Undetected For Years, Stantinko Malware Infected Half a Million Systems
“Massive botnet remained under the radar for five years”
Half a millions devices have been infected by a rogue botnet, dubbed Stantinko. ESET researchers warn that affected systems can “execute anything on the infected host.” The malware has powered a huge adware campaign since at least 2012, largely targeting Russia and Ukraine, but remained hidden via code encryption until now.
Network Spreading Capabilities Added to Emotet Trojan
“Emotet Trojan spreads malware on internal networks”
Fidelis Cybersecurity researchers have identified a new variant of the Emotet Trojan that can distribute malicious programs on internal systems. Recent WannaCry and NotPetya incidents have shown us just how efficient and costly these attacks can be if they spread, increasing concerns among security researchers on greater prevalence in the future.
US Banks Targeted with Trickbot Trojan
“Necurs spreads to financial institutions”
New Emotet banking Trojan signals increasingly complex attacks on the finance industry. An official blog post had subsequently confirmed that a ‘security alert is ongoing related to the discovery, the effects of which are continuing.
Healthcare Industry Lacks Awareness of IoT Threat, Survey Says
“Three quarters of IT decision makers report that they are ‘confident’ they’re secure”
Healthcare networks are filled with IoT devices, but a study has found that the majority of IT experts claim that security systems for many of these are not adequately protected despite many believing that they are.
Kansas data breach compromised millions of Social Security numbers In 10 States
“Over 5.5 million potentially compromised”
A breach of the Kansas Department of Commerce may have given hackers access to millions of social security numbers, putting the department on the hook for credit monitoring services for all victims. The SSN’s had not been previously reported. The Kansas News Services obtained the information through an open records request.
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