Malware

Understanding SSL/TLS Best Practices and Application Protection

Websites are under attack. In the last year, new vulnerabilities have been uncovered that allows malicious attackers to undermine security that organizations put in place to protect themselves and their end users sensitive information.

Scammers use Facebook to distribute malware disguised as video player

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Researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a scheme where criminals are using Facebook to distribute malware disguised as a Google Chrome video installer file.

GNU guru slams Windows, OS X, popular apps as malware

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In a scathing opinion piece, GNU guru Richard Stallman denounced the prevalence of malware and urged users to fight back.

Android ransomware distributed to English speakers in spam campaign

Android ransomware distributed to English speakers in spam campaign

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The ransomware locks up the screen with an FBI warning and initially requires a payment of $500 in order to unlock the device.

More than 30 scareware apps disguised as Minecraft cheats in Google Play

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More than 30 apps in the Google Play store were found to be scareware posing as Minecraft cheats.

Macro malware writers tracking campaigns through images

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Malicious macro writers are beginning to track their malware through images to determine how well their malware is proliferating.

Researchers observe SVG files being used to distribute ransomware

Researchers observe SVG files being used to distribute ransomware

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When downloaded and executed, the SVG files cause websites to open up that download what appears to be CryptoWall ransomware.

Extortion malware for Android, iOS rose in second half of 2014, report says

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F-Secure observed an uptick in ransomware as well as malware for both Android and iOS in the second half of last year, according to its new threat report.

Fake bitly links used to distribute malware, spam

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Researchers have observed an uptick in the number of fake Bitly links being used to distribute malware and spam.

Two Idaho students face charges after DDoS attacks against school district

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Two Idaho students face felonies after paying someone to carry out DDoS attacks on servers in the West Ada School District.

Website observed serving 83 executable files, more than 50 percent malware

Website observed serving 83 executable files, more than 50 percent malware

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Of the 83 files, 79 were unique, and more than 50 percent were confirmed to be malware, adware, or potentially unwanted programs.

TeslaCrypt used to extort over $76K in recent months

TeslaCrypt used to extort over $76K in recent months

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Between February and April, cybercriminals used the ransomware to extort $76,522 from 163 victims, FireEye found.

Grand Theft Auto V 'mods' infecting gamers with malware

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According to one analysis of the threat, the attacker used a keylogger to capture anything typed using the keyboard.

Threat group leverages Microsoft's TechNet to communicate with malware

Threat group leverages Microsoft's TechNet to communicate with malware

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FireEye Threat Intelligence and the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center observed a command-and-control obfuscation tactic leveraging the TechNet website.

Under-secured SOHO routers leveraged in DDoS attack campaign

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Incapsula found that each compromised router was, on average, infected with four variants of MrBlack malware, which is used for DDoS attacks.

Two new ransomware threats identified

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Two new pieces of file encrypting ransomware have been identified, one by Symantec and the other by a security researcher at Rackspace.

Compromised Jamie Oliver website serves up malware for third time

Compromised Jamie Oliver website serves up malware for third time

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The celebrity chef's website was again redirecting visitors to the Fiesta Exploit Kit and infecting their systems with malware.

Adult websites targeted in malvertising campaign packaging Flash exploit with payload

Adult websites targeted in malvertising campaign packaging Flash exploit with payload

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Malwarebytes wrote on its blog that this new campaign requires no user interaction to drop the malicious payload on unsuspecting adult website visitors.

Analysts believe Rombertik was used to conceal other malware attacks

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Blue Coat analyzed Rombertik, a threat initially uncovered by Cisco, and found that the malware served as an obfuscating wrapper for crimeware tools.

Harbortouch reveals malware was installed on merchant POS systems

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The malware targeted individual merchant locations and not Harbortouch, and Harbortouch's own network was not affected.

New 'Rombertik' malware destroys master boot record if analysis function detected

New 'Rombertik' malware destroys master boot record if analysis function detected

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The Rombertik malware goes to extreme measures to avoid detection and cause damage to victims' computers.

'Different looking' Fiesta Exploit Kit leveraged in SubTorrents website attack

'Different looking' Fiesta Exploit Kit leveraged in SubTorrents website attack

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Visitors to torrent website SubTorrents[dot]com are being redirected to the Fiesta Exploit Kit and served malware, according to Malwarebytes.

Koler ransomware variant targets Android users in Canada

Koler ransomware variant targets Android users in Canada

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The threat actors set up malicious adult websites to distribute the malware, and so far infection rates are estimated to be in the thousands.

Linux malware 'Mumblehard' has spamming feature, backdoor component

Linux malware 'Mumblehard' has spamming feature, backdoor component

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Mumblehard remained undetected for more than five years, according to a researcher at ESET.

Canadian woman accused of harassing adults, minors using RAT

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A Canadian woman was arrested for allegedly infecting computers using a RAT, and harassing and spying on victims.

Malicious docs submitted to CareerBuilder job listings distribute malware

Malicious docs submitted to CareerBuilder job listings distribute malware

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Proofpoint researchers observed attackers submitting weaponized Microsoft Word documents to job postings listed on the CareerBuilder website.

Bedep malware inflates views to push political agenda on Dailymotion

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According to researchers at Trustwave, hackers leveraged Bedep to generate fake views for pro-Russian videos.

In first, ransomware customizes language for Far East countries

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Symantec wrote in a new blog post that the new ransomware Crypt0l0cker changes its default language depending on the victim's IP address.

Macro malware makes a comeback with BARTALEX attack

Macro malware makes a comeback with BARTALEX attack

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Trend Micro described a new attack as an "outbreak" of spam that's impacting mainly U.S. companies.

Coloring page website redirects users to malicious installs

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A website offering coloring pages for kids could lead to malicious installs and easily prompt children into clicking content other than the desired coloring pages.

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