A roundup of last week’s security news from December 31, 2018 to January 6, 2019, including fresh breaches in the New Year, mobile malware, GandCrab, and how we remembered 2018.
Threat actors combine new stealer Vidar and GandCrab ransomware in one-two punch.
TrickBot has been present in the threat landscape from quite a while. We wrote about its first version in October 2016. October 2018 marks end of the second year since TrickBot’s appearance. Possibly the authors decided to celebrate the anniversary by a makeover of some significant elements of the core. This post is an analysis of the updated obfuscation used by TrickBot’s main module.
The last quarter is likely the last hurrah of the campaigns and attacks we’ve been seeing over the last 6 months. What comes next may completely change the game. Check out our latest Cybercrime Tactics & Techniques report to find out more about what you may encounter next quarter.
After being faithful to its own Magniber ransomware for several months, Magnitude EK joins others to adopt GandCrab.
What did we learn about cybercrime in the quarterly Labs CTNT report? Malicious cryptomining has taken over in 2018, and it’s leaving all other malware families behind.
Ransomware may have slowed its growth but is still a go-to payload for threat actors looking to monetize drive-by download attacks. The latest attempt: GandCrab ransomware.