The FBI, Justice Department and law enforcement in 19 countries announced the takedown of the Blackshades operation, responsible for dissemination of the Blackshades RAT.
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From the beginning of the cybercrime epidemic, retailers have been among the most frequent targets, and the last year has seen some of the larger compromises in history. The Target data breach is at the top of that list, involving more than 100 million customers, and after years of increasingly serious compromises the retail industry[...]
The peer-to-peer version of Zeus was especially busy in the first quarter with infections reported by banks in 10 countries that previously had eluded Zeus’ reach.
The Ajax Security Team of Iran has been linked to attacks against the U.S. defense industrial base and Iranian dissidents inside and outside of the country, FireEye said.
As the sophistication and deployment of PoS malware increases, organizations struggle to defend against even simple attacks.
UPDATE–Ransomware has been wreaking havoc on desktops for many years now, with attackers demanding that victims pay a fee to unlock the infected system. This kind of malware hasn’t been a huge issue yet on mobile devices, but that’s beginning to change, albeit slowly. A new piece of mobile malware targeting Android is being sold by the same group responsible[...]
Facebook security researchers discovered a new variant of the Sefnit click-fraud malware. Unlike previous versions that used Tor for communication, this one uses SSH over port 443.
Google recently removed five bogus wallpaper applications from its Play marketplace after they were found sneakily mining Bitcoins.
An recently published interactive infographic illustrates cyber threats in real time as detected by the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN).
Yet another variant of the Zeus banking Trojan has surfaced; this one comes disguised as an Internet Explorer document and is signed with an authentic digital certificate.