Valak malware now exfiltrates enterprise data
The Valak malware, which installed banking Trojans when it first appeared in late 2019, has been modified to exfiltrate data, security firm Cybereason reports. The attackers' focus on high-level enterprise data "creates a very dangerous combination of sensitive data leakage and potentially large-scale cyber spying or infostealing," Cybereason's report states.
Phones are a growing attack surface for company breaches
Hackers seeking to breach enterprise networks increased their smartphone-focused phishing attacks by 37% worldwide in early 2020 compared with late 2019, cybersecurity firm Lookout reported. Malware red flags in apps and email are more difficult to detect on smartphones because of screen size and mobile design, a Lookout executive said.
Deepfake videos: The next ransomware?
Cybercriminals are increasingly interested in the potential use of deepfake videos to pressure people into paying ransom or divulging sensitive information, Trend Micro reports. Images and audio can be pulled from social media accounts to create convincing videos for extortion, the company warns.