Questions are being raised about whether remote-access and testing tools from a mysterious company called Breaking Security are made and sold by cyber criminals, after the tools have been widely adopted as a turnkey solution for setting up and running botnets, according to Cisco Talos.
Financial Malware, not Ransomware, drives most Cyber Crime
In-brief: data from the firm Symantec shows that financial malware targeting banks – not ransomware- is the most important and oft-used tool in the cyber criminal’s toolbox.
New Shodan Module hunts RATs
In-brief: a new service built into Internet of Things search engine Shodan promises to find the computers that control remote access trojans (RATs) – a common form of information stealing malware.
Analysis of 85K Remote Desktop Hacks Finds Education, Healthcare Top Targets
In-brief: An analysis of 85,000 hacked Remote Desktop Protocol servers from the cyber criminal marketplace xDedic shows that education and healthcare networks were the most often targeted by hackers, who often used brute force password guessing to gain access.
File-less Malware Attacks Target Bank, Business Networks
In-brief: Security experts are warning that so-called “file-less” attacks on commercial networks operated by banks and other firms are spreading and harvesting sensitive information, like administrator user names and passwords.