Here are this week’s highlights in cybersecurity:

  • New nearly impossible to detect Linux Malware called ‘Symbiote’ infects all running processes by loading itself in all processes via LD_PRELOAD technique. The malware has rootkit capabilities, hiding its files, network traffic and processes from monitoring tools.  More
  • Black Bansa ransomware goes cross platform and now targets virtualization platform ESXi. More
  • SMSFactory malware sends premium SMS to several numbers or contains a specific number which the application will attempt to call, both resulting in extra charges for the victim. More
  • Previously unknown malware dubbed as SVCReady, stores its malicious shellcode in the properties of the document, instead of the document itself. More
  • Offensive Security, the builders of Kali Linux, will offer free penetration testing courses on Twitch in an event called OffSec Live: PEN-200. More

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