Binance Smart Contracts Blockchain Abused in Malware Spreading

Hackers found the way to deploy malicious scripts via smart contracts

Cybercriminals appear to exploit Binance smart contracts as intermediary C2, preferring them over more classic hostings for them being impossible to take down. It is currently used to deploy infostealers, but potential application for such malignant purposes allows for working with pretty much any malware. Cybercriminals Use BSCs As C2 Infrastructure A new technique, coined… Continue reading Binance Smart Contracts Blockchain Abused in Malware Spreading

Kaspersky Antivirus Banned By the Biden Administration

U.S. Commerce Department bans marketing and updates for Kaspersky security solutions

On June 20, 2024, the Biden administration implemented a complete ban on sales of Kaspersky software. The company has been amidst data security worries since 2017. Now, after more than seven years of Kaspersky ban in govt organizations, the software is getting banned completely. US Implements Ban on Kaspersky Software On Thursday, June 20, U.S.… Continue reading Kaspersky Antivirus Banned By the Biden Administration

Trojan:Win32/Wacatac.H!ml

Wacatac is a name for a wide group of dropper malware, that can deliver ransomware

Trojan:Win32/Wacatac.H!ml is a detection of Microsoft Defender that may flag several different malware families. Once installed, it can deliver additional malicious payloads, manipulate system settings, and encrypt user data. On the other hand, it can sometimes be a false positive detection. Trojan:Win32/Wacatac.H!ml Overview Trojan:Win32/Wacatac.H!ml is a detection of Microsoft Defender that flags a wide range… Continue reading Trojan:Win32/Wacatac.H!ml

PUADlManager:Win32/OfferCore

PUADlManager:Win32/OfferCore brings numerous unwanted programs to your PC

PUADlManager:Win32/OfferCore is a detection of Microsoft Defender related to bundled software, specifically to a piece of code that is used to create the bundle. OfferCore itself is not a specific program or application. Instead, it is an add-on used to package multiple software components into a single installer. Such components rarely include any useful applications… Continue reading PUADlManager:Win32/OfferCore

PUA:Win32/Vigua.A

Have you encountered PUA:Win32/Vigua.A detection? This guide explains what it is and what to do next.

PUA:Win32/Vigua.A is a universal detection name used by Microsoft Defender to detect potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). This is often associated with various system optimizers that have hidden functionality in addition to their stated functions. PUA:Win32/Vigua.A Overview PUA:Win32/Vigua.A is a generic detection associated with unwanted software positioned as a system optimizer. Usually, it falls under scareware… Continue reading PUA:Win32/Vigua.A

HackTool:Win32/Crack

HackTool:Win32/Crack - Is it Dangerous?

HackTool:Win32/Crack is related to hacking tools for bypassing license verification. These are often activators of Windows, MS Office, and other proprietary software. Contrary to the widespread belief that such tools are safe, they can carry a threat. The most popular sources of such hacking tools are torrent distributions and websites with hacked software. Let me… Continue reading HackTool:Win32/Crack

PUA:Win32/Softcnapp

Although being an effective security tool, Microsoft Defender may sometimes display false alarms

Detection of PUA:Win32/Softcnapp by Microsoft Defender, assigned to an unwanted program. It sometimes appears as a false positive of a legit app, like a desktop Viber client, NZXT Cam app, and others. But is it really dangerous? Let’s find out. What is PUA:Win32/Softcnapp? PUA:Win32/Softcnapp is a detection name of an unwanted program, coined by Microsoft… Continue reading PUA:Win32/Softcnapp

Sihost.exe

Sihost.exe consumes too much system resources? Let's fix it.

Sihost.exe is a crucial background process in Windows 11/10 that governs essential features like the context menu and action center. However, it can sometimes malfunction and disrupt system stability. In this article, we unravel the essence of Sihost.exe and equip you to eliminate troubles within your system. Sihost.exe – What is It? Windows has many… Continue reading Sihost.exe

Fake Virus Alert

If you're not careful, fake virus alert can lead to a real malware infection

Fake virus alerts are a nuisance; if you’re not careful, they can lead to a real malware injection. Hackers create fake virus alerts to deceive victims into clicking on the false virus warnings and inadvertently installing malware. So first, learn the telltale signs of a fake virus and how to deal with it. What is… Continue reading Fake Virus Alert