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Malvertising Campaign Targets Brazil’s PIX Payment System with GoPIX Malware
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Malvertising Campaign Targets Brazil’s PIX Payment System with GoPIX Malware

Due to its widespread use, threat actors have found Brazil's PIX instant payment system to be a desirable target for their new GoPIX malware, which they hope to use to make illegal gains. Based on its tracking of the ongoing campaign since December 2022, Kaspersky has reported that the attacks are carried out through the use of malicious advertising that appear when potential victims type in "WhatsApp web" into search engines. The Russian cybersecurity provider stated, "The cybercriminals use malvertising: their links are placed in the ad section of the search results, so the user sees them first." "The user gets redirected to the virus landing page if they click on such a link read more Malvertising Campaign Targets Brazil's PIX Payment System with GoPIX Malware. Get up to date ...
Malicious Notepad++ Google ads evade detection for months
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Malicious Notepad++ Google ads evade detection for months

A recent malvertising effort on Google Search uses sophisticated ways to avoid detection and analysis as it targets users who want to download the well-known Notepad++ word editor. Malicious actors have been exploiting Google Ads more frequently to advertise phony software websites that propagate malware through malvertising campaigns. The Notepad++ malvertising campaign has been active for a few months, but Malwarebytes, who first discovered it, claims that it has remained hidden for that entire period. Although the exact payload that was sent to the victims is unknown, Malwarebytes believes it was most likely Cobalt Strike read more Malicious Notepad++ Google ads evade detection for months. Stay informed with the best cybersecurity news and raise your cybersecurity awarenes...
Mac Users Beware: Malvertising Campaign Spreads Atomic Stealer macOS Malware
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Mac Users Beware: Malvertising Campaign Spreads Atomic Stealer macOS Malware

An updated version of the Atomic Stealer (or AMOS) macOS stealer malware has been seen being distributed through a fresh malvertising operation, showing that its creator is still actively maintaining it. Atomic Stealer, a ready-made Golang malware that costs $1,000 a month, first came to light in April 2023. Soon after, other variations that targeted bitcoin users and gamers were discovered in the wild. These variants had an expanded set of information-gathering functions. Google Ads have been identified as the main distribution channel for malicious advertisements, which are displayed to users who are looking for popular software on search engines, either legally or illegally, and which link to websites that hold malicious installations read more Malvertising Campaign Spreads Atomi...