Monthly Archives - April 2020

Agent Tesla Malware Steals WiFi Passwords From Infected Users

A few new variants of the Agent Tesla info-stealer malware have been spotted in the wild and should be on your radar if they're not already. The new variants are more dangerous than previous versions of the malware. They now sport a module that enables them to scrape WiFi passwords from devices they invest. That will enable them to lurk in the background and install additional malware later, even after the initial infection has been found and cleared. It also makes...

Hackers Stopped With Help of Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit

Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) recently played an instrumental role in taking down a botnet made up of more than 400,000 devices. A botnet is a tool that hackers use to invade systems. The botnets were rented out to a variety of groups to conduct DDoS attacks, launch phishing campaigns, and deliver a variety of different types of malware. Of interest, the botnet was controlled and coordinated by an LED light control console. The team initially faced the daunting prospect of tracking...

Crowded WiFi Networks Could Get Better Pending FCC Vote

Wireless connectivity is becoming a victim of its own success. Every year, the appetite for bandwidth grows, but of course, there's only so much to go around. The recent shelter in place orders that have been issued by countries around the world has only added to the increasingly crowded spectrum. Even without that, based on research conducted by Cisco, nearly 60 percent of global mobile data traffic is going to be handled by the WiFi spectrum, which is in dire need of...

Be On The Lookout As Astaroth Malware Makes A Comeback

Are you familiar with Astaroth? If you're a data security professional, you've probably at least heard the name. The group gained some notoriety last year when it came to light that they had developed a means of spreading "fileless malware" using legitimate Windows tools to infect machines around the world. The Windows Defender ATP team discovered evidence of a massive campaign and described the group's innovative technique as 'Living off the Land.' Once Microsoft called attention to the group's activities and the...