Coronavirus campaigns lead to surge in malware threats, Labs report finds

Our latest, special edition for our quarterly CTNT report focuses on recent, increased malware threats which all have one, big thing in common—using coronavirus as a lure.

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Cybercriminals impersonate World Health Organization to distribute fake coronavirus e-book

Threat actors ramp up on coronavirus-themed campaigns, posing as the World Health Organization sending emails with fake e-book content. Instead of advice, users get compromised with malware.

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APT36 jumps on the coronavirus bandwagon, delivers Crimson RAT

We look at a spear phishing attack from APT36, an Advanced Persistent Threat group posing as the government of India and offering guidance on coronavirus. Instead, users are infected with a Crimson RAT that steals data.

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Domen toolkit gets back to work with new malvertising campaign

We describe the latest malvertising campaign that uses Domen, an advanced social engineering toolkit.

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Spear phishing 101: what you need to know

We look at the threat of spear phishing, why it’s such a problem, and what organizations can do to lessen the chance of a successful attack.

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WOOF locker: Unmasking the browser locker behind a stealthy tech support scam operation

We reveal the inner workings of WOOF locker, the most sophisticated browser locker campaign we’ve seen to date. Learn how this tech support scam evades researchers and ensnares users by hiding in plain sight.

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How to prevent a rootkit attack

Rootkit attacks are considered one of the most dangerous cyberthreats today. Learn what they are, how they infect systems, and how to protect against them.

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6 ways hackers are targeting retail businesses

Whether it’s a high-volume shopping season or not, retail businesses are at risk from cybercriminals in a number of ways. Learn how hackers target retailers and shoppers alike.

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Fake Elder Scrolls Online developers go phishing on PlayStation

We take a look at a pressure-filled phishing attempt sent to players of the Elder Scrolls Online video game.

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Sextortion scammers getting creative

We’ve covered sextortion before, focusing in on how the core of the threat is an exercise in trust. The threat actor behind the campaign will use whatever information available on the target that causes them to trust that the threat actor does indeed have incriminating information on them. (They don’t.) But as public awareness of…

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