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Flash EK leveraged in potentially widespread malvertising attack

Flash EK leveraged in potentially widespread malvertising attack

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Researchers with Malwarebytes have identified a malvertising attack carried out through Merchenta, an advertising network that claims to reach more than 28 billion consumers per month in the U.S.

 POS threat 'Punkey' allows additional malware download for greater access

POS threat 'Punkey' allows additional malware download for greater access

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Trustwave also found that the Punkey threat family and NewPosThings share the same code base.

Report: DEA contract supplied agency with Hacking Team spyware

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Motherboard and Privacy International revealed the contract between DEA and a government supplier.

Whistleblowers' lawyer claims Ark. police dept. put malware on hard drive

Whistleblowers' lawyer claims Ark. police dept. put malware on hard drive

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An Arkansas lawyer representing whistleblowers asked a court to sanction an Arkansas police department after a hard drive he had provided for discovery materials was returned with malware on it.

Hellsing APT retaliates against Naikon attackers with own phishing ploy

Hellsing APT retaliates against Naikon attackers with own phishing ploy

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After analyzing a phishing attack, Kaspersky found that ensuing email correspondence could be linked to two APT groups, Naikon and Hellsing.

Belgian media company experiences DDoS attack

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On the heels of similar incidents, Rossel, a Belgium media group, experienced an hours-long DDoS attack Sunday afternoon.

Malware identified in French TV network attack

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Researchers at Trend Micro have detected malware that they say was used by pro-ISIS sympathizers to hack into a French TV station.

FighterPOS malware strikes over 100 terminals in Brazil, captures info for 22K cards

FighterPOS malware strikes over 100 terminals in Brazil, captures info for 22K cards

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Trend Micro warns that the threat could spread, as the sole perpetrator of the attacks is selling the malware.

Alleged creator of 'Svpeng' Android malware arrested in Russia

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The alleged creator of Svpeng malware for Android devices was arrested in Russia, Forbes reported on Monday.

For 10 years, cyberespionage group 'APT 30' targeted SE Asia, India

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The Chinese government-sponsored threat group targeted organizations and individuals with political information on the regions, FireEye revealed.

Researchers identify malware campaign targeting Russian businesses, banks

Researchers identify malware campaign targeting Russian businesses, banks

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The campaign is being referred to by ESET researchers as Operation Buhtrap, and is believed to have been active for longer than a year.

Banking threat Emotet expands target list, evades two-factor auth

Banking threat Emotet expands target list, evades two-factor auth

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The malware, which is still spread through phishing emails, is now in its third iteration, Kaspersky Lab researchers revealed.

Compromised forums redirect to Fiesta Exploit Kit, distribute malware possibly for click fraud

Compromised forums redirect to Fiesta Exploit Kit, distribute malware possibly for click fraud

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Cyphort Labs researchers observed a number of popular forum websites redirecting visitors to the Fiesta Exploit Kit.

Malicious Google Chrome extension collected users' data for third parties

Malicious Google Chrome extension collected users' data for third parties

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"Webpage Screenshot," a Google Chrome extension, was found to be malicious by two security firms earlier this week.

Cross-platform RAT 'AlienSpy' targets Mac OS X, Windows and Android users

Cross-platform RAT 'AlienSpy' targets Mac OS X, Windows and Android users

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The AlienSpy remote access trojan (RAT) is being sold to attackers via subscription plans, ranging from around $20 to $220.

Researchers observe malvertising campaign possibly linked to Google ad reseller

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Users were being redirected to the Nuclear Exploit Kit, which is exploiting vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash, Oracle Java and Microsoft Silverlight.

Drive-by-login attack identified and used in lieu of spear phishing campaigns

Drive-by-login attack identified and used in lieu of spear phishing campaigns

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A new attack, drive-by-logins, allows attackers to target specific victims on sites they trust.

New ransomware makes encrypted files appear quarantined

New ransomware makes encrypted files appear quarantined

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The ransomware, detected by Trend Micro as CRYPVAULT, is being distributed as an attachment in spam emails and is targeting Russian speakers.

Cyber attackers target FAA

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said a virus infected its administrative computer system but didn't cause any damage to agency systems.

Massachusetts police department pays $500 following ransomware infection

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The town of Tewksbury paid a $500 Bitcoin ransom after the police department's network was infected with a newer variant of CryptoLocker ransomware.

'NewPosThings' malware evolves, malicious traffic traced to airports

'NewPosThings' malware evolves, malicious traffic traced to airports

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Trend Micro believes that point-of-sale malware attackers will increasingly target travelers.

Check Point to acquire mobile security company Lacoon

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Check Point Software Technologies announced its intentions to acquire mobile security company Lacoon.

Fake Pirate Bay site pushes Nuclear Exploit Kit, distributes trojans

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A copy-cat Pirate Bay site is targeting attacks against WordPress users and injecting them with malware.

Malware affects 4,700 current and former Bradley employees

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Officials at Bradley University said an internal investigation revealed the school's computer security system had been breached and infected with data-stealing malware.

Fake voice chat tool spread on Steam is actually malware, researchers warn

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Similar to previous attacks, saboteurs spread the malware by leveraging Steam's chat feature.

Bromium vSentry

Bromium vSentry

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This tool may have solved the problem of defending against sophisticated malware.

Puush urges users to change passwords after cyber attack

Puush urges users to change passwords after cyber attack

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The screen sharing platform Puush was hit by a cyber attack this weekend that injected malware into the server.

Russia's FSB, Ministry of Internal Affairs tackle Tyupkin ATM threat

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Russian authorities have ramped up efforts to locate criminals spreading ATM malware Tyupkin.

Botnet services attract scammers on Twitch seeking quick viewer boost

Botnet services attract scammers on Twitch seeking quick viewer boost

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Symantec observed that the botnet services were being advertised on the underground, but also through public postings.

Popular adult website XTube compromised, delivers malware

Popular adult website XTube compromised, delivers malware

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Visitors to XTube could be redirected to the Neutrino Exploit Kit, which Malwarebytes Labs researchers observed exploiting a Flash vulnerability.

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