Tag: Steganography

Bitcoin Ransomware Education: SyncCrypt

It was only a matter of time before cybercriminals started using stenography to hide malicious tools. A new ransomware variant, SyncCrypt, hides within JPEG image files. This method of distribution will only become more prevalent, since most computer users view JPEGs as completely harmless. That is no longer the case, and SyncCrypt could be a very dangerous type of ransomware if left unchecked. SyncCrypt Ransomware Lurks Within Images The distribution of ransomware in this way is …
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Cybercriminals and Cyber Espionage Teams Use Steganography to Cover Their Tracks

Steganography is one of the most powerful and underutilized technologies we know today. Embedding information within images anyone can see is a great way to distribute data to others without relying on third-party communication channels. A new report from Kaspersky Lab shows steganography use is on the rise among both cybercrime groups and individuals conducting cyber espionage. The Wrong People Are Using Steganography It is always interesting to read reports regarding steganography …
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Criminals Embed Credit Card Loggers In E-Commerce Product Images

Steganography is a powerful tool which allows anyone to hide specific information in images. Magento users may want to pay specific attention to configuring their site, as assailants will use their media library to embedded credit card swipers in sites. For anyone running an e-commerce platform, this is a major security concern. Criminals Once Again Use Steganography For Malicious Purposes The art of steganography is often underestimated, even though it …
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Researchers Develop Tool To Embed Malware In Instagram Pictures Through Steganography

Instagram has quickly become one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. All of the positive attention makes it a prime target for hackers and internet criminals, though. New attacks against the Instagram platform use steganography to embed malware into pictures viewed by millions of people. A worrisome development, but this may only be a sign of things to come. Steganography Becomes A Tool For Malware Distribution …
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