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Android banking trojans: How they steal passwords and drain bank accounts

For the most popular operating system in the world—which is Android and it isn’t even a contest—there’s a sneaky cyberthreat that can empty out a person’s bank accounts to fill the illicit coffers of cybercriminals. These are “Android banking trojans,” and, according to our 2024 ThreatDown State of Malware report, Malwarebytes detected an astonishing 88,500 of them […]

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Npm Trojan Bypasses UAC, Installs AnyDesk with “Oscompatible” Package

A malicious package uploaded to the npm registry has been found deploying a sophisticated remote access trojan on compromised Windows machines. The package, named “oscompatible,” was published on January 9, 2024, attracting a total of 380 downloads before it was taken down. oscompatible included a “few strange binaries,” according to software supply chain security firm Phylum, including a single

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Okta’s latest hack fallout hits Cloudflare, 1Password

Network and security giant Cloudflare and password manager maker 1Password said hackers briefly targeted their systems following a recent breach of Okta’s support unit. Both Cloudflare and 1Password said their recent intrusions were linked to the Okta breach, but that the incidents did not affect their customer systems or user data. “We immediately terminated the activity,

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Google Rolls Out New Chrome Browser Update to Patch Yet Another Zero-Day Vulnerability

Search giant Google on Friday released an out-of-band security update to fix a new actively exploited zero-day flaw in its Chrome web browser. The high-severity flaw, tracked as CVE-2022-4262, concerns a type confusion bug in the V8 JavaScript engine. Clement Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has been credited with reporting the issue on November

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Major password manager suffers another security breach

LastPass maintains that passwords remain safely encrypted. Password manager LastPass announced Wednesday it had suffered its second data breach in three months. CEO Karim Toubba said the company recently detected unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage service that is shared by LastPass and affiliate GoTo. He said an investigation was immediately launched into the incident

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New ransomware encrypts files, then steals your Discord account

The new ‘AXLocker’ ransomware family is not only encrypting victims’ files and demanding a ransom payment but also stealing the Discord accounts of infected users. When a user logs into Discord with their credentials, the platform sends back a user authentication token saved on the computer. This token can then be used to log in

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Worok hackers hide new malware in PNGs using steganography

A threat group tracked as ‘Worok’ hides malware within PNG images to infect victims’ machines with information-stealing malware without raising alarms. This has been confirmed by researchers at Avast, who built upon the findings of ESET, the first to spot and report on Worok’s activity in early September 2022. ESET warned that Worok targeted high-profile victims,

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FBI warns about ongoing Google Voice authentication scams

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says Americans who share their phone number online are being targeted by Google Voice authentication scams. As the federal law enforcement agency explains, the fraudsters are targeting those who have posted their phone number as a form of contact when trying to sell various items on online marketplaces or social

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