Tim Hux
Security Researcher
Advanced Threat Research

Tim has over 15 years’ experience in the cyber security field and performs threat research and analysis on today’s top threats.

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It’s a Zoo Out There! Data Analysis of Alleged ZooPark Dump

In early May, researchers disclosed a Mobile malware campaign by a group focused on Middle Eastern targets. This actor was found to be an evolving and sophisticated group using fake Android apps, namely Telegram, to trick users into installing malicious software. They have been active since 2015 and evolved over ...

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Malware Mines, Steals Cryptocurrencies From Victims

How’s your Bitcoin balance? Interested in earning more? The value of cybercurrency is going up. One way to increase your holdings is by “mining,” which is legal as long as it is done with the proper permissions. Using your own mining equipment or establishing a formal agreement for outsourcing are ...

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IoT Devices: The Gift that Keeps on Giving… to Hackers

McAfee Advanced Threat Research on Most Hackable Gifts You’ve probably noticed the recent increase in Internet connected drones, digital assistants, toys, appliances and other devices hitting the market and maybe even showing up in your own home. The sale of these “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) devices is expected to reach 600 million ...


Crash Override Malware Can Automate Mass Power Outages

Some cyberattacks take a device offline, some take companies offline, and some take entire power grids down. Now, the potential for the latter exists, as a new malicious software has emerged that is capable of causing power outages by ordering industrial computers to shut down electricity transmission. It’s named Crash Override, or ...


Jigsaw Resurrected

Over the past few weeks there has been an uptick on one dark net forum on the selling of the Jigsaw ransomware. Some may know Jigsaw as BitcoinBlackmailer, CrytoHitMan, Invisible Empire, BitcoinStealer, or Epic. A quick look on the online malware analysis site VirusTotal also shows a higher than usual ...


Cybercriminals Piggyback on Petya Ransomware

It looks like cybercriminals are dedicated to “keeping it in the family.” Petya Ransomware,  a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) portal available on the Dark Web to rent, now has a new offspring. That offspring comes in the form of a heavily modified and “unauthorized” version called PetrWrap. For starters, Petya itself is ...

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‘Popcorn Time’ Ransomware Sure to Cause Indigestion

In early December the new ransomware “Popcorn Time” was discovered. It gives the victim the option of paying the ransom or infecting two other individuals and getting them to pay. “Popcorn Time” is a legitimate application for streaming movies and series. The ransom note gives the victim seven days to ...

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