Malware

Your data's gone mobile: Keep it secure

There now are more mobile devices on the planet than humans, and cyber criminals are targeting them at an increasing rate.

HackingTeam spying manuals posted online

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The Italian spyware company had its manuals posted online that detail how thoroughly an infected user's actions can be monitored.

Phishing campaign passes off Pony Stealer trojan as 'overdue invoice'

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The malware has previously been used to steal $220,000 worth of bitcoins from victims.

Beware of the malware walking dead

Beware of the malware walking dead

This Hallows Eve might be a good time to remind ourselves that zombies can be just as deadly, and I'm referring to recycled tools and techniques from years gone by.

Popular Science served up Rig Exploit Kit on its website

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The monthly science magazine served up malicious code to readers earlier this week and has remedied the issue.

Next-generation malware: Think like the enemy and avoid the car alarm problem

Next-generation malware: Think like the enemy and avoid the car alarm problem

When it comes to enterprise security, one rule remains constant - attacks will continue to increase in sophistication and attackers will seek to outmaneuver existing defenses.

MPAA urges USTR to put pirate sites on 'Notorious Markets' list

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In a letter, the Motion Picture Association of America asked the United States Trade Representative to include cyberlocker sites on its Notorious Markets List.

Coalition sheds more light on Hikit threat, Axiom spy group

Coalition sheds more light on Hikit threat, Axiom spy group

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In a detailed report, an array of malicious tools and tactics used by a cyberespionage group, called Axiom, are divulged.

US-CERT warns of phishing campaign spreading Dyre

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The credential-stealing malware Dyre has been tied to a string of phishing attacks.

Targeted attacks on rise, costly, survey says

Targeted attacks on rise, costly, survey says

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A Kaspersky Lab survey found that more than a third of businesses have been hit by at least one cybersecurity incident in the last 12 months.

Report: POS malware sees sharp increase in Q3

Report: POS malware sees sharp increase in Q3

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As the holiday shopping season approaches, Damballa's 2014 Q3 State of Infections Report found that malware attacks spiked.

Researchers observe recently patched Adobe bug added to exploit kits

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Researchers have indicated that a recently patched integer overflow in Adobe Flash Player has been added to exploit kits.

SEDNIT malware delivered in 'Operation Pawn Storm'

SEDNIT malware delivered in 'Operation Pawn Storm'

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Military, governments and media from around the world are targets in a campaign identified by Trend Micro.

Malvertising impacts Yahoo, AOL visitors, spreads ransomware

Malvertising impacts Yahoo, AOL visitors, spreads ransomware

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The malvertising campaign is serving CryptoWall 2.0, researchers at Proofpoint revealed.

Cybercriminals continue to piggyback on Ebola news

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Email samples discovered by researchers at Trustwave reveal how attackers are infecting users with the DarkComet Remote Access Trojan.

Worm variant of Android ransomware, Koler, spreads via SMS

Worm variant of Android ransomware, Koler, spreads via SMS

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Upon infection, the Koler variant will send an SMS message to all contacts in the device's address book.

Virtualization advancements focus on protecting data at the source, not on the device

Virtualization advancements focus on protecting data at the source, not on the device

As malware doubles on mobile devices and mobility poses a greater risk, virtualization is about protecting data at the source rather than on the device.

Adobe exploit used to spread Dyre credential stealer

Adobe exploit used to spread Dyre credential stealer

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Users running vulnerable Adobe software could be in danger of having credentials for Bitcoin websites stolen.

Modular malware for OS X includes backdoor, keylogger components

Modular malware for OS X includes backdoor, keylogger components

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The modular malware was named "Ventir," by researchers at Kaspersky.

Security, tech firm coalition fights Hikit actors, other advanced groups

Security, tech firm coalition fights Hikit actors, other advanced groups

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The coalition began as an effort to stop the spread of the Hikit trojan, previously known for targeting U.S. defense contractors.

Phishing email delivers keylogger malware, also takes screenshots

Phishing email delivers keylogger malware, also takes screenshots

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The malware has various features, including the ability to start persistently, take screenshots and bypass user access controls.

Malicious ads on YouTube direct users to Sweet Orange exploit kit

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The campaign targeted users running vulnerable versions of Internet Explorer.

'Sandworm Team' exploits zero-day bug in espionage campaign

'Sandworm Team' exploits zero-day bug in espionage campaign

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A group of cybercriminals believed to be Russian are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability to deliver malware and gather information from various organizations around the world.

Kmart breach likely exposed payment card data

Kmart breach likely exposed payment card data

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Sears revealed in a filing to the SEC that Kmart systems were infected with malware "undetectable" by current AV solutions.

HP to remove digital signature that code-signed malware

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Journalist Brian Krebs said the company is sending out advisories to clients saying it would remove the certificate after a 2010 security incident.

Dairy Queen confirms breach, Backoff malware intrusion at 395 U.S. stores

Dairy Queen confirms breach, Backoff malware intrusion at 395 U.S. stores

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Attackers used a third-party vendor's credentials to compromise systems in 395 U.S. Dairy Queen locations and one Orange Julius site.

Suspected POS hacker Seleznev faces slew of new charges

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Roman Seleznev is now charged in a 40-count indictment brought by a federal grand jury in Seattle.

New mobile trojan masquerading as Tic-tac-toe game targets Android devices

New mobile trojan masquerading as Tic-tac-toe game targets Android devices

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A Tic-tac-toe game is actually a new mobile trojan being used to steal data and spy on Android devices.

Emma Watson Facebook scam infects users with malware

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A new Facebook scam leverages the popularity of the British actress to infect users with a trojan that steals data and signs up victims to a premium SMS scam.

ATM malware 'Tyupkin' found on over 50 machines in Europe, spreads to U.S.

ATM malware 'Tyupkin' found on over 50 machines in Europe, spreads to U.S.

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The malware allowed criminals, with physical access to ATMs, to steal millions, Kaspersky revealed.

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