Android banking Trojan Xenomorph has resurfaced in a new campaign targeting cryptocurrency wallets and various financial institutions. The malware has been actively targeting users in Europe and is now focused on institutions in the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Belgium.
Booking and reservation systems, as well as slot machines, hotel room door locks, ATMs and more remain offline at multiple MGM Resorts properties as the publicly traded casino hotel giant battles "a cybersecurity issue" that one group of security researchers has tied to a ransomware group attack.
A backdoor Trojan known as SmokeLoader is deploying a customized Wi-Fi scanning executable to triangulate the location of infected Windows devices. The malware, dubbed "Whiffy Recon," uses nearby Wi-Fi access points as a data point for Google's geolocation API.
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North American cybersecurity agencies are warning about a new variant of the Truebot Trojan that collects and exfiltrates information from victims. The new variant attacks a known critical-severity vulnerability - a remote code execution vulnerability in the Netwrix Auditor.
Ransomware believed to originate from the Russian LockBit 3.0 group locked up computer systems for the Port of Nagoya, Japan's largest cargo hub. The attack held up shipments of Toyota auto parts containers for two days, but the port reopened Thursday morning.
A hacker suspected to be based in Mexico is targeting financial institutions using "relatively unsophisticated" tools but is achieving a high degree of success among banking customers, SentinelOne said. The threat actor also offers smishing as a service.
Microsoft discovered hackers targeting internet-facing Linux systems and IoT devices to steal IT resources for cryptocurrency mining operations. The campaign begins by brute-forcing target systems and devices and then uses a backdoor to deploy open-source tools such as rootkits and an IRC bot.
The National Security Agency has released mitigation advice for locking down Windows and Linux environments against powerful BlackLotus malware, warning organizations against having "a false sense of security" since patching alone will not stop the bootkit.
The onset of COVID-19 has fast-tracked the trend of mobile-first banking. Mobile banking opens a whole new can of worms that security teams must prepare for. This means that it's more important than ever for banks to have robust cybersecurity measures in place to protect their customers.
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Cybersecurity expert Mikko Hypponen recently got sent "LL Morpher," a new piece of malware that uses OpenAI's GPT to rewrite its Python code with every new infection. While more proof-of-concept than current threat, "the whole AI thing right now feels exciting and scary at the same time," he said.
Apple users: Don't fear newly discovered samples of LockBit ransomware designed to target newer macOS devices. Researchers say the still-in-development code, tied to no known in-the-wild attacks, contains numerous errors, leaving it unable to execute.
A crew of English-speaking European teenagers with a variety of skills and knowledge of Greek and Roman mythology are likely behind an up-and-coming cybercrime group called FusionCore. Group leader "Hydra" in March shared a screenshot of a malware dashboard set to display Sweden time by default.
Hackers have used a modular toolkit called "AlienFox" to compromise email and web hosting services at 18 companies. Distributed mainly by Telegram, the toolkit scripts are readily available in open sources such as GitHub, leading to constant adaptation and variation in the wild.
Eset researchers discovered the first in-the-wild bootkit malware, BlackLotus, bypassing security and booting up on fully up-to-date Windows 11 systems. Researchers found the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface bootkit in 2022, being sold on hacking forums for $5,000.