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Latest malware publications


New cryptojacking worm propagating through AWS at speed

Researchers have identified a new worm spreading through Amazon’s cloud that is stealing user credentials and deploying cryptojacking malware to mine Monero cryptocurrency.

According to researchers at Cado Security, the hacking group known as TeamTNT is responsible for the worm.

TeamTNT has a history of attacking Docker and Kubernetes systems and the group’s latest worm also uses infiltrated instances to scan the internet for misconfigured Docker systems for later attacks.


Ad fraud malware infects 4.6M Android devices

A new threat has been uncovered, infecting over 4.6 million Android devices with ad fraud malware embedded in Google Play apps The threat intelligence team at WhiteOps recently discovered Soraka, a malicious code package infecting over 100 apps on the Google Play store with more than 4.6 million downloads. Soraka, and a related variant named… Read More


Microsoft issues urgent Windows XP patch to prevent WannaCry-style attack

The company does not believe the vulnerability has yet been exploited, but it urges users to update PCs immediately Microsoft has issued a critical Windows update to older machines to prevent a vulnerability which could allow attacks to spread in a similar way to WannaCry. The computing giant has taken the drastic and unusual step… Read More


German chemicals giant Bayer victim of year long cyber attack

It can take one afternoon for hackers to compromise a business’ crown jewels. In April, German chemicals juggernaut Bayer revealed it fended off a year-long attack. Luckily for Bayer, no data was compromised in the sustained breach.


New Android Trojan can infiltrate major international banking apps

“Gustuff” Trojan capable of attacking more than 100 global banking apps, cryptocurrency and marketplace applications, including PayPal and Revolut An Android Trojan capable of plundering fiat from leading international banks and e-commerce sites has been uncovered by cyber security researchers. The trojan, named Gustuff, bypasses security measures via the ‘Accessibility Service’ intended to assist people… Read More