Malware

Israeli Group Exploited WhatsApp to Spy on Users

An Israeli firm has exploited a flaw in the popular messaging mobile app WhatsApp to plant spyware on iPhones and Android. One phone call is all it takes for software developed by the Israeli firm NSO Group to install itself on a vulnerable iPhone or Android device, according to a published report in the FT Times. The publication broke the news, saying it potentially affects 1.5 billion users of the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging application, on Monday. WhatsApp quickly issued a fix for the exploit, described in an alert on the Facebook website as “a buffer overflow vulnerability in WhatsApp VOIP stack” that allows for “remote code execution via specially crafted series of SRTCP packets sent to a target phone number.” “WhatsApp encourages people to upgrade to the latest version of our app, as well as keep their mobile operating system up to date, to protect against potential targeted exploits designed […]

Drive-By Malware Uses Google Sites for Drive by Download Attacks

New malware, LoadPCBanker, is leveraging Google’s Sites to spread via drive-by download attacks, according to a new report. Companies are advised to block uploads and downloads from the service.

industrial machinery

Mysterious Trisis Malware Strikes Again

Researchers at the firm FireEye warn that TRITON, a type of malware that targets industrial control safety systems, has resurfaced at a facility in the Middle East.

Asus ShadowHammer suggests Supply Chain Hacks are the New Normal

The compromise of device maker Asus Live Update Utility is just the latest evidence that sophisticated attackers have software supply chains in the crosshairs.

Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro Hit with ‘Severe’ LockerGoga Ransomware Attack

Global aluminum manufacturer Norsk Hydro was hit with an alleged ransomware attack Tuesday. The attack is having a major impact on the company’s global business and production.