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CISA releases analysis of three Hidden Cobra malware variants

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and two other federal agencies issued malware analysis reports (MAR) for three North Korean-government operated APTs and trojans. The malware analyzed by CISA, the Department of Defense and the FBI are code-named Copperhedge, Taintedscribe and Pebbledash, all three of which are believed to be operated by the North…

CoinMiner found in third-party Zoom download

The bad news for Zoom keeps coming rolling in with Trend Micro researchers finding CoinMiner being bundled with a legitimate installer of the video conferencing software. The good news is the installer, Zoom installer version 4.4.0.0, is not from the company’s official download center, but likely from a fraudulent third-party store, Trend Micro reported. However,…

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Upgraded malicious Word, Excel attachments targeting WFH employees

Cybercriminals are updating their tactics when it comes to using malicious attached Microsoft Word and Excel documents to not only fool the human recipients, but a device’s security software. An increase in the number of Excel spreadsheets being used to deliver the LimeRAT remote access trojan using the VelvetSweatshop default password has been tracked by…

Mac cyberattacks double in 2019: Malwarebytes

The Apple ecosystem has long been considered the safer environment compared to Windows when it comes to being targeted by cyberattacks, but that is no longer necessarily the case. Almost twice as many attacks were recorded against Mac endpoints in 2019 compared to those running Windows, Malwarebytes revealed in its 2020 State of Malware Report.…

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Tetris game app used to distribute PyXie Python RAT

A new remote access trojan whose name reminds one of a fairytale and not the potential nightmare it could bring to its victim has been disclosed by Cylance. PyXie Python RAT has been flitting about since 2018 helping deliver ransomware and other malware to the healthcare and education industries. The RAT has been tracked being…

Miscreants infected a poker player's laptop malware that monitored his every online gambling move.

Illegal gambling apps snuck into Apple and Google stores

Google and Apple recently removed hundreds of apps from their respective app stores after being informed they were actually fronts for gambling operations. While it’s not unusual to find malicious apps, this operation was different in that many of the apps passed through Google and Apple’s vetting process, Trend Micro reported. This was accomplished by…

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