Check Point Research Shows Surge In Active Malware Families During First Half of 2016

New Threat Index shows number of malware families targeting business networks has grown 61 percent from January to June 2016, while mobile threats continue to increase rapidly   Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. today published its latest Threat Index, revealing the number of active malware families increased by nearly two-thirds in the first half of 2016, led by […]

Android Malware Redirects Banking Help Calls

“Fakebank” isn’t new malware, but a new version redirects calls to the hacker’s number instead of banking customer support. According to Symantec, it is currently operating in South Korea and Russia. John Gunn, vice president of corporate communications for VASCO Data Security commented below. John Gunn, Vice President of Corporate Communications at VASCO: “Many people mistakenly underestimate […]

Hackers Steal Millions From ATMS Using Connected Device

Taiwan is trying to figure out how hackers managed to trick a network of bank ATMs into spitting out millions. Police said several people wearing masks attacked dozens of ATMs operated by Taiwan’s First Bank on Sunday. They spent a few minutes at each of the machines before making off with the equivalent of $2 million […]

CuteRansomware Using Google Docs As A Launch Platform

A new strain of malware called cuteRansomware has been uncovered that uses a Google Doc generated by cybercriminals to host the decryption key and command-and-control functionality. Travis Smith, Senior Security Research Engineer at Tripwire commented below. Travis Smith, Senior Security Research Engineer at Tripwire: “What makes cuteRansomware interesting is the usage of a well-known cloud service provider […]

DDoS Attacks On Philippine Government Websites

It is being reported that there was a spike in cyber attacks on Philippine government web sites, including a key Malaccañang agency, following the United Nations International Arbitration court’s ruling in favour of the Philippines on the West Philippine Sea territorial dispute. However, it was not clear if the attacks were carried out by parties associated with China […]

$50 Ransomware For Sale On Dark Web

A new strain of malware has been spotted on the dark web that is up for sale for less than $50 for a lifetime licence. The ransomware, named Stampado, gives victims 96 hours to pay the ransom before it starts randomly deleting files from their PC. Security experts provide an insight on this ransomware below.  Wieland Alge, VP and GM EMEA […]