Microsoft’s latest takedown of a malware operation, announced Monday and involving the infrastructure of several malware families, has, like many of the company’s actions, elicited strong opinions on both sides of the issue from security researchers, activists and others with a stake in the game
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Cisco’s String of Paerls attack involves targeted phishing emails spiked with old-school Microsoft Word Macro malware that connects to more trouble at a Dropbox link.
A fraud campaign stole more than half a million dollars from a European bank in a week earlier this year, researchers with Kaspersky Lab announced this week.
Researchers from Kaspersky Lab and Citizen Lab released a report today with extensive details on the HackingTeam’s controversial RCS spyware, in particular its extensive global command infrastructure and mobile malware.
Researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara and Aachen University in Germany examined the relationship between spammers, botmasters and email harvesters in order to improve antispam systems.
The Asprox botnet has evolved to include APT characteristics that help it evade detection by security software.
It’s difficult to remember now–and seems quaint even if you can recall it–but there was a time in the not-so-distant past when industry analysts and security experts were worried about the coming mobile malware apocalypse. Self-replicating malware would soon be flooding our phones, deleting our coveted ringtones and preventing us all from playing Snake. Mobile phones[...]
Banker Trojans have proven to be reliable and effective tools for attackers interested in quietly stealing large amounts of money from unwitting victims. Zeus, Carberp and many others have made piles of money for their creators and the attackers who use them, and researchers have been looking at a newer banker Trojan that has the[...]
Espionage attacks against aerospace and satellite companies in the U.S. and Europe have been linked to a Chinese People’s Liberation Army unit, security company Crowdstrike said.
A new banking Trojan called Pandemiya is for sale in hacker forums. The malware took a year to write from scratch, RSA Security said, in order to avoid detection and analysis.