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New Android Malware Called SpyDealer Discovered

New Android Malware Called SpyDealer Discovered

A new strain of Malware affecting Android devices has been discovered and it’s hitting smartphones hard in Asia. Researchers at Palo Alto Network discovered the malware named ‘SpyDealer’. It has been using a commercially available rooting app to exfiltrate data from 40 popular Android apps, including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Skype. The threat can also extract a range of other information like contact details as well as being able to record calls made and the surrounding audio. Read More
7 Important Facts About the Petya Ransomware Attack

7 Important Facts About the Petya Ransomware Attack

It was only in May of 2017 that major corporations around the world got hit with the WannaCry ransomware attack. The malware infected thousands of computers, demanding for $300 bitcoins to restore access. Although security patches were released and the attack was contained, today, as of June 28th, two major corporations in the U.S. confirmed through Twitter of their computer networks being compromised. Merck, the largest US drug manufacturer, and DLA Piper, a multinational law firm with 20 offices across the nation reported of being infected by the ransomware now dubbed as Petya. Read More
Stack Clash Vunerability Revealed by Qualys

Stack Clash Vunerability Revealed by Qualys

Researchers from Qualys, a renowned security lab have discovered seven vulnerabilities in Linux and Unix memory management systems. The exploitation of these vulnerabilities could give attackers root access, the ability to corrupt memory or execute an arbitrary code that could leave the user completely helpless. Qualys released reports about the vulnerabilities, and the necessary patches to fix them. In computer architecture, a stack and a heap are part of memory management. Read More
PLATINUM Attacks Intel Active Management Technology

PLATINUM Attacks Intel Active Management Technology

In a post on the Windows Security Blog, Microsoft has detailed how a group called PLATINUM has continued to improve their file transfer tool to target organizations in South and Southeast Asia. PLATINUM is a targeted activity group that will target government organizations, defense institutes, intelligent agencies and telecommunications providers in South and Southeast Asia. The group goes to great lengths to develop covert techniques which will allow them to take on cyber-espionage missions without being noticed. Read More
Wikileaks Vault 7 Release: CherryBlossom

Wikileaks Vault 7 Release: CherryBlossom

Over the past few months, WikiLeaks has been releasing sets of documents in its Vault 7 series, revealing mind-blowing CIA surveillance techniques. From infecting target users with malware to attacking LAN networks of target users, the CIA leaves no leaf unturned to get information. The CherryBlossom release published on the 15th of June, 2017 describes the CherryBlossom firmware project that hacked into commercial WiFi devices and routers to access user information. Read More
Powerpoint Mouseover Malware Exploit

Powerpoint Mouseover Malware Exploit

A new malware attack is doing the rounds. This time it’s a PowerPoint file that triggers a malware download into your system the moment you hover your mouse pointer over the file link. Known as the PowerPoint Mouse-OverExploit, the attack uses the PowerShell code in Microsoft and does not even need you to click on a file; simply hovering your mouse over it will call the necessary code to infect the system. Read More
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