Golang Malware

A new form of malware has been spotted in the wild by cybersecurity companies which say the code’s main focus is the fraudulent mining of the Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency.

The spreader malware is based on the open-source Go programming language.

Source: ZDNet

How do you protect yourself?

Proper security measures must be in place to defend against Golang malware and similar threats. Ensure your systems have the latest patches installed. Having proper up-to-date endpoint security provides a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques to protect systems from malware.

CVE-2019-2104

Android has released its monthly security bulletin. Security patch levels of 2019-07-05 or later address all of these issues.

The vulnerability in this section could enable a local malicious application to bypass user interaction requirements in order to gain access to additional permissions.

Source: Android

How do you protect yourself?

Check your Android for updates to the latest version.

Sodin Ransomware

The ransomware, named Sodin, takes advantage of a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows operating system, which means that victims don’t even need to download and run a malicious attachment (which was typically essential for the success of a ransomware campaign).

Instead, all they need to do is find a vulnerable server and send a command to download a malicious file called “radm.exe.” This then saved the ransomware locally and executed it.

Source: ITProPortal

How do you protect yourself?

Proper security measures must be in place to defend against Sodin ransomware and similar threats. Ensure your systems have the latest patches installed. Backing up your data and having proper up-to-date endpoint security provides a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques to protect systems from malware.