Weekend news review: February 17-20

Researchers identify advanced espionage team, the 'Equation' group

Researchers identify advanced espionage team, the 'Equation' group

Governments, militaries and financial institutions in more than 30 countries around the globe are among the targets of the "Equation" group, according to Kaspersky Lab. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1w6xeRO" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Malware operations targeting orgs in Israel, Egypt traced to Gaza

Malware operations targeting orgs in Israel, Egypt traced to Gaza

Both operations, though separate in their aims, were said to have ties to Gaza, Trend Micro found. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1LhUEaa" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Jamie Oliver website, RedTube distributes malware via malicious iFrames

Jamie Oliver website, RedTube distributes malware via malicious iFrames

Two very popular websites were compromised so that visitors would be infected with malware. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/19LGYXi" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Customers cry foul in two more Anthem suits

Customers cry foul in two more Anthem suits

A set of suits filed in a Denver court accuse the insurance giant of inadequate security and false promises. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1FybAZr" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Lenovo PCs shipped with 'Superfish,' adware that opens users to MitM attacks

Lenovo PCs shipped with 'Superfish,' adware that opens users to MitM attacks

After facing backlash, Lenovo removed the software from its computers. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1zU38M6" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Average DDoS attack size at 7.39 Gbps in Q4 2014, according to report

Average DDoS attack size at 7.39 Gbps in Q4 2014, according to report

The report indicates that UDP amplification attacks leveraging Network Time Protocol are still the most common DDoS attack vector. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href=" http://bit.ly/1DBJYSJ" target="_blank">Read more</a>
BlackShades co-creator, Alex Yucel, pleads guilty

BlackShades co-creator, Alex Yucel, pleads guilty

The 24-year-old Swedish man behind the creation of the BlackShades RAT and organization has pleaded guilty to distributing malicious software. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1JuEgFy" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Gemalto investigates claims that gov't spies hacked SIM card encryption keys

Gemalto investigates claims that gov't spies hacked SIM card encryption keys

The SIM card maker said it will "devote all resources necessary" to investigate hacking claims revealed in Snowden leaks. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href=" http://bit.ly/1z5HEf8" target="_blank">Read more</a>

Kaspersky Lab had plenty to share this week regarding espionage campaigns, the co-creator of the infamous BlackShades RAT plead guilty, and a new report indicates that NTP DDoS attacks are still popular among cybercriminals. Here's a roundup of the news this week that you may have missed. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.

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