Tags: malware

Comodo Labs spots SWIFT phishing attack

2018 has been a tough start for international banking system SWIFT. A report from the Russian Central Bank said hackers stole $6 million in an attack on the SWIFT network last year. That attack, like previous attacks in Bangladesh relied on attackers targeting the SWIFT terminals inside banks. The attacks led to SWIFT creating its…

Comodo rebuffs malware attack on universities

Cybersecurity vendor Comodo has announced its tools have defeated an attack against five universities, 23 private companies and several government organisations. The attacks took place over the past few weeks and Comodo has now published some details of what happened. The details are contained in a blog on the Comodo website. The attackers targeted 30 mail…

Like bank charges, Dridex refuses to go away

Banking malware Dridex has made yet another comeback. Researchers at Forcepoint Security Labs detected a campaign that lasted just seven hours. Short attacks have become increasingly common as attackers seek to avoid detection by security vendors. Unlike previous campaigns it used compromised FTP sites for distribution. Not only is this unusual but the attack burned…

Palo Alto opens first European Cyber Range

Security vendor Palo Alto Networks has launched its new Cyber Range initiative. It has opened its first European Cyber Range in Amsterdam. This is the fourth Cyber Range the company owns. It already has two facilities in the USA at Reston, VA and Santa Clara, California. It also has a Cyber Range in Sydney, Australia. The…

New Turla attack targets embassies and consulates

Security specialist ESET has identified a new campaign by state sponsored hacking group Turla. The details are contained in a blog from researcher Tomas Foltyn. There is also a report titled: “Diplomats in Eastern Europe bitten by a Turla mosquito.” The campaign is aimed at the embassies and consulates of post-Soviet states such as Estonia,…

McAfee warns of phishing attacks on Winter Olympics

Security analysts at McAfee Advanced Threat Research have identified a phishing campaign aimed at the Winter Olympics. The event is to take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea between 9 and 25 February this year. Details of the phishing campaign were published in a blog by Ryan Sherstobitoff and Jessica Saavedra-Morales. The emails were sent to icehockey@pyeongchang2018.com.…

Lazarus Group launches spearphishing campaign

Researchers at Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) have been tracking the North Korean Lazarus Group. The Lazarus Group is credited with a number of high profile hacking and cyber-espionage attacks. The CTU say the latest campaign Lazarus Group campaign is: “a malicious spearphishing campaign using the lure of a job opening for the CFO role…

Resurgent Necurs back on top ten malware list

Researchers at Check Point have published their top ten malware list for November 2017. The list shows all bar one piece of malware has been on the move. That malware is RoughTed which is unsurprising as it focuses on malvertising. With the Christmas season upon us and retailers sending out more adverts than some spam engines,…

Juniper secures Ireland’s Digital Ocean

Juniper Networks has announced a deal with The Marine Institute in Ireland. The deal will see The Marine Institute deploy Juniper Networks Software-Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) to protect its mission critical data. The data comes from research vessel surveys, remote sensors and a new subsea observatory. According to Keith Manson, IT systems & operations manager at…

CyberX to demonstrate jumping the ICS air gap

Security vendor CyberX is to demonstrate how to jump the industrial control system (ICS) air gap at Black Hat Europe this week. The attack targets Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) which are widely used in manufacturing, especially in robotic assembly lines. By targeting PLCs the attackers can bypass existing IT security solutions. According to David Atch,…