Malware

Neverquest botnet furthers crimeware-as-a-service biz for fraudsters

Neverquest botnet furthers crimeware-as-a-service biz for fraudsters

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Neverquest, also known as Vawtrak, is data stealing malware that targets banking information.

New ransomware named 'CryptoLocker' being spread via phishing emails

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Individuals in Australia are being targeted with emails that claim to come from the State Debt and Recovery Office.

'Spark' shares traits with Alina, JackPOS, uses AutoIt differently

'Spark' shares traits with Alina, JackPOS, uses AutoIt differently

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Researchers at Trustwave SpiderLabs have released details on a new Alina variant dubbed Spark.

RSA details new Boleto malware family

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The new "Onyx" family of Boleto malware is altering its tactics to infect victims' transactions and possibly cause billions of dollars in losses.

Exploits, mobile and cloud storage threats will plague users in 2015

Exploits, mobile and cloud storage threats will plague users in 2015

2015 is setup to be one of the most dangerous years for not only your PC but also your mobile devices and cloud storage.

Former employees sue Sony, theaters drop 'The Interview'

Former employees sue Sony, theaters drop 'The Interview'

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Four former Sony workers have filed two class-action suits claiming the company failed to plug security holes and protect their personal data.

Mobile RAT Xsser continues to threaten Android, iOS device security

Mobile RAT Xsser continues to threaten Android, iOS device security

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Back in October, the Chinese iOS trojan was discovered by Lacoon Mobile Security.

Firefox, IE11 zero-day bugs possibly targeted in 'SoakSoak' WordPress malware attacks

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Attackers exploiting a bug in the Slider Revolution plugin to compromise WordPress websites with malware may also be targeting zero-day vulnerabilities in Firefox and Internet Explorer 11.

Ursnif malware variant detected in global spike

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A new Ursnif malware variant has been detected in the wild, and the U.S. and United Kingdom are being particularly targeted.

More than 100K WordPress sites compromised by malware due to plugin vulnerability

More than 100K WordPress sites compromised by malware due to plugin vulnerability

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WordPress websites are being infected with malware through a previously disclosed vulnerability in the Slider Revolution plugin.

ICS-CERT: BlackEnergy may be infecting WinCC systems lacking recent patch

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BlackEnergy malware may be exploiting a vulnerability in Siemens SIMATIC WinCC software that was patched in early November.

Cybercriminals leverage new tactic to spread Dyre malware

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Users who are duped and open up an attachment that claims to be a voice message become infected with the info-stealing malware.

Malware signed with Sony certificate now thought to be researcher prank

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Kaspersky initially thought the malware signature might be the work of malicious attackers.

Destover malware updated to carry Sony's digital signature

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Hackers linked to the Sony Pictures attack could now use the malware to dupe new targets, Kaspersky revealed.

Fending off APTs from all fronts

Cybercriminals often target those areas of a network that pose the least resistance to get what they're after - usually the personally identifiable information of customers and employees, trade secrets, intellectual property and still other critical data.

New Turla sample targets Linux operating systems

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Kaspersky Lab researchers detailed the new "Penquin" Turla in a recent blog post.

LusyPOS more closely related to Dexter

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Dexter and LusyPOS, a malware variant revealed earlier this month, share traits, researchers at Trend Micro have discovered.

Information security in 2014: Another year of big events

Information security in 2014: Another year of big events

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As 2014 draws to a close we can look back over one of the most tumultuous years in recent history.

Analysis of wiper malware, implicated in Sony breach, exposes Shamoon-style attacks

Analysis of wiper malware, implicated in Sony breach, exposes Shamoon-style attacks

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New research on the data-wiping malware reveals more connections to the Sony Pictures attack.

Asprox spammers use timely, but malicious, emails to trick holiday shoppers

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Phishing emails are made to look like order confirmations from major retailers, like Best Buy, Target and Walmart, security firm Malcovery warns.

LusyPOS malware appears on black market

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The new POS malware shares traits with Dexter and Chewbacca, CTBS researchers said.

Iranian hackers targeting critical infrastructure

Iranian hackers targeting critical infrastructure

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Researchers at Cylance have been monitoring a group out of Tehran, called Operation Cleaver, that it believes is gearing up for a massive attack on critical infrastructure.

FBI warns U.S. firms of data-wiping malware following Sony attack

FBI warns U.S. firms of data-wiping malware following Sony attack

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The wiper threat sounds similar to attacks targeting organizations in South Korea and the Middle East.

New POS malware appears to be in beta testing phase

New POS malware appears to be in beta testing phase

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Trend Micro analyzed new point-of-sale malware detected as TSPY_POSLOGR.K, which appears to be in a beta testing phase.

E-cigarette from China distributes malware to systems

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An executive's system was reportedly infected by malware after he charged an e-cigarette purchased on eBay through his system's USB port.

Researchers identify POS malware targeting ticket machines, electronic kiosks

Researchers identify POS malware targeting ticket machines, electronic kiosks

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Electronic kiosks and ticketing systems are among the targets of a new type of point-of-sale threat known as "d4re|dev1|".

Pirated Joomla, WordPress, Drupal themes and plugins contain CryptoPHP backdoor

Pirated Joomla, WordPress, Drupal themes and plugins contain CryptoPHP backdoor

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A backdoor referred to as CryptoPHP is being packaged with pirated Joomla, WordPress and Drupal themes and plugins and used for illegal search engine optimization.

DroidJack RAT hits hacker forums, comes from legitimate app developers

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A researcher at Symantec traced DroidJack's origins back to legitimate Android app developers and previous RATs.

APT operation 'Double Tap' exploits serious Windows OLE bug

APT operation 'Double Tap' exploits serious Windows OLE bug

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The group, APT3, is also believed to be behind Operation Clandestine Fox, which used social engineering to lure victims into installing malware.

Regin: nation-state possibly behind the stealthy modular spying malware

Regin: nation-state possibly behind the stealthy modular spying malware

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Symantec is referring to the malware as 'groundbreaking,' particularly due to the advanced techniques it uses to conceal itself.

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