Security researchers at IBM Research came up with DeepLocker—a new breed of “highly targeted and evasive” attack tool powered by AI (artificial intelligence),” which conceals its malicious intent until it reached a specific victim.
If you’re a user of Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel, you’re probably aware that they’ve been used as inroads for malware for a long, long time. But what about malware attacks without Macros? Sure. Macro malware for Macs? That, too. Malicious documents and spying tools? Danger, Will Robinson.
We have some good news and some bad news.
eCards (electronic or online greeting cards) have become very popular over the past few years. They provide a convenient, inexpensive and fun way to send greetings to friends and family – or if you run a business – your customers. eCards are especially popular for occasions celebrated by many people such as Christmas or Valentine’s Day – as well as for individual occasions such as birthdays and weddings.
However, as is the case with emails, you need to exercise care when you either receive or send an eCard, in case it is actually a disguise for some kind of scam.
Cybersecurity experts at root9B, staffed by veterans from the U.S. State Dept. and Dept. of Defense, have discovered that a powerful Russian cyber hacking group linked to Kremlin-backed cyber-espionage is making preparations for a large-scale attack on global banks.