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Point-of-Sale Malware Threats Continue to Surface

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients, the restaurant industry, the retail industry, and the community at large. TruShield has learned of new details in point-of-sale data breaches.

Overview

As we reach mid 2016 breaches have steadily continued across a wide variety of industries. Recent weeks have revealed several leaks of credentials from networking sites Myspace, Tumblr, Twitter, and more, along with an increase in scope of the 2012 LinkedIn breach. A mounting total in hundreds of millions of users even found Mark Zuckerberg among the growing list of victims, exemplifying the need for complex and unique passwords. On the heels of these concerns come more details of point-of-sale (POS) data breaches, especially within the restaurant industry. The first of which is related to the Wendy’s data breach reported early this year, while the second appears to be breach activity at CiCi’s Pizza.

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Rising Trends in Malware Threats

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients and the community at large. TruShield has noted several recent trends in malicious activity. These trends include alterations in delivery and composition of malware. Introduction Much like the changing of attire based on the weather, cyber criminals are constantly shifting and altering aspects of their operations… Continue Reading

Multiple Threats to the Retail and Financial Industries

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients, the retail industry, the financial services industry, and the community at large. TruShield has learned of increased point-of-sale malware activity and a linked financial threat actor. Overview Within the last week security researchers at several companies have discovered new details about the ongoing malware barrage on… Continue Reading

Angler Exploit Kit

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients and the community at large. TruShield has learned of recent developments in the distribution of the Angler Exploit Kit.  Introduction Two of the most common payload delivery methods employed by cybercriminals at the present are malicious office attachments with macros and malicious code in advertisements or… Continue Reading

Multiple Threats to the Financial Industry

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients, the financial services industry, and the community at large. We have learned of a wave of recent threats targeting the financial services industry. This variety of threats, poised to strike banks and financial institutions, currently includes: additions and alterations to existing malware families, a new banking… Continue Reading

CryptXXX Ransomware

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients and the community at large. TruShield has learned of a new ransomware variant known as CryptXXX which has been associated with widespread exploit kits. Overview and Attack Vector As the exponential proliferation of ransomware in 2016 continues, many cybercriminals have utilized both existing exploit kits and… Continue Reading

Financial Trojan GozNym

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients, the financial services industry, and the community at large. We have learned of a new Trojan called GozNym. GozNym is targeting banks and financial institutions. Introduction As anticipated, financial institutions remain a popular target of opportunity for cybercriminals. GozNym is one of the latest in a… Continue Reading

Adobe Flash Player Zero Day Exploit

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients and the community at large. TruShield has learned of an Adobe Flash Player zero-day exploit that has been used by a well-known exploit kit. Overview Within the last week, Adobe released an advisory for a Flash zero-day exploit known as CVE-2016-1019. Due in large part to… Continue Reading

New Ransomware Variant – Petya

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients and the community at large. TruShield has learned of a new ransomware variant known as Petya, with a different strategy for restricting access to files. Overview and Attack Vector As the onslaught of ransomware emerging in 2016 continues, researchers for several security firms have discovered countless… Continue Reading

Highly Targeted Malware – USB Thief

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients and the community at large. We have learned of a highly targeted malware known as USB Thief. Introduction Greater numbers of malware are emerging daily, and the most common strategy employed by these malware threats is to replicate and infect high numbers of systems. This tactic… Continue Reading

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