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[...]
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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.
A new tool called CyberTab will help businesses estimate the cost of real and potential cyberattacks, and the amount a company could possibly save by investing in preventative measures and technologies.
Several bits of malware targeting Android mobile devices hijack the smartphone or tablet’s resources to mine digital currency such as Litecoin or Dogecoin.
When attackers broke into the network of the University of Maryland last month, the university’s wasn’t sure how to react. The organization had never had a major security incident before, and this one qualified as major: 310,000 Social Security numbers and other information was gone. And then three weeks later, it happened again. Wallace Loh,[...]
Protecting the internal network as well as the users of Facebook is an unenviable task. Facebook users constantly are the target of all manner of phishing, malware and other attacks, and the company’s own network is a major prize for attackers, as well. To help better defend those assets, Facebook’s security team has built an[...]
Advanced attacks targeting government entities have been spotted using phishing emails with Malaysia Airlines flight 370 as the lure.