The CryptoWall ransomware has proven to be a profitable criminal enterprise, netting more than $1.1 million in six months. More than 1,600 victims have surfaced and more than 5 billion files have been encrypted.
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GameOver Zeus and Sality banking malware infections are rampant in emerging countries such as Turkey where older, unpatched computers are prevalent, and security awareness is low.
Popular websites TMZ and Java.com are among a handful serving malicious ads redirecting visitors to the Angler Exploit Kit.
DHS and the Secret Service warned businesses to be proactive about scanning for point-of-sale malware, especially Backoff, which has hit more than 1,000 businesses already.
A relatively new form of malware on iOS is estimated to have stolen revenue from 22 million ads and infected upwards to 75,000 devices so far.
Rogue antivirus malware is on the decline, but a new, simpler version of that threat that simply redirects users to the site of a fake malware protection service has been infecting users around the world.
The Community Health Systems data breach has been tied to a Chinese APT gang that has branched out to medical espionage, stealing patient data in an effort to target intelligence on medical device development.
Malware deployed against activists in Syria is increasing as the groups deploying these remote access tools become more sophisticated and utilize more complex tactics.
Open source software distribution systems that lack security processes and integrity checks are prone to a new attack that binds malware to a download without modifying the original application.
Researchers have now identified a new variant of the Cridex malware that has adopted some of the techniques that made GOZ so successful in its day.