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Third-party app stores riddled with malicious apps, Trend Micro warns

Third-party app stores riddled with malicious apps, Trend Micro warns

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Third-party app stores for Android phones have become a breeding ground for dangerous malware capable of rooting victims' devices, delivering malicious ads and collecting user data, warned security firm Trend Micro.

F-Secure: New malvertising campaign delivers ransomware via Skype, browsers

F-Secure: New malvertising campaign delivers ransomware via Skype, browsers

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F-Secure announced yesterday that it has detected a malvertising campaign that delivers phony online ads to not only traditional browser platforms but also the Skype video chat application.

New, improved DMA Locker ransomware patches decryption flaw

New, improved DMA Locker ransomware patches decryption flaw

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The creators of the DMA Locker ransomware released an updated version that now includes several improvements.

Hearthstone gamers who download cheats may be cursed with malware

Hearthstone gamers who download cheats may be cursed with malware

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Symantec yesterday warned online gamers of new Windows-based malware schemes victimizing fans of the strategy card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

Google issues Chrome update to fix Windows, Mac, and Linux bugs

Google issues Chrome update to fix Windows, Mac, and Linux bugs

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Google issued a Chrome update to address Windows, Mac, and Linux vulnerabilities that would allow attackers to take control of affected systems.

Corcow Trojan manipulates currency rates

Corcow Trojan manipulates currency rates

A Russian-language banking Trojan has been found manipulating the ruble-dollar exchange rate

Kaspersky confirms return of Carbanak and two more banking APT groups

Kaspersky confirms return of Carbanak and two more banking APT groups

Kaspersky has confirmed the return of Carbanak as Carbanak 2.0 and uncovered two more groups working in the same style: Metel and GCMAN.

Dyre Trojan almost dead after 'takedown' by the Russians

Dyre Trojan almost dead after 'takedown' by the Russians

The feared Dyre banking Trojan has been almost killed off, following a reported raid by the Russian authorities on a Moscow film distribution company last November.

Skype targeted by T9000 backdoor trojan

Skype targeted by T9000 backdoor trojan

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Palo Alto Networks researchers have spotted a new, more complex backdoor trojan that is targeting Skype users and which can identify and evade the security software found on the victim's computer.

Remtasu trojan latest tactic: posing as malicious Facebook app

Remtasu trojan latest tactic: posing as malicious Facebook app

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The Windows-based trojan Remtasu has switched tactics, disguising itself as a malicious application for accessing people's Facebook account credentials.

Vulnerabilities allow delivery of malware through web page fonts

Vulnerabilities allow delivery of malware through web page fonts

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Vulnerabilities in the Graphite font processing library affects Firefox, OpenOffice, Thunderbird, Pale Moon, WorldPad and many Linux distributions.

Robin Who? Dridex botnet replaced with antivirus software

Robin Who? Dridex botnet replaced with antivirus software

A mysterious Good Samaritan has replaced the code on certain parts of the villanous Dridex botnet with Avira Anti-virus installers.

Oracle patches Java SE vulnerability

Oracle patches Java SE vulnerability

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Oracle issued a security alert and patches for CVE-2016-0603 that can affect Java SE 6, 7 or 8 being run on the Windows.

 Mutiny on the bug bounty

Mutiny on the bug bounty

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Researcher Wesley Wineberg said he's been censured due to his participation in the Facebook bug bounty program.

Panther Creek senior arrested for hacking school, changing grades

Panther Creek senior arrested for hacking school, changing grades

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In an oft-repeated tale, a senior at Panther Creek High School was arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges for hacking into a school computer and changing grades.

Malware museum features a virtual rogues gallery of nefarious coding

Malware museum features a virtual rogues gallery of nefarious coding

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The non-profit Internet Archive library today unveiled a virtual Malware Museum, which offers a look back at some of the hacking community's earliest attempts to infect computers.

Thunderstrike 2 creators join their one-time target Apple

Thunderstrike 2 creators join their one-time target Apple

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Apple has brought on board two security researchers who previously worked to develop the infamous Thunderstrike 2 worm.

WeatherWizard app delivers tech support scam, not a forecast

WeatherWizard app delivers tech support scam, not a forecast

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Malwarebytes has discovered that amateur meteorologists get more than a weather forecast when they download the deceptive WeatherWizard app.

Researchers spot trojan targeting dozens of Google Play games

Researchers spot trojan targeting dozens of Google Play games

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Researchers at Dr. Web spotted the Android.Xiny.19.origin trojan incorporated into more than 60 games in the Google Play Store.

Ransomware DMA Locker's encryption may be weak, but its flaws are dangerous

Ransomware DMA Locker's encryption may be weak, but its flaws are dangerous

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An amateurish ransomware known as DMA Locker could crash while encrypting files, leaving users confused as to why their machines aren't operational.

Researchers spot macro malware used to spread Neutrino

Researchers spot macro malware used to spread Neutrino

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Researchers at Zscaler spotted attackers using macro malware as a vector to spread the Neutrino bot via spearphishing emails.

Landry's concludes breach probe, lists affected locations and attack timeframes

Landry's concludes breach probe, lists affected locations and attack timeframes

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Landry's Inc., the dining and hospitality chain operator that discovered a long-running data breach in December, said it has completed its internal investigation into the incident, and has fortified its point-of-sale operations with encryption technology to prevent future cyberattacks.

Not the same old song: Researcher hacks into car with malware-laced CD

Not the same old song: Researcher hacks into car with malware-laced CD

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A researcher at the University of California, San Diego, claimed to have discovered a way to hack into a computerized car's operational controls by playing a music CD encoded with malware on the vehicle's entertainment system.

Linux and Windows impacted by new backdoor-installing malware

Linux and Windows impacted by new backdoor-installing malware

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Researchers at SecureList have uncovered a new family of backdoors for Linux and Windows.

Blackshades malware co-author sentenced to five years probation

Blackshades malware co-author sentenced to five years probation

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Following a guilty plea in 2013 for distributing malware and conspiring to commit computer hacking, Michael Hogue was sentenced to five years probation.

Integrating mobile: Mobile security

Integrating mobile: Mobile security

Even the best security people can't be expected to know the whole zoo of devices being used across a large organization, reports James Hale.

Mitigating ransomware

Mitigating ransomware

Ransomware is a complex threat, but its impact can be lessened, says Thomas Gresham.

Unlucky numbers: Ransomware 7ev3n extorts victims for 13 bitcoins

Unlucky numbers: Ransomware 7ev3n extorts victims for 13 bitcoins

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The newly discovered ransomware known as " 7ev3n" encrypts victims' files and demands 13 bitcoins for the key.

BlackEnergy malware deployed using malicious Word docs

BlackEnergy malware deployed using malicious Word docs

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Researchers have spotted attackers using malicious Microsoft Word documents distributed via spearphishing emails to spread the Black Energy Trojan in Ukraine.

Android ransomware variant adds clickjacking to bag of tricks

Android ransomware variant adds clickjacking to bag of tricks

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Sixty-seven percent of Android devices are prone to a newly discovered ransomware variant - the first to employ "clickjacking" as a way to fool users into giving away their administrator rights, Symantec warned today in its Security Response blog.

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