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ATM maker Diebold Nixdorf confirmed that some IT systems were infected with ransomware, but the company said ATMs or customer networks were not impacted. [Read More]
Railway rolling stock manufacturer Stadler Rail is currently investigating a malware attack that forced some of its systems offline. [Read More]
Salt vulnerabilities addressed last week were abused over the weekend to hack Algolia’s infrastructure, the search-as-a-service startup revealed. [Read More]
North Korea-linked hacking group Lazarus has been leveraging a Mac variant of the Dacls RAT in its attacks. [Read More]
Australian shipping giant Toll has shut down some of its IT systems after discovering a piece of ransomware. This is the second ransomware incident disclosed by the company this year. [Read More]
A threat actor managed to infect more than 75% of the devices within a company by distributing their Android malware through a mobile device management (MDM) server. [Read More]
The United States has the highest number of malicious domains with names associated with the current coronavirus crisis. [Read More]
A new piece of Android malware named EventBot is targeting the users of close to 300 financial applications across the United States and Europe. [Read More]
YARA 4.0.0 has been released with some important new features that many malware researchers have been waiting for. [Read More]
A piece of Android ransomware uses a scareware tactic to extort money from victims: it asks them to provide their credit card information to pay a fine. [Read More]

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Zeus 2.1 now boasts features that help it avoid analysis and hostile takeover from law enforcement, researchers, or competing cybercriminal organizations.
David Harley's picture
David Harley chimes in with some thoughts on the latest developments from the AMTSO and the Anti-Malware Industry.
David Harley's picture
The vulnerability in Windows Shell’s parsing of .LNK (shortcut) files presents some interesting and novel features in terms of its media lifecycle as well as its evolution from zero-day to patched vulnerability. For most of us, the vulnerability first came to light in the context of Win32/Stuxnet, malware that in itself presents some notable quirks.
David Harley's picture
The anti-malware industry sometimes sees more complicated problems than you might imagine, and they can’t all be fixed by tweaking detection algorithms or giving the marketing team a productivity bonus.
Mike Lennon's picture
Malvertising - Popular websites, blogs, and ad networks are fast becoming the preferred means of cybercriminals, identity thieves, and hackers to steal consumer information and distribute malicious content.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
Anti-virus products scan for malware in two ways. They look for sequences of bits that are found in programs that are known to be “evil” (but which are not commonly found in “good” programs)...