Parallax RAT: Common Malware Payload Promotion in Hackers Forums

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A remote access Trojan named Parallax is being widely distributed through malicious spam campaigns that when installed allow attackers to gain full control over an infected system. Since December 2019, security researcher MalwareHunterTeam has been tracking the samples of the Parallax RAT as they have been submitted through VirusTotal and other malware submissions services. Being offered for as low… Read more »

Sextortion Emails Sent by Emotet Earn 10 Times More Than Necurs

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Sextortion scammers are now targeting potential victims with spam sent to their work emails via the Emotet botnet, a distribution channel 10 times more effective than previous ones according to research published today by IBM X-Force. Sextortion is a type of email scam first seen in the wild during July 2018 when crooks started emailing potential targets and… Read more »

500 Chrome Extensions Caught Stealing Private Data of 1.7 Million Users

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Google removed 500 malicious Chrome extensions from its Web Store after they found to inject malicious ads and siphon off user browsing data to servers under the control of attackers. These extensions were part of a malvertising and ad-fraud campaign that’s been operating at least since January 2019, although evidence points out the possibility that… Read more »

Emotet Malware Now Hacks Nearby Wi-Fi Networks to Infect New Victims

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Emotet, the notorious trojan behind a number of botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks, has found a new attack vector: using already infected devices to identify new victims that are connected to nearby Wi-Fi networks. According to researchers at Binary Defense, the newly discovered Emotet sample leverages a “Wi-Fi spreader” module to scan Wi-Fi networks, and then attempts… Read more »

5 High Impact Flaws Affect Cisco Routers, Switches, IP Phones and Cameras

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Several Cisco-manufactured network equipment have been found vulnerable to five new security vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to take complete control over them, and subsequently, over the enterprise networks they power. Four of the five high-severity bugs are remote code execution issues affecting Cisco routers, switches, and IP cameras, whereas the fifth vulnerability is a… Read more »