Malware

Overview of Web Application Penetration Testing Checklist

The penetration check is a method by which trained security experts (such as penetration testing or ethical hackers) test a code to detect its security vulnerabilities. The purpose of such a test is to validate the security vulnerabilities that may exist in the code so that hacking community does not exploit it (or benefit from…

Ransomware Spreads DopplePaymer via Committed Credentials: Microsoft

The DopplePaymer ransomware spreads over current Domain Admin accounts, not exploiting the vulnerabilities targeting BlueKeep, Microsoft notes. The malware that security researchers believe is involved in the recent attack against the state-owned Mexican petroleum company PetrĂ³leos Mexicanos (Pemex), has been running since June 2019, with some earlier samples dating to April 2019. DopplePaymer was originally…

Cryptocurrency Stealer Official Monero Website Stealer

The Monero Cryptocurrency official website was recently hacked and the attackers replaced a fake version of legal wallet files available for download. The infringement of the Linux CLI wallet was discovered on November 18 after somebody found that it did not match the hashings provided by software developers. An investigation has shown that a fake…

Ten Best Network Security Scanning Tools

In today’s world, network security needs no introduction or explanation. We all know that the term network security means securing any computer network so that nobody accesses, manipulates or malfunctions the network in any way. Therefore, we have rules, policies and instructions concerning computer network monitoring and security. Network scanning is integral to the maintenance…

Current Buran-Based Ransomware Tempts Offenders with Discount Licenses

The ransomware strain of VegaLocker provides the basis for the new Ransomware-as – a-service Buran which takes competitors at discounted rates. Buran was initially discovered in May 2019, according to McAfee researchers Alexandre Mundo and Marc Rivero Lopez, and has now joined the ranks of other RaaS offerings including REVil and Phobos. The Buran operators…

Defining the Principle of Least Privilege (POLP)

The concept of the least privilege, or POLP, lies in the belief that any client, program or system should be granted only the minimal privilege to fulfill its function. For example, a new user who has been developed to pull information from a database does not need administrative privileges, whereas a programmer who updates existing…

Which Antivirus is Safe and Useful for Android Phones?

Dependence on Android devices is on the rise worldwide. Millions of users are invariable in country and scale and store hundreds of essential personal and business information on mobile devices. The protection of information from getting into the wrong hands is increasingly concerned. Most of us can not, while on holiday, leave our mobile phones…

Lose Patient Data In Ransomware Attack Brooklyn Hospital

A ransomware attack at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York targeting many computer systems caused a permanent loss to some patient data. The hospital was trying to recover the information, but every effort was in vain. This shows that a ransom has not been paid for decrypting the files. Unrecoverable medical records The attack…

Office 365 to Stop Windows Infection Malicious Files

A new feature called an Application Guard is available to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, which allows users to open attachments in a virtualized container that will prevent Windows from malicious macro and exploits. Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 includes the Windows Defender Application Guard feature that lets you start your browser tab in a special…

Emotet Trojan Brings a Halloween Email Malware Scare

The Emotet Trojan celebrates Halloween by pushing out new spam templates to invite you to a local party. While these emails give you a treat, Emotet tricks you into an infection. For those who do not know Emotet, it is a malware infection which is distributed over spam emails containing malicious documents. Such documents install…