Category: Anti-Malware

anti-Malware

by Hubert Lin Attacks abusing cryptocurrency miners have been on an upswing — in large part due to the growing popularity of digital currencies. Based on data from our sensors that we deployed worldwide, we have observed a new attack...

/ February 15, 2018

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for February has a bevy of fixes addressing 50 security issues in Windows, Office (including Office Services and Web Apps), SharePoint, Internet Explorer, Edge, and ChakraCore JavaScript engine, as well as additional patches for the notorious Meltdown...

/ February 14, 2018

by Daniel Lunghi and Jaromir Horejsi In today’s online chat and dating scene, romance scams are not uncommon, what with catfishers and West African cybercriminals potently toying with their victims’ emotions to cash in on their bank accounts. It’s quite odd (and probably underreported),...

/ February 13, 2018

by Veo Zhang, Jason Gu, and Seven Shen Trend Micro detected a new variant of Android Remote Access Tool (AndroRAT) (identified as ANDROIDOS_ANDRORAT.HRXC) that has the ability to inject root exploits to perform malicious tasks such as silent installation, shell...

/ February 13, 2018

by Martin Co and Gilbert Sison Back in September 2017, Microsoft patched CVE-2017-11882, a remote code execution vulnerability that affected Microsoft Office. However, this didn’t prevent cybercrime groups such as Cobalt from exploiting this vulnerability in order to deliver a...

/ February 8, 2018

Cybercriminals are constantly looking for new strategies to defeat security solutions and improve the success of their attacks. The increase in adoption of polymorphism and packing has made traditional signature-based detection at the client side (endpoint) obsolete. Backend systems struggle...

/ February 7, 2018

The Trend Micro Cyber Safety Solutions team has discovered a new botnet delivered via Chrome extensions that affect more than half a million users. (The malicious extension is detected as BREX_DCBOT.A.) This botnet was used to inject ads and cryptocurrency...

/ February 1, 2018

In 2017, we saw digital extortion increasingly become cybercriminals’ first and foremost money-making modus operandi. It’s mostly due to ransomware — cybercriminals’ currently most popular weapon of choice, helping them in extorting cash from users all over the world and...

/ January 30, 2018

by Chaoying Liu and Joseph C. Chen  On January 24, 2018, we observed that the number of Coinhive web miner detections tripled due to a malvertising campaign. We discovered that advertisements found on high-traffic sites not only used Coinhive (detected by...

/ January 26, 2018

by Ecular Xu and Grey Guo We have been seeing attacks that spy on and steal data from specific targets on the mobile platform since late 2017. We discovered the malicious apps victimizing Android users in India, and believe a...

/ January 25, 2018