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North Korea-linked trojan switches targets from banks to cryptocurrency enthusiasts

Originally used by reputed North Korean hackers to attack the global banking sector, the Ratankba downloader trojan has been repurposed into a PowerShell-based variant that appears to be targeting small, non-financial organisations.

What does the future hold for cyber-crime?

With more devices able to connect directly to the web, the IOT s continuously expanding. However, cans of worms are waiting to be opened, including data loss, data manipulation and unauthorised access to devices.

Cyber-criminals favoured non-malware attacks in 2017: Report

Non-malware-based cyber-attacks were behind the majority of cyber-incidents reported in 2017, despite proliferation of malware available to both the professional and amateur hacker.

Researcher finds Windows flaw that permits fileless UAC bypass

Windows vulnerability would allow hackers to subvert PowerShell to bypass the UAC, leaving no trace of having accessed the system.

PowerWare ransomware variant poses as Locky, but can be decrypted

The ransomware PowerWare that commandeers Microsoft's PowerShell utility to download and run malicious code, now has a variant that mirrors Locky ransomware.

Microsoft PowerShell used to launch 38% of cyber-attacks in 2015

To fly under the radar of security systems, hackers are increasingly using PowerShell, a scripting language inherent in Microsoft systems.

FireEye discovers two exploits in the wild which use Windows PowerShell scripts

Researchers at FireEye have found that Windows PowerShell, the command-line tool, is vulnerable to two data leaking attacks.