Chinese Researchers Disrupt Malware Attack That Infected Thousands of PCs

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Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 Netlab said it partnered with tech giant Baidu to disrupt a malware botnet infecting over hundreds of thousands of systems. The botnet was traced back to a group it calls ShuangQiang (also called Double Gun), which has been behind several attacks since 2017 aimed at compromising Windows computers with MBR and VBR bootkits, and… Read more »

Iranian APT Group Targets Governments in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

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Cybersecurity researchers shed light on an Iranian cyber espionage campaign directed against critical infrastructures in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Bitdefender said the intelligence-gathering operations were conducted by Chafer APT (also known as APT39 or Remix Kitten), a threat actor known for its attacks on telecommunication and travel industries in the Middle East to collect personal information that serves the… Read more »

Russian Cyber-Spies use Gmail to control updated ComRAT Malware

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ESET security researchers have discovered a new version of the ComRAT backdoor controlled using the Gmail web interface and used by the state-backed Russian hacker group Turla for harvesting and stealing in attacks against governmental institutions. Using Gmail for command-and-control purposes fits right in with other exploits of the Russian-speaking Turla group (also tracked as Waterbug, Snake, or VENOMOUS BEAR)… Read more »

Προσοχή σε καμπάνιες εξαπάτησης Ηλεκτρονικού Ψαρέματος (Phishing)

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Οι εκστρατείες Phishing εξακολουθούν να χρησιμοποιούν την πανδημία COVID-19 ώστε να ενθαρρύνουν πιθανά θύματα να ακολουθήσουν κακόβουλους συνδέσμους. Σκοπός  τους, η υποκλοπή των διαπιστευτηρίων του χρήστη (username/password) επιτρέποντάς τους να αποκτήσουν πρόσβαση σε λογαριασμούς και δίκτυα που ανήκουν σε άτομα ή/και επιχειρήσεις. Φαίνεται ότι, οι κακόβουλοι χρήστες έχουν επικεντρωθεί στην προσπάθεια απόσπασης εμπιστευτικών πληροφοριών σχετικά… Read more »