Weekend news review: June 30-July 3

’Lite Zeus’ has fewer tricks, but updated encryption

’Lite Zeus’ has fewer tricks, but updated encryption

The new Zeus variant employs AES-128 encryption as opposed to the older RC4 cipher used by other Zeus iterations. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/lite-zeus-has-fewer-tricks-but-updated-encryption/article/358593/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
EMOTET banking malware captures data sent over HTTPS connections

EMOTET banking malware captures data sent over HTTPS connections

Banking malware EMOTET is being delivered in Germany via phishing emails and is starting to show up in the U.S. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/emotet-banking-malware-captures-data-sent-over-secured-https-connections/article/358586/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Houston Astros hacked, trade conversations posted online

Houston Astros hacked, trade conversations posted online

The Houston Astros were hacked, and trade conversations between the Texas ball club and several other major league teams were posted online. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/houston-astros-hacked-trade-conversations-posted-online/article/358952/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Microsoft seizes No-IP domains in effort to stop malware infections

Microsoft seizes No-IP domains in effort to stop malware infections

The legal action was taken to disrupt the spread of remote access trojans njRAT and njw0rm. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/microsoft-seizes-no-ip-domains-in-effort-to-stop-malware-infections/article/358964/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Brazilian ‘bolware’ gang targeted $3.75B in transactions, RSA finds

Brazilian ‘bolware’ gang targeted $3.75B in transactions, RSA finds

RSA has revealed the extent of bolware attacks in the country, which have remained a pervasive issue in the financial sector. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/brazilian-bolware-gang-targeted-375b-in-transactions-rsa-finds/article/359083/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Report: DDoS attacks down, gov’t increasingly a target

Report: DDoS attacks down, gov’t increasingly a target

In its quarterly "State of the Internet" report Akamai observed 283 DDoS attacks in the first quarter of 2014. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/report-ddos-attacks-down-govt-increasingly-a-target/article/359198/" target="_blank">Read more</a>

A U.S. baseball team's trade conversations were posted online and billions of dollars were stolen from Brazil this week. Plus, a new malware strain is showing up in the U.S. For a deeper look at these news bits, click here to visit our news section.

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