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Update to Shade Ransomware

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients and the community as a whole. We have learned of a new update to Shade Ransomware. The update allows for the ransomware to search for the precise file extension and execute upon finding it, and it also downloads additional malware to the system.

About Shade Ransomware

Shade Ransomware is an encryption ransomware and like most ransomware it encrypts a victim’s computer files based on an extension list that has to be matched, and then asks for payment or a ransom to decrypt it. This ransomware affects Russia, Ukraine and Germany. It surfaced in late 2014 to early 2015. At the time it was one of the most widespread encryptors in Russia. It’s being detected as “Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Shade, Trojan.Encoder.858, Ransom:Win32/Troldesh”.

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Chthonic Banking Trojan

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients, the financial services industry, and the community as a whole. We have learned of a new variant of the Zeus Trojan called Chthonic Banking. This Trojan uses PayPal as a technique to spread.   About Chthonic Banking Trojan Chthonic was discovered by Proofpoint analysts. This Trojan… Continue Reading

New Trojan – Panda Banker

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients, the financial services industry, and the community as a whole. We have learned about a new banking Trojan that utilizes some Zeus code to do its damage. This new Trojan is called Panda Banker. About Panda Panda Banker is a banking Trojan discovered in February by… Continue Reading

Satana Ransomware

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients, the financial services industry, and the community as a whole. We have learned of a new ransomware named Satana. This ransomware goes on the boot record and prevents the computer from starting. About Satana Ransomware Satana is a new ransomware that is a mix between Petya… Continue Reading

BART Ransomware

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients, the financial services industry, and the community as a whole. We have learned about a new ransomware called Bart that is from the same developers behind Dridex and Locky. About Bart Ransomware Security researchers from Proofpoint discovered a new ransomware called Bart. For a user to… Continue Reading

PunkeyPOS Malware

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients, the financial services industry, and the community as a whole. We have learned of a new variant of a point of sale malware (POS) that has been affecting around 200 terminals throughout the United States. This malware is known as PunkeyPOS and can steal credit card data. Continue Reading

New Ransomware – RAA

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients, the financial services industry, and the community as a whole. We have learned of a new ransomware known as RAA. This ransomware infects computers and encrypts files using Javascript. About RAA RAA ransomware is written entirely in Javascript. The ransomware is delivered using a standard JS… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

New and Improved Dridex

This is a security alert for all TruShield clients, the financial services industry, and the community as a whole. We have learned of a recent wave of threats targeting the financial services sector. The threat is the banking Trojan Dridex, which has returned with an improved technique that avoids detection by security software. About The Trojan Dridex is… Continue Reading

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

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