground represents a great opportunity for crooks that can customize the threat allowing its evolution in an unpredictable way. […]