Malware Threats


WannaCry Ransomware Spreads Across the Globe

On Friday, May 12, 2017, the world was alarmed to discover that cybercrime had achieved a new record. In a widespread ransomware attack that hit organizations in more than 100 countries within the span of 48 hours, the operators of malware known as...


Malware Allows Remote Administration of ATMs

A recently discovered piece of malware allows attackers to remotely control compromised ATMs (automated teller machines), Kaspersky Lab reveals. The threat was discovered after a Russian bank was hit by a targeted attack where cybercriminals gained...


New Acronym Malware Possibly Linked to Potao

Researchers at Arbor Networks have come across a new piece of malware that could be linked to the Trojan used in the campaign known as Operation Potao Express. The malware caught the attention of Arbor Networks researchers after a link to a...


KillDisk Malware Targets Linux Machines

The destructive KillDisk malware previously associated with attacks targeting industrial firms, was recently observed infecting Linux machines as well. Previously, KillDisk was associated with the BlackEnergy actor, as discovered it was one of the...


Backdoor Found in Skype for Mac

An authentication bypass vulnerability affecting the Mac version of Skype could have been exploited by malware installed on the device to interact with the application without the user’s knowledge. The flaw was discovered by researchers at...

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