kelihos botnet

The Kelihos Botnet Shifts to Banking Trojans and Ransomware Distribution

The MalwareTech security expert discovered that the Kelihos botnet, also known as Waledac, has started dropping banking Trojans and ransomware instead of its standard “pump-and-dump” spams while adding more and more...
virustotal

CrowdStrike and Invincea: First Next-gen Machine Learning Scanners to Join VirusTotal

The Invincea and CrowdStrike engines joined the Google malware scanning platform, VirusTotal, last week.Now, as part of the next-generation anti-malware products, they both are using machine learning algorithms to analyze network...
chrome hijacking

Chrome Browsers Threatened by a New Crafty Hijacking Trick

Tech support scammers have found a new crafty method to hijack Google Chrome browsers and target users, using Chrome`s fullscreen mode and a specially designed image.This clever trick relies on new...
ramnit banking trojan

The Ramnit Banking Trojan Comes Back in v2, Targeting UK Banks

The Ramnit Banking Trojan`s improvements have now been completed as security experts are observing that the latest Ramnit`s version is being distributed via better-organized attacks and oriented mostly in hitting British...
fantom ransomware

The Fantom Ransomware Disguised as a Phony Windows Update Screen

The AVG Technologies security expert, Jakub Kroustek, has recently stumbled across a new piece of ransomware. Dubbed Fantom, it is disguised as a fake Windows Update Screen claiming to be installing...
CryptoTrap Decryption Tool

TrapX Fights Ransomware With CryptoTrap Decryption Tool

A community decryption tool, specially designed to help users and organizations reinforce their security systems, is now available.Dubbed CryptoTrap and launched by the cybersecurity firm TrapX, it misleads hackers and...
Locky Ransomware

DLL Files Are The New Downloader Of Locky Ransomware

The notorious Locky ransomware has recently received an update and it is currently relying on DLL files for its distribution instead of the classic EXE binaries.This particular ransomware has experienced more...
Alma Locker Ransomware

PhishLabs Released a Free Decryptor for Alma Locker Ransomware

A free decryption tool for the recently detected Alma Locker ransomware is now available, thanks to the PhishLabs security company.Alma Locker was first discovered by the Proofpoint security expert, Darien Huss,...
Pegasus Spyware

The Pegasus iPhone Spyware is Being Sold to Governments

The iOS 9.3.5 patch was released yesterday by Apple to fix what the company calls "important security issues". According to reports from Lookout and Citizen Lab, these “issues” are three iOS...
Twitter Virus

Twitoor: The First Android Botnet to Receive Commands From Twitter

A new Android backdoor was discovered to rely on a very creative commands receiving method, ESET researchers report. Named Android/Twitoor, this newly found piece of malware doesn’t connect to a C&C...