A new variant of the dreaded AndroRAT malware appeared in threat landscape

Security researchers from Trend Micro detected a new variant of the popular AndroRAT Android RAT in the criminal ecosystem. Security experts from Trend Micro reported the availability of a new variant of the popular AndroRAT. The malware was first born in 2012 as a university project, designed as an open-source client/server application to offer remote […]

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CSE-News / 12 Feb 2018

Hackers in the Russian underground exploited a Telegram Zero-Day vulnerability to deliver malware

Security researcher Alexey Firsh at Kaspersky Lab last discovered a Telegram zero-day in the desktop Windows version that was exploited in attacks in the wild. Security researcher Alexey Firsh at Kaspersky Lab last discovered a zero-day vulnerability in the desktop Windows version of the popular Telegram instant messaging app. The bad news is that the […]

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CSE-News / 12 Feb 2018

Necurs botnet is behind seasonal campaigns of Valentine’s Day-themed spam

Necurs botnet made headline again, the experts at IBM X-Force research team observed a spike in seasonal campaigns of Valentine’s Day-themed spam emails. Necurs botnet made headline again, the experts at IBM X-Force research team observed a spike in the activity of the infamous botnet. Necurs was not active for a long period at the beginning of 2017 and resumed it activity in April 2017. The Necurs botnet was used […]

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CSE-News / 12 Feb 2018

New details emerge from Equifax breach, the hack is worse than previously thought

New documents provided by Equifax to senators revealed that the security breach suffered by the firm involved additional data for some customers. In 2017 Equifax confirmed it has suffered a massive data breach, cyber criminals stole sensitive personal records of 145 million belonging to US citizens and hundreds of thousands Canada and in the UK. Attackers exploited the CVE-2017-5638 Apache Struts […]

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CSE-News / 12 Feb 2018

Pyeongchang – Olympic Destroyer Unleashed to Embarrass Pyeongchang 2018 Games

Shortly before the Pyeongchang opening ceremonies on Friday, televisions at the main press centre, wifi at the Olympic Stadium and the official website were taken down. It is well known that big events attract the attention of hackers. The biggest event right now is the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and it looks like […]

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CSE-News / 12 Feb 2018

Victims of some versions of the Cryakl ransomware can decrypt their files for free

Free decryption keys for the Cryakl ransomware were added to the free Rakhni Decryptor that could be downloaded on the NoMoreRansom website. The Belgian Federal Police has located the command and control server used by a criminal organization behind the Cryakl ransomware. The server was located in an unspecified neighboring country, law enforcement seized it and shared the decryption […]

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CSE-News / 11 Feb 2018

Cybersecurity week Round-Up (2018, Week 6)

Cybersecurity week Round-Up (2018, Week 6) -Let’s try to summarize the most important event occurred last week in 3 minutes. Cyber criminals continue to target cryptocurrency industry with malware and phishing attacks. Security researchers at Netlab have spotted a new Android mining botnet, dubbed ADB.miner, that targets devices with ADB interface open. An international operation conducted […]

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CSE-News / 11 Feb 2018

CSE CybSec ZLAB Malware Analysis Report: Dark Caracal and the Pallas malware family

Researchers from CSE ZLAB malware Analysis Laboratory analyzed a set of samples of the Pallas malware family used by the Dark Caracal APT in its hacking operations. The malware researchers from ZLab analyzed a collection of samples related to a new APT tracked as Dark Caracal, which was discovered by Electronic Frontier Foundation in collaboration […]

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CSE-News / 11 Feb 2018

49% of crypto mining scripts are deployed on pornographic related websites

The number of crypto mining scripts discovered by security experts continues to increase, especially those ones illegally deployed by hacking servers online. The experts from Qihoo 360’s Netlab analyzed crypto mining scripts online by analyzing DNS traffic with its DNSMon system. The experts were able to determine which sites load the scripts from domains associated with in-browser mining services. […]

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CSE-News / 11 Feb 2018

Thousands of websites worldwide hijacked by cryptocurrency mining code due Browsealoud plugin hack

Thousands of websites worldwide hijacked by a cryptocurrency mining code due to the hack of the popular Browsealoud plugin. A massive attack hit thousands of websites around the world, crooks deployed Coinhive scripts forcing them to secretly mine cryptocurrencies on visitors’ browsers. The list of compromised websites (4275) includes the UK’s NHS, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) (ico.org.uk), the UK’s […]

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CSE-News / 10 Feb 2018