Hacker behind UNNAMED1989/WeChat Ransomware finally arrested

The beginning of December 2018 was a tense time in China, for both online users and cybersecurity specialists because of one really persistent and widespread threat called UNNAMED1989, or also known as WeChat ransomware. This cryptovirus managed to infect over 100k computers within then matter of a few days, demanding for 110 Chinese yuan ($16 … Continued

New complex miner threatens Linux users

Cryptomining is a considerably new malware, which still is being explored by cyber specialists and crooks, unfortunately. These silent crypto viruses make perfect threats because of the sophisticated obfuscation techniques that keep them undetectable, widespread and easy dissemination, and no need for any interaction/initiation from the infected victim. Windows users are used to warnings of new miner … Continued

GandCrab v5 ransomware is back with new features

This fall has not only brought us rain, cold and colorful leaves, but also the notorious GandCrab ransomware back, this time even more improved and vicious. GandCrab v5 just showed up on September 24, 2018, roaming around and encrypting precious personal files all around the globe, but mainly Central Europe. After getting rather upset about … Continued

KODI add-ons spread cryptomining virus, ESET warns

These past years online streaming services almost completely took over the regular cable TVs allowing people to access their favorite shows and movies anywhere on any device, therefore with the increasing demand, various streaming services started to pop out offering comfort and entertainment in their own ways. One of them was Kodi, which today is facing … Continued

IRL app – a fun app for teens or a hidden mobile malware

These past months have brought a lot of attention from and to this, at the first glance innocent-looking, a mobile application called IRL app. IRL, which stands for ‘In Real Life’, was designed to send invitations to friends to hang out in reality with each other with various theme suggestions based on interests, area, holidays … Continued

Advisorsbot malware downloader is spreading rapidly via malspam

Last week Proofpoint researchers presented a malware discovery dubbed , which attacked banks and other finance-related companies via millions of bogus email messages (similar to Locky ransomware). The registered features, of Marap (reversed “param“) virus, were very similar to Trojan activity because after the infection it would download further modules and payloads, but what was interesting, … Continued

DeepLocker – the new Artificial Intelligence powered malware

For the past few decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has been increasingly taking over more and more tasks not only in the science/cyber world but our everyday lives as well. Logistics, medical diagnostics, statistics, economy, mathematics are now unimaginable without this machine intelligence, which at times acts like a sort of form of entertainment seeing computer trying to … Continued

Bitfi hacked? McAfee in denial?

As you may have heard last week, John McAfee a statement that his new Bitfi wallet is the world’s first impossible to hack device. He was so sure that offered $100,000 bounty reward for someone who will actually manage to hack the Bitfi, ending with a rotund expression “Money talks, bulls**t walks”. Of course, this … Continued

Rakhni – the new crypto mining ransomware

Cybersecurity specialists recently started noticing a lot of old malware like SmokeLoader, Zacinlo coming back to life with updated variants, most adding crypto miners to their other functions. The good old Rakhni (from 2013) was caught by the doing the same. Rakhi’s developers fell for the crypto trend and enhanced the ransomware with a crypto … Continued

Malware attacks decrease 20% during FIFA World Cup matches

Yesterday, anti-spyware software SpyHunter creator  that malware infections during the FIFA World Cup 2018 dropped around 20% worldwide, except for Russia (the host country) where they increased 5.98%.   EnigmaSoft analysis of the global SpyHunter reports showed that the virus infections during the last month decrease 19.88% on average whenever there’s a World soccer championship … Continued

Syscoin’s hacked GitHub account spreads virus

On June 14th, 2018 Syscoin reported on their that all users who have downloaded Windows Syscoin 3.0.4.1 installer should immediately read the . The message revealed that Syscoin’s Github account has been broken into and the Windows client was replaced with a malicious Arkei Stealer which logs wallet private keys and passwords. But the problem … Continued

FBI arrests 74 BEC scammers worldwide

Dark times have finally come to the virtual world criminals: FBI officially arrested 74 online scammers involved in the Business Email Compromising (BEC) crimes globally during the 6 months long ‘Operation Wire Wire’. The most lawbreakers were from the US (42) and Nigeria (29) and less in Mauritius (3), Canada (3) and Poland (3). Moreover, … Continued

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