Driven by the profits to be achieved via ransomware, most botnet operators have dropped banking Trojans in favor of supporting and running crypto-locking malware attacks, according to security experts who spoke Wednesday at cybersecurity firm Group-IB's CyberCrimeCon 2020 virtual conference.
The FBI has sent out a private industry alert warning about an increase in attacks using Ragnar Locker ransomware. The operators behind this crypto-locking malware have recently targeted companies that include EDP, Campari and Capcom, researchers note.
The U.K. National Cyber Security Center is warning that nation-state hackers and cybercriminals are exploiting a remote vulnerability in MobileIron's mobile device management tool to target organizations in the country.
The gang operating Trickbot is continuing its activities despite recent takedown efforts, rolling out two updates that make the malware more difficult to kill, according to the security firm Bitdefender.
Ransomware continues to pummel many types of organizations, recently including South Korea's E-Land retail group, French newspaper Paris-Normandie and a Georgia county school system. A ransomware hit against hosting giant Managed.com has resulted in ongoing site outages for numerous others.
The Chinese hacking group "Cicada" is exploiting the critical Zerologon vulnerability in Windows Server as part of a cyberespionage campaign that's mainly targeting Japanese companies' locations around the world, according to the security firm Symantec.
Researchers are warning that many domain name system server implementations are vulnerable to a spoofing attack that allows attackers to redirect, intercept and manipulate traffic. Thankfully, fixes are already arriving for this so-called SAD DNS flaw.
Three state-sponsored advanced persistent threat groups - one Russian, two North Korean - have been targeting companies across the globe involved with COVID-19 vaccine and treatment development, Microsoft says.
The lack of automation and actionable threat intelligence may be preventing enterprises from developing the fully functional Cyber Fusion Centers they envision. Anomali's Mark Alba shares ideas on how to change that.
Researchers at Area 1 Security say a recently uncovered phishing campaign using a message saying that the recipient has been fired from their job is attempting to plant two malware strains - Bazar and Buer - using the Trickbot botnet.
A recently uncovered banking Trojan targeting Android devices can spy on over 150 apps, including those of banks, cryptocurrency exchanges and fintech firms, as a way to gather credentials and other data, according to an analysis by security firm Kaspersky.
Louis Marinos of the European Cybersecurity Agency offers an analysis of the agency's new Threat Landscape 2020 report, which shows how cybercriminals have been advancing their capabilities, adapting quickly and targeting victims.