Category Archives: Exploits

Malicious PDFs Flood the Web, Lead to Password-Snarfing

SolarMarker makers are using SEO poisoning, stuffing thousands of PDFs with tens of thousands of pages full of SEO keywords & links to redirect to the malware. The pushers behind the SolarMarker backdoor malware are flooding the web with PDFs stuffed with keywords and links that redirect to the password-stealing, credential-snarfing malware. Microsoft Security Intelligence […]

Four Years On: Two-thirds of Global Firms Still Exposed to WannaCry

Over two-thirds (67%) of organizations are still running an insecure Windows protocol largely responsible for the infamous WannaCry and NotPetya attacks of 2017 and 2018, according to new research. Security vendor ExtraHop used its network detection and response (NDR) capabilities to analyze anonymized metadata from an unspecified number of customer networks, in order to better […]

BRATA Malware Poses as Android Security Scanners on Google Play Store

A new set of malicious Android apps have been caught posing as app security scanners on the official Play Store to distribute a backdoor capable of gathering sensitive information. “These malicious apps urge users to update Chrome, WhatsApp, or a PDF reader, yet instead of updating the app in question, they take full control of […]

Ransomware: Beware of 13 Tactics, Tools and Procedures

Ransomware continues to sting numerous organizations, and the problem only seems to be getting worse. So, defenders across every type of targeted organization – including government agencies and private businesses – would do well to have more effective defenses in place. Such defenses would ideally include organizations proactively looking for known ransomware attackers’ tactics, techniques […]

New Hack Lets Attackers Bypass MasterCard PIN by Using Them As Visa Card

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a novel attack that could allow criminals to trick a point of sale terminal into transacting with a victim’s Mastercard contactless card while believing it to be a Visa card. The research, published by a group of academics from ETH Zurich, builds on a study detailed last September that delved into […]