Tag Archives: Malware

Android Malware Infects Router Via DNS Hijacking

Security researchers have disclosed a new Android Malware, It uses victims’ devices to infect WiFi routers and funnel any users of the network to malicious sites. The malware doesn’t target users directly – instead its goal is to facilitate further attacks by turning victims into accomplices. Security Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, who discovered the malware and dubbed… Read More »

Pirate Bay hit by malvertising attack – drops Cerber ransomware

Popular torrent site “The Pirate Bay” , recently struck with a massive Malvertising attack. In this campaign when users were accessing this torrent site, they were redirected to landing pages for the Magnitude exploit kit, where they were infected with the notorious Cerber ransomware. This is part of the same Magnitude EK malvertising campaigns we have documented… Read More »

Fake ‘Google Chrome Update’ Malware Hits Android

Security research team from Zscaler technology  has reported new Android Infostealer malware which is capable of harvesting call logs, SMS data, browser history and banking information and sending them to a remote command and control server. According to the team The malware, which disguises itself as a Google Chrome update, also has the ability to go unseen by… Read More »

Bank Hacking Malware Discovered – Leaves 11,000 Global Financial Institutions on High Alert

Recently we have seen continuous attacks on Bangladeshi Banks, On Saturday Hackers Stolen $80 Million From Bangladeshi Central Bank . According to the security researchers at British defence contractor BAE Systems Over ten thousand banks and financial institutions are being urged to remain vigilant after the secure Swift (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system – used to… Read More »

Vigilante Hacker’s Next Target To Get Control Of 150,000 Home Routers

Vigilante Hackers are once again in the news, Previously also they took initiative as a White Hat Hacker to secure  home based routers. Last year they hacked more than 10,000 routers and reported flaw in the firmware to secure the routers. Nowadays their are so may home routers available with little to no security. Hackers can… Read More »

Open Source Based New Ransomware Spotted

Recent days Ransomware has become a highly rewarding business for cybercriminals, Now they are taking interested in building their own malware. For this they are adopting open-source code and Malwares. One more ransomware is spotted by security researchers. Magic ransomware based on open-source code has been spotted in the wild recently, they encrypt user files and ads a… Read More »

Malware found in Payment Systems of Hyatt Hotels

Chicago based Hyatt Hotels Corporation is notifying its customers that credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been stolen after they found malware on the computers that process customer payments. As of now Hyatt Hotels operates more than 600 properties in 52 countries, Which includes Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Andaz, Hyatt Centric, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Place,… Read More »

Man Charged for Hacking Celebrity Emails Which Contains Movie Scripts

A 23-year old man from the Bahamas has been charged due to involvement into hacking of the email accounts of celebrities, After this attack he managed to steal private files, including scripts for movies and TV shows, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday. According to the suspect Alonzo Knowles, aka “Jeff Moxey,” he used… Read More »

Most Successful Macro Malware Has Returned: Intel Security

Most successful threats in the 1990s Macro malware has returned to focus as a persistent threat targeting organisations, Intel Security reports. It is infecting machines through compromised Microsoft Word documents which is being spread through spam email campaigns, malicious web pages, and drive-by downloads. McAfee Labs Threats Report: November 2015 reveals that macro malware has seen a great increase over the past… Read More »

“Rootnik Trojan” Android Malware Abuses Root Tool to Steal Information

Researchers identified an Android  Trojan named “Rootnik” which is being used to steal information from Android devices. According to researchers It uses a customised commercial root tool “Root Assistant” to gain root access on Android devices.By reverse engineering and repackaging this tool, the creators of Rootnik successfully stole at least five exploits that give them root… Read More »