Tags: malware

RiskIQ looks at just one evil Internet minute

    Threat management company RiskIQ has warned of the evil that happens every 60 seconds on the Internet. It has used data from insurance company Hiscox and an article in Forbes. The result is what it calls the inaugral “Evil Internet Minute” where: £656,393 lost to cybercrime 1,080 people fall victim to some form…

RoughTed malvertising tops June malware chart

Security vendor Check Point has said RoughTed topped the malware charts in June. In a blog post it said that 28% of organisations globally were affected by the RoughTed malvertising campaign last month. This number comes from Check Point’s global network of sensors and data from customers who have opted in to provide real-time threat…

Ovidiy Stealer variants on the rise

  Proofpoint has released a blog giving details of malware Ovidiy Stealer. This is a credential stealer that is being actively marketed and under constant development. It was originally detected in June 2017 and there are already several versions in circulation. Proofpoint reports that the product is being targeted at Russian speaking cybercriminals. The cost…

MacRansom coming to a Mac near you

Security vendor Fortinet has revealed details of the MacRansom, Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) malware. The blog, written by security researchers Rommel Joven and Wayne Chin Yick Low, should act as a warning to Mac users to secure their devices. The researchers believe that this is the first RaaS targeted at Mac OS. The attack…

NoTrove, king of malvertising

RiskIQ researchers have released a report into the King of Malvertising, NoTrove. The report, “NoTrove: The Threat Actor Ruling a Scam Empire” (registration required) can be downloaded from the RiskIQ website. What it shows is how effective scams around malvertising can be and how NoTrove, in particular, works. According to William MacArthur, a threat researcher…

NTT Security replaces SERT with GTIC

NTT Security has announced the launch of its Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC). It is to replace the Security Engineering and Research Team which moved to NTT Security last year. This is about creating a threat intelligence powerhouse within the company and is a move away from regional units. It makes sense. Attacks are now global…

How secure are UK businesses?

When you are looking to launch your products onto the market in a new country it is always wise to carry out some market research. When security vendor Cyren launched into the UK earlier this year they did their own market research (registration required). Cyren were formerly known as CommTouch and the new branding and research is helping to…

OS X and Windows targeted by malware in Word

Researchers from FortiGuard Labs, part of Fortinet, have captured malware that infects both Windows and Apple OS X. The malware is distributed inside an infected Microsoft Word file. The malware asks the users to enable the Macro security option. From there it executes different code depending on which platform it is running. How does the…

Adult websites serve up malvertising

Malwarebytes is reporting an increase in malvertising coming from popular adult websites. The attack is taking advantage of the ExoClick ad network to push ads to sites. It adds to the evidence from other security companies that ad networks are failing to validate and regulate the ads they are serving up. Once reported to ExoClick…

Mirai botnet panic is overstated

Kaspersky Labs has moved to calm the panic over the discovery of an advanced Windows botnet spreading the Mirai malware. It has issued both a press release and a more detailed blog on the subject. The language used in the press release and the blog are at odds with each other which doesn’t help. However,…