Reports of COVID-19 malware threats heavier in states with increased testing

Newly published telemetry data collected by the researchers at Bitdefender suggests that U.S. reports of coronavirus-themed malware threat activity have been heaviest in states where testing has increased and the total number of confirmed infections has grown. Among U.S. states, California reported the most threats in both March and April,

Microsoft warns of ransomware attacks with ‘motley crew’ of payloads

Ransomware delivering a “motley crew” of payloads is straining security operations especially in health care, Microsoft warned, urging security teams to look for signs of credential theft and lateral movement activities that herald attacks. Examination of an uptick in ransomware attacks during the first two weeks “showed that many of

New Android banking trojan is able to bypass two-factor authentication

A new mobile-based trojan has been discovered that’s capable of compromising Android’s accessibility features in order to steal user data from banking applications and read user’s SMS messages, allowing the malware to bypass two-factor authentication. Named Eventbot, the trojan was discovered by a group of cyber security experts from Cybereason Nocturnus, who found it targeting