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How the CIA infects air-gapped networks

Sprawling “Brutal Kangarooldquo; spreads malware using booby-trapped USB drives.

This malvertising campaign infected PCs with ransomware without users even clicking...

Users only needed to visit a website compromised with a malicious advert to become infected with Mole ransomware, warn security researchers.

One kind of Android smartphone ransomware is behind a massive rise...

McAfee Labs report says 244 new threats are detected every minute - and that Android is the target in a boom in ransomware attacks.

Ztorg: from rooting to SMS

Irsquo;ve been monitoring Google Play Store for new Ztorg Trojans since September 2016, and have so far found several dozen new malicious apps.

All of them were rooting malware that used exploits to gain root rights on the infected device.
In May 2017, a new Ztorg variant appeared on the Google Play Store – only this this time it wasnrsquo;t a rooting malware but a Trojan-SMS.

12-year-old security hole in Unix-based OSes isn’t plugged after all

“Stack Clashrdquo; poses threat to Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and other OSes.

Honeypots and the Internet of Things

According to Gartner, there are currently over 6 billion IoT devices on the planet. Such a huge number of potentially vulnerable gadgets could not possibly go unnoticed by cybercriminals. As of May 2017, Kaspersky Lab’s collections included several thousand different malware samples for IoT devices, about half of which were detected in 2017.

Login-stealing phishing sites conceal their evil with lots of hyphens in...

Compromised domains target Android users with fake login pages for cloud services.

Nigerian phishing: Industrial companies under attack

In late 2016, the Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team reported on phishing attacks that were primarily targeting industrial companies from the metallurgy, electric power, construction, engineering and other sectors.

As further research demonstrated, this was just part of a bigger story that began much earlier and is unlikely to end any time soon.

​How to use Linux’s built-in USB attack protection

Worried over malicious USB sticks? Linux has you covered with USBGuard.

Fileless malware attack against US restaurants went undetected by most AV

Ongoing campaign shows more hackers are adopting sneaky attack technique.

Can you trust your Android antivirus software? Malicious fake protection apps...

Cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of high-profile cyberattacks like WannaCry in order to trick victims into downloading malware.

Mac ransomware author is giving away malicious code to script kiddies

Ringleader passes 30 per cent of earnings to their stooges Security researchers have discovered a ransomware variant that targets Macs rather than Windows PCs.…