Category Archives: Antivirus

A week in security (December 04 – December 10)

Last week on the blog, we looked at a RIG EK malware campaign, explored how children are being tangled up in money mule antics, took a walk through the world of Blockchain, and gave a rundown of what’s involved when securing … Continue reading

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How cryptocurrency mining works: Bitcoin vs. Monero

Ever wondered why websites that are mining in the background don’t mine for the immensely hot Bitcoin, but for Monero instead? We can explain that. As there are different types of cryptocurrencies, there are also different types of mining. After … Continue reading

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Napoleon: a new version of Blind ransomware

The ransomware previously known as Blind has been spotted recently with a .napoleon extension and some additional changes. In this post, we’ll analyze the sample for its structure, behavior, and distribution method. Analyzed samples 31126f48c7e8700a5d60c5222c8fd0c7 – Blind ransomware (the first … Continue reading

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Interesting disguise employed by new Mac malware HiddenLotus

On November 30, Apple silently added a signature to the macOS XProtect anti-malware system for something called OSX.HiddenLotus.A. It was a mystery what HiddenLotus was until, later that same day, Arnaud Abbati found the sample and shared it with other … Continue reading

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How we can stop the New Mafia’s digital footprint from spreading in 2018

Cybercriminals are the New Mafia of today’s world. This new generation of hackers are like traditional Mafia organizations, not just in their professional coordination, but their ability to intimidate and paralyze victims. To help businesses bring a good security fight … Continue reading

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Cybercriminals vs financial institutions in 2018: what to expect

Introduction – key events in 2017 2017 was a year of great changes in the world of cyberthreats facing financial organizations. Firstly, in 2017 we witnessed a continuation of cyberattacks targeting systems running SWIFT — a fundamental part of the … Continue reading

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Use TeamViewer? Fix this dangerous permissions bug with an update

TeamViewer, the remote control/web conference program used to share files and desktops,  is suffering from a case of “patch it now.” Issued yesterday, the fix addresses an issue where one user can gain control of another’s PC without permission. Windows, … Continue reading

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Internet of Things (IoT) security: what is and what should never be

The Internet has penetrated seemingly all technological advances today, resulting in Internet for ALL THE THINGS. What was once confined to a desktop and a phone jack is now networked and connected in multiple devices, from home heating and cooling … Continue reading

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How to harden AdwCleaner’s web backend using PHP

More and more applications are moving from desktop to the web, where they are particularly exposed to security risks. They are often tied to a database backend, and thus need to be properly secured, even though most of the time … Continue reading

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Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Review of the Year 2017

Introduction The end of the year is a good time to take stock of the main cyberthreat incidents that took place over the preceding 12 months or so. To reflect on the impact these events had on organizations and individuals, … Continue reading

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