Researchers have discovered a new backdoor targeting macOS that appears to have ties to an infamous ransomware family that historically targets Windows systems. Researchers at Bitdefender say the so-called Trojan.MAC.RustDoor is likely linked to BlackCat/ALPHV. The newly discovered backdoor is written in Rust coding language and impersonates an update for Visual Studio code editor. Bitdefender…

Researchers have discovered a novel banking Trojan they dubbed “Coyote,” which is hunting for credentials for 61 different online banking applications. “Coyote,” detailed by Kaspersky in an analysis today, is notable both for its broad targeting of banking-sector apps (the majority, for now, in Brazil), and its sophisticated interweaving of different rudimentary and advanced components:…

The operation, announced just before FBI Director Chris Wray addressed House lawmakers, disrupted a botnet of hundreds of U.S.-based small office and home routers owned by private citizens and companies that had been hijacked by the Chinese hackers to cover their tracks as they sowed the malware. Their ultimate targets included water treatment plants, the…

The Russian national Vladimir Dunaev (40) has been sentenced in the US to 64 months in prison for his role in the development and distribution of the TrickBot malware. Vladimir Dunaev was extradited to the U.S. in October 2021. Dunaev, also known as FFX, was involved in the development of a browser injection module for…

A U.S. federal judge sentenced a Russian national to five years and four months in prison for his role in developing TrickBot malware, which is used to target businesses, schools and hospitals across the country. Vladimir Dunaev in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern Ohio in December pleaded guilty to one count…

Fresh malware targeting Apple users in the US and Germany is infecting Bitcoin and Exodus cryptowallet applications with a Trojan distributed through pirated software, according to Kaspersky researchers. The malware is delivered via cracked applications and can replace Exodus and Bitcoin cryptowallet applications installed on the user’s machine with infected versions that steal secret recovery…

Ukrainian cyber defenders report that fast-acting Russian military intelligence hackers have been targeting government agencies as well as organizations in Poland using backdoor malware tied to phishing lures based on a fake letter from the Ukrainian deputy prime minister. The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine on Thursday detailed a spear-phishing campaign that it has…