Pony

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Pony is a type of malware, which is malicious software designed to infiltrate and damage computers or devices without the user's knowledge. It can be spread through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, and once installed, it can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or even hold data for ransom. The Pony malware specifically has the functionality of a downloader, as revealed by a reconstructed configuration using the Pony Builder. The term "pony" is also used in the context of ransomware attacks, where victims are pressured to "pony up" payment before their stolen data is leaked by criminals. This method employs a countdown timer, a common trope in ransomware attacks, to increase pressure on the victim to pay the demanded ransom. The use of such tactics underscores the severity and potential harm of these cyberattacks. The term "one-trick pony" has been used to describe Apple's business model by Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, a technology advisory firm. Despite Apple's financial success with a market capitalization of $2.89 trillion at the start of the year, there are concerns about its over-reliance on a single product or service. A loss in an antitrust case against Google could significantly impact Apple's financial standing and potentially derail its plans to transition into more of a services company.
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Pony Loader
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Pony Loader is a type of malware, malicious software designed to exploit and damage computer systems. It infiltrates systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user. Once inside a system, it can steal personal information, disrupt operations, or hold data hos
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H1N1Unspecified
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H1N1 is a variant of malware, initially known for its loading and system information reporting capabilities. It was notorious for delivering Pony DLLs and Vawtrak executables to infected systems, often infiltrating these through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites. Over time, H1N1 has signific
HancitorUnspecified
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DarkWatchmanUnspecified
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VawtrakUnspecified
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Vawtrak is a malicious software (malware) designed to exploit and damage computer systems. It infiltrates systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user. Once inside, Vawtrak steals personal data, disrupts operations, and can even hold data hostage for ranso
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LuckyUnspecified
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"Lucky" is a malicious software (malware) that has been compromising systems, causing significant disruptions and potential data loss. This malware infiltrates systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often unbeknownst to the user. Once inside a system, it can steal personal inform
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CERT-EU
5 months ago
Apple TV+ shows and movies: What to watch on Apple TV Plus
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7 months ago
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7 months ago
Courts, Regulators Pose Threat To Apple Services Revenue in 2024
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7 months ago
Apple TV+ shows and movies: What to watch on Apple TV Plus
CERT-EU
8 months ago
Apple TV+ shows and movies: What to watch on Apple TV Plus
CERT-EU
8 months ago
Apple TV+ shows and movies: What to watch on Apple TV Plus
CERT-EU
8 months ago
Apple TV+ shows and movies: What to watch on Apple TV Plus
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Apple TV+ shows and movies: What to watch on Apple TV Plus
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9 months ago
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9 months ago
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CERT-EU
9 months ago
Apple TV+ shows and movies: What to watch on Apple TV Plus
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Apple TV+ shows and movies: What to watch on Apple TV Plus
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Apple TV+ shows and movies: What to watch on Apple TV Plus
CERT-EU
10 months ago
The Group Claiming To Have Hacked Sony Is Using GDPR As A Weapon For Demanding Ransoms
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Check your phone! Your bank is the target
CERT-EU
10 months ago
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