Obfuscation News, Articles and Updates

URL file attacks spread Quant Loader trojan

A recent spate of attacks using phishing, social engineering, exploits, and obfuscation are being used to spread a Quant Loader trojan capable of distributing ransomware and password stealers.

Hackers could obfuscate malware through code signing and SSL certificates

Made to order certificates available on the dark web. Security researchers have discovered that hackers are able to obfuscate malware through code signing and SSL certificates.

Pair of WordPress plug-ins inject malicious scripts to deliver unwanted ads

Two malicious plug-ins were recently discovered injecting obfuscated JavaScript into WordPress websites to generate advertisements that appear if a visitor clicks anywhere on the page.

The USA goes nuclear: how should the security community react?

The attribution of a cyber-attack is a key question in this debate about nuclear responses. It is extremely difficult to pinpoint the source of a tech invasion, as complex coding techniques mean users are able to retain online anonymity.

A minor twist on inserting cryptocurrency miners detailed

Cryptocurrency miners basically do what they do with little fanfare or attempts at obfuscation, but one group of miners has been seen using a technique that allows the malware to make injections to 64-bit processes from 32-bit loaders.

BitPaymer malware - ransomware with sophisticated obfuscation

Julia Sowells explains how the BitPaymer malware initially executes itself, makes a copy of itself and runs in two ADS. It hides in empty files; deletes its older executable file and transfers control of the malware to the newly created files.