Spam messages spoofing Microsoft and promising a free Windows 10 upgrade instead drop the CTB-Locker crypto-ransomware on compromised machines.
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The U.S. Commerce Department this week agreed to rewrite the proposed U.S. implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement, a decision lauded by security experts.
OS X security researcher Patrick Wardle is expected at Black Hat to demonstrate how to write advanced Mac malware, including Gatekeeper and Xprotect bypasses, in hopes of raising awareness to the current state of OS malware detection.
The SANS Internet Storm Center reports a rash of malicious spam pushing Kovter click-fraud malware.
Hammertoss, a backdoor uncovered by researchers at FireEye, combines many previous communication venues used by APT29, a espionage outfit linked to the Russian government.
Chaouki Bekrar, the founder of VUPEN, has announced a new zero-day acquisition firm Zerodium.
Some strains of Bartalex malware, a macro-based malware that first surfaced earlier this year, are dropping Pony malware and the Dyre banking Trojan.
Hacking Team officials are disputing reports that the company sold its surveillance and intrusion software to oppressive regimes in countries that were under sanction. The company said it sold its products “strictly within the law and regulation as it applied at the time any sale was made.” The new statement from Hacking Team comes after two[…]
Yet another group of attackers has quickly cashed in on one of the Adobe Flash zero days uncovered in the HackingTeam leak and is leveraging it to target Japanese organizations.
UPDATE–Researchers at Rook Security have released a new tool that looks for HackingTeam malware on target systems, and also have published a set of indicators of compromise to help organizations look for signs of an infection from the intrusion software.