U.S. Government issues alerts about malware and IP addresses linked to North Korean cyber attacks

US-CERT, the Department of Homeland Security team responsible for analyzing cybersecurity threats, has posted a warning about cyber attacks by the North Korean government, which it collectively refers to as “Hidden Cobra.” The technical alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security says a remote administration tool (RAT) called FALLCHILL has been deployed by … Read more

Cyber security expert on new online threat called ‘Reaper’

Reports of a scary new threat to your online security called, Reaper, have come out just in time for Halloween. Robert Jorgensen, a Professor at Utah Valley University, joined Brian Carlson to explain what that means for you. A botnet is a collection of computers or internet connected devices that have been compromised by an … Read more

U.S. moves to ban Kaspersky software in federal agencies amid concerns of Russian espionage.

The U.S. government on Wednesday moved to ban the use of a Russian brand of security software by federal agencies amid concerns the company has ties to state-sponsored cyberespionage activities. In a binding directive, acting homeland security secretary Elaine Duke ordered that federal civilian agencies identify Kaspersky Lab software on their networks. After 90 days, … Read more

HACKER WHO STOPPED WANNACRY CHARGED WITH WRITING BANKING MALWARE

“Just three short months ago, security researcher Marcus Hutchins entered the pantheon of hacker heroes for stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack that ripped through the internet and paralyzed hundreds of thousands of computers. Now he’s been arrested and charged with involvement in another mass hacking scheme—this time on the wrong side. Yesterday authorities detained 22-year-old … Read more

Hackers are targeting hotel Wi-Fi with particularly evil malware

“Just because your hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, it doesn’t mean you have to take it. Hackers may be lurking, looking to compromise your computer, especially if you’re a high priority target staying at luxury hotels around the globe. The DarkHotel hacker group has been active for more than 10 years, ZDNet explains, and they’re back … Read more

CopyCat Malware Infects 14M Android Devices in Ad Fraud Attack

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“Security firm Check Point today disclosed a newly discovered attack against Android devices it calls “CopyCat” that has already claimed at least 14 million victims. The Android CopyCat malware generates revenue for attackers through several mechanisms, including ad fraud and affiliate app installations. “We called it [CopyCat] because it takes credit for installations it didn’t … Read more

Cybersecurity spending outlook: $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021

“Worldwide spending on cybersecurity is predicted to top $1 trillion for the five-year period from 2017 to 2021, according to the Cybersecurity Market Report, published by Cybersecurity Ventures. “IT analyst forecasts are unable to keep pace with the dramatic rise in cybercrime, the ransomware epidemic, the refocusing of malware from PCs and laptops to smartphones … Read more

Microsoft’s Windows warning: Hackers hijacked software updater with in-memory malware

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“Microsoft is warning software vendors to protect their updater processes after discovering a “well-planned, finely orchestrated” attack that hijacked an unnamed editing tool’s software supply chain. As Microsoft’s threat response group explains, the attackers used the update mechanism of a popular but unnamed piece of editing software to gain a foothold in several high-profile technology … Read more

Apple Malware Appears to Be Skyrocketing

“If you’re a Mac user, you might want to look out for an increase of unwanted advertisements popping out from your web browsers. Security firm McAfee released a report this week that showed a big jump in 2016 regarding malware hitting the Mac operating system. The McAfee report said there were 460,000 malware instances affecting … Read more

Beware Google Chrome scam that could inject malware into your computer

“A Google Chrome scam that could infect your computer with malware continues to pose a threat to users, according to cybersecurity experts. Last month security company Proofpoint warned that hackers can inject script into poorly-protected web pages. The script, which targets the Chrome browser on Windows, rewrites the compromised website on the victim’s browser to … Read more