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The popular remote access tool PlugX enjoyed an ascent in popularity in 2014 and is now a go-to malware for attack groups.
Research from Cisco on Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware shows that exploits have been removed from the dropper, indicating that the group behind it will rely instead on exploit kits.
Angler’s unique obfuscation, ability to detect antivirus and virtual machines, encrypted payload and fileless infection have some calling it the most sophisticated exploit kit.
The recent Flash zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits have uncovered the relatively quiet Hanjuan exploit kit, and further exposed the dangers of malvertising.
The third Adobe Flash Player zero day in two weeks is also currently under attack. Researchers at Trustwave found an exploit for it in the HanJuan exploit kit, which could be tied to the group behind the Angler kit.
Researchers at Cisco say that a Flash zero day exploit has compromised 1,800 domains, the majority of those during a 48-hour period last week.
A relatively new Android Trojan that specializes in stealing banking information by intercepting SMS messages has been making the rounds.
There is a new wave of attacks delivering the CTB-Locker or Critroni crypto ransomware, arriving through spam messages with a variety of lures in several different countries. CTB-Locker is one of the newer variants in the crypto ransomware family, a kind of malware that encrypts victims’ hard drives and demands a relatively large payment in order[…]
A cyberespionage campaign pulled off by pro-Syrian hackers against Assad opposition fighters used social engineering to steal military planning documents.