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Scammers are swarming around popular Fortnite game, researchers warn

Wherever gamers go, scammers will follow — and that especially goes for the immensely popular survival and battle royale game Fortnite. Indeed, researchers at social media and digital protection company ZeroFOX reported yesterday that they generated 53,000 alerts related to Fortnite scams in one month alone, from early September to early October. Many of these scams falsely…
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Federal employee infects gov’t network with Russian malware through adult video websites

An employee at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) infected his agency’s network with Russian malware delivered via adult websites. The Office of Inspector General initiated an investigation into suspicious internet traffic at the agency’s Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center satellite imaging facility in Sioux Falls, SD when they found an employee visited some…
Cybercrime, Malware, Phishing, Security News

‘Narwhal Spider’ group’s spam campaign targets Japanese recipients with URLZone malware

A newly discovered spam campaign powered by version two of the well-known Cutwail botnet has been found targeting Japanese users in an attempt to infect them with the URLZone (aka Bebloh) banking trojan. In a company blog post yesterday, Crowdstrike researchers Sebastian Eschweiler, Brett Stone-Gross and Bex Hartley note that the operation leverages the art of…
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Android Apps claim to mine unminable cryptocurrency, just show ads

Android apps claiming to mine unminable cryptocurrencies have made their way into the Google Play store in an attempt to serve ads. Fortinet researchers discovered the malicious apps when they noticed apps claiming to mine currencies including Ripple (XRP), Cardano (ADA) and Tether(USDT) all of which aren’t obtained by cryptomining. Similar apps have been reported…
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Quirky Fbot IoT botnet kills rival, communicates via blockchain-based DNS

There’s an odd new addition to the extended family of Mirai-inspired IoT botnets, and so far its only obvious victim is a competing botnet whose malware is targeted for removal from any infected devices. Dubbed Fbot, the malware is also unusual because rather than using standard DNS to communicate with the command-and-control server, it instead…
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Android spyware BusyGasper has many features, but few known victims

A newly discovered mobile malware implant nicknamed BusyGasper might leave a few Android users breathless, if they knew about the unusual set of features the spyware uses to snoop on them. In an Aug. 29 blog post, Kaspersky Lab researcher Alexey Firsh reports that BusyGasper has existed since at least May 2016. But there’s a good reason it’s…
Cybercrime

Oracle WebLogic Server attacks spike after vulnerability PoC published

At least two separate threat groups have already developed automated exploitation scripts to exploit a recently patched vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Servers and are conducting large-scale attacks after several proof-of-concepts were published. The attacks exploit CVE-2018-2893, a critical vulnerability in a component product’s middleware that allows an attacker to gain control over the entire server…
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