Monthly Archives: March 2017

New Mac ransomware, backdoor threats emerge

Despite the macOS-based malware being paraded around the Internet, researchers are finding it hard to score samples.  By Charlie Osborne | March 2, 2017 Malwarebytes   Malware comes in many forms and guises. Whether financial banking Trojans, worms, viruses, ransomware or spyware, such malicious code is often a threat to consumers and businesses alike. Cyber…
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This old ransomware variant is back – with sneaky new tricks

It's been quiet since 2015, but TorrentLocker has suddenly returned. And this time it wants to steal your passwords too.  By Danny Palmer | March 2, 2017   Cybercriminals are always adding new malicious tricks to ransomware. Image: iStock   A ransomware variant which has been relatively inactive for almost two years is back, and…
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Dridex Trojan updated with AtomBombing evasion techniques

A major upgrade to the malware will potentially cause even more headaches for European banks.  By Charlie Osborne| March 1, 2017 Symantec   The Dridex Trojan has received an upgrade which equips the malware with a new, sophisticated injection technique and evasive capabilities known as AtomBombing. On Tuesday, IBM X-Force researchers disclosed new research which…
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ESET software allows Mac remote code execution attacks

The flaw can be exploited to push root code execution through MiTM attacks.  By Charlie Osborne| March 1, 2017 ESET Researchers have discovered a bug in ESET Endpoint Antivirus software which can be exploited to perform remote execution attacks through the root of Apple Mac systems. This week, a security advisory published by Google Security…
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