The Flame malware has garnered a lot of attention in the last few days, but there’s also been quite a lot of confusion about what it can do and what its implications are. In this video from PBS Newshour, Dave Shackleford of IANS and Catherine Lotrionte of Georgetown University discuss the worm’s capabilities and its target base.
Investigative reporters for the Scripps news service have been threatened with legal action after informing a telecommunications company that confidential data on tens of thousands of applicants was available on the Internet.
A new variant of Citadel malware is making the rounds that are targeting Payza, a money transfer service popular all over the world, especially in developing nations that are under-serviced when it comes to online banking access.
The developers of Reveton have expanded that ransomware’s repertoire with a password stealing functionality, according to Stefan Sellmer at the Microsoft Malware Protection Center.