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A new malware downloader called Marap has been observed involved in massive campaigns targeting global financial organizations. Marap can download other modules and payloads and perform reconnaissance through a systems-fingerprinting module.
Victims of the Princess Evolution malware can now restore their systems, thanks to new recovery steps discovered by security experts. Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable system restore to allow full scanning of their computers and then restart their computers on safe mode.
A new variant of Trickbot banking malware has been discovered by experts. This variant of Trickbot is modular. Its latest vector is a malicious Word document and it works by leveraging anti-research and anti-analysis techniques as well as disabling security tools.
Apple's network was hacked by a 16-year-old who stole around 90GB of sensitive corporate information. Apple, however, claims that user data was unaffected by the breach. The teenager’s home was later raided by the Australian Federal Police, who seized two Apple laptops, a mobile phone, and a hard drive.
China hacks US
Chinese hackers targeted US government and private organizations earlier this year. The attack was conducted after a US trade delegation visited China recently. Apart from federal government agencies, the Alaskan state government and private energy companies were targeted by the cyberespionage campaign.
Sungy Mobile breach
Chinese app maker Sungy Mobile Limited suffered a data breach that exposed 50.5 million customers information. 47.4 million unique devices, 4,379 distinct mobile numbers into account, and 51.4 million email addresses in accounts were affected by the breach.
Posted on: August 17, 2018
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