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Android 15 Brings Improved Fraud and Malware Protections

Ooda Loop

Google has announced improved security features and AI-powered protections in Android 15, meant to keep users safe from fraud and malware. Play Protect, which scans 200 billion Android apps every day, and which was recently enhanced with real-time code scanning, is getting live threat detection, to expand its on-device AI […]

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Muhstik Malware Targets Message Queuing Services Applications

Aqua Security

Aqua Nautilus discovered a new campaign of Muhstik malware targeting message queuing services applications, specifically the Apache RocketMQ platform. Our investigation revealed that the attackers downloaded the known malware Muhstik onto the compromised instances by exploiting a known vulnerability in the platform.

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GuardZoo Malware Targets Over 450 Middle Eastern Military Personnel 

Ooda Loop

GuardZoo malware is being used to target military personnel from the Middle East. Over 450 victims have been impacted by the malware, with the primary country of infection appearing to […] This ongoing surveillanceware campaign may have started as early as October 2019. It has been connected to a Houthi-aligned actor.

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Kinsing Malware Hides Itself as a Manual Page and Targets Cloud Servers

Tenable

One of the most common cryptomining threats for cloud environments is the Kinsing malware. Kinsing is a notorious malware family active for several years, primarily targeting Linux-based cloud infrastructure. The Kinsing malware uses different locations to stay undetected and hides itself as a system file.

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Cut & Paste Tactics Import Malware to Unwitting Victims 

Ooda Loop

Attackers are tricking people into cutting and pasting malware, infecting their own machines. These actors are using fake browser updates and software fixes to trick users into copying and pasting PowerShell scripts containing malware strains. There […]

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Identities of Cybercriminals Linked to Malware Loaders Revealed

Ooda Loop

European authorities have revealed the identities of eight individuals linked to several disrupted malware loader families. The suspects were involved in the distribution and administration of several campaigns that are known to steal user data and distribute malware, including Bumblebee, IcedID, Pikabot, Smokeloader, and Trickbot.

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The Dark Side of AI in Cybersecurity — AI-Generated Malware

Palo Alto Networks

In a thought-provoking interview on the Threat Vector podcast , Palo Alto Networks researchers Bar Matalon and Rem Dudas shed light on their groundbreaking research into AI-generated malware and shared their predictions for the future of AI in cybersecurity. And there is a bit of a longer version for that answer.

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