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Malicious PHP Script Infects 2,400 Websites in the Past Week

A botnet called Brain Food is pushing diet pills via infected WordPress and Joomla websites.

Source: https://threatpost.com/malicious-php-script-infects-2400-websites-in-the-past-week/132161/

Android malware returned to Google Play with just a name change

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Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/14/android-malware-returned-to-google-play-with-just-a-name-change/

‘Unpatchable Exploit’ on Nintendo Switch Opens the Door to Jailbreaks

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On Monday, anyone looking to hack their Switch or run their own software on it got some good news and more good news. An exploit has been released that opens the homebrew floodgates—and because it’s hardware-based, Nintendo can’t just patch it.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/unpatchable-exploit-on-nintendo-switch-opens-the-door-t-1825497145

Internet Explorer zero-day alert: Attackers hitting unpatched bug in Microsoft browser

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Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/internet-explorer-zero-day-alert-attackers-hitting-unpatched-bug-in-microsoft-browser/

Minecraft fans get a nasty surprise in malware-infected skins

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Thousands of Minecraft players attempting to download game mods might have received a nasty surprise in the form of malware designed to reformat their hard drives. The code in question was spotted by security firm Avast, who reported it was written into files for custom Minecraft skins. Specifically, these skins: If you’re not a Minecraft player or you’ve only used the default game thus far, skins redesign the player character’s avatar. The market for Minecraft skins is vast, with thousands of fan-made skins across dozens of websites. Once downloaded, the infectious malware could “reformat hard-drives and delete backup data and system programs.” To add insult…

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Cryptominer Malware Threats Overtake Ransomware, Report Warns

Cryptomining malware is the top threat to watch out for 2018, according to a Q1 analysis of threats.

Source: http://threatpost.com/cryptominer-malware-threats-overtake-ransomware-report-warns/131237/

Outlook Bug Allowed Hackers to Use .RTF Files To Steal Windows Passwords

Microsoft patched a bug that allowed attackers to steal a target’s Windows account password via previewed Outlook message.

Source: http://threatpost.com/outlook-bug-allowed-hackers-to-use-rtf-files-to-steal-windows-passwords/131169/

Thousands of hacked websites are infecting visitors with malware

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Thousands of hacked websites have become unwitting participants in an advanced scheme that uses fake update notifications to install banking malware and remote access trojans on visitors’ computers, a computer researcher said Tuesday.

The campaign, which has been running for at least four months, is able to compromise websites running a variety of content management systems, including WordPress, Joomla, and SquareSpace. That’s according to a blog post by Jérôme Segura, lead malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes. The hackers, he wrote, cause the sites to display authentic-appearing messages to a narrowly targeted number of visitors that, depending on the browsers they’re using, instruct them to install updates for Firefox, Chrome, or Flash.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1291535

How Advertising Malware Infected 500k Users via Google Play Apps

Android-Ad-Malware-Featured.jpgWhen the topic of app security comes up, there’s one piece of advice that constantly arises – “Always download apps from the official app store.” While this is the best advice possible, it is, unfortunately, not entirely foolproof! Apps are still uploaded that skirt around the APK store’s virus detection system. This is the case of the malware called “Andr/HiddnAd-AJ,” which managed to sneak its way onto the app store and infect 500,000 devices before it was caught. How Did This Happen? Every so often an app will smuggle its malware so well that Google’s anti-malware service Play Protect won’t catch it. In fact,… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/advertising-malware-infected-users-via-google-play-apps/

The City of Atlanta Is Still Locked Out of Files Over a Week After SamSam Ransomware Attack

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City officials in Atlanta, Georgia are still trying to recover 10 days after a ransomware attack on municipal computer systems hit at least five out of 13 departments, knocking out some city services and forcing others to revert to paper records.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/the-city-of-atlanta-is-still-locked-out-files-over-a-we-1824242001

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