Atlanta, Orlando Most Malware-Infected US Cities in First Half of 2018
Atlanta, Orlando & Denver rank as the most malware-infected cities in the United States, research from anti-malware software provider EnigmaSoft shows.
IBM Demos AI-powered Malware Called DeepLocker: The Implications
IBM researchers develop & demonstrate DeepLocker — an artificial intelligence-driven cyber weapon. The AI malware demo surfaced at Black Hat USA 2018. Here are the use cases and learnings.
SamSam Ransomware’s $6 Million Payment Haul: Sophos Analysis
SamSam ransomware generates nearly $6 million in payments from victims, Sophos estimates. Here’s a look at the malware’s impact so far.
VPNFilter IoT Botnet Now Hitting Endpoints, More Router Models
The VPNFilter botnet, first reported by Cisco Talos researchers two weeks ago, may be considerably worse than originally thought. The malware has penetrated more routers and even endpoints.
RiskIQ Report: Cyber Gangsters Using Mobile Malware to Mine Cryptocurrency on Devices
Nation-state cyber gangsters are increasingly using malicious mobile apps to opportunistically mine cryptocurrency on user devices, RiskIQ said in a new report.
DHS, FBI Issue Joanap and Brambul Malware Attack Warning
North Korea’s Hidden Cobra hacker team use Joanap and Brambul malware to attack and access networks worldwide, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI warning alleges. Here’s how MSSPs can mitigate the attacks.
FBI Issues VPNFilter Cyberattack Warning, Urges Network Router Reboots
The FBI issues VPNFilter cyberattack warning, urging consumers to reboot their small office and home office (SOHO) routers in a bid to mitigate a potential worldwide attack.
FBI Seeks to Shut Down Massive VPNFilter Botnet; Russia Denies Cyberattack Plans
An IoT botnet called VPNFilter infects more than 500,000 devices worldwide — placing malware on routers & network attached storage hardware, according to Cisco’s Talos business. Russia denies involvement. FBI seeks to shut down botnet.
Proofpoint Identifies Firefox, Google Chrome Browser Malware
Cybersecurity services firm Proofpoint detects Vega Stealer malware that targets credentials & credit cards in Google Chrome & Firefox Web browsers & steals user documents.
Chili’s Data Breach: Customers’ Payment Card Information Compromised
Chili’s Grill & Bar experiences a “data incident” that exposes some of its customers’ credit & debit card numbers, names & other payment card information.