Threat Alert: Fileless Malware Executing in Containers

Aqua Security

Our cyber research team detected a new type of attack that executes and runs malware straight from memory in containers, thus evading common defenses and static scanning. We found four container images in Docker Hub designed to execute fileless malware attacks.

GitHub-hosted malware calculates Cobalt Strike payload from Imgur pic

CTOvision

A new strand of malware uses Word files with macros to download a PowerShell script from GitHub. This PowerShell script further downloads a legitimate image file from image hosting service Imgur […]. News GitHub

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Uncover Malware Payload Executions Automatically with Tracee

Aqua Security

Now, Tracee is much more than just a system call tracer , it’s a powerful tool that can be used to perform forensic investigations and dynamic analysis of binaries – both are incredibly useful when looking for hidden malware.

Threat Alert: Kinsing Malware Attacks Targeting Container Environments

Aqua Security

Container Vulnerability Cloud Native Security Malware AttacksLately we’ve been witnessing a rise in the number of attacks that target container environments. We’ve been tracking an organized attack campaign that targets misconfigured open Docker Daemon API ports. This persistent campaign has been going on for months, with thousands of attempts taking place nearly on a daily basis. These are the highest numbers we’ve seen in some time, far exceeding what we have witnessed to date.

Recorded Future: Cobalt Strike and Metasploit accounted for a quarter of all malware C2 servers in 2020

CTOvision

Cobalt Strike and Metasploit, two penetration testing toolkits usually employed by security researchers, have been used to host more than a quarter of all the malware command and control (C&C) […].

Google Play is an ‘order of magnitude’ better at blocking malware

The Parallax

During a month that’s seen Android malware new and old plague the world’s most popular mobile operating system, Google says its Play Store is becoming more civilized and less like the Wild West. You have a lower probability of being infected by malware from Play than being hit by lightning,” Ahn says. A Google representative says the company detects “most” malware successfully uploaded to Google Play “within a day.” Ahn adds that Android malware is becoming more advanced.

Scan Container Images for Vulnerabilities & Hidden Malware with Aqua Wave

Aqua Security

With an ever-evolving threat landscape, bad actors increasingly target container infrastructure, installing sophisticated malware into images that changes its behavior to evade detection.

Dispelling Myths Around SGX Malware

Symantec

SGX-based malware may not be as troublesome as believed. We'll explain why that is and how Symantec is ready to deal with such malware if they were to appear

Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?

CTOvision

In hindsight, the blog post should have been titled “Are you ready for state-sponsored zombie malware attacks?” Zombie malware combines the most deadly aspects of malware and zombie computers into one horrible mess. Typically malware gets […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber Security Cyber Threats Internet of Things News Robots Cybersecurity Malware

Interview on Automated Malware Removal

CTOvision

Three Questions on Automated Malware Removal with Bob Gourley, Cognitio Corp and CTOVision. While there’s still an emphasis – and related spending – on malware detection, most incident response teams are actually overwhelmed by vast number of security alerts they receive. Effective malware detection is important, but only paired with response and removal can companies effectively prevent the malware that will enter the system from doing damage. By Bob Gourley.

Preinstalled mobile malware steals money in emerging markets

TechBeacon

Phones branded “ Tecno ” —made by Shenzhen Transsion Holdings—appear to be preinstalled with malware. Smartphone users in emerging markets are being ripped off by suspiciously cheap handsets. Security, Information Security, Security Blogwatch, Privacy

Over Two-Thirds of Q1 Malware Hidden by HTTPS

CTOvision

Over two-thirds of malware detected in the first three months of the year was hidden in HTTPS encrypted tunnels in a bid to evade traditional AV, according to Watchguard. The security […].

Dell Data Protection Protected Workspace & Malware Prevention

CTOvision

The video below explores DDP Protected Workspace and uniquely addresses healthcare regulations related to malware prevention. The evolution of malware has gone from low sophistication, such as script kiddies, to nation states (tier 1), who are more skilled and who specifically target individuals, or industries with data they intend to infiltrate. The malware is from external agents. Malware is all new, and we need to focus on containment and isolation.

Android Agent Smith mobile malware hits millions of devices

CTOvision

Mobile malware dubbed Agent Smith has infected about 25 million devices, mainly in India and other Asian countries, but other countries have also been affected, including the UK and US, according to security researchers at Check Point Software Technologies. Disguised as a Google-related application, the malware exploits known Android vulnerabilities and automatically replaces installed apps […].

Microsoft says new Dexphot malware infected more than 80,000 computers

CTOvision

Microsoft security engineers detailed today a new malware strain that has been infecting Windows computers since October 2018 to hijack their resources to mine cryptocurrency and generate revenue for the attackers. Named Dexphot, this malware reached its peak in mid-June this year, when its botnet reached almost 80,000 infected computers.

Mirai malware infects CCTV camera

Darktrace

With cyber-attacks on the IoT devices becoming increasingly prevalent, this blog post details how Darktrace’s AI identified the Mirai malware in an Internet-connected CCTV camera, breaking down each stage of the attack life cycle

New Grelos skimmer variant reveals overlap in Magecart group activities, malware infrastructure

CTOvision

A new variant of a skimmer has revealed the increasingly muddy waters associated with tracking groups involved in Magecart-style attacks. On Wednesday, researchers from RiskIQ described how a new Grelos […]. News RiskIQ

New Video: Automating Your Cyber Defenses Including Malware Removal

CTOvision

The video at this link and embedded below provides an overview of conclusions from CTOvision research into ways to automate the removal of cyber threats (including malware) from your enterprise. Analysis Big Data Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security DoD and IC Strategy The Future Trends Video Automation Chief information security officer CISO Computer security Malware By Bob Gourley.

Covid-19 panic brings misinfo, malware, unintended consequences

TechBeacon

From misinformation spread by your Facebook friends, through malware distribution, to the DDoS’ing of health agencies. The novel coronavirus is affecting the world of infosec. Security, Information Security, Security Blogwatch

Phishing Campaign Uses Fake Google reCAPTCHA to Distribute Malware

CTOvision

Sucuri researchers discovered that the campaign sent out malicious emails masquerading as a confirmation for a recent transaction. Digital attackers deployed this disguise in the hopes that employees at the targeted bank would click on a link to a malicious PHP file out of alarm. That file was responsible for loading a fake 404 error […]. Cyber Security News

Crypto-Mining Malware Outsmarting Image Scanners

Aqua Security

In previous crypto-mining attacks, we observed hackers investing little to no effort in hiding their malicious activities. They just ran the malicious container with all of its scripts and configuration files in clear text. This made the analysis of their malicious intent fairly easy. Container Security Image Vulnerability Scanning

HP aims to secure its PC portfolio with Sure Sense malware blocker

CTOvision

HP on Tuesday announced a bevy of PC updates and new features, as well as the formal release of HP Sure Sense, the company’s new software that uses AI to prevent and block malware in near-real-time, including ransomware and previously unknown malware.

5 Ways Advanced Malware Evades the Sandbox

SecureWorks

5 Ways Advanced Malware Evades the Sandbox Five Techniques You Can Do To Prepare for Evasive Advanced Malware Learn the five ways advanced malware evades detection and recommended techniques you can do to prepare for them. Fundamentals

What Can You Do About Malware In The Cloud?

CTOvision

Malware exists even there - and it spreads fast. And like any system with a physical backend, the cloud can easily be subject to a wide range of vulnerabilities - including malware. But malware on the cloud is a very real, and very present threat. The problem is that the malware components aren’t identifiable through traditional scanning simply because they aren’t assembled as malware until the moment of attack.Some exploits appear to be benign.”.

Untrusted Docker Hub Images Found with Monero Cryptojacking Malware

The New Stack

The post Untrusted Docker Hub Images Found with Monero Cryptojacking Malware appeared first on The New Stack. A security team from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 has unearthed six containers that were housed on Docker Hub that, once instantiated, were activated by unknown parties to mine the Monero cryptocurrency. Thus far, the creators of these images have generated at least $36,000 worth of Monero currency using the computers of unsuspecting victims, the researchers have determined.

Article: Q&A on the Book Cybersecurity Threats, Malware Trends and Strategies

InfoQ Articles

The book Cybersecurity Threats, Malware Trends and Strategies by Tim Rains provides a overview of the threat landscape over a twenty year period. It provides insights and solutions that can be used to develop an effective cybersecurity strategy and improve vulnerability management.

Trojan malware is back and it’s the biggest hacking threat to your business

CTOvision

Trojan malware attacks against business targets have rocketed in the last year, as cybercriminals alter their tactics away from short-term gain and in-your-face ransomware attacks towards more subtle, long-term campaigns with the aim of stealing information including banking information, personal data, and even intellectual property.

A peek into malware analysis tools

AlienVault

So, what is malware analysis and why should I care? With the commercialization of cybercrime, malware variations continue to increase at an alarming rate, and this is putting many a defender on their back foot. Malware analysis — the basis for understanding the inner workings and intentions of malicious programs — has grown into a complex mix of technologies in data science and human interpretation.

A peek into malware analysis tools

AlienVault

So, what is malware analysis and why should I care? With the commercialization of cybercrime, malware variations continue to increase at an alarming rate, and this is putting many a defender on their back foot. Malware analysis — the basis for understanding the inner workings and intentions of malicious programs — has grown into a complex mix of technologies in data science and human interpretation.

Cryptomining Malware Using NSA Hacking Code is Spreading Rapidly

Lacework

The post Cryptomining Malware Using NSA Hacking Code is Spreading Rapidly appeared first on Lacework. Blog bitcoin cloud threats malwareThe combination of an anonymous currency and leaked government security exploits have led to a rising new threat for system administrators. While cybercriminals have long featured an assortment of ideologically driven activists or rising stars hoping to make a name for themselves with their peers, the vast majority of them are motivated by money.

Smart Cloud Security: Block and Quarantine Zero-day Malware in the Cloud

Netskope

The complexity of different types of malware continues to grow and zero-day malware is often missed by traditional security solutions. Netskope customers have deployed our unified, cloud-native platform to enforce policies across SaaS, IaaS, and the web to block and quarantine zero-day malware in the cloud as well as other critical use cases. Here’s use case #19: Block and quarantine zero-day malware in the cloud. Support quarantine workflows that are malware-centric.

GitHub Open Source Projects Entangled by the Octopus Malware Scanner

The New Stack

That’s significant because the malware doesn’t just target an application, it targets the entire supply chain — from development to delivery. This new attack was first discovered on March 9, when GitHub received a message from a security researcher regarding GitHub repositories that were actively serving malware. This malware then uses the build process (and its resulting artifacts) to spread itself.

Cryptojacking Malware Gets Creative with Variable Names

Lacework

This malware sample may unlock your variable naming writer’s block. The post Cryptojacking Malware Gets Creative with Variable Names appeared first on Lacework. Have you ever tried using your favorite foods? We hadn’t either until we came across this one. This Bash script was seen following the Confluence exploits we recently blogged about. The unique variable naming isn’t the only thing that caught our eye. The script uses [.]. Read More.

Fast and stealthy malware attempts to steal public data from government organization

Darktrace

Darktrace’s Immune System recently detected Glupteba malware attempting to steal sensitive information from a government organization. This blog post details how targeted and autonomous actions from Darktrace Antigena would have contained the attack

PcTechmate: Automating repair of malware ridden systems

CTOvision

Signature based solutions are being bypassed by malware every day. The pervasiveness and sophistication of modern malware is damaging computers to a point where expert int. Problem: Everyone is in agreement that today’s antivirus software alone is no longer a viable solution by itself. The most recent reports from Symantec and McAfee have publicly said “Do not rely solely on our products to protect your computer.” Face it, the bad guys are winning.