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The malware delivery trick involving updating links in Word documents is apparently gaining some traction: the latest campaign to use it likely takes the form of fake emails from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The fake email includes an attachment, supposedly a CP2000 notice, which is sent by the IRS when the income and/or payment […]

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A cyber espionage group linked by security researchers to the Iranian government has been observed targeting aerospace and energy organizations in the United States, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. The threat actor, tracked by FireEye as APT33, is believed to have been around since at least 2013. Since mid-2016, the security firm has spotted attacks […]

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Since we last reported on a version of the ELF Linux/Mirai malware containing cryptocurrency coin-mining tools in April, the IBM X-Force has noticed a steep increase in the volume of coin central processing unit (CPU) mining tools used in cyberattacks, specifically those targeting enterprise networks. According to IBM Managed Security Services (MSS) data, there have […]

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On Monday, Cisco and Piriform – the Avast-owned company behind the popular CCleaner utility – announced that certain versions of the software have been backdoored by hackers. In today’s update on the situation, Avast CEO Vince Steckler and CTO Ondrej Vlcek said that the hackers were likely already in the process of hacking into the […]

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