DanaBot shifts its targeting to Europe, adds new features

ESET researchers have discovered new DanaBot campaigns targeting a number of European countries. Recently, we have spotted a surge in activity of DanaBot, a stealthy banking Trojan discovered earlier this year. The malware, first observed in campaigns targeting Australia and later Poland, has apparently expanded further, with campaigns popping up in Italy, Germany, Austria, and … More DanaBot shifts its targeting to Europe, adds new features

Bristol airport takes flight screens offline after apparent ransomware attack

The screens in “key locations” are back up and running again, while the airport paid no ransom to return its systems to working order. Bristol Airport in South West England has been hit by an apparent ransomware attack that prompted the airport to take flight information screens offline in an effort to keep the attack … More Bristol airport takes flight screens offline after apparent ransomware attack

How to stay safe on public WiFi networks?

Every now and then it’s good to remind readers of some basic security measures. Although we’ve written about it before, it’s time to look at public WiFi security again. There are several potential dangers when using public WiFi, ranging from privacy issues to cybercrime attacks. But most can be easily avoided by following these simple … More How to stay safe on public WiFi networks?

Smart irrigation systems vulnerable to attacks, warn researchers

Internet-connected irrigation systems suffer from security gaps that could be exploited by attackers aiming, for example, to deplete a city’s water reserves, researchers warn. Security researchers have warned of a potential attack that – using a “piping botnet” of internet-connected irrigation systems that water simultaneously – could impact a city’s water system to the point of … More Smart irrigation systems vulnerable to attacks, warn researchers

Can artificial intelligence power future malware?

Can AI power future malware? What if Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be used to power future malware? Could cybercriminals launch “AI-powered cyberattacks” with crippling consequences to both industries and individuals? Can AI be used as a tool for the attackers? We explore all of these questions and more in a new white paper titled “Can … More Can artificial intelligence power future malware?

Reddit reveals breach as attacker circumvents staff’s 2FA

The company has learned the hard way that there are better ways to deliver two-factor authentication than via text messages. Reddit has announced that a hacker has broken into some of its systems and accessed some user data, including an old database backup copy containing user credentials, email addresses, and messages. Additionally, the breach affected … More Reddit reveals breach as attacker circumvents staff’s 2FA

American hacker gets jail time for serial DDoS attacks

The tale of “Bitcoin Baron” reveals a worrying picture and illustrates how easy it has become to wreak havoc on the internet. A 23-year-old man from Arizona, USA, was sentenced to 20 months in jail for launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks at the computer networks of Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, three years … More American hacker gets jail time for serial DDoS attacks