Researchers have discovered a variant of the CryptoWall ransomware that has a valid digital signature and is being distributed through malicious ads on several top-ranked Alexa Web sites. CryptoWall is one of the more successful ransomware strains in recent memory, with researchers estimating last month that the malware had grossed more than $1 million for[...]
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SEATTLE–The FBI has developed an internal malware-analysis tool, somewhat akin to the systems used by antimalware companies, and plans to open the system up to external security researchers, academics and others. The system is known as Malware Investigator and is designed to allow FBI agents and other authorized law enforcement users to upload suspicious files.[...]
Two malware samples trying to exploit the Bash vulnerability, both DDoS bots, were snared in a honeypot belonging to AlienVault Labs.
Experts are concerned that many Linux-based industrial control systems and embedded systems could be too steep a patching challenge and remain in the crosshairs of the Bash vulnerability.
Reports of the first in-the-wild exploits targeting the Bash vulnerability have surfaced, as have complaints the first patches for the bug are incomplete.
Some researchers are trying to stay a step ahead of the game by predicting which domains will be used for malicious purposes.
The Kyle and Stan malvertising network has compromised more than nine times as many domains as originally reported two weeks ago.
Researchers at Adallom analyzed a sample of the Dyre banking Trojan that was found to be targeting Salesforce.com credentials.
IBM reports a variant of the Citadel banking Trojan was spotted in APT-style targeted attacks against petrochemical companies in the Middle East.