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GM Bot (Android Malware) Source Code Leaked Online

The source code of a recently discovered Android banking Trojan that has the capability to gain administrator access on your smartphone and completely erase your phone’s storage has been LEAKED online. The banking Trojan family is known by several names; Security researchers from FireEye dubbed it SlemBunk, Symantec dubbed it …

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How Just Opening an MS Word Doc Can Hijack Every File On Your System

If you receive a mail masquerading as a company’s invoice and containing a Microsoft Word file, think twice before clicking on it. Doing so could cripple your system and could lead to a catastrophic destruction. Hackers are believed to be carrying out social engineering hoaxes by adopting eye-catching subjects in …

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Warning — Linux Mint Website Hacked and ISOs replaced with Backdoored Operating System

Are you also the one who downloaded Linux Mint on February 20th? You may have been Infected! Linux Mint is one of the best and popular Linux distros available today, but if you have downloaded and installed the operating system recently you might have done so using a malicious ISO …

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Hackers Cause World’s First Power Outage with Malware

SCADA system has always been an interesting target for cyber crooks, given the success of Stuxnet malware that was developed by the US and Israeli together to sabotage the Iranian nuclear facilities a few years ago, and “Havex” that previously targeted organizations in the energy sector. Now once again, hackers …

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Ransom32 — First JavaScript-powered Ransomware affecting Windows, Mac and Linux

Here’s New Year’s first Ransomware: Ransom32. A new Ransomware-as-a-service, dubbed Ransom32, has been spotted that for the first time uses a ransomware written in JavaScript to infect Mac, Windows as well as Linux machines. Ransom32 allows its operators to deploy the malware very quickly and easily. It has a dashboard …

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Somebody Offered Money to Raspberry Pi Foundation for Pre-Installing Malware

The Raspberry Pi is now gaining attention from malware distributors who want the popular mini-computers to deliver with pre-install malware. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has made a shocking revelation that the charitable foundation has been offered money to install malware onto the Raspberry Pi machines before they were shipped out …

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Hyatt Hotel Says Payment Systems Hacked with Credit-Card Stealing Malware

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is notifying its customers that credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been stolen after it found malware on the computers that process customer payments. “We recently identified malware on computers that operate the payment processing systems for Hyatt-managed locations,” the company announced on Wednesday. “As …

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Nemesis Bootkit — A New Stealthy Payment Card Malware

Another day, another stunning Malware – this time targeting banks, payment card processors, and other financial services. Security researchers have uncovered a sophisticated payment card malware that executes before the operating system boots, making the malware very difficult to detect and much less remove. The malware in question is part …

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Dell’s Laptops are Infected with ‘Superfish-Like’ pre-installed Malware

Similar to the Superfish malware that surrounded Lenovo laptops in February, another big computer manufacturer Dell spotted selling PCs and laptops pre-installed with a rogue SSL certificate that could allow attackers: To impersonate as any HTTPS-protected website and spy on when banking or shopping online. The rogue certificate, dubbed eDellRoot, …

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This Malware Can Secretly Auto-Install any Android App to Your Phone

Own an Android Smartphone? Hackers can install any malicious third-party app on your smartphone remotely even if you have clearly tapped a reject button of the app. Security researchers have uncovered a trojanized adware family that has the capability to automatically install any app on an Android device by abusing …

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