Weekly threat roundup: macOS, VMware and SolarWinds
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Weekly threat roundup: macOS, VMware and SolarWinds

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
4 Feb 2021
Agent Tesla malware evades security controls to infect systems
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Agent Tesla malware evades security controls to infect systems

The weakest link in malware prevention is still the average user
3 Feb 2021
Ransomware payments are declining as more victims refuse to pay
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Ransomware payments are declining as more victims refuse to pay

Coveware data shows that the average payment decreased by 34% to £112,800 in the fourth quarter of 2020
3 Feb 2021
Europol takes down 'dangerous' Emotet botnet
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Europol takes down 'dangerous' Emotet botnet

Experts urge businesses to stay vigilant as it's unlikely Emotet is down for good
28 Jan 2021
Security researchers targeted by North Korean hackers
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Security researchers targeted by North Korean hackers

The social engineering campaign involves establishing a social media presence as well as a fake research blog
26 Jan 2021
Wormable Android malware is spreading through WhatsApp
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Wormable Android malware is spreading through WhatsApp

The new strain poses as a Huawei app which users are tricked into downloading from a fake Google Play Store link
25 Jan 2021
QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware
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QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware

The Monero-mining malware doesn't steal data but consumes large amounts of CPU and memory
22 Jan 2021
School laptops sent by government arrive loaded with malware
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School laptops sent by government arrive loaded with malware

Calls grow for Gavin Williamson to resign as the Department for Education urgently investigates
21 Jan 2021
SolarWinds hackers first breached systems in September 2019
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SolarWinds hackers first breached systems in September 2019

The company is facing a class action lawsuit filed by its shareholders
12 Jan 2021
Android malware vendor teams with marketer to promote new malware
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Android malware vendor teams with marketer to promote new malware

Rogue malware can take over devices and exfiltrate data, warns researchers
11 Jan 2021
Updated Emotet toolkit ends 2020 as most dangerous malware
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Updated Emotet toolkit ends 2020 as most dangerous malware

The banking trojan has climbed back to the top of Check Point's Global Threat Index
7 Jan 2021
ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency
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ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency

The year-long campaign comprises a custom-written remote access tool and fully-fledged marketing operation
6 Jan 2021
Researchers turn an air-gapped system into a Wi-Fi transmitter
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Researchers turn an air-gapped system into a Wi-Fi transmitter

Malware planted on computers could use electromagnetic signals from memory to transfer data wirelessly
17 Dec 2020
Malware found on popular Facebook, Instagram and Vimeo browser extensions
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Malware found on popular Facebook, Instagram and Vimeo browser extensions

Chrome and Edge extensions laced with malware have already been installed three million times
17 Dec 2020
Microsoft blocks customer access to malicious SolarWinds binaries
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Microsoft blocks customer access to malicious SolarWinds binaries

The firm has moved to quarantine potential threats as reports emerge of the role of Microsoft 365 in the devastating breach
16 Dec 2020
Android and iOS users blackmailed by 'Goontact' spyware
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Android and iOS users blackmailed by 'Goontact' spyware

The malware targets users of illicit sites and steals personal information stored on their mobile devices
16 Dec 2020
Python-based malware steals Outlook files and browser credentials
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Python-based malware steals Outlook files and browser credentials

PyMicropsia also uses Keanu Reeves to steal your information
15 Dec 2020
Subway UK customers targeted by Trickbot hackers
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Subway UK customers targeted by Trickbot hackers

Phishing emails that contained usernames suggests hackers gained access to customer data
14 Dec 2020
What is hacktivism?
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What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience
9 Dec 2020
Power banks could infect your smartphone with malware
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Power banks could infect your smartphone with malware

Chinese ministry warns that power banks could infect devices with trojans to that steal personal data
9 Dec 2020
Zero-click 'wormable' RCE flaw uncovered in Microsoft Teams
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Zero-click 'wormable' RCE flaw uncovered in Microsoft Teams

Researcher complains that Microsoft underscored the significance of the flaw, which could be triggered without user interaction
8 Dec 2020
IoT privacy and security concerns
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IoT privacy and security concerns

We take a look at what's needed to really secure internet-connected devices
7 Dec 2020
Malspam campaigns distributing QakBot on the rise
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Malspam campaigns distributing QakBot on the rise

Ransomware as a service is also becoming increasingly accessible via social media
7 Dec 2020
Businesses told to guard against PowerPepper Windows exploit
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Businesses told to guard against PowerPepper Windows exploit

DeathStalker hacking group is using the in-memory backdoor to steal sensitive data
4 Dec 2020