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A Linux botnet malware known as XorDdos has witnessed a 254% surge in activity over the last six months, according to latest research from Microsoft. The trojan, so named for carrying out denial-of-service attacks on Linux systems and its use of XOR-based encryption for communications with its command-and-control (C2) server, is known to have been […]

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Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a way to run malware on Apple’s iPhones, even when the device is switched off. A report published by the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany details an exploit that takes advantage of the iPhone’s low-power mode (LPM) to track location and perform various malware attacks. LPM allows certain smartphone facilities […]

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Microsoft is warning of an emerging threat targeting internet-connected cryptocurrency wallets, signaling a departure in the use of digital coins in cyberattacks. The tech giant dubbed the new threat “cryware,” with the attacks resulting in the irreversible theft of virtual currencies by means of fraudulent transfers to an adversary-controlled wallet. “Cryware are information stealers that […]

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