Chinese And Russian Cyber Communities Dig Into Malware From April Shadow Brokers Release

As of April 15, the Chinese cyber community had begun to investigate the most recent release of malware from the Shadow Brokers group. Security researchers and cyber actors reversed several of the tools and were particularly interested in the exploit framework (named FUZZBUNCH), the SMB malware (ETERNALBLUE), and the privilege escalation tool (ETERNALROMANCE). Chinese-speaking actors […]

Do We Really Need Anti-Virus Software?

Wave of malware is hitting

The online world is ablaze with a discussion about whether having anti-virus software on a computer could actually pose a greater risk than the malware it is intended to safeguard against. It was Robert O’Callahan, formerly head developer at Mozilla, who got the ball rolling. He advised computer users to disable all virus scanners from […]

FalseGuide Malware Dupes 600,000 Android Users Into Joining Botnet

An estimated 600,000 users have mistakenly downloaded malware from Google Play, the official app store for Android devices. The malware attempts to build a botnet which delivers fraudulent mobile adware and earns money for the cybercriminals who created it. IT security experts from Positive Technologies, ESET, Avast and Tenable Network Security commented below. Alex Mathews, Lead […]

Forcepoint Identify New Banking Malware Variant Targeting The UK

Forcepoint Security Labs has identified a new variant of the Geodo/Emotet banking malware which has been targeting people in the UK. The campaign recorded appeared to peak on 18 April 2017 and primarily targeted email addresses associated with the .UK domain. The subject line of the emails sent varied slightly but the content took the form […]

HipChat Hack

HipChat, Atlassian’s workplace chat platform, was hacked over the weekend. The hackers leveraged a vulnerability in a third-party library that HipChat uses to get in to see messages and content rooms. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer International commented below. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer International: “The security status of ChatOps tools like HipChat is serious […]

Chipotle’s Payment System Hacked

Following the news that Chipotle Mexican Grill’s payment processing system have reportedly been hacked, IT security specialists from Tripwire, AlienVault, McAfee and Balabit commented below. Tim Erlin, VP at Tripwire: “While we may have become numb to these breaches, criminals continue to target point of sale terminals.  As long as compromised credit card data continues to be […]