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Variant of Emotet banking malware used in spam campaign

Emotet back in action

The Emotet botnet is back from a four-month vacation with a new spam campaign that began early on September 16. The initial burst of emails mainly targeted German, Polish, and Italian speakers with a sprinkling of English folks also receiving the emails with a subject line containing the phrase “payment remittance advice,” the Malwarebytes Threat…

Making the case for IT/OT security integration

In the security world, operational technology (OT) has long been “the land of the forgotten,” taking a backseat in priority to IT network security. This is no longer tolerable, as adversaries and malicious actors increasingly target OT systems in attempts to extort enterprises or simply wreak havoc through equipment damage, environmental harm or loss of…

Ryuk-like malware targeting law, military and finance groups

A new malware containing some similarities to Ryuk ransomware, but which acts as an information stealer targeting military, law and financial institutions has been uncovered by MalwareHunterTeam. Once onboard a device the as-yet-unnamed malware begins its attack begins searching for .docx and .xlsx files, according to Bleeping Computer. In a fashion similar to how ransomware…

Facebook, YouTube used in Brazilian phishing scheme

A cybercriminal gang has put together a phishing campaign that utilizes several trusted sources, along with insider help from a top tier security company service to convince its victims to open and download a malicious attachment. Cofense Intelligence found the malicious actors, who are only targeting Brazilians, are extensively using trusted names, legitimate Windows services…

Intel releases medium and low-rated security advisories

Intel posted two security advisories for its Easy Streaming Wizard (CVE-2019-11166) and Data Direct I/O Technology (DDIO) and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). A potential escalation of privileges vulnerability, rated as a medium threat, exists with Easy Streaming Wizard on versions before 2.1.0731 due to improper file permissions in the installer. Intel plans on issuing…

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