Malware

CryptoWall surpasses CryptoLocker in infection rates

CryptoWall surpasses CryptoLocker in infection rates

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A threat analysis from Dell SecureWorks CTU says that CryptoWall has picked up where its famous sibling left off.

Syrian Malware Team makes use of enhanced BlackWorm RAT

Syrian Malware Team makes use of enhanced BlackWorm RAT

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FireEye analyzed the hacking group's use of the malware, dubbed the "Dark Edition" of BlackWorm.

Experts discover variant of BIFROSE backdoor in targeted attack

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A variant of the BIFROSE backdoor which is more evasive than its predecessor has been discovered by experts.

Malicious ads impact Java.com, TMZ and Photobucket site visitors, firm finds

Malicious ads impact Java.com, TMZ and Photobucket site visitors, firm finds

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Several high-profile websites were impacted by a malvertising campaign, which Fox-IT helped dismantle.

At 10 years old, NetTraveler works much the same, few changes

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Researchers at Kaspersky Labs analyzed the evolution, slight as it might be, of the NetTraveler toolkit.

PCI Council urges retailers to defend against Backoff POS attacks

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The warning comes soon after the Secret Service and DHS issues a warning on the threat.

Nearly 70 percent of IT pros target of weekly phishing attacks, HP finds

Nearly 70 percent of IT pros target of weekly phishing attacks, HP finds

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On Wednesday, HP TippingPoint released its State of Network Security survey which polled hundreds of professionals.

Hackers deliver Kelihos to users sympathetic to Russian 'cause'

Hackers deliver Kelihos to users sympathetic to Russian 'cause'

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Playing off the Ukraine conflict, a Kelihos campaign promises victims software to help the Russian cause but delivers malware instead.

Twitter patent may lead to blocking mobile malware

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A patent that has recently been granted to Twitter reveals how the social media giant plans to block mobile malware from affecting its users.

New variants of POS malware 'Backoff' found as infections expand

New variants of POS malware 'Backoff' found as infections expand

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The Secret Service said that over 1,000 U.S. businesses have been infected with the malware.

AdThief malware infects 75K iOS devices, steals revenue

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A researcher at Fortinet has revealed more details about iOS/AdThief, which hijacks revenue through jailbroken iPads and iPhones.

Reveton packaged with password stealer impacts users in U.S.

Reveton packaged with password stealer impacts users in U.S.

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Users in the U.S. have been impacted by a variant of ransomware known as Reveton, which has been upgraded to include a powerful password stealer.

Carbon Grabber crimeware kit being distributed in spam campaign

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A spam campaign involving the Carbon Grabber crimeware kit is ongoing against the automotive industry in Europe, according to Symantec.

Errors in ZeroLocker means paying ransom may not decrypt files

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A piece of ransomware known as ZeroLocker contains various errors that may prevent files from being decrypted even if the ransom is paid.

Rogue AV scammers find success with new tactics

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Although the number of rogue anti-virus malware campaigns have decreased overall, the threat isn't totally gone, according to researchers at Microsoft.

Study: Most higher ed malware infections attributed to 'Flashback'

Study: Most higher ed malware infections attributed to 'Flashback'

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Flashback caused a stir in 2012 when some 650,000 Macs were infected with the malware.

Experts discover history of malware infections on network of Community Health Systems

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Following a major breach at the hospital provider, security experts analyzed its network and discovered malware infections dating back to January.

UPS announces breach impacting 51 U.S. locations

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The shipping and printing provider said malware has been present on some stores' computer systems since mid-January.

'Machete' espionage campaign targets orgs in Venezuela, Ecuador

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The campaign targets Spanish speaking victims, which also appears to be the native language of attackers.

CryptoLocker copycat, TorrentLocker, discovered by researchers

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Yet another clone of the nefarious ransomware CryptoLocker has been detected by security experts.

Attackers leverage Ebola virus fear to spread malware

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Phishing campaigns are being leveraged by attackers to reach victims and collect email logins, as well as infect their machines with malware.

Bugat malware variant uses Gameover Zeus techniques

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Researchers have discovered a variant of one of the most active banking trojans, Bugat, that features new attack techniques taken from the Gameover Zeus malware.

Infection rate from Zeus variant grows 1,879 percent

Infection rate from Zeus variant grows 1,879 percent

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Arbor Networks used data from five sinkholes to assess the threat posed by newGOZ, a Zeus variant that steals banking credentials from victims.

Ransomware crooks claim private key database is for sale

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SynoLocker attackers said the database of keys was available for $100,000.

Malware threatens virtual machines, according to report

Malware threatens virtual machines, according to report

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Malware has become a threat to virtual machines and, nowadays, should be incorporated into security strategy, according to a Symantec report.

Chinese teen arrested 17 hours after creating malicious 'Heart App'

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The teenage student know as "Li," created an app that has already infected at least 100,000 phones.

Researchers trace 'Epic Turla' infection vector

Researchers trace 'Epic Turla' infection vector

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Ten months after German security firm G-Data SecurityLabs released its findings on , researchers at Kaspersky Lab and Symantec have detailed a massive cyber-espionage operation.

Two new Gameover Zeus variants in the wild

Two new Gameover Zeus variants in the wild

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About two months after botnet takedown efforts, new versions of the malware have surfaced in the U.S. and abroad.

Black Hat: Expert sheds light on government sponsored malware creation

Black Hat: Expert sheds light on government sponsored malware creation

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F-Secure Chief Research Officer and acclaimed security expert Mikko Hypponen discussed the evolution of government-sponsored malware at Black Hat 2014.

Threat expert demos the 'Backoff' POS malware

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Karl Sigler, Threat Intelligence Manager at Trustwave, discusses the Backoff point-of-sale malware that was recently uncovered by Trustwave in collaboration with government agencies like the Secret Service.

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