Tag Archives: Malware and Virus Protection

New Dangerous Malware Is Disguising Itself As Fortnite Launcher

LokiBot burst onto the scene in 2015, and has earned a reputation as being a powerful. This fearsome trojan is being distributed in a new way that poses a very real threat to targets of all shapes and sizes. The latest campaign emulates the launcher for Epic Games, which is the developer behind the game […]

Old School Virus Called KBOT Is Hitting Networks

There was a day when worms were once common, terrifying threats on the internet. In the early days of the world wide web, there were a number of famous attacks that were considered highly advanced for their time. Time and technology have moved on of course, and these days, modern malware is significantly more advanced. […]

Malware And Viruses On Apple/Mac Systems Are On The Rise

For most of Apple’s history, the company has been able to cast itself as a safer alternative to Windows-based computers.Hackers tended to focus the bulk of their efforts on Wintel boxes (Windows processors), rather than Apple machines. That has been changing in recent months. According to research conducted by Malwarebytes, over the past twelve months, […]

CoronaVirus Scare Is Being Used By Scammers To Trick People

There is no low that hackers and scammers won’t stoop to. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a warning about a worldwide scam in progress relating to fears surrounding the CoronaVirus. The FTC’s announcement speaks for itself. Their announcement reads, in part: “Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. They’re setting […]

Password Manager Malware Tricks Users Into Revealing Their Passwords

There’s a new threat making the rounds called ‘Metamorfo’ that you should be aware of. The malware began its life as a banking trojan. This news is from researchers at Fortinet, who report that the malicious code has recently gotten some upgrades that make it particularly nasty. Like many similar programs, this one finds its […]

Financial Organizations Beware Of Documents Asking To Enable Content

If you work in the financial sector, be advised that there’s a large scale botnet-driven malware campaign underway. It has been targeting firms in both the US and the UK. The malware at the heart of the campaign is Emotet, which began life as a banking trojan, but it has morphed into something quite different […]

New Malware Uses This Year’s Top Movies To Get Clicks

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of popular movies. Hackers know this and are beginning to incorporate Oscar Nominated movies into their strategies. They’re using enticing images to bait unsuspecting users to install malware and lure them to phishing sites designed to steal credit card and other sensitive information. After all, wouldn’t […]

Active DirectoryBeing Targeted By Malware Called TrickBot

The malware named TrickBot has some new tricks up its sleeves. Recently, a new strain of the malware was spotted in the wild with new capabilities that allow it to target the Active Directory database stored on compromised Windows domain controllers. While TrickBot has never been seen as one of the most dire threats in […]

New Malware Sends Offensive Texts From Your Phone

Malware tends to be at its most effective when it exists in secret. Under the radar. This is what allows malicious code to burrow deep into an infected system and capture a wide range of data. It’s what allows cryptojacking software to quietly siphon off computer power to mine for various forms of cryptocurrency. That […]

New Updates To This Malware Made It More Dangerous

If you haven’t yet heard of a malware strain called ‘Predator the Thief’, it’s something that belongs on your radar. It first emerged as a threat in July of 2018, when it was used in conjunction with an extensive phishing campaign. In its original incarnation, it proved more than capable of stealing passwords, browser data, […]