Tag Archives: Ransomware

Security news: All-in-one malware out, GovPayNow drops the ball on security, and Newegg suffers a crack | Avast

All-in-one super malware hits the internet
A self-propagating malware mashup has been found lurking online. Called Xbash, the all-in-one malware is thought to be made by crime syndicate Iron Group and boasts of botnet, ransomware, diskwiper, cryptojac…

Security news: More phishing, Canada pays ransom, SMBs are a target | Avast

Data breach in the wild
“Practice what you preach” was clearly not a part of the Swiss-based Veeam’s policy as someone left almost 200GB of data available to anyone online. The unsecured MongoDB server was open from August 31st, 2018 to September 9th,…

New Google software, new smartphone flaws, and the high cost of ransomware | Avast

A slice of Pie
Grabbing headlines this week was the release of Google’s Android 9 Pie software, which started rolling out on Tuesday to Google Pixel phones. Standard whiz-bang OS enhancements aside, from a security perspective, here’s what we found no…

A game that cryptojacks, a town under seige, and more data breaches | Avast

Steam game found to be secretly cryptomining
“Malicious cryptomining has become so popular among cybercriminals that it has earned its own name: cryptojacking,” states Avast security evangelist Luis Corrons. “It is one of the most popular ways to make…

Build-your-own banking trojan, ransomware on the high seas, and SIM card chaos | Avast

Source code to Exobot banking trojan leaked
“This has happened in the past, and it poses a risk as we saw in the case of the infamous Mirai botnet,” says Avast Security Evangelist Luis Corrons, speaking to the news that the source code to a potent ban…

Ransomware strain evolves, RATs cause mischief, and yet another data breach strikes | Avast

Magniber ransomware grows stronger and scarier
The Magniber strain of ransomware is back, stronger than before, and starting to spread through much of Asia. Cybersecurity experts are taking note of the substantial changes the malware has undergone ov…