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TrickBot variant steals credentials for remote computer access

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The developers behind TrickBot have once again upgraded the information stealer’s malicious capabilities, this time creating a variant that swipes credentials for various remote access services. In a Feb. 12 company blog post, Trend Micro researchers Noel Anthony Llimos and Carl Maverick Pascual report that the new version targets passwords for Virtual Network Computing (VCN), PuTTY,…
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Cybercrime

Necurs-powered TrickBot trojan begins targeting U.S. banks with webinject capabilities

The TrickBot banking trojan has a couple of new tricks up its sleeve: leveraging the Necurs botnet to spread via spam emails, while expanding its webinject capabilities in order to victimize customers of U.S. banks, researchers from Flashpoint have reported. In a blog post published last week, Flashpoint reported discovering this new version TrickBot, which steals banking credentials via…
Cybercrime, Finance, Malware, Phishing, Security News

Phishing emails imitate North American banks to infect recipients with TrickBot

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An spam-based phishing campaign recently targeted North American banking customers with malicious Excel documents designed to infect victims with a new variant of the information-stealing TrickBot banking trojan, researchers reported earlier this week. The scam dates back to at least Jan. 27 and peaked in volume on Jan. 30, according a new blog post from…
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Cybercrime

Trickbot banking malware has new trick up its sleeve

Security reserachers have discovered that the Trickbot malware has been updated with you capabilities to evade detection and lock victim’s computers. The malware, first discovered in 2016, targets customers of major banks. According to a blog post by researchers at Webroot, the updated Trickbot has “continually undergone updates and changes in attempts to stay one…
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Malware

Phishing campaigns used victim’s location to determine whether to deliver Locky or Trickbot

Researchers at PhishMe recently detected two email-based phishing campaigns that infected users with either Locky ransomware or the Trickbot banking trojan based on the victim’s geographical location – a technique that the company claims is rather uncommon. According to a company blog post published last week, the first campaign on Sept. 28 was designed to…
Malware, Security News

TEMP.MixMaster group infects with Trickbot and delayed Ryuk ransomware combo

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Financially motivated threat actors,referred to as TEMP.MixMaster, are infecting victims with Trickbot malware before deploying the infamous Ryuk ransomware and so far have managed to make off with a reported $3.7 million worth of Bitcoin. The attacks are also unique as the threat actors often wait for extended periods after gaining access, often profiting from…
Cybercrime, Ransomware, Security News

Ryuk ransomware linked to Emotet and TrickBot trojans; suspicions shift to cybercriminal group

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Multiple researchers are linking the Ryuk ransomware that disrupted the operations of multiple U.S. newspapers in late 2018 to the Emotet and TrickBot trojans. In so doing, some analysts have now also shifted blame for the attack from North Korean actors to cybercriminals, possibly from Russia, while others maintain that attribution efforts are premature. Crowdstrike,…
Email Security

Email malware, phishing and spam attempts hit new highs for 2017

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The number of emails carrying malware increased to a new high in July with one in every 359 emails carrying a malicious payload, according to Symantec’s July Intelligence Report. July also saw increases in the number of phishing attempts and spam, but the increasing use by cybercriminals of email to spread malware took center stage…
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