Category Archives: Exploits

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 […]

This ‘off the shelf’ Tor backdoor malware is now a firm favorite with ransomware operators

SystemBCis making its mark as a popular tool used in high-profile ransomware campaigns. A Remote Access Trojan (RAT) on sale in underground forums has evolved to abuse Tor when maintaining persistence on infected machines. On Thursday, Sophos Labs’ Sivagnanam Gn and Sean Gallagher revealed ongoing research into the malware, which has been in the wild […]