Rene Millman

Surrounded: Unique malware up 13.7%; AV threats up 523%, backdoors 134%; banking trojans 61%

Surrounded: Unique malware up 13.7%; AV threats up 523%, backdoors 134%; banking trojans 61%

Unique malware varieties have risen by an eighth this year, according to The Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Statistics of the Year report, with Web skimmer files blamed for growth in unique malicious code.

Hackers used flaws in Chrome and Windows to install malware

Hackers used flaws in Chrome and Windows to install malware

Operation WizardOpium attack uses vulnerabilities to insert malicious JavaScript into Korean news portal - patch made available yesterday.

Self-contained phisher includes fake web page - no need to redirect to new site

Self-contained phisher includes fake web page - no need to redirect to new site

To avoid the need to get victims to click onto a new website, a new attack phishing landing page is attached as HTML file with hidden JavaScript.

Aviatrix VPN flaw allowed hackers to access to victim's system

Aviatrix VPN flaw allowed hackers to access to victim's system

Security researchers have disclosed a flaw in the Aviatrix VPN client that give a hacker unlimited access to a victim's system - now patched.

Increase in attacks using Outlook flaw

Increase in attacks using Outlook flaw

Organisations warned of full intrusion with just flaw and one phish - due to flaw they should have fixed and is actively used by multiple threat actors.

NAS drives & backup systems attacked by new ransomware attack

NAS drives & backup systems attacked by new ransomware attack

A previously undetected ransomware attack has been discovered targeting Network Attached Storage (NAS) that poses new risks for back-up data usually stored on such devices.

Hackers check in at hotel front desks worldwide

Hackers check in at hotel front desks worldwide

RevengeHotels malware campaign looks for credit card details of hotel guests

Microsoft reports evolution of Dexphot malware using increased complexity to evade detection

Microsoft reports evolution of Dexphot malware using increased complexity to evade detection

Polymorphic malware installed coinminer on up to 80,000 systems per day earlier this year say Microsoft researchers.

Password grabber: Updated Trickbot malware steals OpenSSH and OpenVPN keys

Password grabber: Updated Trickbot malware steals OpenSSH and OpenVPN keys

Security researchers have discovered an updated form of the Trickbot malware that has been changed to steal OpenSSH private keys and OpenVPN passwords and config data.

Satlink VSAT modem vulnerabilities open door to cross-site scripting attacks

Satlink VSAT modem vulnerabilities open door to cross-site scripting attacks

Two vulnerabilities in SatLink 2000 VSAT modem could enable hackers to carry out cross-site scripting attacks and sniff sensitive data traversing the modem