Weekend news review: September 15-19

Phishing campaign targeting financial and healthcare institutions

Phishing campaign targeting financial and healthcare institutions

Several thousand phishing emails have been sent to employees at small to medium-sized financial and healthcare organizations in the U.S. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/ZrGnF8" target="_blank">Read more</a>
'Moafee' and 'DragonOK' APT groups leverage similar attack tools, techniques

'Moafee' and 'DragonOK' APT groups leverage similar attack tools, techniques

FireEye investigated the "production line" approach taken up by various APT groups infiltrating organizations. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1sbdWrG" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Tinba variant aimed at U.S., international banks

Tinba variant aimed at U.S., international banks

Researchers at AVAST have unlocked a Tinba variant and discovered it has been customized to target U.S. financial institutions. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1tzN0Ao" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Android bug allowing SOP bypass a 'privacy disaster,' researcher warns

Android bug allowing SOP bypass a 'privacy disaster,' researcher warns

Google reportedly addressed the issue, but many users likely await the fix from providers or OEMs. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1r9UNEE" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Citadel used in APT attacks against petrochemical firms

Citadel used in APT attacks against petrochemical firms

In an interesting twist, financial malware Citadel was used to infect firms outside of the finance sector via APT attacks, Trusteer found. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1u9Wtwg" target="_blank">Read more</a>
VBA malware on rise, templates make it easier to write code

VBA malware on rise, templates make it easier to write code

Researchers at SophosLabs found an uptick in VBA samples in July. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1qj0LgV" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Gartner: 75 percent of mobile apps will fail security tests through end of 2015

Gartner: 75 percent of mobile apps will fail security tests through end of 2015

As BYOD and mobile computing become more critical to business, app downloads will raise security risks. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1p3TDpp" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Watering hole attack targets website visitors of oil and gas start-up

Watering hole attack targets website visitors of oil and gas start-up

Malware capable of avoiding detection targets a narrow audience but may see an improved success rate. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1r5Vyy7" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Apple issues seven updates, fixes more than 40 vulnerabilities in iOS 8, OS 10.9.5

Apple issues seven updates, fixes more than 40 vulnerabilities in iOS 8, OS 10.9.5

In one of its infrequent "Update Surprisedays," Apple plugged holes, boosted security and added features. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1mmCYBD" target="_blank">Read more</a>

Along with the release of two-factor authentication for iCloud, Apple had one of its uncommon "Update Surprisedays." Researchers discovered a new Tinba variant and a watering-hole attack began targeting oil and gas start-up companies' website visitors. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.

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