This new malware is the first to target Windows containers

For the first time ever, cybersecurity researchers have identified malware designed specifically to target Windows containers. The malware was discovered by researchers from security firm Palo Alto Networks, who named it Siloscape, as its main goal is to escape the container. From here, it aims to open backdoors into poorly configured Kubernetes clusters. In a blog post, researcher Daniel Prizmant …

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Apple says there’s too much Mac malware

Apple’s senior VPN of software engineering, Craig Federighi has said that the amount of malware targeting Mac OS users is “no longer acceptable”.  Federighi made the comment during testimony in the Apple vs Epic Games case, where the latter took Apple to court over the latter’s approach to the app store management, demanding that the company open its mobile platform …

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Focusing on the whole malware picture

While there’s an old English adage that says a “picture may be worth a thousand words,” malicious actors believe the value of these images is much higher and they’re doing something about it.   Hiding malware in images is not a new technique for attackers, but recent implementations have added new dimensions to the never-ending cat and mouse game with …

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Mac malware saw a huge rise in 2020

It’s been a busy 2020 for hackers, as a new report shows a record-breaking number of malware samples for Apple’s desktop OS, as well as Microsoft’s Windows.  In a recent report, Atlas VPN claims that were more Mac OS malware samples in 2020 than the previous eight years combined. Since 2012, when it first started tracking malware for Apple’s OS, …

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Malware found on laptops given to UK schoolkids

Laptops given to school children by the UK government have been found to contain Russian spyware, according to a BBC report. The matter is currently being “urgently investigated”, and those affected are advised to seek professional assistance. The Covid-19 pandemic has sent the country into a third lockdown, and schools have been forced to shift teaching online. Since not all …

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