Malware authors are leveraging the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to try to infect internet users with rogue anti-virus software, according to researchers at Trend Micro. The cybercrooks are using search-engine optimization tactics so that when a curious user searches for news or information related to the tragedy, they "may find themselves stacked with Google search results that lead to a rogue AV malware," Jessa De La Torre, a threat response engineer, wrote Thursday night on the Trend Malware Blog. Google has said it works hard to ensure the integrity of search results. — DK
ReversingLabs researchers discovered that legitimate CSS-based software library Material Tailwind has been impersonated by a malicious NPM package, indicating continued malware distribution efforts in open source software repositories, The Hacker News reports.