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.

Protecting Hadoop Clusters From Malware Attacks

Cloudera Engineering

Two new strains of malware– XBash and DemonBot –are targeting Apache Hadoop servers for Bitcoin mining and DDOS purposes. This blog post describes the mechanism this malware uses and offers specific actions to protect your Hadoop-based clusters. A History of Hadoop Malware.

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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

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. Ahn adds that Android malware is becoming more advanced.

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 […].

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.

9 types of malware and how to recognize them

CTOvision

Grimes explain 9 types of malware and how they can affect you on CSO Online : People tend to play fast and loose with security terminology. However, it’s important to get your malware classifications straight because knowing how various types of malware spread is vital to containing and removing them. This concise malware […]. Read Roger A.

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.

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

What Darktrace finds: 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

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

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 […].

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 malware then uses the build process (and its resulting artifacts) to spread itself.

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.

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.

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. By Bob Gourley.

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.

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.

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. Here’s use case #19: Block and quarantine zero-day malware in the cloud. Support quarantine workflows that are malware-centric.

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.

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

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

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.

Hacks, cracks, and malware attacks – July 2019 

TechTalk

Each month, we’ll take a look at what’s happening on the front lines of the battle against various types of cyber-attacks, new variants of malicious software, phishing and other scams, vulnerability exploits, and other threats to the security of your networks, systems, and data.

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.

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.

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.”.

Corporate Installed Malware: Security Tools

taos

First Published: April 4, 2017, By Mark McCullough?—?Technical Technical Consultant Former Mozilla developer, Robert O’Callahan recently joined the growing chorus of those openly stating that anti-virus products cause more security harm than they prevent.

Malware Analysis using Osquery | Part 3

AlienVault

In part 1 of this blog series, we analyzed malware behaviour, and, in part 2 , we learned how to detect persistence tricks used in malware attacks. Imagine your company is being targeted by one of the latest threats and you want to detect the activity the malware is performing.

Malware Analysis using Osquery Part 2

AlienVault

In the first part of this series, we saw how you can use Osquery to analyze and extract valuable information about malware’s behavior. In this post, we are going to see another common technique that malware uses persistence. Here is an example of OilRig malware.

Tales From the SOC: Hunting for Persistent Malware

Palo Alto Networks

Here’s an exclusive preview of how we’ve used Cortex XDR to hunt, identify, and remediate a piece of persistent malware. How to hunt for persistent malware. In the below screenshot, oMO.exe is identified as malware, which is why it shows up in red.

Stegoloader Malware: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

SecureWorks

Stegoloader Malware: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Its Path to Infiltrating Systems and Extracting Data Learn more about Stegoloader, a stealthy malware family that has been active since 2013 and yet is relatively unknown. Fundamentals

Outmaneuvering Advanced and Evasive Malware Threats

SecureWorks

Outmaneuvering Advanced and Evasive Malware Threats What are Advanced and Evasive Threats? Learn how advanced malware protection is designed to continuously monitor for, offload, and detonate files safely away from the main environment. Fundamentals

Malware Analysis using Osquery Part 1

AlienVault

In this blog series, we’ll analyze different malware families, looking at the types of events generated on the endpoint and how we can use Osquery to detect them. The dropper spreads through email phishing and downloads the malware using a malicious Office macro.

Malware Uses Your PC to send 30K Sextortion Emails Per Hour

CTOvision

First developed to distribute various malware like Gandcrab, Pony, and Pushdo to email users for the purpose of turning victim accounts into hosts for fraudulent cryptomining operations, Phorpiex now has a new trick up its sleeve. The Phorpiex (aka Trik) botnet has existed for almost 10 years.

SecureAge Integrates Artificial Intelligence Powered APEX Anti-Malware Engine in VirusTotal

DevOps.com

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