Sneaky Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Loapi Can Literally Melt Your Phone
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Sneaky Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Loapi Can Literally Melt Your Phone

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has exposed a powerful malware that infiltrates smartphones to secretly mine cryptrocurrency and carry out DDoS attacks. Loapi, the malicious software, is so power-hungry that it can overheat your battery and fry your phone. The virus physically destroyed the Kaspersky Lab test phone just two days after being infected with it….

Spy Spin Fuels Anti-Kaspersky Campaign
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Spy Spin Fuels Anti-Kaspersky Campaign

Since May 2017 certain U.S. circles openly campaign against security products provided by the Russian company Kaspersky Labs. Three recent stories claim involvement of the software in rather fantastic “Russian hackers” stories. But these stories seem inconsistent, lack logic and evidence. If one believes all the claims then Israel hacked Kaspersky, which was hacking an…

Scary Fileless Malware Infects Banks Worldwide
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Scary Fileless Malware Infects Banks Worldwide

Fileless malware, much like what has previously only been seen in nation-sponsored cyberattacks, is now “going mainstream,” as criminal hackers begin using the same in-memory bug on banks, government agencies, and other enterprises across the globe. Kaspersky Lab in Moscow has published research claiming that at least 140 entities have been infected. “The so-called fileless malware is…

Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years
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Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years

Security experts have discovered a malware platform that’s so advanced in its design and execution that it could probably have been developed only with the active support of a nation-state. The malware—known alternatively as “ProjectSauron” by researchers from Kaspersky Lab and “Remsec” by their counterparts from Symantec—has been active since at least 2011 and has…