UpdateAgent malware variant impersonates legitimate macOS software

The new variant of UpdateAgent malware is also capable of dropping adware against macOS. The IT security researchers at Microsoft Security Intelligence have discovered a new variant of  UpdateAgent (aka…

Hackers somehow got their rootkit a Microsoft-issued digital signature

Cybersecurity researchers at Bitdefender have detailed how cyber criminals have been using FiveSys, a rootkit that somehow made its way through the driver certification process to be digitally signed by Microsoft.  …

These hackers dodge Windows and target Linux as they look to steal phone data

A stealthy hacking group is infiltrating telecommunications companies around the world in a campaign which researchers have linked to intelligence gathering and cyber espionage.  The campaign, which has been active…

Podcast: Could the Zoho Flaw Trigger SolarWinds 2.0?

Companies are worried that the highly privileged password app could let attackers deep inside an enterprise’s footprint, says Redscan’s George Glass. A month ago, the FBI, CISA and the U.S.…

How using the purple team approach helps in addressing cybercrime

Automated purple teaming is one of the best ways to address cybercrime as it does not only test for the deficiencies in existing security controls – Let’s dig deeper into…

Brazilian insurance giant Porto Seguro hit by cyberattack

One of Brazil’s largest insurance groups, Porto Seguro has reported it suffered a cyberattack that resulted in instability to its service channels and some of its systems. The company reported…

CISA – Ransomware targeted SCADA systems of 3 US water facilities

United States has warned of more ransomware attacks on information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) networks of country’s Water and Wastewater Systems (WWS) Sector facilities. On Thursday, multiple US…

The White House is having a big meeting about fighting ransomware. It didn't invite Russia

The White House has held a meeting with ministers and officials from 30 nations and the European Union to discuss how to combat ransomware and other cyber threats.  The two-day…

Australia's new ransomware plan to create ransomware offences and reporting regime

The Australian government has announced a new set of standalone criminal offences for people who use ransomware under what it has labelled its Ransomware Action Plan. Under the new plan…

Microsoft Azure customer hit by 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack

Microsoft has confirmed to mitigate a massive DDoS attack originated from a botnet comprising 70,000 compromised IoT devices. Microsoft reported that an unnamed customer of its Azure cloud platform was…