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Puush urges users to change passwords after cyber attack

Puush urges users to change passwords after cyber attack

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The screen sharing platform Puush was hit by a cyber attack this weekend that injected malware into the server.

Russia's FSB, Ministry of Internal Affairs tackle Tyupkin ATM threat

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Russian authorities have ramped up efforts to locate criminals spreading ATM malware Tyupkin.

Botnet services attract scammers on Twitch seeking quick viewer boost

Botnet services attract scammers on Twitch seeking quick viewer boost

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Symantec observed that the botnet services were being advertised on the underground, but also through public postings.

Popular adult website XTube compromised, delivers malware

Popular adult website XTube compromised, delivers malware

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Visitors to XTube could be redirected to the Neutrino Exploit Kit, which Malwarebytes Labs researchers observed exploiting a Flash vulnerability.

Hanjuan Exploit Kit leveraged in malvertising campaign

Hanjuan Exploit Kit leveraged in malvertising campaign

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The New York Daily News website and Metacafe website were among the sites serving malvertisements, according to Malwarebytes researchers.

Ransomware holds New Jersey school district's network hostage

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The Swedesboro-Woolwich School District's network was taken hostage by ransomware.

Fraudsters use Neverquest trojan to target Canadian banks

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In this campaign, the banking trojan, also known as Vawtrak, was spread via drive-by download.

March madness: The elite 8 of security threats

70% of the stories reported during March Madness are linked to malware, not basketball.

NYPD union website hacked

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The New York Police Department's (NYPD) Captains Endowment Association website was hit by a cyber attack over the weekend.

NJRat making a comeback, researchers observe

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Clicking the link in a phishing email brings recipients to a page where they can download a file that is actually NJRat.

'PoSeidon' point-of-sale malware targets payment card information

'PoSeidon' point-of-sale malware targets payment card information

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Cisco identified a new point-of-sale malware family that researchers are referring to as 'PoSeidon.'

New Dridex variant spotted in tax rebate phish

New Dridex variant spotted in tax rebate phish

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The variant takes new measures to avoid VM detection, PhishMe researchers found

Recently patched Adobe Flash bug added to Nuclear Exploit Kit

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Adobe confirmed to Malwarebytes that a variant of CVE-2015-0336 is being exploited in the wild.

Kaspersky Lab provides updates on 'Crouching Yeti' threat group

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Kaspersky Lab has been following Crouching Yeti since initially reporting on the threat group in July 2014.

Short, planned outage helps State Dept. banish hackers

Short, planned outage helps State Dept. banish hackers

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Four months after it revealed that hackers had breached its non-classified email system, the State Dept. said it would take some systems offline temporarily to bolster security.

'TeslaCrypt' holds video game files hostage in ransomware first

'TeslaCrypt' holds video game files hostage in ransomware first

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Bromium Labs detailed a new ransomware campaign that holds video game and iTunes files hostage.

Attackers spread worm via Facebook, leverage cloud services

Attackers spread worm via Facebook, leverage cloud services

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Malwarebytes researchers observed Facebook users being infected with a worm when clicking on a link in a post promising pornographic content.

Jamie Oliver website once again serving malware to visitors

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The malware being delivered via the Fiesta Exploit Kit was digitally signed, but the certificate is no longer valid.

Self-deleting malware targets home routers to gather information

Self-deleting malware targets home routers to gather information

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The malware purports to be an Adobe Flash update, and was detected by Trend Micro as TROJ_VICEPASS.A, or VICEPASS.

Analysts discover two POS malware families, PwnPOS and LogPOS

Analysts discover two POS malware families, PwnPOS and LogPOS

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Trend Micro detailed the PwnPOS family, while Morphick discovered LogPOS malware that uses Windows mailslots for data storage.

Pre-loaded malware found on Xiaomi Mi 4 device, among other issues

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The smartphone was verified to be a legitimate device by major smartphone distributor Xiaomi.

Android 'Gazon' worm proliferates through texts, infects more than 4k phones

Android 'Gazon' worm proliferates through texts, infects more than 4k phones

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The worm has gained traction through spam text messages that promise users an Amazon giftcard.

Angler EK hijacks domain registrant credentials to create malicious pages

Angler EK hijacks domain registrant credentials to create malicious pages

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The Angler Exploit kit has adopted a new technique for dropping its malware.

Connecticut AG asks Lenovo for details on Superfish incident

Connecticut AG asks Lenovo for details on Superfish incident

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Attorney General George Jepsen sent a letter to Lenovo's EVP on Friday.

Infections caused by prevalent financial trojans dropped 53 percent last year

Infections caused by prevalent financial trojans dropped 53 percent last year

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But the U.S. still remains the top country in detections, a Symantec report found.

Spammers leverage DMARC to more successfully distribute ransomware

Spammers leverage DMARC to more successfully distribute ransomware

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Trend Micro researchers observed spammers leveraging DMARC in order to improve the chances of infecting users with TorrentLocker.

Natural Grocers investigating unauthorized access to POS systems

Natural Grocers investigating unauthorized access to POS systems

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Financial sources told Brian Krebs that fraudulent activity had been detected that indicated the grocer's POS systems had been accessed.

Malware on the move: Mobile malware

Malware on the move: Mobile malware

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Like virtually all online threats, malware is increasingly finding a ripe new territory on the mobile platform, reports Karen Epper Hoffman.

Researchers investigate link between Axiom spy group, Anthem breach

Researchers investigate link between Axiom spy group, Anthem breach

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Anthem breach investigators initially claimed that tools, linked exclusively to Chinese espionage attackers, were used against the health insurer.

Fraudster mistakenly spreads Ramnit via Zeus toolkit

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Initially, RSA thought the incident was a case of fraudsters sabotaging one another.

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