Joker billing fraud malware eluded Google Play security to infect Android devices

A new variant targeted Android users to subscribe them to premium services without their consent, according to Check Point Research. iStock/Jirsak Google sometimes has a tough time keeping malware out of its mobile app store. Though the company employs Google Play Protect to scan and vet apps that contain malware, savvy cybercriminals can devise ways […]

How much malware tools sell for on the Dark Web

A low-quality batch of malicious tools can sell for as low as $70, while a premium set can go as high as $6,000, according to the security research site Privacy Affairs. Image: wildpixel, Getty Images/iStockphoto Cybercriminals who aren’t savvy or skilled enough to create their own malware need look no further than the Dark Web. […]

ID theft: Fake Google alerts are now delivering malware

E-mails telling you that your data has been compromised are now sometimes fake. Be careful what you click on. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Eva Velasquez, CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center about new malware threats that look like breach alerts. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.  Karen Roby: It seems […]

Why organizations should consider HTTPS inspection to find encrypted malware

Some 67% of all malware seen in the first quarter was delivered via HTTPS, according to security firm WatchGuard Technologies. Image: nicescene, iStockphoto HTTPS was designed to secure web traffic by encrypting communications and thus prevent man-in-the-middle attacks and other types of eavesdropping. But HTTPS can hide malicious traffic directed toward an organization since a […]

BlackBerry partners with Intel to detect cryptojacking malware

The partnership leverages Intel’s CPU telemetry data to more easily detect abnormal system behavior that indicates illicit cryptocurrency mining. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto BlackBerry has added a new feature to its endpoint detection and response (EDR) platform Optics: An Intel-powered cryptojacking malware detection system. The update to Optics specifically adds CPU telemetry from Intel Threat Detection […]

Cybercriminals now spoofing job hunters to deploy password-stealing malware

Malicious files masquerading as curriculum vitae are being sent to businesses to install malware that can capture passwords and other sensitive information, says Check Point Research. As the unemployment rate in the United States has soared beyond 20%, cybercriminals have devised yet another scheme to exploit the impact of the coronavirus. In a new malware […]

Come proteggere la tua organizzazione dalle ultime minacce malware

Con il passaggio al lavoro a distanza, i criminali informatici hanno preso di mira exploit in VPN, Internet of Things e tecnologia di autenticazione, afferma Nuspire. Ai criminali informatici spesso piace fare affidamento sugli stessi trucchi provati e veri, ma aggiornarli con un nuovo giro basato sugli eventi attuali. Naturalmente, gli aggressori hanno approfittato di […]

Microsoft rileva i criminali informatici che aggiungono malware ai torrent “John Wick 3”, “Contagion”

In un thread di Twitter, Microsoft ha avvisato le persone in Spagna e in Sud America di guardare ciò che torrent. Con tutti coloro che trascorrono molto più tempo davanti alla TV a casa in questi giorni, grazie a COVID-19, i siti di streaming e i torrent hanno visto boom di record di interesse. I […]

Il malware a tema coronavirus si intensifica in tutto il mondo

Tali minacce hanno continuato a diffondersi in aprile e probabilmente saranno la nuova norma, almeno fino a quando la pandemia si placherà, secondo Bitdefender. I criminali informatici hanno utilizzato l’epidemia di coronavirus per distribuire malware associato progettato per attirare la curiosità, la preoccupazione e la paura di COVID-19. Attraverso e-mail di phishing a tema virus, […]

Microsoft Office 365: questa nuova funzionalità ti proteggerà dai documenti contenenti malware

Application Guard per Office e Safe Documents renderà più difficili gli attacchi di phishing e l’esperienza di Office migliore per gli utenti, a partire dalle licenze Office 365 Pro Plus ed E5. Finora, la tecnologia Microsoft Windows Defender Application Guard (introdotta per la prima volta nella versione RS3 di Windows 10) ha davvero protetto una […]