Weekend news review: March 10-14

Dendroid RAT slips into Google Play

Dendroid RAT slips into Google Play

A new remote access tool (RAT) that trojanizes Android apps made its way into Google’s official app store. Researchers warned users about the Dendroid RAT that contained an application APK binder package for compromising apps.
Mt. Gox CEO lied about massive Bitcoin theft

Mt. Gox CEO lied about massive Bitcoin theft

Mark Karpeles, CEO at Mt. Gox, lied when he said that the former world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange had been relieved of 850,000 Bitcoins by hackers, according to the miscreants themselves. The hackers defaced Karpeles’ blog writing, “We stole no bitcoins…there were none to steal.”
Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday features 23 fixes for bugs

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday features 23 fixes for bugs

In addition to an Internet Explorer zero-day impacting users, the monthly release addressed 22 other vulnerabilities across the company’s Windows, IE and Silverlight products.
More than 162,000 WordPress sites used in DDoS attack

More than 162,000 WordPress sites used in DDoS attack

A popular website was downed after attackers launched a distributed denial-of-service attack using more than 162,000 WordPress sites. The tactic is referred to as a HTTP-based (layer 7) distributed flood attack, according to security firm Sucuri.
WhatsApp conversations can be stolen on Android devices

WhatsApp conversations can be stolen on Android devices

A Dutch researcher published a proof of concept on Tuesday that shows how a malicious application can be used to steal WhatsApp conversations on Android devices.
HHS CISO discusses new threat briefings and alerts for health industry

HHS CISO discusses new threat briefings and alerts for health industry

Kevin Charest, CISO at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discussed the new initiative which is intended to alert the health care industry about threats and enhance the cyber readiness of the public and private sectors.
MasterCard, Visa to push EMV; NFR calls for use of PINs

MasterCard, Visa to push EMV; NFR calls for use of PINs

A MasterCard and Visa alliance aimed at migrating the U.S. payment system to EMC drew criticism from the National Federation of Retailers.
Prior to breach, Target neglected security alerts

Prior to breach, Target neglected security alerts

Months before hackers stole 40 million payment cards, among other information, its $1.6 million malware detection system alerted them of suspicious activity on multiple occasions.
Transaction malleability Bitcoin flaw may have ruined Mt. Gox

Transaction malleability Bitcoin flaw may have ruined Mt. Gox

Mt. Gox bankruptcy documents filed in the U.S. on Sunday refer to a Bitcoin flaw known as transaction malleability, which may have caused the Tokyo-based company to lose half a billion dollars in the virtual currency.

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