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EU lawmakers back plan to control exports on spying technology.

The EU has felt that spyware or malware and telecom of Internet surveillance technologies are increasingly threatening security. The post EU lawmakers back plan to control exports on spying technology appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

What is qkG ransomware? New self-replicating malware uses malicious macros to encrypt Word documents.

"We expect this technique to be rehashed, broadened, and repurposed for other cyberattacks," Trend Micro researchers said.

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Intel firmware contains serious Management Engine vulnerabilities, affecting millions of systems.

Security researchers have discovered critical issues with the hidden firmware used in some Intel chips. Security firm Positive Technologies discovered a series of serious vulnerabilities in Intel's Management Engine , Server Platform Services and Trusted Execution Engine . The security flaw could allow an attacker to run ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Crypto-jackers enlist Google Tag Manager to smuggle alt-coin miners.

Ad giant has malware detection in its script-hosting service... but Coin Hive isn't flagged Crypto-jackers using Coin Hive code to secretly mine Monero via computing power supplied by the unsuspecting have found Google Tag Manager to be a convenient means of distribution.…

- TheRegister - UK

Adwind remote access Trojan makes a comeback and it's got smarter.

The Adwind cross-platform, malware-as-a-service Trojan has been around since 2012. Spread by phishing emails claiming to be invoices, purchase orders, and requests for quotations, it's aimed at high value targets like finance departments. While it never completely disappeared in recent years the number of attacks did die ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

'Advanced' cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia.

Saudi authorities said on Monday they had detected an advanced' cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers.The government's National Cyber Security Centre said the attack involved the use of Powershell' malware, but it did not comment on the source of the attack or ...


North Korean hackers now using Android backdoor malware to target religious groups in South Korea.

The Lazarus hacker group has designed a malware that poses as the legitimate app – The Bible – that translates the holy book into Korean.

- - UK

Korean Bible reading app turns your Android phone into a botnet.

A mischievous band of hackers is using the spirit of Christ to infect unsuspecting users. Researchers have discovered new malware which poses as a legitimate Google Play app for reading the Bible in Korean, but ultimately turns infected Android phones into a botnet. The malicious app was discovered independently by ...

- The Next Web - US

Malware targeting several bank customers found on Google Play.

Avast has reported on another set of Android apps that disguise their bank stealing trojans inside flashlight, solitaire, and cleaner apps on the Google Play Store.

- Android Phone Fans - US

'Advanced' cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia.

The government's National Cyber Security Centre said the attack involved the use of "Powershell" malware The post 'Advanced' cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Key Windows 10 Anti-Malware Tech Critically Broken.

Windows 10 is supposed to include support for memory address randomization techniques that stop certain kinds of malware. Unfortunately, that protection isn't currently working. The post Key Windows 10 Anti-Malware Tech Critically Broken appeared first on ExtremeTech.

- ExtremeTech - US

Why Hackers Reuse Malware

Orome1 shares a report from Help Net Security: Software developers love to reuse code wherever possible, and hackers are no exception. While we often think of different malware strains as separate entities, the reality is that most new malware recycles large chunks of source code from existing malware with some changes and ...

- Slashdot - US

Flashlight Apps Snuck Malware Into Google's Play Store, Targeting Bank Accounts

Active on Google Play Store as recently as last Friday, a mobile banking trojan infected thousands of users who thought they downloading games or innocent-looking apps, according to research published by a trio of cybersecurity firms.

- Gizmodo - US

BankBot Malware Slips Into Google Play Yet Again

The banking Trojan, which imitates real banking apps to steal users' login details, has been reported on Google Play several times this year

- TechWeekEurope - UK

North Korea-Backed Lazarus Group Takes Aim at Android Security

McAfee discovers new mobile malware that is linked to the same group that was behind the attack on Sony Pictures and the recent WannaCry ransomware worm.

- eWeek - US

CCleaner Now Offering Avast Free Antivirus in Typical Adware Push

Security vendor Avast purchased Piriform earlier this year, and it was obviously just a matter of time until the company started offering bundles or adding some sort of interoperability between its existing products and the newly-acquired solutions. And today, it looks like this is exactly what's happening with secure ...

- Softpedia - US

New Quad9' DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone

Set DNS server to, and malware and phishes won't be able to phone home.

- Ars Technica UK - US

How the Pixel 2's security module delivers enterprise-grade security

Security is often top of mind for enterprise customers when it comes to choosing a device for work. Company data should be protected against all manner of threats to avoid a costly and distressing security breach.The new Google Pixel 2 was built with a tamper-resistant hardware security module that reinforces the lock ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

Daily briefing: Russia's UK spying, China climate blow, white supremacists in Warsaw

British spymasters fear free anti-virus software may be being used as an intelligence-gathering tool by Moscow

- Financial Times - US