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Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control

Twitoor first Android malware known to leverage Twitter for command and control

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Researchers have found the first known Android mobile malware to use a Twitter account, rather than a traditional command-and-control server, to control infected devices.

Ransomware: The evolution of cybercrime, a roundtable

Ransomware: The evolution of cybercrime, a roundtable

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The threat from ransomware continues to grow and the situation will only get darker before mitigation efforts prove reliable and the miscreants move on to another attack vector, according to a panel of cybersecurity experts gathered in Manhattan on Wednesday for the Dell Data Security Ransomware Roundtable.

Report: ATM hackers flee Thailand after stealing $350,000 from state-run bank

Report: ATM hackers flee Thailand after stealing $350,000 from state-run bank

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Five suspected cyberthieves have reportedly fled Thailand after allegedly stealing approximately $350,000 in cash from 21 malware-infected ATMs operated by the state-run Government Savings Bank (GSB).

GozNym malware is proficient in German, new malicious campaign proves

GozNym malware is proficient in German, new malicious campaign proves

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Thirteen German financial institutions and their subsidiaries have recently felt the wrath of GozNym as the downloader and banking malware hybrid intensifies its campaign against European banking customers.

City of Sarasota hit with ransomware

City of Sarasota hit with ransomware

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Although a ransomware attack hit the city of Sarasota, Fla. in February, owing to an ongoing criminal investigation, details of the attack are only now being revealed.

Dridex on the loose again, this time in Switzerland

Dridex on the loose again, this time in Switzerland

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The meteoric rise of Locky ransomware has not completely supplanted the distribution of the notorious Dridex malware.

Threat to SMBs from ransomware on the rise, report

Threat to SMBs from ransomware on the rise, report

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Ransomware is not going away, according to a new study from Arctic Wolf Networks.

Is Android as easy to secure as the latest AV-TEST results appear to suggest?

Is Android as easy to secure as the latest AV-TEST results appear to suggest?

An independent IT security research facility has reviewed Android, and despite constant charges of insecurity, found the mobile platform to be far from wanting ?

Eddie Bauer POS systems hit with malware

Eddie Bauer POS systems hit with malware

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Updated! Retailer Eddie Bauer's CEO reported that the chain's in-store point-of-sale network had been infected with malware for a six-month period during which time payment card information may have been accessed by unauthorized personnel.

Advanced persistent threats are APT to be deceptive, devious

Advanced persistent threats are APT to be deceptive, devious

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Brian Laing, VP of business development and products at APT defense firm Lastline, spoke to SCMagazine.com at Black Hat about the evolution of advanced persistent threats and some of their more devious tactics.

DroidJack attacks delivered through Twilio SMS messages

DroidJack attacks delivered through Twilio SMS messages

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Researchers discovered DroidJack attacks that delivered the remote access Trojan (RAT) through an "over the top" (OTT) carrier.

SWIFT did not monitor weak security practices of its users - report

SWIFT did not monitor weak security practices of its users - report

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Former board members and senior employees at SWIFT, said the company did not monitor or make attempts to improve the poor security practices of its clients.

Checking it twice: Google developing whitelist/blacklist tool for Macs

Checking it twice: Google developing whitelist/blacklist tool for Macs

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For security-conscious Mac users, Christmas has come early this year, with reports of Google's Macintosh Operations Team developing a new whitelisting and blacklisting system for macOS.

Marcher steps up game: Malware poses as security update, imitates popular apps

Marcher steps up game: Malware poses as security update, imitates popular apps

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Looking to capitalize on mobile device owners' growing security fears, a new variant of the Android malware Marcher is infecting victims by fraudulently posing as a firmware security update.

Researchers spot Nemucod in Brazil spreading banking trojans

Researchers spot Nemucod in Brazil spreading banking trojans

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ESET researchers spotted the Nemucod downloader used to spread banking trojans and other malware operating in Brazil.

Researcher infects tech scammer with Locky for messing with his mother

Researcher infects tech scammer with Locky for messing with his mother

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A cyber vigilante took internet justice into his own hands when he infected the computer of an tech support scammer with Locky ransomware.

WikiLeaks postings of Turkish emails included active links to malware

WikiLeaks postings of Turkish emails included active links to malware

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WikiLeaks' practice of delivering unfiltered information to its readers backfired after a researcher discovered that its collection of leaked Turkish government emails contained over 300 active links to malware files hosted on the controversial site.

Don't get caught by the Pokemon Go ransomware

Don't get caught by the Pokemon Go ransomware

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Independent researcher Michael Gillespie discovered a unique ransomware variant posing as a Pokémon Go application for Windows.

New Zeus Sphinx banking trojan hitting Brazil

New Zeus Sphinx banking trojan hitting Brazil

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Capitalizing on Olympics activity, a new version of Zeus Sphinx has been targeting banks in Brazil and Colombia.

Shakti info stealer designed for corporate espionage

Shakti info stealer designed for corporate espionage

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Researchers spotted a new information stealing trojan, dubbed Shakti, that may be of Indian origin and is designed for corporate espionage.

Android malvertising campaign discovered delivering Svpeng Trojan through AdSense

Android malvertising campaign discovered delivering Svpeng Trojan through AdSense

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Researchers discovered a campaign that delivers a malicious banking Trojan to Android devices using Google AdSense advertisements.

Unwanted guests: Hackers breach HEI Hotels & Resorts' POS terminals

Unwanted guests: Hackers breach HEI Hotels & Resorts' POS terminals

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In the latest data breach impacting the hospitality industry, cybercriminals installed malware in the point-of-sale systems of HEI Hotels & Resorts and checked out with customer data that likely includes payment card information.

DiskFiltration attack uses acoustics to infiltrate air-gapped computers

DiskFiltration attack uses acoustics to infiltrate air-gapped computers

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A team of researchers developed a new method to leak information from air-gapped computers using intrinsic covert noises emitted from the device's hard drive.

New Locky using WSF spotted in Brazilian underground

New Locky using WSF spotted in Brazilian underground

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Trend Micro researchers spotted a new variant of Locky ransomware using Windows Scripting Files (WSF) as a downloader.

New Scylex financial crimeware strives to be the next Zeus

New Scylex financial crimeware strives to be the next Zeus

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If Zeus was the king of banking trojans, then newcomer Scylex is looking to claim Zeus' old perch atop the Mt. Olympus of financial malware.

Research firm finds MICROS hackers infected more POS vendors

Research firm finds MICROS hackers infected more POS vendors

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Fresh off the discovery that hackers compromised the customer support portal for Oracle's MICROS point-of-sale systems, a new shocking report surfaced, revealing that at least five more POS vendors were similarly breached.

McAfee Labs: Lavians Inc. repackaging utilities programs with browser hijacker

McAfee Labs: Lavians Inc. repackaging utilities programs with browser hijacker

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Software company Lavians Inc. is offering free utilities applications for download that actually contain the Bing.vc browser hijacker software, Intel's McAfee Labs warned in a blog post yesterday.

Google, NYU reveal business model of unwanted software bundles

Google, NYU reveal business model of unwanted software bundles

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Google and the NYU conducted a yearlong study into the business practices of those who pay vendors to install unwanted software in their install bundles.

Report: Spyware used to dox Vietnam Airlines is lurking in other Vietnamese institutions

Report: Spyware used to dox Vietnam Airlines is lurking in other Vietnamese institutions

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Spyware that was recently found to have infiltrated Vietnam Airlines has also embedded itself in the website operations of various Vietnamese institutions, warned cybersecurity firm Bkav, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

Incomplete version of 'Hitler-Ransonware' discovered

Incomplete version of 'Hitler-Ransonware' discovered

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AVG malware analyst Jakub Kroustek discovered an unfinished version of a new strain of ransomware, dubbed Hitler-Ransomware.

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