Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2019-08-28

Avast and French police take over malware botnet and disinfect 850,000 computers

decoded.avast.io/janvojtesek/putting-an-end-to-retadup-a-malicious-worm-that-infected-hundreds-of-thousands/

Cybercrime: Ransomware attacks have more than doubled this year

www.zdnet.com/article/cyber-crime-ransomware-attacks-have-more-than-doubled-this-year/

TrickBot Modifications Target U.S. Mobile Users

www.secureworks.com/blog/trickbot-modifications-target-us-mobile-users TrickBot added functionality to solicit PIN codes from mobile customers, which could allow threat actors to access victims voice and text communications.

WootCloud Discovers ARES ADB IOT Botnet Targeting Android Devices especially TVs and multimedia boxes

www.wootcloud.com/blogs/ars_botnet.html

Android Trojan, xHelper, Infects Tens of Thousands of Devices in 4 Months

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/android-trojan-infects-tens-of-thousands-of-devices-in-4-months/

Magecart Hits 80 Major eCommerce Sites in Card-Skimming Bonanza

threatpost.com/magecart-ecommerce-card-skimming-bonanza/147765/ Mainly motorsports and luxury apparel sites, all of them were running outdated versions of the Magento eCommerce platform.

US officials are reportedly trying to block an 8,000-mile Google and Facebook-backed undersea cable to China on national-security grounds

www.businessinsider.com/us-officials-may-undersea-cable-china-google-facebook-backed-wsj-2019-8?r=US&IR=T

Defense Takeaways from Three Adversary Playbooks

threatpost.com/defense-takeaways-three-adversary-playbooks/147771/

Canberra to create cyber and IP taskforce to protect unis from foreign interference

www.zdnet.com/article/canberra-to-create-cyber-and-ip-taskforce-to-protect-unis-from-foreign-interference/

Open Redirect: A Small But Very Common Vulnerability

isc.sans.edu/diary/rss/25276

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