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New activity by Silex malware and one that uses InterPlanetary File System’s (IPFS) p2p network made the news over the last couple of weeks. An article by IT Governance explains angler phishing. There’s a trend of city governments paying ransomware.

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Silex malware

New Silex malware is bricking IoT devices, has scary plans

Source: ZDNet

A new strain of malware is wiping the firmware of IoT devices in attacks reminiscent of the old BrickerBot malware that destroyed millions of devices back in 2017. Read more.

Silex malware

Formbook Research Hints Large Data Theft Attack 

Source: CyberBit

In this blog post we will present the latest droppers of Formbook data stealing malware – an advanced malware that uses diverse and innovative techniques to evade security products. Read more.

Microsoft Office

The InterPlanetary Storm: New Malware in Wild Using InterPlanetary File System’s (IPFS) p2p network

Source: Anomali

In May 2019, a new malware was found in the wild that uses a peer-to-peer (p2p) network on top of InterPlanetary File System’s (IPFS) p2p network. Read more.

macro malware

Microsoft Warns of Malspam Campaign Abusing Office Vulnerability to Distribute Backdoor

Source: Tripwire

Microsoft is warning users to be on the lookout for a malspam campaign that’s abusing an Office vulnerability in order to distribute a backdoor. Read more.

Silex malware

What is angler phishing?

Source: IT Governance

Unlike traditional phishing, which involves emails spoofing legitimate organisations, angler phishing attacks are launched using bogus corporate social media accounts. Read more.

Silex malware

Riltok mobile Trojan: A banker with global reach

Source: SecureList

Riltok is one of numerous families of mobile banking Trojans with standard (for such malware) functions and distribution methods. Read more.

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Ransomware Attack: 2nd Florida City Pays Hackers $460,000 to Unlock Data

Source: MSSPAlert

Officials in Lake City, Florida, have voted to pay hackers $460,000 to recover data from a ransomware attack, BBC reports. Read more.