Tag Archives: Malware

Malware targets the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)

[German]Security researchers from Lumen's Black Lotus Labs have come across several malware samples that can infect the Windows subsystem for Linux and then switch to the native Windows environment. Experts had outlined this scenario back in 2017. Thus, the Microsoft … Continue reading

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Warning: Fake Windows 11 installer ships malware

[German]The curiosity about Windows 11 tempts some users to install pre-release versions on their computers. This is not a problem, as there are corresponding installation images directly from Microsoft for Windows Insiders as regular updates for Windows 10 machines. However, … Continue reading

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LemonDuck and LemonCat malware boost activity

[German]LemonDuck and LemonCat is malware that both acts as a bot and mines crypto-money. LemonDuck can run on different platforms (Linux, Windows), threatening machines on corporate networks. According to Microsoft, this malware has been poorly documented so far, which is … Continue reading

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Siloscape malware targets Windows containers in Kubernetes clusters

[German]Security researchers from Palo Alto Networks are sounding the alarm, having encountered malware called Siloscape. The malware attempts to compromise Windows containers running in Kubernetes clusters in the cloud. It then attempts to infiltrate all containers in the Kubernetes cluster. … Continue reading

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Malware infection of Gigaset Android phones and the WhatsApp/SIM problem

[German]After the (supply chain) malware attack on various Gigaset Android smartphones, WhatsApp access was blocked for many users. There is an option to have the access unlocked again. Since several people have asked whether it is safe to continue using … Continue reading

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Gigaset: Roadblocks in cleaning up the malware attack (April 12, 2021)

[German]Older models of Gigaset smartphones have been attacked by malware via the manufacturer's update servers from March 26, 2021 – and increasingly from April 1, 2021. The manufacturer, Gigaset, has issued the information Lösung Malware-Angriff Smartphones with instructions on how … Continue reading

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Malware infection of Gigaset Android devices: Analyses and options for action (April 8/9. 2021) – Part 2

[German]In Part 1 I had analyzed the information Lösung Malware-Angriff Smartphones released by the company Gigaset on April 8, 2021 with regard to the automatic deletion of the malware infection of various Android devices. This works, according to previous feedback, … Continue reading

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Malware infection of Gigaset Android devices: Analyses and options for action (April 8/9. 2021) – Part 1

[German]Smartphone vendor Gigaset published a document names Lösung Malware-Angriff Smartphones on April 8, 2021, that should help to cleas Android phones infected by malware since April 1, 2021. In the following text, I will compile and comment the information given … Continue reading

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Preliminary analysis of Gigaset malware attack through auto-installer in firmware

[German]Let me summarize in advance some findings that security analysts from Malwarebytes have documented regarding the malware attack on Gigaset Android smartphones. I've blogged about that within my German blog, but I'm publishing here a translated version for my English … Continue reading

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Silver Sparrow malware infects around 30,000 Macs

[German]Security researchers have detected a malware dubbed "Silver Sparrow" that has infected around 30,000 Macs, including the new machines with M1 chip. Here are a few information about that. Advertising

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