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500,000 Router Infections And Rising, VPNFilter Is Nastier Than Initially Believed

posted by infosecuritycenter 5 months ago
tags: Malware Internet VPN

VPNFilter was initially reported as the malware that infects a certain number of consumer routers. Unfortunately, that number of vulnerable network devices at the global scale reached 500,000.

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Cryptocurrency Mining Malware, Worst than any Ransomware

Ransomware infections became a huge problem not just because of the damage it inflicts against its victims, but also because such malware were designed to be loud. Looking at the message alone, it is designed to incite fear from its victims.

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A Nasty Cryptocurrency Wallet Switching Malware on the Rise

Cryptocurrency Clipboard Hijackers are a newer form of cryptojacking virus. This new category takes over the workings of the Windows Clipboard, for just one purpose: to insert the cybercriminal’s cryptowallet address replacing the user’s legitimate cryptowallet.

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Android’s Defensive Measures Against Malware

The open-source operating system is currently found on more than half of all smartphones, with Android paving the way. This huge client base has grabbed the eyes of cybercriminals, who have started to double down on their endeavors to illegally obtain personal information from Android owners.

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Why Ransomware And cryptocurrency Are Attractive Partners

When it comes to paying a ransom, there is something better than money—yes, digital money. Its decentralized and untraceable nature make it the perfect partner for financially motived attacks that rely on some form of immediate payment for success. Hello, ransomware. As individuals wander virtually through the internet, they inevitably pick up various viruses and infections, much like a tick attaches itself to a hiker’s leg, which they then bring back to contaminate their own system. These variations of computer viruses, bugs, and malware have the ability to wreak havoc on personal boundaries, often without the user’s knowledge. And with the recent marriage of ransomware and cryptocurrency, the threatscape has gotten a lot more serious.

 

Read more here at - https://hackercombat.com/why-ransomware-and-cryptocurrency-are-attractive-partners/

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Cybercriminals Evolving Malware to Exploit Cryptocurrencies

Cybercriminals today seem to be more interested in evolving new malware to do cryptomining, as per a recent study report.

https://hackercombat.com/cybercriminals-evolving-malware-to-exploit-cryptocurrencies/

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Fireball Malware Infects 250 Million Computers, India ‘worst Affected

Analysts have found yet another malware, and this time it is called Fireball.

After the notorious WannaCry ransomware assaults, Fireball is said to have influenced more than 250 million PCs.

Fireball, which has controlled many PCs, is a Chinese malware, or rather adware.

Also, India has confronted the most exceedingly awful effect of Fireball in the rundown of nations, as indicated by Check Point, the security firm which found this malware or adware.

As reported by Check Point inquire about groups, Fireball can assume control over your full browser on your infected computer and run any code on the traded off PCs.

 

This incorporates the capacity to download any record, integrate other malware, and controlling web movement of the infected PC with a specific end goal to help promotion income for sites by the organization behind the malware.

 Also See: What is Anti Adware

CheckPoint, in its blog entry, gave insights about how the Fireball malware functions.

The malicious prog

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