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Russia prosecutes suspected BlackHole author and 12 cohorts

"Paunch," the believed author of the BlackHole exploit kit, is currently being prosecuted, Russian authorities say.

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Criminals move quickly to other exploit kits after arrest of BlackHole author

Reveton ransomware has already moved from BlackHole, and is being distributed through exploits in the WhiteHole kit.

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Group leveraging Cutwail spam botnet opts for "Magnitude" over BlackHole exploit kit

Cutwail, the world's largest spam botnet, is often used to distribute financial malware like Gameover Zeus.

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Malicious ads infect thousands of Yahoo site visitors per hour

Victims were redirected to sites hosting the Magnitude exploit kit, which installs malware on computers running vulnerable Java software.

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Surge in "BlackShades" infections exposes machines worldwide to RAT

Over the last two months, attackers have opted to spread the malware via the Neutrino exploit kit, researchers found.

News News briefs: Adobe's big breach, NISTS' new framework, and more

News briefs: Adobe's big breach, NISTS' new framework, and more

Adobe breach affects 38 million, UK man indicted for hack of U.S. Army network, NIST debuts new cyber security framework, and other news.

News 'Infinity' exploit kit targets IE, Firefox, Opera to deliver malware

'Infinity' exploit kit targets IE, Firefox, Opera to deliver malware

The Infinity exploit kit, being offered in underground forums for $100 per day, takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera in order to deliver malware.

News Pony Loader 2.0 now steals cryptocurrency wallets, still spreads other malware

Pony Loader 2.0 now steals cryptocurrency wallets, still spreads other malware

A years-old information stealer trojan known as Pony Loader, or Fareit, has been updated to steal cryptocurrency wallets such as Bitcoin.

News Study finds payment card info most compromised, breach detection lags

Study finds payment card info most compromised, breach detection lags

A Trustwave report also found an uptick in the theft of non-payment card data and that the U.S. hosted 42 percent of the malware it investigated.

News Andromeda bot spreads Tor-using CTB-Locker ransomware

Andromeda bot spreads Tor-using CTB-Locker ransomware

Kaspersky Lab has observed Andromeda bot being used to deliver CTB-Locker, a new ransomware that hides its command-and-control server on the Tor network.

News Infection rate from Zeus variant grows 1,879 percent

Infection rate from Zeus variant grows 1,879 percent

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

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