RansomEXX ransomware Linux encryptor may damage victims’ files

​Cybersecurity firm Profero has discovered that the RansomExx gang does not correctly lock Linux files during encryption, leading to potentially corrupted files. In a new report by Profero, Senior Incident Responder Brenton Morris says the RansomEXX decryptor was failing on various files encrypted by the …

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These ransomware crooks are complaining they are getting ripped off – by other ransomware crooks

Cyber criminals using a ransomware-as-a-service scheme have been spotted complaining that the group they rent the malware from could be using a hidden backdoor to grab ransom payments for themselves. REvil is one of the most notorious and most common forms of ransomware around and has …

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New FinSpy Malware Variant Infects Windows Systems With UEFI Bootkit

Commercially developed FinFisher surveillanceware has been upgraded to infect Windows devices using a UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) bootkit that leverages a trojanized Windows Boot Manager, marking a shift in infection vectors that allow it to elude discovery and analysis. Detected in the wild since …

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Hackers Targeting Brazil’s PIX Payment System to Drain Users’ Bank Accounts

Two newly discovered malicious Android applications on Google Play Store have been used to target users of Brazil’s instant payment ecosystem in a likely attempt to lure victims into fraudulently transferring their entire account balances into another bank account under cybercriminals’ control. “The attackers distributed …

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Facebook open-sources tool to find Android app security flaws

Facebook today open-sourced a static analysis tool its software and security engineers use internally to find potentially dangerous security and privacy flaws in the company’s Android and Java applications. This security-focused tool, dubbed Mariana Trench (MT), can analyze large codebases of tens of millions of lines of code to spot vulnerabilities …

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Russia arrests cybersecurity firm CEO after raiding offices

Russian law enforcement on Tuesday has arrested Ilya Sachkov, the co-founder and CEO of cybersecurity company Group-IB, on suspicion of high treason resulting from sharing data with foreign intelligence. While details about the accusations have yet to be disclosed, a court in Moscow decided that Sachkov be …

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