It’s been a weird couple of weeks for Microsoft. On June 30 the company announced its latest malware takedown operation, which included a civil law suit against Vitalwerks, a small Nevada hosting provider, and the seizure of nearly two dozen domains the company owned. Now, 10 days later, Microsoft has not only returned all of the seized[...]
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In response to a FOIA request for information about the Operation Aurora attack on Google the Department of Homeland Security released hundreds of pages of documents related not to that attack campaign, but to the Aurora project run at Idaho National Lab years earlier
A China-linked hacker group known as Deep Panda has compromised a number of national security think tanks seeking information on U.S. policy in Iraq.
The World Cup is the most popular sporting event on the planet, and not just among sports fans; attackers and scammers of all stripes love it as well, as it presents a unique opportunity to separate victims from their money. Phishing and malware scams tied to the World Cup in Brazil have been running rampant[...]
Less than a week after Microsoft seized nearly two dozen domains owned by a small hosting provider as part of a takedown of a malware operation, all of those domains are back in the control of the provider, No-IP.
The Miniduke APT campaign is back in business with new tools to steal data from new targets in an assortment of countries from all over the globe.
A fraud ring targeting Brazil’s Boleto payment method has pulled off hundreds of thousands of bogus transactions valued at $3.75 billion.
A new piece of Android malware leaks data, steals banking credentials, hijacks bank accounts, and serves as a remote access tool.
Microsoft admits that it made a technical mistake as part of its No-IP.com malware operation takedown, errors that resulted in legitimate customers of the site losing service.
A variant of the Cridex malware, called Geodo, steals data from compromised machines and comes with a self-replicating feature built from a list of 50,000 stolen SMTP credentials.