Malware

Russian tourist offered employee $1 million to cripple Tesla with malware

Russian tourist offered employee $1 million to cripple Tesla with malware

Tesla Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory was the target of a concerted plot to cripple the company’s network with malware, CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Thursday afternoon. The plan’s outline was divulged on Tuesday in a criminal complaint that accused a Russian man of offering $1 million to the employee of a Nevada company, identified only as …

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NSA and FBI warn that new Linux malware threatens national security

NSA and FBI warn that new Linux malware threatens national security

The FBI and NSA have issued a joint report warning that Russian state hackers are using a previously unknown piece of Linux malware to stealthily infiltrate sensitive networks, steal confidential information, and execute malicious commands. In a report that’s unusual for the depth of technical detail from a government agency, officials said the Drovorub malware …

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[Thread] Security researcher finds Zoom uses a "shady" technique to install its Mac app without user interaction, applying tricks used by macOS malware (Felix/@c1truz_)

[Thread] Security researcher finds Zoom uses a "shady" technique to install its Mac app without user interaction, applying tricks used by macOS malware (Felix/@c1truz_)

Felix / @c1truz_: [Thread] Security researcher finds Zoom uses a “shady” technique to install its Mac app without user interaction, applying tricks used by macOS malware  —  Ever wondered how the @zoom_us macOS installer does it’s job without you ever clicking install? Turns out they (ab)use preinstallation scripts, manually unpack the app using a bundled …

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The ToTok app, which is allegedly a surveillance operation by the United Arab Emirates.

Top 50 Social App ToTok Outed As Spying Tool For United Arab Emirates; Apple And Google Delete It

Apple and Google have removed an app American officials call a spying tool for the United Arab Emirates from the App Store and Google Play. Called ToTok — no relation to TikTok — the app is a communications tool similar to WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. ToTok has 7.9 million downloads between Google Play and the …

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Despite claims to the contrary, the App Store isn’t loaded with malware

A report is being circulated as proof that the App Store has been infected by malware apps that could steal your data one day. Only, AppleInsider has been examining the research for some time, and it is baseless exaggeration, riddled with inaccuracies. Security firm Wandera claims multiple apps by AppAspect Technologies contained “clicker Trojan” code …

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New cryptomining malware uses WAV audio files to conceal its tracks

A new campaign discovered by security researchers shows that cybercriminals are hiding malware inside WAV audio files. This technique of obfuscating malicious code in plain sight — a method called steganography — was uncovered by BlackBerry’s cybersecurity subsidiary Cylance. “When played, some of the WAV files produced music that had no discernible quality issues or …

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How to Protect Your Mac from Malware – Techcolite

Malware is a real & emerging threat that is causing harm to users around the world. It is spreading in various forms & types jeopardizing data security to greater extent. In addition to following certain security measures, one should also think of using best anti-malware software for effective security. In this article, we have reviewed …

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What is Malware and How Can It Hurt your Small Business?

It’s the 21st century. Businesses are moving online and with terabytes of data. According to a study, the big four companies Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Facebook store 1,200 petabytes between them, which is equivalent to 1.2 million terabytes, where one terabyte is 1,000 gigabytes. The huge amount of data has made cyber attacks an imminent …

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SecTor 2019: The past, present, and future of malware

The evolution of malware has come a long way. From the Creeper Worm, the first known computer virus, which was designed in 1971 by Robert H. Thomas, to where we are today is night and day. It is a constantly evolving science. Bad actors adapt to the newest security practises; finding new ways to exploit …

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