Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1981 Attackers target dozens of global banks with new malware
Organizations in 31 countries have been targeted in a new wave of attacks which has been underway since at least October 2016. The attackers used compromised websites or “watering holes” to infect pre-selected targets with previously unknown malware. There has been no evidence found yet that funds have been stolen from any infected banks.

The attacks came to light when a bank in Poland discovered previously unknown malware running on a number of its computers. The bank then shared indicators of compromise (IOCs) with other institutions and a number of other institutions confirmed that they too had been compromised.

As reported, the source of the attack appears to have been the website of the Polish financial regulator. The attackers compromised the website to redirect visitors to an exploit kit which attempted to install malware on selected targets.

Symantec has blocked attempts to infect customers in Poland, Mexico and Uruguay by the same exploit kit that infected the Polish banks. Since October, 14 attacks against computers in Mexico were blocked, 11 against computers in Uruguay, and two against computers in Poland.
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#1990 Security and privacy guidelines for the Internet of Things (IoT)
#1989 Mirai widens distribution with new Trojan that scans more ports
#1988 Marcher - Android banking Trojan on the rise
#1987 IBM integrates Watson into its security operations platform
#1986 Sage 2.0 ransomware delivered by Pandex spambot, mimics Cerber routines
#1985 New wave of cyberattacks against global banks linked to Lazarus cybercrime group
#1984 Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers
#1983 Ultranationalist developer behind SerbRansom ransomware
#1982 Firefox Focus privacy scandal
#1981 Attackers target dozens of global banks with new malware
#1980 ElcomSoft extracts deleted Safari browsing history from iCloud
#1979 Virally growing attacks on unpatched WordPress sites affect ~2m pages
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