Phorpiex botnet has surged back into action spreading a new ransomware campaign via phishing emails

The botnet sends out spam emails that attempt to deliver a malicious payload to victims. Over the past month, it's been used to power an Avaddon ransomware campaign.

New GoldenHelper malware found in official Chinese tax software

The GoldenHelper backdoor was embedded within Golden Tax Invoicing Software, part of the Chinese government' Golden Tax Project and required for issuing invoices and paying value-add tax (VAT) taxes.

Android chat app uses public code to spy, exposes user data

Welcome Chat targets users from a specific region of the world and relies on open source code for recording calls, stealing text messages, and tracking.

The Tetrade: Brazilian banking malware goes global

Brazilian hackers have used the Guildma, Javali, Melcoz, and Grandoreiro banking trojan families to target users across South America and Europe.

WordPress Plugins Running on Thin Ice. Again.

WordPress Plugins Running on Thin Ice. Again. - Cybersecurity news - Malware and Vulnerabilities
The Adning Advertising plugin for WordPress contained a critical RCE vulnerability that can be exploited by unauthenticated actors. This is a premium plugin with over 8,000 customers.

Conti Locks up Victims' File at Breakneck Encryption Speeds

Conti Locks up Victims' File at Breakneck Encryption Speeds - Cybersecurity news - Malware and Vulnerabilities
Conti is a human-operated ransomware that uses up to 32 simultaneous CPU threads to encrypt files on infected systems for superfast encryption speeds.

Mirai Variants Still Threatening IoT Devices By Adding New Exploits In Comtrend Routers

Mirai Variants Still Threatening IoT Devices By Adding New Exploits In Comtrend Routers - Cybersecurity news - Malware and Vulnerabilities
A new variant of Mirai botnet was found targeting specific versions of IP cameras, smart TVs, and routers, by exploiting a mix of new and old vulnerabilities in various popular brands.

Lampion Trojan Evolves With Improvements in the VBS Downloader

Lampion Trojan Evolves With Improvements in the VBS Downloader - Cybersecurity news - Malware and Vulnerabilities
The noticeable changes in the latest Lampion variant include - changes in the VBS downloader, improvements in anti-VM techniques, and changes in the C2 server communication process.

Mac Wiper ThiefQuest Decryption Tool Released

Mac Wiper ThiefQuest Decryption Tool Released - Cybersecurity news - Malware and Vulnerabilities
Following a reverse engineering process, SentinelLabs researchers were able to create a free public decryptor tool, which was released under the GNU GPL v2.0 free software license.

Purple Fox Adds New Microsoft Exploits to its Arsenal

Purple Fox Adds New Microsoft Exploits to its Arsenal - Cybersecurity news - Malware and Vulnerabilities
According to the latest findings, the Purple Fox EK has added two new exploits, both of which were already patched a few months ago by Microsoft.

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