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First Ever Data Stealing Malware Found Using Intel AMT Tool to Bypass Firewall

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment June 9, 2017

Really not hard for a well-funded state-sponsored hacking group to break into corporate sites and compromise systems with malware, but what’s challenging to them is to keep that back door and its communication undetectable from a firewall and other network monitoring applications. However, a cyber-espionage group known as “Platinum, ” that is positively targeting governmental […]

Beware! Microsoft PowerPoint Hack Installs Malware Without Requiring Macros

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment June 8, 2017

“Disable macros and always be extra careful when you manually permit it while opening Microsoft Office Word documents. ” You might have heard of precedent security warning multiple times on the Internet as hackers usually leverage this decade old macros-based cracking technique to hack computer systems through specially crafted Microsoft Office files, particularly word, attached […]

Slack, Telegram and Other Chat Apps Being Used as Malware Control Channels

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment June 7, 2017

Third party chat platforms like Slack, Discord, and Telegram are in risk as cybercriminals utilize them to create command-and-control (C&C) infrastructure for malware functions. Researchers at Trend Micro took a closer look at platforms including conversation programs, self-hosted chat clients, and social networks to see whether their program programming interfaces (APIs) could be turned into […]

Turla (Malware) Uses Instagram in Latest offensive Wave

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment June 7, 2017

Turla has been targeting authorities, government officials and diplomats for years, according to an analysis by ESET, and have been using watering hole techniques to redirect potentially interesting sufferer to their C&C infrastructure since at least 2014. Lately, Turla has recently been keen on targeting those visiting embassy sites, with nearly all websites which may […]

Wanna-Cry Ransomware Hit Windows 7

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment May 30, 2017

The most machines hit by the WannaCry ransomware worm in the cyber-attack earlier in may were running Windows 7, security organizations suggest. Much more than 97% of the infections seen by Kaspersky Lab and 66% of those seen by BitSight used the older software. WannaCry started spreading in mid-May and, so much, has infected more […]

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