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Agent Smith Android malware infiltrates 25 million devices

A new variant of mobile malware dubbed “Agent Smith” has already infected 25 million devices, 15 million of which are in India. Check Point researchers discovered the malware disguised as a Google-related application that leverages known Android exploits and automatically replaces installed apps with malicious imitations without users’ knowledge or interaction, according to a July…
On Patch Tuesday, Microsoft unveils fix for critical Windows flaw 'JASBUG'
Patch Management, Security News

Microsoft Patch Tuesday addresses two actively exploited zero-days

Microsoft’s July 2019 Patch Tuesday included updates for 77 vulnerabilities, including two actively exploited zero-days and five publicly disclosed vulnerabilities. One of the zero-days, CVE-2019-1132, a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Win32k component, was actively exploited as part of the attack chain by a group of Russian state-funded hackers.  If exploited, this bug could allow…
Government, Security News

Russian-based misinformation campaign sends fake news from spoofed accounts

A Russian-based information operations campaign used fake social media accounts across multiple platforms to attack western interests.  Researchers from the Center for Strategic & International Studies detailed a report on a  Russian-based misinformation operations campaign that used fake social media accounts across multiple platforms, at times impersonating real individuals who were politically active in their home…
Malware, Security News

Riltok banking trojan begins targeting Europe

The Riltok banking trojan, originally intended to target Russians, has, after a few modifications, set its sights on the European market. The malware has more recently diverted four percent of its traffic to France and even smaller percentages to Italy, Ukraine and the U.K., although 90 percent of its victims in Russia, according to a June 25…
APTs/cyberespionage, Security News

Twitter takes down thousands of state-affiliated malicious accounts

Twitter shutdown nearly 5,000 accounts tied to the Iranian government and is archiving the tweets from the accounts in a public database. The social media platform also took down four Russian accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA) troll farm, 130 Spanish accounts linked to the Catalan independence movement and 33 Venezuelan accounts also…
Finance, Security News

Grab-and-go Baldr stealer malware proves popular among thieves

A new stealer malware dubbed Baldr has been taking the cybercrime market by storm with its capabilities including user profiling, sensitive data exfiltration, shotgun file grabbing, screencapping, and  network exfiltration. Malwarebytes researchers have been monitoring the malware for the past few months and said it is the work of three threat actors: Agressor handled distribution,…
Malware, Security News

Gustuff banking trojan disables Google Protect and Accessibility Service mode

An Android trojan dubbed Gustuff is capable of targeting more than 1,000 global banking apps, cryptocurrency and marketplace applications. Group-IB researchers uncovered the malware that casts a wide net and  is complete with fully automated features designed to steal both fiat and crypto currency from user accounts by leveraging a device’s Accessibility Service mode to…
APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Security News

Insurer refuses payout to DLA Piper over NotPetya cyberattack

Multinational law firm DLA Piper was hit in the crossfire of a Russia-back ransomware attack which wiped out systems and costs the firm 15,000 hours of extra overtime for its IT staff. The attack resulted in a dispute with its insurance firm Hiscox with the law firm claiming its insurers failed to pay out for…
Security News

NeverQuest malware author pleads guilty in U.S. court

Stanislav Lisov, a 33-year-old Russian national who created the NeverQuest banking trojan, pleaded guilty in a Manhattan federal court. Lisov a.k.a “Black,” a.k.a “Blackf,” copped to one count of conspiracy to commit computer hacking for his role in creating the family of banking trojans responsible for millions of dollars’ worth of attempts by hackers to…
Security News

Judge rejects Yahoo’s data breach settlement proposal

A federal judge in San Jose, California rejected Yahoo’s proposed data breach settlement offer faulting Yahoo’s lack of transparency, Yahoo’s proposed a $50 million payout, plus two years of free credit monitoring for about 200 million people in the United States and Israel was rebuffed by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, who said she couldn’t…
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