Malicious USB Drives Infect 35,000 Computers With Crypto-Mining Botnet

Cybersecurity researchers from ESET on Thursday said they took down a portion of a malware botnet comprising at least 35,000 compromised Windows systems that attackers were secretly using to mine Monero cryptocurrency. The botnet, named “VictoryGate,” has been active since May 2019, with infections mainly reported in Latin America, particularly Peru accounting for 90% of…

Phishing in the time of COVID-19

Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. Since COVID-19 began spreading all over the world, governments have embraced a variety of invasive contact-tracing measures via smartphones. Now Apple and Google have teamed up in a…