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UCL ransomware attack traced to malvertising campaign

Researchers finger trojan-slinging AdGholas group Security researchers have suggested that the ransomware attack on University College London last week was spread through a "malvertising" campaign.…

Google Removes Two Ztorg Trojans from Play Marketplace

Google removed two apps, Magic Browser, and Noise Detector, that were vehicles for the Ztorg Trojan, Kaspersky Lab said.

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.

This sneaky malware will cause headaches even after it is deleted...

The QakBot/Pinkslipbot banking trojan can still cause headaches even after it's been removed from your system.

IDG Contributor Network: Don’t let Netflix envy cloud your devops judgment

There is a lot of talk about devops these days, particularly how itrsquo;s a Trojan horse for slower IT shops that have struggled to digitize at a fast-enough pace.

But at what cost do you place speed over upholding the integrity and soundness of your software?I recently spoke on a panel at the MIT CIO Symposium called Running IT Like a Factory. One of my co-panelists, the CIO of a major bank, talked a lot about cloud-native companies, and how Netflix does 3,000 releases per month and Amazon does 11,000 releases per year. He also referenced the robustness of AWS and how companies like this can create a ton of value very quickly.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Microsoft Office malware: Banking trojan downloads if you hover over PowerPoint...

Malware gangs add mouse-hover downloads to their arsenal of social engineering tricks to infect PCs.

SambaCry is coming

Not long ago, news appeared online of a younger sibling for the sensational vulnerability EternalBlue.

The story was about a new vulnerability for *nix-based systems – EternalRed (aka SambaCry). On May 30th our honeypots captured the first attack to make use of this particular vulnerability, but the payload in this exploit had nothing in common with the Trojan-Crypt that was EternalBlue and WannaCry.

New Attack Method Delivers Malware Via Mouse Hover

'Mouseover' technique relies on users hovering over hyperlinked text and images in Microsoft PowerPoint files to drop Trojan.

Banking trojan executes when targets hover over link in PowerPoint doc

Novel infection method doesn't require link to be clicked.

Say hello to Dvmap: The first Android malware with code injection

Trojan deletes root access to dodge detection A powerful Android trojan with novel code injection features that posed as a game was distributed through the Google Play Store before its recent removal.…

Google Removes Rooting Trojan Dvmap From Play Store

Google removed a rooting an Android Trojan called Dvmap from Google Play that injects malicious code into an infected devicersquo;s system library.

Dvmap: the first Android malware with code injection

In April 2017 we started observing new rooting malware being distributed through the Google Play Store. Unlike other rooting malware, this Trojan not only installs its modules into the system, it also injects malicious code into the system runtime libraries.