Some new ransomware code, CryPy, developed entirely in Python, has escaped into the wild and it’s a nasty piece of work.
Dridex is not dead, but it has evolved. The malware seems to be returning as a crypto-currency stealing Trojan with Bitcoin in the crosshairs.
Emails with zipped file attachments containing the Nemucod payload are spreading globally – this malicious downloader will install TeslaCrypt or, more likely, Locky ransomware on target machines.
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Just as malware is malicious software, so we have malvertising, which is malicious advertising. Unlike malware though, malvertising can literally eat away at your revenue stream if you are an online content provider.
Working together, a collection of security companies and law enforcement agencies from a variety of countries have combined to take on the Dorkbot malware.