‘PseudoManuscrypt’ Mass Spyware Campaign Targets 35K Systems

It’s similar to Lazarus’s Manuscrypt malware, but the new spyware is splattering itself onto government organizations and ICS in a non-Lazarus-like, untargeted wave of attacks. Researchers have tracked new spyware…

Agent Tesla Spyware Used in Phishing Campaign

Agent Tesla initially detected in late 2014, is a known spyware aimed at collecting sensitive data from a victim’s device, such as stored application credentials and keyboard inputs (keylogger). Agent…

StrongPity Malware Spread Using Malicious Notepad++ Installers

The Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) known as StrongPity is distributing malware-laced Notepad++ installers to infect their victims. #APT #StrongPity NotePad++ installer(npp.8.1.7.Installer.x64.exe)78556a2fc01c40f64f11c76ef26ec3ffhttp[:]//advancedtoenableplatform.com pic.twitter.com/eEXZWIObnH — blackorbird (@blackorbird) November 30, 2021 The method…

What Is Privilege Escalation? Definition, Types and Examples

Privilege escalation might be a confusing cybersecurity term for many. That’s why in this article we’re going to shed a little bit more light on this topic. Keep reading to…

Bitdefender Threat Debrief | November 2021

The Bitdefender Threat Debrief (BDTD) is a monthly series analyzing threat news, trends, and research from the previous month. You can find all previous debriefs here. Highlight of the month:…

Ransomware is now a giant black hole that is sucking in all other forms of cybercrime

Ransomware is so lucrative for the gangs involved that other parts of the cybercrime ecosystem are being repurposed into a system for delivering potential victims. “The gravitational force of ransomware’s…

Heimdal™ Black Friday E-Fraud Study Reveals Upsurge in Cryptomining Domains

In studying the dynamics of e-fraud in relation to commercial holidays, Heimdal™ Security has discovered that e-fraud activity shows a steady increase, especially in the cryptomining area. Per the study,…

Avast Q3’21 Threat Report

Avast –  Avast –  Latest Avast Q3’21 Threat Report reveals elevated risk for ransomware and RAT attacks, rootkits and exploit kits return. Foreword The threat landscape is a fascinating environment…

Cring Ransomware Group Stands Out with One More Hit

Cring Ransomware Group makes headlines again with a new hit. Worn-out ColdFusion servers and VPNs: the new targets. Cring Ransomware Group: Short Background In April 2021, we were writing about…

Millions of Android devices abused by UltimaSMS Adware Scam

The UltimaSMS Adware scam is abusing Android apps to subscribe users to premium SMS services that charge up to $40/month depending on their mobile carrier and geographic location. Avast researchers…