The internet is literally crawling with bots. Millions of them scour the farthest reaches of the internet every day, indexing content, testing connections, and making the web more useful overall.
The Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit first noticed the ZeroAccess botnet reactivating from March 21, 2014, to July 2, 2014.
The number of legitimate certificates used to sign malware jumped from 1,500 to more than 6,000 in only six years.
The number of infections for a malvertising campaign originating on an adult website rose by 1500 percent in a two-day period.
The newly identified attack disguises itself as a warning to parents about a new child predator who has moved into their neighborhood.
A new Zeus trojan variant is targeting a number of banks in Canada, including Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Canada, and National Bank of Canada.
Security firm Symantec found a backdoor, called Winnti, on a computer also infected with Skeleton Key.
Hundreds of computers belonging to University of Florida students and faculty were infected with Upatre and Dyre in a multistage attack.
A security engineer from Citrix demonstrated the Maldrone malware that he built as a backdoor to control drones.
Source code for the keylogger, called QWERTY, was published in Snowden documents.
The Internet Crime Compliant Center issued a warning on Thursday about a new scam that might be rooted in an initial ransomware infection.
As part of a recent spam campaign, Trend Micro researchers observed a variant of CTB-Locker ransomware asking for 3 Bitcoins within 96 hours.
Two stand-alone modules, dubbed Hopscotch and Legspin, were analyzed by Kaspersky Lab.
Apps were flagged for containing malware or suspicious binaries, a RiskIQ study found.
Research from The Ponemon Institute and Damballa found that of an average 17,000 alerts a company fields weekly, only 19 percent are reliable.
Attackers compromised gaming platform provider Garena to infect legitimate releases of popular games.
US-CERT issued an advisory on Thursday, warning of phishing emails referencing the Affordable Care Act.
A previously unpublished remote overlay toolkit offers an easy-to-use GUI and can be embedded in most common banking malware.
Researchers at Dell SecureWorks CTU discovered two variants on the malware, which targets Windows 64-bit systems.
A new phishing campaign making the rounds is spreading the malware that asks victims to pay a ransom in Bitcoins to decrypt their files.
A police department in Wenzhou bought a coding machine and software used to plant trojans in jail-broken iPhones and Androids.
An ESET malware analyst previewed a speech he'll give later this week and said 'Operation Windigo' perpetrators changed their tactics to infect adult websites.
On Friday, the gaming and social networking platform Steam announced the changes.
The newly discovered 'XOR.DDoS trojan infects Linux systems to possibly build an army of devices to be used in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
German-language speakers are the primary target of a spam campaign that involves a variant of the Emotet banking malware.
Malware is being distributed to visitors of The Huffington Post website, as well as several other sites, via malicious advertisements served over the AOL advertising network
Quick Heal's annual threat report found a marked increase in Android malware between 2011 and the end of 2014.
Early reports suggest that the news organization being threatened is CNN.
According to Trend Micro, a 64-bit version of the malware has been detected infecting Windows 7 users.
A spokesperson for the German government has refuted reports that the Regin spyware made its way onto the laptop of the chancellor's top aide.
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- New attack uses ransomware to drop trojans and keyloggers
- 'GHOST' bug in Linux library enables remote takeover of victim's system
- Firm finds link between Regin spy tool and QWERTY keylogger
- Report: From Q3 to Q4, 90 percent increase in global DDoS attacks observed
- Researchers observe databases being encrypted, websites held for ransom
- ZeroAccess botnet reactivates, click fraud activity resumes
- BCBS of Tennessee shares personal data on 80K in marketing campaign
- Tips for organizations in the wake of the biggest corporate hack in history