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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…

LookBack malware targeting utility sector

Three U.S. firms in the utility sector were hit with a spear phishing campaign in mid-July with the emails containing a malicious Word document that can contain and can install the new remote access trojan LookBack. The Proofpoint Threat Insight Team’s initial take is the attack was the work of a nation-state sponsored actor based…

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RIG, Fallout EKs used to deliver new SystemBC malware

Researchers have come across a new proxy malware program that’s being delivered by the RIG and Fallout exploit kits as part of a larger campaign to infect victims with malicious payloads such as the Danabot banking trojan. Proofpoint’s Threat Insight Team began to track the malware, called SystemBC, on June 4 when it was observed…

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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…

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Trickbot variant using fake shipping info in the wild

A new Trickbot variant has appeared on Trend Micro’s radar that uses a URL redirect in a spam email as a tactic to sidestep spam filters set to block the malware. The spam email is well-constructed and legitimate appearing with content that indicates a processed order is ready for shipping and includes a shipping number…

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