Flame's cryptofunctionality silenced all the haters, says F-Secure's Mikko Hyppönen.
A new data-stealing trojan has turned up on the systems of one of Radware's customers, according to researchers at the network security firm.
A U.S. military spokeswoman said a "credential stealer," not a keylogger, was responsible, and that no missions were impacted.
As attackers have found a way to break traditional online banking security controls, recently issued guidelines offer some new advice for financial institutions.
A group of hacktivists was able to compromise the NBC News Twitter account on Friday by tricking the network's social media head into clicking on a malicious attachment. According to an MSNBC report, a group known as The Script Kiddies commandeered control of the account to send a series of tweets falsely reporting an attack on Ground Zero in New York, two days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The mischief makers may have obtained the account's login information by duping Ryan Osborn, NBC News' director of social media, into clicking on an attachment, which installed a copy of the password-stealing "Christmas tree" trojan onto his machine. The erroneous tweets were removed soon after they were posted, and the FBI is looking into the matter. Twitter has since suspended the account of the The Script Kiddies, who also have hacked into the Facebook account of Pfizer.
Programs used maliciously are not always malware.
A 21-year-old man pleaded guilty this week to infecting computers with malware at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, prosecutors said. Daniel Fowler of Kansas City, Mo. admitted to, beginning in 2009, taking remote control of the compromised computers -- with the help of a co-conspirator -- in order to download personal data on students, alumni, faculty and staff; transfer money into their personal student accounts and attempt to change their grades. In one case, they used a thumb drive to install the keylogging trojan on a university administrator's computer Fowler faces up to 15 years in prison. His co-conspirator, Joseph Camp, 27, of New York state, who was caught after he tried t sell some of the stolen data for $35,000, is scheduled for trial in the fall, according to reports.
An undetectable version of a two-year-old worm has infiltrated the network of a state agency in Massachusetts to steal sensitive information.
A researcher mistakenly identified a legitimate folder on Samsung laptops as a keylogger program.
The FTC is allowing a Florida company to continue selling its spyware software, but the maker must change its marketing and installation practices.
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