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New Malware Miner Sneakily Hides When Task Manager Is Open

  1 MIN READ  |     279 views  |     27 August 2019

Meet “Norman” – a new variant of monero-mining malware that employs crafty tricks to avoid being spotted. After injection, it overwrites its entry in explorer.exe to conceal evidence of its presence. It also stops operating the miner when the PC’s user opens Task Manager (see image below). Re-injecting itself once Task Manager is not running.
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Houdini Worm targeting commercial banking customers

  2 MIN READ  |     133 views  |     1 August 2019

A new variant of Houdini Worm has been identified targeting commercial banking customers with campaigns containing malicious files. The variant takes five days to actively distribute phishing to victims with the aim of obtaining banking credentials which can be exploited by attackers to make fraudulent purchases. The email attachment contains an MHT file that can be utilised by threat operators in the same way as HTML files.
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What Is Application Shielding?

  4 MIN READ  |     115 views  |     21 July 2019

Application shielding is mainly used to protect intellectual property and cut down on piracy; the techniques modify a service's application code, making it more difficult for someone to tamper with it, or to figure out how to remove digital rights locks and steal media like music or movie files.
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What is RAT Malware, and Why Is It So Dangerous?

  4 MIN READ  |     165 views  |     19 June 2019

If you’ve ever had to call tech support for a PC, then you’re probably familiar with the magic of remote access. When remote access is enabled, authorized computers and servers can control everything that happens on your PC. They can open documents, download software, and even move the cursor around your screen in real time.

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