Robert Abel

Content Coordinator/Reporter, SC Media US
Novel MegaLocker ransomware virus targets remote Samba servers.

Novel MegaLocker ransomware virus targets remote Samba servers.

Ransomware dubbed NamPoHyu virus or MegaLocker virus targets remote Samba servers, brute forcing the passwords, and then remotely encrypting their files and creating ransom notes.

Apache Tomcat has 'important' remote code execution on windows

Apache Tomcat has 'important' remote code execution on windows

Security researchers reported a remote code execution on windows vulnerability in Apache Tomcat via the organisation's bug bounty programme.

Adblocker Plus update's 'little more' includes vulnerability that enables reading GMail

Adblocker Plus update's 'little more' includes vulnerability that enables reading GMail

Independent security researcher Armin Sebastian discovered a vulnerability in Adblock Plus which can allow hackers to read a victim's Gmail and look into other Google services.

Highly targetted ransomware gains admin rights, mentions victim by name

Highly targetted ransomware gains admin rights, mentions victim by name

Threat actors are using accounts with admin privileges to install BitPaymer ransomware via PsExec suggesting threat actors are taking a more targeted approach to their distribution of malware.

Users advised, avoid 2FA on SMS due to sim-swap fears

Users advised, avoid 2FA on SMS due to sim-swap fears

Kaspersky researchers uncovered large-scale SIM swap fraud operations targeting users in Brazil and Mozambique to use social engineering, bribery, and simple phishing attacks to steal money from victims.

Baldr stealer malware has wide capabiliteis, seeing significant uptake

Baldr stealer malware has wide capabiliteis, seeing significant uptake

Stealer malware dubbed Baldr takes cybercrime market by storm with its capabilities including user profiling, sensitive data exfiltration, shotgun file grabbing, screencapping, & network exfiltration.

April patching covers Microsoft, Adobe, Wireshark, Oracle  and Opera

April patching covers Microsoft, Adobe, Wireshark, Oracle and Opera

Microsoft April 2019 Patch Tuesday's release included two zero days and fixes for 74 vulnerabilities, 15 of which were classified as critical and most of which affect the Windows operating system itself.

Fake QR codes deliver Brazilian banking trojan

Fake QR codes deliver Brazilian banking trojan

A new Brazilian banking trojan, dubbed BasBanke has over 10,000 installations from the official Google Play Store alone, luring users under the guise of QR reader apps

German drug manufacturer Beyer hit malware attack from China

German drug manufacturer Beyer hit malware attack from China

The German drug manufacturer Bayer reported it was hit with a cyberattack launched from China that used WINNTI malware that resided on its network for at least one year.

Bashlight IoT malware updated with cryptomining

Bashlight IoT malware updated with cryptomining

The Bashlight IoT malware has been updated with cryptomining and backdoor commands targeting WeMo devices.