Nemucod changes tactics to infect systems - Trojan spreads backdoors instead of ransomware
The cyber-gang behind the Patchwork, aka Dropping Elephant, cyber-espionage campaign has expanded its reach outside of government organisations and is now hitting the private sector.
Both Dyre and Dridex Trojans now use a combination of local redirection and RAT to effectively escape detection by current anti-fraud and security tools, but Uri Rivner says real-time behaviour analysis can still spot the bad guys.
The Trojan family dubbed SlemBunk that is targeting Android-based banking app users has been observed masquerading as the legitimate apps of financial institutions in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Researchers at Invincea report that banking trojans delivered by weaponised Office documents were the top attack vector for the month of October.
SMEs are at greater risk from the consequences of cyber-attack, less able to recover, with more mission-critical data on a single machine, so educating themselves about mitigating the risk is essential says Andrew Conway.
An infamous piece of ransomware, CryptoWall, has been cracked, according to industry sources.
The 'Regin' malware has been found on the laptop of a high ranking German official, signalling foul play, perhaps by a western spy agency. Germany has started to investigate.
The Vawtrak bug back and meaner than ever, say Proofpoint researchers
In this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): GCHQ advises on passwords; Jihadi cabinet attack 'avoidable'; CERT UK aids Dridex targets; Data jurisdiction dispute; Multi-vendor ATM malware
Seven-year malware operation likely to be Russian-state sponsored according to F-Secure
The modular CoreBot Trojan login credential stealer has started morphing and now it has turned into a fully fledged bank robber instead.
IBM advises businesses to block access to Tor and other anonymous networks.
In the year following Gameover Zeus takedown efforts, Dyre has steadily emerged as the financial trojan of choice among cyber-criminals.
German chancellor Angela Merkel inadvertently helped spread Trojan malware in the German Parliament (Bundestag), which is now facing a new wave of cyber-attacks. But there remain more questions than answers when it comes to the full scope of the compromise, and the people behind it.
A Trojanised version of the popular UK-developed PuTTY web admin tool, which can steal highly sensitive data, has been discovered by Symantec.
New research by security vendor AVG has revealed that a variant of the well-known Vawtrak banking Trojan is using some unusual methods to hide what it is doing in an attempt to evade detection.
Banking Trojan 'Vawtrak' has been spotted in the wild, and it's 'much improved' compared to a year ago.
A huge spam campaign has been installing the Dyreza banking Trojan on tens of thousands of UK computers, specifically targeting those with accounts at major banks.
'Not us' says N Korea over targeted Sony hack Trojan using Korean language, Korean computers and similarities to previous attack on S Korea.
School pupils are among 15 EU citizens suspected of using Trojans for crimes such as DDoS attacks and extortion.
UK and European companies in industries including automotive, finance, energy and telecoms are being attacked by new Trojan malware called 'Carbon Grabber' that steals online banking password and other credentials.
African cyber-criminals have expanded far beyond the simple '419' Nigerian scams they are notorious for, and are now using sophisticated botnets, RATs and targeted attack techniques, according to Trend Micro.
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German security research firm G Data is warning of a newly discovered RAT called IcoScript that hides behind popular email services like Yahoo Mail, giving corporate security teams another attack 'vector' to worry about.
The much-rumoured banking Trojan 'Kronos' has appeared in the wild and is stealing money unbeknown to the French bank account holders that it targets.
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