Expert Advise On New ‘Unremovable’ xHelper Malware

Fake EFF Domain to Serve Espionage Malware

Over the past six months, the xHelper Android malware strain has made a name for itself after popping up on the radar of several antivirus companies, and annoying users thanks to a self-reinstall mechanism that has made it near impossible to remove. First spotted back in March but slowly expanded to infect more than 32,000 devices by […]

Experts Insight On Adwind jRAT Variant

Operation PawnStorm uses Java vulnerability

Security researchers became aware of a new variant of Adwind jRAT, a remote access Trojan that uses Java to take control and collect data from a user’s machine–namely login credentials. Malware that takes advantage of common Java functionality is notoriously difficult to detect or detonate in a sandbox for the simple fact that Java is […]

Experts Reactions Facebook Portal Vulnerability

RBS signs up to Facebook

It has been reported that developer and digital explorer Jane Manchun Wong has discovered an unnerving “feature” in Facebook’s giant’s smart display. Wong has successfully added another user’s photo album to her own Portal’s Superframe. The problem is Facebook states that a person can only add photo albums to Portal’s screensaver that are part of their Facebook account. Wong reported […]

Experts Reactions On North Korean Malware Found On Indian Nuclear Plants Network

It has been reported the network of one of India’s nuclear power plants was infected with malware created by North Korea’s state-sponsored hackers, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) confirmed today. Several security researchers identified the malware as a version of Dtrack, a backdoor trojan developed by the Lazarus Group, North Korea’s elite hacking unit.

21 Million Logins For Top 500 Firms Offered On The Dark Web

Dark Web

According to a recent report by ImmuniWeb, more than 21 million login credentials stolen from Fortune 500 companies have been found in various places on the dark web, many of them already cracked and available in plaintext form. Most of them were from tech companies, closely followed by organisations in the financial industry. Entities in the healthcare, energy, […]

Experts Comments: Phishing Campaign Targets Precision Engineering Company

Mass Phishing Campaign

BleepingComputer reported that attackers have targeted precision companies in Italy with phishing that is difficult to spot. The final payload is a fileless trojan that harvests credentials. The campaign used a legitimate-looking Microsoft Excel spreadsheet embedded with exploit code that moves silently to infect the computer. Unlike the run-of-the-mill methods of infection that involve a Microsoft Office document, […]

Threat Spotlight: Cyberattacks Against Schools

Healthcare Organisations Suffer one Cyberattack per month

A new school year is underway, and cyberattacks against schools are increasing dramatically. This year has already seen almost as many incidents as the previous two years combined, according to Barracuda analysis of data compiled by the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center (K-12 CRC), which has been tracking reported attacks against U.S. schools since 2016. There have been 301 […]

The World’s First Internet Domain Name Provider Confirms Data Breach – Expert Reactions

It has been reported that top domain name registrars, and are asking customers to reset their passwords after discovering an intrusion in August 2019 in which customer account information was accessed. “On October 16, 2019, determined that a third-party gained unauthorised access to a limited number of its computer systems in late August 2019, and as a result, account […]

GTP And The Evolution Of Roaming

Mobile traffic using GPRS Tunnelling Protocol (GTP) has exploded over the last couple years, largely due to elimination of international roaming price barriers that previously discouraged subscribers from using the service. Global international roaming traffic – voice and data – is expected to grow 32X by 2022 and to reach over 1.5 Mb per subscriber […]