Hackers are encoding malicious PowerShell scripts in base64 and hiding them on plain-text upload sites such as Pastebin, according to a new research report and accompanying blog post by threat intelligence firm Recorded Future.
As quickly as researchers discover ways to remove and block Remote Access Trojans used for spying on mobile devices and computers, hackers are creating new spyware strains from previously discovered malware - and they are developing more advanced capabilities from the original malware.
A newly discovered Android spyware that victimizes Arabic-speakers has been potentially linked to the 2014-15 Sphinx cyber espionage campaign, which was launched by the threat group APT-C-15 to target PC users in the Middle East. In a Dec. 19 blog post and accompanying technical brief, researchers from Trend Micro’s Mobile Threat Response Team revealed their findings after analyzing seven apps…
A free remote access trojan builder kit that was recently observed in cybercrime forums secretly contains an injected backdoor module that allows the kit's authors to take over the malware later, unbeknownst to the attackers wielding it.