Tags: malware

GO Keyboard spies on users claims Adguard

Ad blocker Adguard has revealed that GO Keyboard, popular with Android users, is harvesting personal data from users. The discovery came as Adguard carried out research on keyboard apps used by Android users. GO Keyboard is one of, if not the most popular Android apps in this category. Adguard claims that the app has more…

Check Point Research calls out DU Antivirus Security

Check Point mobile threat researchers have identified a version of DU Antivirus Security that harvested user data without consent. They believe that the app, which was free, has been downloaded between 10-50 million times. On first install onto a device the app proceeded to harvest data from the device. Among the data it collected were…

New KHRAT campaign targets Cambodia

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks security team Unit 42 report an increase in attacks by KHRAT. The Code 42 researchers say that since June there has been a slight increase in visibility of KHRAT as it starts to use new techniques to infect machines. These new techniques represent a so-far unrealised potential, though KHRAT has…

Trickbot targets cryptocurrency

Security researchers at Forcepoint have detected banking trojan Trickbot targeting crypto-currencies. The attack begins with an email from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). The email tells the user that they have a personal/confidential message. The message comes as a Microsoft Word attachment. Interestingly the user is told they must be connected to the…

NTT Security sees increased attacks on clients

  NTT Security has released its Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) quarterly threat intelligence report for Q2 2017. The report makes for very interesting reading especially compared to the quarterly reports from other security vendors. The surprise in this report is that NTT Security has seen a 24% increase in attacks on customers over the…

Google Chrome browser extension attacks on the rise

Wordfence, a security vendor focused on the WordPress CMS, has published a warning about attacks against Google Chrome browser extensions. The blog was written by Mark Maunder, CEO, Wordfence and it lists the extensions at risk. It also gives advice for webmasters on how to protect themselves against attack. According to Maunder: “During the past…

Check Point outs Nigerian hacker

Security researchers at Check Point claim they have identified a Nigerian national responsible for a large number of successful cyber-attacks. The claim is made in a blog published two days ago but doesn’t actually name the hacker. They also claim he can be identified by the use of the phrase “get rich or die trying”…

Kaspersky warns of ShadowPad attack

Security researchers at Kaspersky have discovered a backdoor in server management software from NetSarang. The backdoor, which Kaspersky has named ShadowPad, was detected in a build of the software that was released on 18 July. Since then NetSarang has removed the exploit and issued a new version of its software. The software is believed to be…

Magnitude exploits file size to infect machines

Malwarebytes has taken a look at the Magnitude Exploit Kit (EK) and identified new tricks. Magnitude is one of the most adaptable EK in the market. It spreads through infected sites often taking advantage of malvertising. It also filters its traffic to keep focus on its target audience. Proofpoint calls the filter or gate, Magnigate…