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    The holiday season often means a lot of activity for couriers and parcel services, as people turn to online shopping and begin to send their gifts to far-flung loved ones. As such, it wouldn't be too surprising to receive a notification or memo about a specific package that's meant for you. Cybercriminals are aware of this and have begun using  parcel delivery as the social engineering lure for recent crypto-ransomware attacks in the EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa) region. This is a marked ...

    Posted in Malware |



    The celebration of Thanksgiving and Black Friday last week marks the start of the holiday shopping season for majority of the world. For most, this means vacations, family, friends, traveling, and of course, shopping. This is also the time for watching feel-good holiday movie reruns on television. One of my favorite movies is a Steve Martin comedy from the ‘80s called “Planes, Trains & Automobiles.” This blog post is not about that movie but it does borrow heavily from its ...

    Posted in Malware |



    TrendLabs engineers were recently able to obtain a malware sample of the "destructive malware" described in reports about the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warning to U.S. businesses last December 2. According to Reuters, the FBI issued a warning to businesses to remain vigilant against this new "destructive" malware in the wake of the recent Sony Pictures attack. As of this writing, the link between the Sony breach and the  malware mentioned by the FBI has yet to be verified. The FBI flash memo titled ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware |



    Our report on the threats seen in 3Q 2014 shows us that once again, software vulnerabilities are the most favored cybercriminal targets. Following the second quarter's infamous Heartbleed vulnerability came another serious vulnerability in open-source software: Shellshock. Having gone unnoticed for years, the Shellshock incident suggests that there might be more vulnerabilities in Bash or in applications previously thought safe. Below is a timeline of events that Shellshock unraveled. Figure 1. A timeline of events that illustrate the Shellshock exploitation that took place ...




    We are currently looking into a new point-of-sale (PoS) malware family detected as TSPY_POSLOGR.K, which is making the rounds just in time for this year's holiday shopping weekend. Around this time last year, the U.S. retailer Target suffered one of the largest data breaches in history in a targeted attack that used the BlackPOS malware, a PoS RAM scraper malware family. Cybercriminals gathered roughly 40 million credit and debit card numbers as well as 70 million personal records of Target shoppers. ...

    Posted in Malware |


     

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