Threats of the Week – March 9, 2020
March 9, 2020

LeifAccess Malware

A new malware family called LeifAccess or Shopper is taking advantage of the accessibility features in Android to create accounts, download apps, and post reviews.

LeifAccess, “is a broad campaign [and] is using alternate methods to achieve installation but thereafter trying to achieve legitimacy to the user with fake warnings,”

Source: TechRepublic

How do you protect yourself?

Proper security measures must be in place to defend against LeifAccess malware and similar threats. Having proper up-to-date endpoint security provides a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques to protect systems from malware.

CVE-2020-0031

Android has released its monthly security bulletin addressing details of security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices. The vulnerability in this section could enable a local malicious application to bypass operating system protections that isolate application data from other applications.

Source: Android

How do you protect yourself?

Update Android to the latest version.

PwndLocker Ransomware

Driven by the temptation of big ransom payments, a new ransomware called PwndLocker has started targeting the networks of businesses and local governments with ransom demands over $650,000.

This new ransomware began operating in late 2019 and has since encrypted a stream of victims ranging from local cities to organizations.

Source: BleepingComputer

How do you protect yourself?

Proper security measures must be in place to defend against PwndLocker Ransomware and similar threats. Having proper up-to-date endpoint security provides a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques to protect systems from malware.

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