Tag: malware

WaterMiner Is a New Monero Mining Malware Strain

Most people are well aware of the proliferation of malicious Monero mining software and plugins. In most cases, such tools are embedded on various websites. The Pirate Bay, for instance, is doing exactly that. So far, the overall concept of in-browser Monero mining has garnered a very bad reputation. It turns out there is now a new type of malware which attempts to achieve a similar goal. WaterMiner is a pretty worrisome threat, to say the …
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Faceliker Facebook Malware Makes a Surprise Comeback

Malware comes in many different shapes and sizes. Although most malware strains have something to do with cryptocurrency in one way or another, Faceliker has proven to be a very different creature altogether. As the name somewhat suggests, this malicious tool is capable of manipulating Facebook likes. It turns out there is a lot more activity associated with Faceliker than most people would expect. Faceliker Popularity Surges all of a …
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ZNIU Is the First Android Malware to Use Dirty COW

A lot of mobile users are well aware that there are plenty of threats affecting the Android ecosystem right now. One of the newer threats goes by the name of ZNIU, and it is the first case of malware effectively exploiting the Dirty COW vulnerability. This means assailants can carry out a privilege escalation attack to gain root level access and plant a permanent backdoor on a device. The bigger question is whether or not more Android …
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Bitcoin Ransomware Education: InfinityLock

Ransomware developers have to come up with new tricks and features every now and then. That is much easier said than done, however. InfinityLock is one of those malware types that offers some degree of innovation, although it may not be overly successful in the end. More specifically, it doesn’t encrypt files in the background, but rather issues commands using a command prompt window. Despite the visual improvement, the malware strain itself can …
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