Malicious software, or malware, is a piece software made to damage a computer or a network. Malware operates from within the targeted system and needs to be implanted into it before the execution of its program. Trojan malware is one of the most popular damaging tools, which is usually executed by the misled user themself. An executed trojan can offer hackers the opportunity to access a user’s private information, install some mining malware or encryption malware without the target’s knowledge about it. Malware can be used for various purposes, such as to damage system maintenance, or to gain access to trade secrets or to secret government information. Bitcoin-stealing malware and other cryptocurrency-targeted programs are also widely used alongside the malware for stealing fiat money. The problem of malware for businesses and users becomes more concerning with the growing speed of IT-implementation into daily life.
A ransomware attack against Garmin affected pilots that rely on the company’s support for aviation navigational equipment.
Aviation Database Struck By Unknown Ransomware Gang
REvil is reportedly behind the attack against the Spanish railway manager ADIF and claimed to have stolen over 800 GB of data.
Spanish Railway Infrastructure Threatened by Ransomware
Cybersecurity authorities in the UK warned that ransomware could threaten the sports sector.
English Football Club Hit With Multi-Million Dollar Ransomware Attack
A UK-based university is investigating the slow response to a ransomware attack that took place in May.
University of York Confirms Recent Data Breach Was Caused by Ransomware
Cisco Systems says a new botnet mines Monero and steals data from the victims.
Watch Out for This Cryptojacking Botnet That Steals Data From Its Victims
Argentina's largest telecommunications company has fallen victim to a $7.5 million ransomware attack.
Major Argentine Telecom Falls Victim to $7.5M Monero Ransomware Attack
The “Mekotio” trojan went from conventional banking malware one fine-tuned to steal crypto.
A Banking Trojan That Steals Crypto Is Targeting Latin American Users