Chris Soghoian has made a name for himself as a security and privacy researcher and has been the bane of government agencies and organizations prone to being somewhat less than upfront about their security and privacy practices. In this video from the Personal Democracy Forum in New York this week, Soghoian discusses the implications of the U.S. government’s raid on Osama Bin Laden and usage of offensive cyberwar weapons such as Stuxnet and Duqu.
A new variant of Citadel malware is making the rounds that are targeting Payza, a money transfer service popular all over the world, especially in developing nations that are under-serviced when it comes to online banking access.
The developers of Reveton have expanded that ransomware’s repertoire with a password stealing functionality, according to Stefan Sellmer at the Microsoft Malware Protection Center.
Microsoft observed a precipitous drop-off in click-traffic on their “extended publishing network,” which they claim reflects a similar drop-off in click-fraud, as a result of the actions they have taken to stymie ZeroAccess, according to Microsoft Malware Protection Center researchers Tommy Blizard and Nikola Livic.