Weekend news review: August 11-15

"Two new Gameover Zeus variants in the wild"

"Two new Gameover Zeus variants in the wild"

About two months after botnet takedown efforts, new versions of the malware have surfaced in the U.S. and abroad. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1usvFLp" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"PCI council releases third-party security assurance guidance"

"PCI council releases third-party security assurance guidance"

The guidance is meant to help merchants and third parties better understand their roles and responsibilities in the payment security ecosystem. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/Xf3Vw5" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"On Patch Tuesday, Microsoft releases nine patches for 37 bugs"

"On Patch Tuesday, Microsoft releases nine patches for 37 bugs"

The tech giant's monthly security update includes two critical patches for IE and Windows. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1m2423R" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"Security movement urges automakers to collaborate with researchers"

"Security movement urges automakers to collaborate with researchers"

A group of security pros called "I am The Cavalry" introduced a five star automotive cyber safety program. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/Vsk3IO" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"FCC creates task force to scrutinize illegal stingray use"

"FCC creates task force to scrutinize illegal stingray use"

The task force will examine the use of the technology by foreign intelligence agencies and criminals targeting Americans. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1sJs2zV" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"Malware threatens virtual machines, according to report"

"Malware threatens virtual machines, according to report"

Malware has become a threat to virtual machines and, nowadays, should be incorporated into security strategy, according to a Symantec report. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1vM1TTg" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"Volumetric DDoS activity up big-time in Q2 2014, report indicates"

"Volumetric DDoS activity up big-time in Q2 2014, report indicates"

In the second quarter of 2014, Verisign researchers noted a spike in volumetric DDoS activity when compared to previous quarters. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1pcCNHW" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"NSA works to automatically detect attacks, return strikes from foreign adversaries"

"NSA works to automatically detect attacks, return strikes from foreign adversaries"

The NSA program, called "MonsterMind," is reportedly being developed by the intelligence agency. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1uXCDVV" target="_blank">Read more</a>
SUPERVALU, AB Acquisition announce payment card breaches at grocery chains

SUPERVALU, AB Acquisition announce payment card breaches at grocery chains

SUPERVALU and AB Acquisition LLC are working together to investigate breaches that impacted both companies over the same time frame. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1oBjxFk" target="_blank">Read more</a>

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