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Jul 18, 2019

This data-stealing malware waits for you to click a mouse button three times before going into action

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Cyber-espionage campaign is thought to be the work of Ke3chang, an ATP hacking group which has been active for ten years.

Jul 15, 2019

Game-theory research better allocates military resources, fight cancer

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U.S. Army game-theory research using artificial intelligence may help treat cancer and other diseases, improve cybersecurity, deploy Soldiers and assets more efficiently and even win a poker game.

New research, published in Science, and conducted by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, developed an artificial intelligence program called Pluribus that defeated leading professionals in six-player no-limit Texas hold’em poker.

The Army and National Science Foundation funded the mathematics modeling portion of the research, while funding from Facebook was specific to the poker.

Jul 13, 2019

Artificial intelligence conquers world’s most complex poker game

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The automated machine could help improve Wall Street trading or cybersecurity.

Jul 12, 2019

TrickBot malware may have hacked 250 million email accounts

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TrickBot malware may have stolen as many as 250 million email accounts, including some belonging to governments in the US, UK and Canada. The malware isn’t new. In fact, it’s been circulating since 2016. But according to cybersecurity firm Deep Instinct, it has started harvesting email credentials and contacts. The researchers are calling this new approach TrickBooster, and they say it first hijacks accounts to send malicious spam emails and then deletes the sent messages from both the outbox and trash folders.

Jul 12, 2019

EU to run war games to prepare for Russian and Chinese cyber-attacks

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Last week the EU’s leaders committed at a summit in Brussels to “a coordinated response to hybrid and cyber-threats” and asked the European commission and member states to “work on measures to enhance the resilience and improve the security culture” of the bloc.


Ministers to be put in fictional scenarios after series of hacking incidents.

Jul 10, 2019

25 Million Android Devices Infected

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Malware researchers discovered a new malicious campaign for Android devices that replaces legitimate apps with tainted copies built to push advertisements or hijack valid ad events.

Around 25 million devices have already been infected with what researchers have dubbed “Agent Smith,” after users installed an app from an unofficial Android store.

Jul 10, 2019

Microsoft Confirms Windows ‘Great Duke Of Hell’ Malware Attack

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Astaroth is, as demonologists will tell you, the Great Duke of Hell and part of the evil trinity. Microsoft, however, is warning that Astaroth malware is attacking Windows users with a fileless “invisible man” methodology. Here’s what you need to know.

Jul 3, 2019

Dozens of Facebook pages about current events in Libya were linked to malware

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Attackers would use the pages to post malicious URLs, disguising the links as news or mobile applications. Facebook said it removed the pages — which collectively had hundreds of thousands of followers — after notification from researchers…

Jul 1, 2019

Malware Defense: Protecting Against Polymorphic Malware

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So everything we just said about metamorphic and polymorphic malware also applies to metamorphic and polymorphic ransomware.

Metamorphic and Polymorphic Malware Families

With consistent functionalities regardless of code, malware is often grouped into families so security teams can look for similar functions and code segments in efforts to protect their organizations. Some of the most well-known malware families include:

Jul 1, 2019

The Worm That Nearly Ate the Internet

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Today, thanks to extraordinary sleuthing by the F.B.I. and some of the world’s premier cybersecurity experts, there are answers to these questions. They offer an unsettling reminder of the remarkable sophistication of a growing network of cybercriminals and nation states — and the vulnerability of not just our computers, but the internet itself.


It infected 10 million computers. So why did cybergeddon never arrive?

Credit Credit Cathryn Virginia

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