“Malicious software making the rounds on underground forums”
Forcepoint security researchers have found a new ransomware, CradleCore, circulating in cybercriminal markets online. CradleCore has a customizable source code, breaking from the usual RaaS ‘business model’ that is common to similar programs.
“Constantly evolving malware causes increasing concern”
Phishing attacks have long been a tool of cybercriminals online, and they’re getting worse than ever before. A recent example of this is a new exploit allows what would otherwise be recognized as untrustworthy sites to a safe URL, bypassing many security systems that would otherwise block malicious actor.
“Rival malware emerges to notorious Mirai”
Security researchers have identified a competitor to the Mirai botnet malware responsible for the crippling of several high profile websites. The up-and-comer is capable of commandeering low security IoT devices with greater effectiveness than its counterpart, a worrying fact to researchers as well as users.